“The Augmented Reality Sandbox (orginally developed by researchers at UC Davis) lets users sculpt mountains, canyons and rivers, then fill them with water or even create erupting volcanoes. This version of the device at UCLA was built by Gary Glesener using off-the-shelf parts and good ol’ playground sand. Any shape made in the sandbox is detected by an Xbox Kinect sensor and processed with open source software. It is then projected as a color-coded contour map onto the sand. Can’t get enough of this. Augmented reality is just ridiculous. These are the types of engaging technological applications we should have integrated into schools for hands-on science engagement to learn about geology, geophysics, and planetary science!”
“Project Jacquard is a new system for weaving technology into fabric, transforming everyday objects, like clothes, into interactive surfaces. Project Jacquard will allow designers and developers to build connected, touch-sensitive textiles into their own products. This is just the beginning, and we’re very excited to see what people will do with it.”
A new video from the Slow Mo Guys!
And an older favorite:
… on a sesame seed bun!
When the kind woman at the Phoenix Art Museum heard I had a tribute blog for The Scream, she ran back to their storage room to show me a new arrival to the museum store.. just look at these badass tights! So badass, I could SCREAM!