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Projection-Based Interactive Jewelry Of The Future by Neclumi

Monday 11.03.2014 , Posted by
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Neclumi asks, “Are we willing to abandon atoms of gold for the waves of light?” A brilliant jewelry line created in the minds of Polish art collective panGenerator, Neclumi necklaces and watches will make the future brighter. Trading in heavy metals for a picoprojector, the interactive jewelry will be run through a custom app with 4 options for movement. Airo mode will react to a pedometer to move with you as you walk. Sono mode will react to the ambient sound and your voice. Roto will use the compass to react to the rotation of your body. Movi will react to your body movement to bounce with you. [Read more…]

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12 Victorian Predictions for the Year 2000

Monday 10.13.2014 , Posted by
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One of the most interesting things about looking back at old predictions, is seeing how they turned out when the future date finally rolled around. As a whole, people are pretty bad at guessing what the future will look like (and especially if top hats will be in fashion), but common desires and dreams are still sometimes fulfilled in surprising ways. This set of German cards from around 1899 or 1900 are an excellent and entertaining example.

“Life in the Year 2000” was created by Hildebrands, a leading German chocolate company of the time. Certainly inspired by what the next century would hold, one card from the series was placed in each of their boxes of chocolate. [Read more…]

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Harvard Students Create a Printable Self-Assembling Lamp

Monday 06.09.2014 , Posted by
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If you’re a child of the ‘80s, you might remember the Spielberg produced movie *Batteries Not Included. The imaginative film featured tiny, spaceship-like mechanical life-forms that could reproduce (and help rebuild decrepit apartment buildings). Now, it finally seems the age of self-assembling machines is upon us… or at least self-assembling lamps. [Read more…]

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Is This the Future of Movie Posters?

Sunday 05.18.2014 , Posted by
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What if every advertisement you saw jumped to life and let you interact? That’s certainly not a new idea – and plenty of malls now have large digital screens featuring moving ads – but could that also be the future of the movie poster? These animated examples of famous movie posters were created by an anonymous Imgur user, and capture the futuristic possibilities of cinema advertising while predicting possibilities for an exciting new industry standard. [Read more…]

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Star Trek: Into Darkness- Movie Poster Remix

Tuesday 05.21.2013 , Posted by

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After the great results of their World War Z movie poster competition earlier this year, Blurppy challenged artists once again, this time with a Star Trek: Into Darkness theme. Another great success was had as artists stepped up to the challenge and let their creative juices flow. If these designs were available to producers, it’s hard to say which poster we would be seeing on movie theater walls. [Read more…]

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Graphic Shows How Google Glass Works

Wednesday 04.10.2013 , Posted by

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By now you’re familiar with seeing fantastic videos filmed while people use Google Glass. From sharing sunset moments on top of skyscrapers to skydiving while streaming live video, the glasses-like device looks poised to revolutionize the way we both experience and interact with the world. But, among so many other questions about the system that we don’t know yet, how does Glass work? Although we’re treated to video based mockups of the clever looking UI seen on the tiny glass block the devices sport, there isn’t much mentioned about how you actually see the picture. Artist Martin Missfeldt recently pulled together documents on Glass’ design – including the patent itself – and has made a revealing infographic explaining how it focuses the picture on your eye. [Read more…]

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Vintage Predictions of Life on Other Planets

Thursday 03.28.2013 , Posted by

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In 1939, we knew much less about our solar system, so much less that these illustrations by Frank R. Paul may have really made people wonder about what strange life may be living on other planets. His drawings were some of the first images seen by science fiction writers Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Forrest J Ackerman, making him one of the greatest influences on the early pieces in the genre. Using what little knowledge scientists had about the compositions of each planet, Frank R. Paul drew his predictions of what humans might find should they try to inhabit the other planets. [Read more…]

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Nature vs Man: Cross Section Diagrams of the Future

Tuesday 03.05.2013 , Posted by

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Most of us have heard the thought-provoking words by Environmentalist Terri Swearingen, “We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.” Some are moved to make changes; others just shrug thinking “They’ll figure something out.” But what if scientists are right and the polar ice caps do melt and cause the seas to flood the lands? What might the world look like? Oregon based artist Josh Keyes shares his predictions in a unique, textbook diagram style. His paintings show cross section slices through possible future scenes with land animals wading through water next to an octopus, 3 headed tigers, and circus animals roaming the graffitied streets. [Read more…]

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Collages from Our Wildly Beautiful Universe

Tuesday 03.05.2013 , Posted by

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Welcome to a strange world where the ordinary laws of physics hold no ground and the imagination is free to conjure fascinating scenes of wondrous beauty. Galaxies seem to hide in ribbons of unknown wavelengths, doors open in familiar terrestrial objects, and Newtonian gravity is non-existent. Such is the impression I get while viewing the fantastic collages of Bryan Olson, an artist from North Carolina who dissects vintage paper-based imagery and reassembles it into the mysteriously foreign yet familiar worlds you see here. [Read more…]

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Millionaire Space Tourist Plans Mission Around Mars

Friday 03.01.2013 , Posted by

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A rich space tourist who earlier payed $20 million to visit the International Space Station, is now working to promote an even more ambitious project – a manned flyby around the planet Mars in 2018. Much like the Apollo 10 mission which proceeded the famous Apollo landing, this mission would be only intended to make a quick flyby of the red planet, in fact only spending about 10 hours at its closest point 100,000km above the planets surface. [Read more…]

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