Oxford Sparks presents a visit to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva. Find out more and explore other LHC resources at www.oxfordsparks.net. No protons were harmed in the making of this animation.
Ian's "The Unfinished Swan", a first-person painting game is finished and coming to PSN. More on the visually stunning game about exploration and wonder:
The Unfinished Swan is a game about exploring the unknown.
The player is a young boy chasing after a swan who has wandered off into a surreal, unfinished kingdom. The game begins in a completely white space where players can throw paint to splatter their surroundings and reveal the world around them.
It's being developed exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and will be available for download sometime in 2012. You can follow the game's development on our blog.
Signal | Noise worked with the Swiss design agency Unit, a multi-creative platform, on two interactive experiences for Hermès's flagship store in Geneva. The result: a sexy, Daft Punkish-table I'd like to work at. Hoteliers! I'm pretty sure people would linger at this bar a long while or even better, clients would enjoy flirting with one another from across the lightstreams.
The event was held at the Musee D'Art et D'Histoire, Geneva, in two of it's main exhibition halls.
The theme for the evening was the meeting of handcraft and technology, in the first room we created an iPad application which invited guests to leave their hand print on the evening. When they placed their hand on the iPad a stylised animated sequence 'scanned' their hand and projected it as part of a composite Hermès logo on the end wall of the space.
For the second room, we designed and built a six metre interactive monolith interwoven with "digital stitches" - arrays of infra-red sensors and LEDs, which allowed guests to create and control strips of light in the minimal, high-gloss surface. In turn users' gestures also controlled large projections of iconic Hermès images projected in the space.
Greetings from the brand-spanking-new Lomography Gallery Store Santa Monica!
That’s right, we’re adding a younger sibling to the Lomographic family in Los Angeles County… due date of Thursday, October 6, 2011. We would love if you were able to attend, as well as help spread this newsflash within the Los Angeles and Santa Monica community. We hope to create a dwelling for California residents to come together, learn about photography and participate in fabulous meet-ups!
We’re kicking things off with a party which is open to the public and will include some seriously awesome musical and visual entertainment! We'll also serve California champagne, wine and local artisanal beers, with food catered by our neighbors at Le Pain Quotidien and Mini Cupcakes from Sprinkles!
Thursday, October 6, 2011; 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 312 Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401
I can't believe we've been hosting our summer kick off barbecue for nine years now! But there you have it. Nine years of post-E3 fun. The crowd has changed from electronic entertainment industry folks-only to a big ass party for our creative cabal.
Thanks to Toby and Michael for hosting our party for the third year in a row. Thanks to Kiino and Matt for hooking us up with tunes. And thanks to all our friends that made the day fun and special. We are looking forward to the 10 year anniversary party, next year! See you then.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, 2011 Time: 9am-5pm both days Admission and parking are free
This popular event celebrates JPL's accomplishments with exhibits and demonstrations about the Laboratory's ongoing research and space exploration. Many of the Lab's scientists and engineers are on hand to answer questions about how spacecraft are sent to other planets, how scientists utilize space technologies to explore Earth and how researchers are searching for planets beyond the solar system.
The Open House is a fun and educational experience for children too, with special hands-on activities designed for kids. Admission and parking are free.
The following items are not permitted at this NASA/JPL Event: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, segways, and all types of skates including skateboards. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, with the exception of small purses and diaper bags.
Your entry on NASA/JPL property constitutes your agreement that you, your vehicles and your personal belongings are subject to inspection.
JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive in Pasadena, off the 210 (Foothill) Freeway at the Berkshire Avenue/Oak Grove Drive exit. Parking is available near the Oak Grove main gate and the eastern boundary of JPL, accessible from Windsor Avenue via the Arroyo Boulevard exit off the 210 Freeway.
About 15 years ago, a young cousin ran into our room and described how he had seen a television where you had to get up and turn a knob to turn the channel. He was freaking out describing the old monster. And I felt old. Then.
Watching the video above, I feel ancient. And why shouldn't I? At 39, nearly 40, when I was the age of the kids in the video, I thought 40 was old!
Technology moves fast, however coupled with being a new parent, everything now seems to move at warp speed! With a husband who works in video games, a career in new media, and a community rooted in technology across all formats, it's going to be funny to see what Lulu thinks of our relics in the years to come (as of course, everything tech will probably be implanted on her person in the future)!
I want to do this experiment with all the kids I know today. It would be great to show them copies of Star Wars on Betamax, VHS, Super VHS, and Laserdisc too (we have them all, somewhere)! Anyone local want to help me update this experiment?!
Cars into Bicycles Workshop with Folke Köbberling January 8th, 4-6pm
Supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department
As part of the exhibition, Postautomobilzeitalter, Folke Köbberling will host a workshop today Saturday, January 8th from 4 to 6pm at the Jack Hanley Gallery to discuss a post car production future.
What alternatives do we have, could we imagine a continent without individual motorized transportation?
The artist will speak from her year long experience living with her family in Los Angeles without a car. Participants will be encouraged to join the discussion by drawing their ideas on the gallery walls. The result will be a collaborative work that proposes what a future without individual motorized transportation might look like and how it might affect our urban landscape.
I was fortunate to be invited to the 10 Years of Prius party in Malibu and before I recap the memorable day, I wanted to share a few photos of a Prius prototype with you. This beautiful machine was designed by the C&A Development Department. Um, hello?! I'm blown away. I wonder if you would even hear it roaring up behind you?! What a lean, green, kick ass machine!
Insane. In the membrane. I know James is in town. Now I know what he's tinkering on.
Look at what FAT/GRL/OF and TEMPT1 are cooking up in the hood... check out the EyeWriter, a "low-cost eye-tracking apparatus + custom software that allows graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to draw using only their eyes."
Are you feeling how big this might become? For more information, follow the crew on Twitter @eyewriter.
Stylish New Yorkers, college kids, and good residents of Manhattan help this wee robot navigate its way through the park. How can something so simple (a wind-up cardboard box on wheels) make people want to help it out?! More about Kacie Kinzer's Tweenbots project here. [Thanks danah]
Entertainment Gathering 2008 was incredibly inspirational and moving. I was at times, welling up witnessing what was on stage. But mostly, I was in awe of the human spirit and all the exciting projects and things people were up to. The company was top notch! So many creatives. So much talent. So nice people! I am grateful to have seen and heard what had transpired over a few days in Monterey, California and I look forward to attending the event again in the near future. Thanks EG 2008 for all the story-worthy memories.