Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Miniature Origami Robot Self-folds, Walks, Swims, and Degrades

Uh-oh! The self-folding miniature origami robots are here!

Life will never be the same.

How long will it be before we see a swarm of these attacking the good guy in a movie?

OK so why would I want to let these things into my house?
> To clean up all the dust bunnies and old rice kernels in the pantry closet?
> To scare the crap out of the mice and cockroaches living the walls and ceiling?

Me thinks this is just the beginning of a tsunami of technical change headed our way.

Look out folks, here comes the future.
Embrace it or get out of the way.


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21 Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation

Every spring, an interactive installation takes over a high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and sets a collective ritual. The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately.

The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation.

The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre.

In order to allow for these collective moments to be shared around the world, a traveling version of the project with 10 Musical Swings is now available on tour. Contact us at for more information.



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James Victore

James Victore’s is an amazing artist and posters designer.

His work has been exhibited at the MoMA, and belongs to permanent collections of museums in Paris, Washington, D.C., Zürich and Amsterdam. His clients include the New York Times, TIME Magazine, Moët & Chandon, the City of New York and Esquire.

Victore speaks regularly around the globe, is a professor at the School of Visual Arts, lectures at RISD and also teaches through his own events like “The Dinner Series” and “Take This Job & Love It.”

He inspires many with his Burning Questions series on YouTube.


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Seeing Spaces


What if we designed a new kind of “maker space” — a space that isn’t just for putting pieces together, but also for seeing and understanding a project’s behavior in powerful ways?

  • seeing inside 
  • seeing across time 
  • seeing across possibilities 

“I think people need to work in a space that moves them away from the kinds of non-scientific thinking that you do when you can’t see what you’re doing — moves them away from blindly following recipes, from superstitions and rules of thumb — and moves them towards deeply understanding what they’re doing, inventing new things, discovering new things, contributing back to the global pool of human knowledge.” 

Presented at the EG conference on May 2, 2014. 

Art by David Hellman. 

Bret Victor —


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Is this a meeting or a nightmare?

If you work in engineering, design or another technical field, you’ll recognize this kind of meeting.

Warning: This video has the potential to make you laugh and cry at the same time.


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Gloves that will “change the way we make music”, with Imogen Heap

“A video interview with Imogen Heap describing her homemade electronic interface gloves that control her music interface software by the movement and positions of her hands.”

Heap is kickstarting an open source hardware version of the gloves.

via Boing Boing


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