Exclusive interview with Shingy, AOL’s Digital Prophet, talking about the Festival of Media Global and what you can expect to hear and learn from him on 6-8 April 2014 in Rome, Italy at the conference. You don’t want to miss this. You still have time to book your ticket. Book it directly here or enter my competition for a free ticket THAT ENDS TODAY here
10 web design trends of 2014 according to Vanksen
Cloudwash is a prototype connected washing machine. Berg created Cloudwash to explore how connectivity will change the appliances in our homes… and to figure out what new features will be possible. Read more here
Project Tango is an exploration by google into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.
The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout: start and end of line, new line, and other cues. The FingerReader algorithm knows to detect and give feedback when the user veers away from the baseline of the text, and helps them maintain a straight scanning motion within the line. More info here
OpenKnit offers an alternative landscape to this production model. It’s an open-source, low cost (under 550€), digital fabrication tool that affords the user the opportunity to create his own bespoke clothing from digital files. Starting from the raw material, the yarn, and straight to its end use, a sweater for example, in about an hour. Designing and producing clothes digitally and wearing them can now happen in the very same place, rewarding the user with the ability to make decisions regarding creativity and responsibility. More info about this one here . Video from from Gerard Rubio