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Project Soli

Another announced project from Google ATAP today in collaboration with Ottica developing interactive method using small RADAR chips and finger gestures:

Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. The sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects.

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Ottica have a Tumblr blog here

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Unique Glasscapes of Lucie Boucher and Bernie Huebner

“Using flat sheets of kiln-polished glass in layers separated by space, Huebner and Boucher’s Cathedral Series of sculptures perfectly captures the subtle shading and layering effect of fog-shrouded mountain ranges. The internal lighting further adds mystery and drama to this peaceful landscape.” H/T

Beautiful and well crafted three-dimensional layered glasscapes by Lucie Boucher and Bernie Huebner take engaging glass displays to the next level.

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Project Jacquard

Project from Google ATAP looks into ways to turn textiles into interactive interfaces:

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.

You can find out more at the project page here

The gap between rich and poor schools grew 44 percent over a decade

The richest 25 percent of school districts receive 15.6 percent more funds from state and local governments per student than the poorest 25 percent of school districts, the federal Department of Education pointed out last month (March, 2015).  That’s a national funding gap of $1,500 per student, on average, according to the most recent data, from 2011-12. The gap has grown 44 percent since 2001-02, when a student in a rich district had only a 10.8 percent resource advantage over a student in a poor district.

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Sable cinétique - bonus jonglage

Preview of interactive project by Adrien M / Claire B is a flat 4K screen displaying particle attractor physics when balls are placed on it:

We are working on XYZT upgrade in Abbaye de Noirlac. The new Cinetic Sand now works with my juggling balls! The final version will be presented at the Palais de la Découverte in Paris on june 8th. Thanks to Jeremy Chartier for the music.

Ecran 4K, 32 touches simultanées…

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Blue Aurora Borealis at the Museumplein       

The Waterlicht project of studio Roosegaarde continues and takes place this time at the Amsterdam Museumplein. Still on the concept of waving and artificial aurora borealis creations, this installation of blue lights shows the DNA of this city : the power and poetry of water. Via:fubiz

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PomPom Mirror

Interactive installation by Daniel Rozin is the latest in a collection of mechanical mirrors - this one is made with an array of contracting pompoms in a half-tone arrangement:

Rozin’s anthropomorphic PomPom Mirror features a synchronized array of 928 spherical faux fur puffs. Organized into a three-dimensional grid of beige and black, the sculpture is controlled by hundreds of motors that build silhouettes of viewers using computer-vision. Along its surface, figures appear as fluffy animal-like representations within the picture plane, which is made permeable by a ‘push-pull’ forward and backward motion of meshed ‘pixels’. Ghostly traces fade and emerge, as the motorized composition hums in unified movement, seemingly alive and breathing as a body of its own.

The work is currently shown at the bitforms gallery with other new works by the artist, which you find out more here

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I discovered a really fun website, it’s called agar.io and it’s an online game with people from all over the world!

You are a cell, and the goal is to grow bigger and bigger by eating smaller cells. It’s ridiculously simple, you navigate with your mouse and you split your cell by pressing the space bar. 

It’s a survival of the fittest, where you are constantly on the run for bigger cells and at the same time hunting for cells you can eat. The interaction between users is really funny too. 

Go try it! 

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Daniel Rozin :PomPom Mirror Creates Furry Silhouettes  

more  at bitforms gallery

The last work of the Israeli artist based in New York, Daniel Rozin.

This installation is called “PomPom Mirror” and live represents the shadow of those who come before.

Composed of 928 spheres of faux fur operated using small engines, the work responds to the presence of the viewer by reproducing its silhouette with a visual capture desktop. The plant breathes and vibrates like a living being and reproduces the ghostly forms of the viewer.

via Artnau

WATCH THE VIDEO:

“PomPom Mirror” (2015) by Daniel Rozin from bitforms gallery on Vimeo.