Let There Be Light…
*Showcasing / Architecture / Art / Curated Spaces_ / Innovation / So This Just Happened / Technology / Theatre

Let There Be Light…

In its second year, the SIGNAL Festival is transforming Prague into an immersive visual art gallery with installations by teams of light designers, architects, engineers and hackers. The spectacular three-day celebration is fast becoming the Czech Republic’s most well-attended cultural event. The festival, founded by Martin Posta, aims to revive both well-known and hidden, mysterious … Continue reading

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FIA. The Future Of WWW.?
Innovation / Technology

FIA. The Future Of WWW.?

The virtual future beyond the Internet is known as FIA. At least it is to the National Science Foundation, an independent government agency in Washington, D.C. which is funding the Future Internet Architecture (FIA) programme with $15 million in research grants to some of the country’s leading tech learning institutions. According to the NSF: “The objective of … Continue reading

Animation / Story-telling / Take 5_ / Technology / Video

Delivering The Future… ‘Ain’t No Planet High Enough’

It’s Sunday and as it’s been a while since last we did this together, kick back, fix a smile and let’s take 5! Enjoy this short from the guys at Alfred Imageworks who pioneer visual media through motion graphics built on original concept planning as opposed to adaptation to preexiting trends. Theirs is a philosophy … Continue reading

Corridors & Clicks… The New Way Of Shopping?
#TheFutureIs / *Retailing / Curated Spaces_ / Fashion / Innovation / Technology

Corridors & Clicks… The New Way Of Shopping?

Together with Klepierre, DigitasLBi Labs created “Inspiration Corridor” to illustrate the ongoing revolution and future opportunities for unique shopping experiences in shopping centres. An infra-red Kinect camera analyses individual visitors as they enter the “Inspiration Corridor”, thanks to body scanning technology. A device equipped with QUIVIDI video analysis and PigData product recommendation scans the users … Continue reading

#TheFutureIs… The Post-PC Era [Pt_1]
#TheFutureIs / Brands / Innovation / Technology

#TheFutureIs… The Post-PC Era [Pt_1]

A revolution’s brewing in branded content! In the ‘post-pc’ era, mobile becomes the channel for brand engagement. How can your brand pioneer and what must you avoid?! Today, tablets already outsell laptops, smartphones are ubiquitous, and in closing months of 2013 mobile devices finally became the dominant species on planet earth, outnumbering us humans. Yet … Continue reading

Futures / Innovation / Technology

…And In Other Google Glass News…Keeping Up With The Jones’ (Or The Brins’)

Google co-founder Sergey Brin was recently seen riding the New York underground and taking his work home (or wherever it was he was going) with him. Sporting the Google Glass, a blogger called Noah Zerkin recognised Brin and his pair of incredibly rare specs. Zerkin decided to have a chat with Brin (as it happens, … Continue reading

Through Google’s (Magic Looking) Glass
Futures / Innovation / Technology

Through Google’s (Magic Looking) Glass

Google Glass may not be available to buy just yet, but it’s already showing that it could have plenty of applications beyond just acting as an extension of your smartphone. One application currently being explored is the InSight project (via 9to5Google); funded in part by Google and developed by University of South Caroline and Duke University … Continue reading

Smartphone-Like, ‘NYFi’ Touchscreen Payphone Wins NYC Design Challenge
Design / Futures / Innovation / Technology

Smartphone-Like, ‘NYFi’ Touchscreen Payphone Wins NYC Design Challenge

Earlier this year, the City of New York hosted the Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge to redesign its network of over 11,000 payphones when vendor contracts expire in 2014. The contest received 125 submissions and out of six finalists, NYFi by Sage and Coombe Architects won the public vote. The double-sided, smartphone-like touchscreens would act as … Continue reading