innovative interactivity


Highly Interactive, Immersive Digital Simulation Experience Centers Give Fans

Up-Close Encounters and Adventures with Transformers Characters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – May 23, 2017 – In collaboration with Hasbro, Dan Mintz’s DMG Entertainment is launching highly-immersive, interactive Transformers digital simulation experience centers. Featuring up-close and personal character interactions, highly immersive virtual and augmented reality technology, interactive environments and activities featuring the latest digital technologies, guests will experience the Transformers universe like never before. Debuting in Shanghai this summer, the centers will expand to other China cities regularly over the next five years and be designed with the global audience in mind.

Born from the massively popular multi-billion dollar franchise, the Transformers centers put participants right in the middle of the action, allowing them to immerse themselves side by side with the characters and engage in a variety of missions. Imagine battling against the evil Decepticons on Cybertron alongside Optimus Prime, or climbing behind the wheel of Bumblebee for the ultimate driving experience. Guests of all ages can unleash their inner hero in this immersive, next-generation adventure, right alongside their favorite Transformers characters.

“We’re pushing the boundaries of creative storytelling by harnessing innovative, immersive and interactive technology that brings fans into the Transformers world like never before.” said Mintz.

The Transformers franchise, which began with a toy line more than 30 years ago, has expanded to include comic books, animated series, films, video games and consumer products. The most recent Transformers film, 2014’s TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, earned more than $850 million internationally. TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT opens worldwide on June 21 with additional sequels planned for release in 2018 and 2019.

“We’re very excited to work with DMG as we launch into the rapidly growing space of VR, AR and other mixed reality experiences,” said Simon Waters, General Manager, Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Consumer Products, Hasbro.  “The Transformers digital simulation centers will offer fans an incredibly immersive experience that’s truly … ‘More Than Meets the Eye.’”

DMG, in collaboration with S2BN, is also in development on a Transformers Live show.


The future of DJing, Virtual Reality, and Interactive Learning & Design. 

All in one. 

This is a new musical instrument. A simple invention that changed the game. All the games. 

A simple IMU in a polyhedric, injection molded housing. Motion detecting and bluetooth enabled. 

Holding this controller - OTO (which comes from the Japanese “oto-no-katchi”, which roughly translates to “the shape of sound”), you can see the sound waves your are making in color and shape on a computer screen. 

In a virtual reality setup, the way you move these controllers could feed into the endless possibilities virtual reality goggles present. 

This project is a revolution in the music world. It allows for a new way to learn how to DJ through visuals and motions, making mixing more accessible that traditional DJ booths allow. 

A digital musical tool that transcends resonation and vibration, jumping to data and waves that can be represented in any way - light, color, sound - or all three. 

Imagine a new kind of performance… Imagine a new experience of music… Imagine a new educational tool… Imagine a new kind of symphony… 


Honda Civic Type R in-car dating app, April 1, 2017. Honda has launched a new in-car dating app that helps drivers find love. The H-Swipe app connects to an innovative digital windscreen and interactive directional windscreen ‘s-wipers’, and uses geolocation technology to pinpoint the nearest potential dating candidate. The driver then uses the windscreen wipers to swipe left or right, either accepting or rejecting and moving on to the next eligible suitor.

realpanini  asked:

I'm genuinely upset the Great Comet was robbed by a show that was far less innovative and creative. TGC is fresh, and new, and exciting and intriguing and innovative and interactive, it blends countless musical genres into a piece that is unique and wonderful, creates complex characters who have depth and feel like real people, Dave Malloy is a genius who wrote and made sense of a novel that can get very confusing and made it fun and amazing. Instead, they gave it to the traditional, boring, DEH

I’m so scared that this is going to discourage new creators who see originality and risk-taking punished by the awards.



Every time Coachella rolls around, crazy awesome stuff like this grabs our attention. It doesn’t make that much sense combined with a spice company since taste is one of the few senses not activated by this amazing art+tech mashup, but we’re thankful to Schwartz nonetheless for funding this amazing, rollable poster that can play music on your phone when you run your fingers across it. 

Illustrator Billie Jean was invited to create a visual articulation of what taste might look like. Each herb and spice depicted in the artwork was then assigned a musical chord matching its flavour characteristic. For example, cumin became E flat major, chilli was ascribed A flat major and fennel was characterised by a higher pitched F minor. The image was then back-printed with an innovative conductive ink, effectively giving the poster capacitive touch technology. When paired with a mobile device via Bluetooth, the poster becomes an interactive musical instrument.

Check out more on the amazing poster here

Watch live at 6 pm EST: MoMA curator Paola Antonelli moderates a conversation on design and the common good. 

[Massimo Banzi (Italian, born 1968), David Cuartielles (Spanish, born 1974), Tom Igoe (American, born 1967), Gianluca Martino (Italian, born 1973), David Mellis (American, born 1980), Giorgio Olivero (Italian, born 1975) . Arduino “Diecimila” Microcontroller. 2004‑2005. Electronic components. 2.7 x 2.1″ (5.3 x 6.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designers]


Combining Glass Blends Real And Virtual Worlds

Researchers are developing a new way to map and present digital information in the real world using semi-transparent mirrors and an interactive projection system.

A team at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom has developed what they call the Combining Glass system. Their device could augment museum displays, classrooms, medical exams and security screening by projecting interactive digital layers onto people and objects being viewed through the semi-transparent display screen.

(Txchnologist has previously reported on another interesting invention from the Bristol team–the MisTable.)

See the full video for the Combining Glass below.

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Horoscope for June 8th, 2016
  • Aries: Business and money matters may seem too good to be true. Success and good fortune in these departments are definitely indicated for you today. If you've been trying to get a break in a creative or artistic field, it may finally manifest. The present looks profitable and the future bright. In the evening, celebrate by scheduling a romantic encounter with your lover. You should find it especially gratifying now.
  • Taurus: You should be feeling especially passionate today, so don't be surprised if you can't get sex and romance out of your mind. If you're currently involved, schedule an intimate evening with your lover. If you aren't involved, don't be surprised if you pull someone new and exciting under your spell. Your passions could also spill into other parts of your life, including creative and intellectual interests. Make the most of it.
  • Gemini: Long-buried emotions from the past, some of them pleasant and some in need of release, could well up from your subconscious today. This is likely to have an uplifting effect on your mental and emotional state, so don't fight it. It's also likely to release whatever hang-ups you might have about relationships. Therefore, you can expect all your involvements to thrive - particularly the romantic ones. Enjoy.
  • Cancer: Some exciting social events or group activities could take place in your neighborhood today. You'll definitely want to attend. You may go with some close friends or a romantic partner. Contact with others is likely to be intense and gratifying now, so expect your head to be spinning by day's end. It's definitely a great idea to spend some time alone with a romantic partner this evening. You're feeling passionate.
  • Leo: Your business and financial interests definitely get a big boost today, perhaps through contacts with friends. Career matters are skyrocketing and your financial future looks promising. Keep up the good work. Your health is especially strong and vigorous, but your primary interest is likely to be romance, as you should be feeling especially passionate. Schedule an intimate evening with a significant other and make the most of it.
  • Virgo: Love and romance are apt to be your primary focus today. If you're currently romantically involved, expect a wonderfully intense evening with your special someone. If you aren't involved, don't be surprised if someone new and exciting comes into your life, perhaps from another state or foreign country. Your creative abilities are also intensified. Take whatever time you need to memorize the ideas coming your way. You won't want to forget them.
  • Libra: Today dreams, visions, and intuitive insights enrich your innovative side and interactions with others. Don't hesitate to put your ideas into motion, even if they seem a bit too ambitious. You're well attuned to the collective unconscious and likely to be picking up on future trends, so be on the alert. You're feeling especially sexy in the evening, so plan an intimate get-together with your lover.
  • Scorpio: A neighbor or relative you haven't spoken to for a while might suggest attending a social event together. Make the time, as it could open up doors for you that you wouldn't normally expect. Relationships of all kinds should be going especially well, and these include romantic ones. If you're involved, expect to grow closer. If you aren't currently involved, don't be surprised if someone new and exciting enters your life.
  • Sagittarius: Your working life and income are likely to be enhanced today through the influence of people who live in distant states or foreign countries. The desire for knowledge is probably strong, and you might seek to develop some new skills. Your romantic life is also likely to be thriving since you feel passionate and project that feeling to others. Expect some surprises from a current or potential romantic partner.
  • Capricorn: Romance is front and center today, as you're probably feeling especially passionate. This is a great day to plan an intimate evening with a lover. Make use of candles, muted lights, and soft music. You're apt to be feeling especially passionate about your other interests, whether they're intellectual, creative, or business oriented. You can expect to spend a lot of time pursuing your passions, no matter what they are.
  • Aquarius: You're likely to be feeling especially romantic today. If you're currently involved, plan an intimate evening at home with your lover. If you aren't involved, anything goes. Don't be surprised if someone new and exciting comes into your life. Your imagination is high, so you might decide to put your energy into creative projects. Take whatever time you need. Don't let the day pass you by.
  • Pisces: Today you might find that your social life takes a definite turn for the better. You could receive more than one invitation to parties or group activities, and spend a lot of time on the phone discussing arrangements for future get-togethers. If you aren't romantically involved now, you may meet someone promising. If you're involved, make sure you reserve time for an intimate encounter with your special someone. Have fun.

#IKEA #Germany x #Thjnk #Hamburg w/ a lovely spin on a traditional #billboard. 


Coming to Brooklyn, summer 2016!

The Lit Exhibit is a showcase of excerpts of writing by Lana C. Marilyn, from her upcoming collection of memoirs and poetry, “Wet Sand in An Hourglass”, to be self-published as an e-book in April 2016. The book’s themes are broad, touching on relationships, sexuality, and the delicate task of curating an identity amidst so much internal angst. Lana, author and creator of the project, is a queer woman of color in her twenties from Brooklyn hoping to spark some excitement within the writing community.

The event is actually the first of its kind! So far, there’s no such thing as a gallery for writing, and so this project aims to introduce, highlight and celebrate innovation, interaction and engagement with the literary arts. It’s obviously a must-attend for writers, readers, and anyone looking to be part of a unique, creative experience.

More details to be shared soon!


Adam Westbrook publicizes his top media predictions for 2011(and looks at his past performance from 2010). 

Hit 300 followers, today! 

Honestly, I am very happy and grateful. Never expected reaching this much follower counts. Before and after creating this blog I was a novice to tumblr systems and had zero editing skills. My only target was to hang around and roleplay; well in the midst of real life and work I choose Rping as a recreation. Before tumblr, I used to roleplay on other social sites but due to reasons my works and writing used to get lost. Then, I decided to hop onto tumblr almost a year ago. Made an account casually and began Rping. 

After being appreciated by some talented people who thought it was for literate rp, I began to realize that an actual roleplay community exists on tumblr. Hence, I started setting up pages, slowly learned how to code & use photo-shop, made more icons, and here I am with more followers than I ever expected. I already enjoyed this muse when I began, but the interactions and innovations I’ve had here made me love this character even more, although I’ve made a few other blogs in last year, I always tend to have interest to this one.  

These are the following awesome and talented friends in my bias list who have assisted me in everything. Without them, I am nothing

Unsolvable conundrums:
   (Rp partners who are undoubtedly freaking cool– my favourites!)

@lilboyyoyo / @chrcnonaut / @harleenclownqueen / @gaziri / @killing-s-laughter / @clxwniisms / @hotshotoftomorrow  /  @queryxecho / @nightixgale / @red-hemlock / @alluringobsessions / @ladyofthespade / @bloodthirstybirdbabe / @the-ouija-board-sent-me / @nobodythepolymath / @quizzical-and-quarrelsome (we haven’t rped yet but you are awesome! you’re like my ‘guru’/master) /  @thepaladinofgothamcity / @kxttensplay / @cackliingchaos / @ravens-soulself / @therobinwithgasoline  / @strayimpulse / @offireandflight / @aussieyoulovetohate / @phobiiia 

Confusing paradoxes:
   (Rpers who are freaking cool and we should interact more~!)

@oflightningandstorms / @thxrnybitch / @gliderofgold / @redcladnerd / @spxileralert / @headofghul / @msselinak / @selinapawprintskyle / @bijouxprecieux / @lunatiicgrin / @harharhxrley / @harleyclownprincessquinn / @cheiiros / @piistols / @oftodds / @batgirlbatarangs / @gunsandpatches / @lawtongirl / @crimsonthorns / @flightlessgothamite / @feralenchantress / @jurassicxsnowxwhite / @atruegentlemanthief / @stxlla-dxce / @igniticn / @lilmelvin / @exploiitcd / @wirecuttxr / @trustawitch / @sxfetynet / @arkhamsirensong / @ofmemoryloss / @kiindncss / @pinkxnunchucks / @daddies-biggest-enigma  / @pcrtytiiime / @drlesliethompkins / @rebelwithxpplause / @alloyangel / @misfitxmanaged / @iustitxa / @friiigor / @justakansasboy

Riddle diddle:
   (Fantastic Rpers whom I admire from far!)

@circus-bird / @gordoniisms / @gorgeousfire / @thexnight / @fledermaxs / @sionisassistant / @that-titan-with-the-goggles / @cowledcrusade / @belladonna-of-thraneal / @jokersdaughter / @grrlsoldier / @birdbraiin / @yourblondebat / @scrapyardbeatnik / @efflorxscent / @revving-up-the-harley / @pxwergirl / @cacciatriice / @intimidire / @troia-donna-troy / @kiranxsingh / @fastestboyalive / @chainedwitch / @pintsizedassassin / @zctanna / @gorgeousfire / @prettykittykyle / @mrsj-ester / @murderousmrzsasz / @influencedbyfear / @misskringle / @blackcowledbat / @ecotoxins / @thesecondofthenight / @crowbarboy 

 (Names are not in any ranking)

[[ I am sorry if I have forgotten to mention someone! ]]

New location for the CR7 Museum in Funchal

The new location in Funchal provides 1,400 square meters, spread over two floors (the former museum had 400 square meters).

The new CR7 Museum will be inaugurated by Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on July 1st during his official visit to Madeira.

The museum is integrated into a hotel complex near Funchal’s marina. It is a partnership between the largest Portuguese hotel group Pestana and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Besides exhibiting memorabilia from Madeira’s most famous son, the museum offers innovative interactive digital experiences for the visitors, with technology developed in Portugal.

I like it that Cristiano in his business activities always emphasises on ‘Made in Portugal’ and invests in his country and especially Madeira.