Hook two solid state Tesla coils up with a laptop and channel midi through to get sparks synchronized with the Super Mario Bros. themesong. I thought this was fun before I realized that the music is actually coming from the Tesla coils — there are NO speakers! At that point I flipped open the head of my desk statue and pressed the red button, opening the secret passage to the Artificial Cave where I wrote this entry.
The Eclipse Office Partioning System is an awesome concept, designed to protect your personal office space. It’s an extendable, umbrella-like sphere that even has built in speakers and video camera (let’s see them take your stapler from within that!). Check out the pictures and video.
Tim Burton has something coming this Christmas that’s worthy of adding a post to my otherwise seldomly used Films & Literature category. Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter looks pretty interesting. A potential candidate for this years best Christmas movie, if you ask me.
The past weekends I’ve been spending some time on a pet game project. Writing a small engine, building a storyline and creating visuals. When it comes to 3D games there’s a lot to consider, from aesthetics through software architecture to AI, and naturally, my curious mind has been venturing ideas in all these areas. Lately I’ve started to think that maybe the whole thing is worth more than just random jabs of code and color.
I’m an avid fan of smart clothing and embedding electronics in mundane things. Coupled with aesthetics, Philips’ Design Probes don’t fail in geeking me out. Among the concepts are electronic, morphing tattoos and biosensing jewelery — stick-on sensors that monitor the bioactivity of the wearer.
This video is apparently very popular online right now, I guess because of the appearance of a naked lady and the word “transformer” being combined in it. The video shows the creations of British designer Hussein Chalayan; mechanized dresses that transform by pulling and shifting fabrics via motors (I presume). It looks really great, and yes, I would like clothes that do this. A jacket that pulls up it’s sleeves when its warm outside instantly comes to mind. [Continue reading for the video]
Boy is this an aesthetically superior post. Here are two liquids that only seem a voice away from whispering their dreams and ambitions.
STriDER stands for Self-excited Tripedal Dynamic Experimental Robot, but he’s got me excited too. His innovative three-legged gait is really fascinating to watch.