This is what you look like wearing Robert Carlsen and Andrew Styer's BlindSight, which induces "visual hallucinations with photic stimulation," aka flashing red lights you control by waving your arms. It made me dizzy.
Irregular Incurve started as an attempt to design a new acoustic instrument puny humans couldn't wrap their hands or mouths around—the result is a robot dinosaur rib cage that plays music. It's mezmerizing:
The historical rupture of the atomic bomb makes the moment it was dropped almost ahistorical—Hidezaku Furuya's videogame documentary forces you to inhabit it as a crewmember of the Enola Gay. It's quite startling.
The most interesting stuff we see every year comes out of NYU's ITP program's twice-a-year shows, where students exhibit their thesis projects. The gadget industry can't even dream with this much spark and creativity.