Posts Tagged ‘internet’

The world as imagined by Steven Spielberg

In Excerpts on March 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

A digitally integrated built environment by designer Mac Funamizu:

Reminiscent of Minority Report.

The idea: you could latch onto a physical object with the eye of this “looking glass” mobile device and retrieve information about it, including personally relevant info (like a meeting time and place) uploaded yourself.

Reminds me of this.

For the Jardins de Métis, in Quebec, “Francis Bitoni and Andrew Zientek submitted My_SECRET[E].Garden, a program that would allow visitors to create new sections of a real garden by participating in a digital reality on their smartphones. Their proposal explains:

The interface allows visitors to choose a new species of plant, attach a secret message and then ‘plant’ it in the garden to be viewable by successive visitors. The garden grows, receiving and containing knowledge that is hidden from plain view.”

via Inhabitat.

Kamin on Cairo

In Excerpts on February 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Been busy working on a piece for ALARM, so I’ll just throw this up.

Teaser: “The point, made with tremendous force by today’s events in Egypt, is this: The Web doesn’t supplant the public square; it pushes people to it.”