Posts Tagged innovative
These books aren’t just regular books, they have literally transformed human’s everyday reading experience. An edible cook book and a smoke-able lyrics book? Yes, this is the era where you can pretty much consume EVERYthing.
Edible Cookbook That You Can Read, Cook And Serve . German design agency Korefe has created the first and only cookbook that you can read, cook and eat. This fun and innovative product has pages made from fresh pasta, which guide you through making a classic lasagne and prompt you to use the sheets as one of the ingredients.
Snoop Dogg’s Smokable Songbook is a promotional item for his Kingsize Slim Rolling Papers created by San Francisco agency Pereira & O’Dell. Each perforated page of the book is a rolling paper with the rappers song lyrics written on them in non-toxic ink. The songbook is made out of hemp and the spine can be used to strike a match.
Source : PSFK, vimeo
Maybe you love your Twitter feed so much that you want to read everywhere you go, even the bathroom. Or maybe you feel it’s just a load of crap. Whatever, it’s now possible to do either, thanks to Shitter, which charges $35 to turn your Twitter feed into a toilet roll and send it to you. The site, which launched yesterday and has already become a hot topic of conversation on (you guessed it) Twitter, was developed by Australian creatives David Gillespie, Johny Mair, Ian Ha and Matthew Delprado.
Source : creativity-online, shitter.com
Last time we checked in with space elevators, NASA had given out a $900,000 prize to a tiny laser-powered carriage that managed to climb a kilometer-long cable. Japan’s Obayashi Corporation doesn’t think that NASA is moving quite fast enough, so the company has decided to build a space elevator for itself by 2050.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, there isn’t a whole lot of detail about this project at the moment. We know that Obayashi wants to build a spaceport on the ground, with a space station some 22,000 miles above the surface of the Earth, in geosynchronous orbit. The two would be connected by a cable, which would extend a total of 60,000 miles into space, serving as an orbital counterweight to hold the cable up. For the record, the moon is only about 220,000 miles away.
To get from Earth to the terminal in space, 30 passengers at a time would take an elevator car upwards at 125 miles an hour. It sounds kinda fast, but the trip would still take nearly eight days. Still, when imagining the view I can’t believe anyone would mind just staring out the windows for a week and feeling their weight gradually decrease to nothing. The terminal itself would house living quarters and laboratories.
The cable is the real sticky wicket when it comes to space elevators. Obayashi says that it’ll be using carbon nanotubes, which is no less crazy than saying the company would make it out of genetically-modified spider silk: yes, the material exists, and yes, it might be strong enough to make a space elevator cable, but “exists” plus “might work” does not a viable space elevator make. It’s going to take a lot of work for Obayashi (or someone else) to come up with a way to make a carbon nanotube cable, and even with a time frame of 35 years and a budget that “cannot be estimated,” 2050 still strikes me as a bit optimistic. I hope I’m wrong.
Source : http://dvice.com
Thought this was something super and a great way to engage people in creating music and being part of it.
Well done Virgin Mobile.
Exert from Digital Buzz:
An Echo Temple? Yep, Kyocera teamed up with Virgin to create this amazing installation at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, allowing users to play virtual instruments and create music by moving their body in front of motion-tracking cameras.
But it wasn’t just about body movement, you could use fans that had special (rather weird) symbols printed on them to help control the volume, pitch and unique audio effects as the cameras tracked them. The Echo Temple included six monolithic speaker towers for the party goers to play with, all circling around a huge subwoofer station. Very very cool. And with over 50,000 people at the event, the Echo Temple eventually became its own parry!
The installation’s technology combined Ableton Live, Cycling74 Max and ReacTIVision. Cameras in each tower were fed into embedded systems running a custom build of ReacTIVision which tracked both symbols as well as body movement and camera activity. This was all sent to MaxMSP, which in turn was used to transform the raw input into meaningful musical control information for Live.
Source: Digital Buzz