It’s lovely to see how playful people can be with a little piece of lacy grandma curtain.
Via The Presurfer
Mobile Mobile upcycles fifty old agency cell phones (available after an agency-wide upgrade just two months prior). Each phone is individually addressed by a computer to cofunction and create a choral arrangement. Assigning each phone a tone, the mass is transformed into an aural form that appears to come alive, shimmering and flirting for onlookers.
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what’s going on. But it’s intriguing, to say the least.
Love how playful this is.
Unsuspecting pedestrians will be tickled, stretched, flicked or removed entirely in real-time by a giant deity.
Oh yes they will. Learn more at Chris O’shea’s project write up.
Via Russell Davies
I could use words like engagement and interaction. I think I’ll just say cool.
Takes the mindset of a dog – the curiosity, aggression, playfulness etc. – and lets people play around with it in a totally “I’m not gonna get bitten” way. The pooch responds to your gestures and changes behavior depending on your engagement with him. What is it the Dog Whisper says? Dogs feed off your emotional state or something?
A little something from the site about the project:
Sniff is created with Unity3d Game Engine which renders the dog in real time and allows to dynamically change his behavior based on the video tracking data. The sidewalk is illuminated with infrared lights. An infrared-sensitive camera is used to monitor the sidewalk in front of the display windows. We track the position of each viewer and implement simple gesture recognition, so that fast, big actions are interpreted as threatening and slow actions directed at the dog (for example hand extended in his direction) are interpreted as friendly. The dog keeps track of the attitude of the viewer and forms a relationship with them over time based on the history of interaction.
If you’re in NY, you can actually check it out in person on Sept. 17-20th at The Change You Want to See storefront 84 (Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211). After dark, obviously.
I dig this. It’s cute.
From the YouTube description
This music video was shot for Sour’s ‘Hibi no Neiro’ (Tone of everyday) from their first mini album ‘Water Flavor EP’. The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam.
Via a zefrank tweet
Bit late to this one. But better late than never!
There’s no other way to say this. This is fucking insane. A little bit science. A little bit art. A whole lotta ‘holy shit, my head just exploded’.
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin demos the AlloSphere, an entirely new way to see and interpret scientific data, in full color and surround sound inside a massive metal sphere. Dive into the brain, feel electron spin, hear the music of the elements and, detect previously unseen patterns that could lead to new discoveries.
Via my mate Ray, who likes hurting my brain
Via Binge Thinking
This is mad hard to do, and you kind of look like a weirdo doing it, but it’s so cool. Ze Frank’s voice painting tool reacts to the volume of your voice and creates a drawing based on it. See some more here, or go try for yourself.
Via a zefrank tweet from a while back