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

Animation / Film / Take 5_ / Technology

Disney Looks Back To Leap Forward With Oscar Winner ‘Paperman’

Director John Kahrs had a vision for his animated short Paperman. There was just one problem. The technology to make it hadn’t been invented yet. The 6-minute black and white film, which won Disney this year’s Oscar for animated short, tells the classic story of boy meets girl; boy and girl become smitten; boy then … Continue reading