Amazing! Dust is a collaborative project by Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards that takes a normal environment and adds in random elements, thereby changing the entire dynamics of the scene.
Shooting Pool on a Virtual Surface!
Found in Esquire’s Ultimate Bachelor Pad in Soho, New York, the Obscura CueLight uses a series of sensors and an overhead projector to cast images on a pool table that follow the balls around as you play. The $80,000 system (not including the table) is set up so that balls reveal a hidden image on the table, and when moving around, are traced by flames or water ripples on a liquid surface.
Although this technology currently has no practical purpose, the creators are working on a program that would give beginners visual cues on where to hit the ball to make the perfect shot. Check out the video below to see it in action.
One Way Color Tunnel
Created by Olafur Eliasson, the one-way colour tunnel is made of rainbow colored prismatic mirrors. Various other alcoves in the building are transformed into mirrored boxes you can look in — or in some cases — enter to see a multiplicity of reflections of yourself. Eliasson’s exhibit provides a unique experience for each viewer, while at the same time encouraging self-awareness and the consideration of the idea that uniqueness is debatable.
Melbourne-based interactive design company ENESS created the LightScraper. The LightScraper is a custom built aluminium
structure, fabricated with a layer or semi translucent mesh. The structure can be easily erected in various compositions in an outdoor or indoor setting. A single computer and two projectors are use to bring the sculptures visuals to life. The LightScraper
also acts as a giant musical instrument, people’s location influence the melodies emitting from the sculpture. Visitor’s position is tracked via an infrared camera mounted at the peak of the structure, and transposed into musical notes, the result is ever-changing melodies and visual delight.
Wallpaper* magazine commissioned designer Martino Gamper to create this modern-day Chair Arch for the London Design Festival. Using Ercol stacking chairs, Gamper built two overlapping arches. These chair arches are a part of a British Victorian tradition, constructed to commemorate special occasions. It can be viewed at the Victoria and Albert Museum from now until September 27, 2009.
I’ve seen a couple of these…and I found out who they are by and where they actually come from! :)
"Charis Tsevis is a Greek artist who creates incredible modern day mosaics for everyone from Time magazine and Sports Illustrated to IKEA and Toyota. A part time professor and a regular columnist to some of the most respected design and computer magazines in Greece, Tsevis doesn’t just spend his days creating art. In fact, reading through the comments on his Flickr page, you begin to see Tsevis as much more than just an artist. You get to see him as a teacher, a husband and as an inspiration…”
This building, called Aqua Tower, is amazing! Awesome architecture!
Btw…Aqua Tower stops birds from crashing into the windows!
"Congrats to Studio Gang Architects for recently earning a PETA Proggy award for Aqua Tower’s bird-deflecting elements. PETA’s Proggy Awards (“Proggy” is for “progress”) recognize animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture.
Did you know that collisions with windows are among the most common human-related killers of migrating birds in North America? Each year, they cause the deaths of more than 34 million birds in urban areas alone. By including a wavy exterior and special glass, which is etched with gray marks to make it easier for birds to see, the company has created a design that will help prevent birds from flying into windows.”
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Gonna Go Round in Circles