“CastOven is a future microwave oven, which plays a You Tube movie clip to fit into your cooking time. Watching movies, playing video games, and browsing web pages are fun, but all of them require certain amount of time of us to spare. For example, one would hesitate to purchase a new roll playing game, because it would take him some tens of hours to clear the game. We think differently. One should not make his activities adjusted to a length of contents, but the contents should make adjustment to it. Our effort around the concept of “Ubiquitous Society” was over. We have been taking a novel step along the idea of “how those products and services have users spent their time?” The next business market is placed at the core, where a time as a flow of user’s activities.” Read More >
Filmmaker Cristóbal Vila produced this short animation, Nature By Numbers. It shows examples of how mathematical relationships such as the Fibonacci sequence, golden ratio, and the Delaunay triangulation can be found in our natural surroundings.
With the 2010 U.S. Census underway, what follows is an interesting bit of history regarding a technological development that emerged as a result of the need to design a solution to speed up the tabulation process. But first a little background according to the introduction in the U.S. Census Office Manual for Field Operations: Read More >
GGRP Sound, an audio engineering company out of Vancouver sent out a 45rpm record packaged in a corrugated cardboard sleeve that also works as a record player. All you need to do is follow the easy set up steps and use a pencil to manually spin the 45. These were sent out as a promotional piece to creative directors across North America to demonstrate GGRP’s sound engineering capabilities.
The iPad is officially coming April 3rd with pre-orders starting March 12. Break out your credit cards, let the apple frenzy begin.
Architect Alan Tansey of Brooklyn, NY traced his mouse movement for one day.