Fashion designer Ying Gao brought in robotics designer Simon Laroche to help create (No)where (Now)here, two dresses that activate when someone looks at them. The dresses are equipped with eye-tracking sensors. When the dress detects a person's gaze, it moves and lights up in the dark. The undulating dresses are mesmerizing to look at. The fabric moves like gentle waves, making them look alive, like some strange ocean denizens. The interactive dresses' movements come from tiny motors. The lighting effect is generated by photoluminescent thread.
Ying Gao’s statement reads: “A photograph is said to be ‘spoiled’ by blinking eyes — here however, the concept of presence and of disappearance are questioned, as the experience of chiaroscuro (clarity/obscurity) is achieved through an unfixed gaze.”
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John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the aspect ratio of modern digital cameras.
2013 is the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO. A group of Doctor Who fans have put together a successful Kickstarter project to send a TARDIS-shaped satellite into Earth’s orbit. Good idea! The TARDIS satellite has already been built and will be equipped with a GoPro Hero 3 so that it can capture the view from above the world. The Kickstarter campaign has about one more day to go, but it has already surpassed its funding goal of $33,000. The launch is being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, which is on November 23, 2013.
"The TARDIS is built. That's right. We've completed the satellite. The satellite is constructed from really light weight aluminum (because weight is a huge issue) and it is a scaled-down version of the actual TARDIS. Our satellite is only about 1 foot tall - because again, weight is a major factor. However, the light on top functions (powered by solar cells in the windows.) And that means that when we put this thing in space, there will be a TARDIS with a blinking light orbiting the Earth. SWEET!
But then we thought, what if we put some other stuff inside? So, we did. There is a camera, a GoPro Hero 3, regularly recharged by the solar panels, which will take photos of the Earth from orbit. It's not the Hubble or a spy telescope, but it should give us some pretty sweet pics. A magnetic, passive attitude control system is in place which will keep the TARDIS's camera pointing toward the planet..."
Stairway Cinema by OH.NO.SUMO takes inspiration from the site and its inhabitants. Short movies previously shared online, are projected for the public to enjoy. The individual experience is exchanged for the communal and social, leading to a shared, fun and architecturally framed experience.
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Adidas Springblade is the first running shoe with individually tuned blades engineered to help propel runners forward with one of the most effective energy returns in the industry. Springblade features 16 forward angled blades made out of a high-tech polymer. Springblade will be available for $180 on August 1 at adidas.com.
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After Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed his return to the franchise in the upcoming Terminator movie — which begins shooting in January 2014 — Deadline reports that Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures, and Paramount Pictures will release the first instalment on June 26th, 2015. Schwarzenegger revealed his upcoming plans when he told fan site TheArnoldFans.com about his upcoming plans. "I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator," he said. Schwarzenegger's participation was already known, but exactly what role the 65-year-old would take on was less clear...
Sony officially announced the Cyber-shot RX1R ($2,798.00) and RX100M2 ($748.00) compact cameras. The DSC-RX1 is a full-frame compact camera with a fixed 35mm F2 lens. The camera features a 36 x 24mm CMOS sensor and a leaf shutter for near-silent operation. It includes a manual aperture ring and dedicated exposure compensation dial for direct manual control. It can also capture video at frame rates of up to 1080p60 and includes a series of video-friendly features. The RX100M2 features a new 1-inch 20.2-megapixel Exmor R backside-illuminated CMOS, and a sharp 3-inch LCD screen that now has the ability to tilt. It can tilt upwards at an angle of 84 degrees and downwards at an angle of 45 degrees. Other features include 10fps continuous shooting and built-in Wi-Fi.
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