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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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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.
(thanks/via: Brain Pickings)

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.

(thanks/via: Core77)

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.
(thanks/via: BlessThisStuff) 

Coveted tech stuff: Belkin WeMo Light Switch.

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Her - Official Trailer (HD) Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams (by joblomovienetwork)

Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, “Her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world. (source)

Her is heartbreaking and slightly spooky!  Maybe you should ban Siri from your phone?

Hi, a real Human Interface

"Technology isn’t meant to be tricky or difficult", say Mutlitouch, an Interaction Design Studio based in Barcelona. Staying true to this thought they created this lovely video of a Human Interface to demonstrate that “interactivity means experiences”. 

Check out the additional HD behind the scenes video of the Human Interface here .

Love this!  

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Been craving one of these since the iPhone with its apps entered life. Nice to see the DoorBot wireless doorbell by Edison Junior Design Laboratory posted on Dezeen recently.
(thanks/via: Dezeen) 

Been craving one of these since the iPhone with its apps entered life. Nice to see the DoorBot wireless doorbell by Edison Junior Design Laboratory posted on Dezeen recently.

(thanks/via: Dezeen