Contacted last year by Honda to create something based on the CAD information of the re-designed five-door Civic, Ikeda started from the solid object to convert the material into intangible sounds and images of seemingly transparent waves in the air. With his art Ryoji aims to capture an unperceived dimension and succeeds once again in this particular project.
An Arduino project that changes the music played in an office when people throw things at the poster.
The Coca-Cola Hug Machine. Because vending machines have feelings too.
Van Gogh’s Starry Night Interactive by Petros Vrellis [openFrameworks]
In this modern era of smartphones and connected appliances, home automation shouldn’t require a complex, expensive, and closed system — and with Belkin WeMo ($50-$100), it doesn’t have to. Combining an app with Wi-Fi-enabled Home Control Switch models and motion sensors, WeMo can give you the power to turn off lights, appliances, and more, or have them operate automatically based on who is — or isn’t — in the room.
The decision to shutter the business, which Kodak says will save it more than $100 million a year, is the strongest symbol yet of the sea change in consumer electronics and decades of missteps that forced the former blue-chip company to seek bankruptcy protection last month.
The world is full of ideas that can be executed with 10 to 20 hours per week, let alone 40. The number of projects that are truly impossible unless you put in 80 or 120 hours per week are vanishingly small by comparison.
This is of course nothing new. We’ve been playing this bongo drum for years. But every time I see people crumble and quit from the crunch-mode pressure cooker, I think what a shame, it didn’t have to be like that.