In Imogen Heap’s new video for her song Me the Machine she’s using Mi.Mu (Kickstarter project) gesture control gloves to translate her gestures into awesome graphics and set. Cool stuff. Plus it’s Imogen singing.  (More on this project from Dezeen here and at Heap’s website).

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Really cool artwork!!! Not new news to you, right?

Step Inside an Interactive M.C. Escher Drawing with Monument Valley

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This is a really amazing art piece.  Watch the video, then read the post on Colossal here.  To understand the project better watch this video.

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(via newsweek)

Forget the hot chocolate. Wanta walk? You know who you are.   

Log out, right now. - The Oatmeal

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Forget the hot chocolate. Wanta walk? You know who you are.   

Log out, right now. - The Oatmeal

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World Science U — Special Relativity Trailer (by World Science U)

Today the PRI and WNYC Radio program The Takeaway highlighted the soon to launch website World Science U. This is a pretty cool learning environment!!!

Transitor Hive (by Brian Lilla)

Transistor Hive, 2011, 2ft x 4ft x 12ft

The delicate activity of hive insects power a simple clock that marks the passage of time. Decay is present in the dusting of flour. The bureau dissolves and becomes unrecognizable as time and life spin forward.

Materials: salvaged bedroom dresser, motor, pulleys, transistor tubes and mechanical equipment.

Evan Holm’s work is sublime.  Check out his Crystal Turntables too.

(thanks/via: Evan Holm and ItsColossal)

Okay now I know when to check…
From an interesting post on Brain Pickings titled The 13 Best Art and Design Books of 2013.
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Okay now I know when to check…

From an interesting post on Brain Pickings titled The 13 Best Art and Design Books of 2013.

(thanks/via: Brain Pickings)

Puzzle Facade (by Javier Lloret)

Who doesn’t love LED, Rubrix cubes, color?  Brilliant.  Read the article about this project on Core77 here.

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Atlas Update (by BostonDynamics)

Atlas is an anthropomorphic robot designed to operate on rough terrain. The video shows Atlas balancing as it walks on rocky terrain and when pushed from the side. The balance and control system places the feet and swings the arms and upper body to stay upright. The controller uses inertial, kinematic and load data from Atlas’s sensors. Atlas is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA’s M3 program. For more information visit www.BostonDynamics.com

BUILDING THE DRAGONS FOR GAME OF THRONES - EFFECTS EXCLUSIVE - WIRED DESIGN FX (by WIRED)

Tech fashion from Canadian designer Ying Gao.  Read more: Fashion X Technology: Ying Gao from Cool Hunting

"I like to think that my garments are not gadgets, but rather design objects that have been extensively reflected upon and have a conceptual and aesthetic ‘life’ corresponding to their technological mission."
For one of her latest creations, “Incertitudes 2,” Gao was inspired by the sounds a dressmaker’s pins make when moved on a fitting mannequin. The technology-driven garments were the result of a collaboration with interactive artist Simon Laroche, who came on to design the robotics. The sound-activated garments are comprised of metallic pins that move with a curious sense of fluidly in response to ambient noise or voices.

(thanks/via: Cool Hunting)

Tech fashion from Canadian designer Ying Gao.  Read more: Fashion X Technology: Ying Gao from Cool Hunting

"I like to think that my garments are not gadgets, but rather design objects that have been extensively reflected upon and have a conceptual and aesthetic ‘life’ corresponding to their technological mission."

For one of her latest creations, “Incertitudes 2,” Gao was inspired by the sounds a dressmaker’s pins make when moved on a fitting mannequin. The technology-driven garments were the result of a collaboration with interactive artist Simon Laroche, who came on to design the robotics. The sound-activated garments are comprised of metallic pins that move with a curious sense of fluidly in response to ambient noise or voices.

(thanks/via: Cool Hunting)

August Smart Lock (by AugustLock)

More coveted tech stuff: August Smart Lock

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Coveted tech stuff: Belkin WeMo Light Switch.
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Coveted tech stuff: Belkin WeMo Light Switch.

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