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utilitarianthings:

“Air-curtain Shower Cabin is a shower unit where the water is contained by flowing air rather than traditional glass walls. The device blows air from an outer ring and releases water from an inner ring. The flow of air forms an air curtain that prevents water from spattering outside the shower.
When the shower is not in use, the floor space beneath it is freed up, which allows the bathroom to feel more spacious. The designers intended for the open showering space to give the user a feeling of freedom.”

—Yep, no more morning-shower-curtain-hugging-sessions. This shower curtain basically consists of air. Thats all you need.
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utilitarianthings:

“Air-curtain Shower Cabin is a shower unit where the water is contained by flowing air rather than traditional glass walls. The device blows air from an outer ring and releases water from an inner ring. The flow of air forms an air curtain that prevents water from spattering outside the shower.
When the shower is not in use, the floor space beneath it is freed up, which allows the bathroom to feel more spacious. The designers intended for the open showering space to give the user a feeling of freedom.”

—Yep, no more morning-shower-curtain-hugging-sessions. This shower curtain basically consists of air. Thats all you need.
Zoom Info

utilitarianthings:

“Air-curtain Shower Cabin is a shower unit where the water is contained by flowing air rather than traditional glass walls. The device blows air from an outer ring and releases water from an inner ring. The flow of air forms an air curtain that prevents water from spattering outside the shower.

When the shower is not in use, the floor space beneath it is freed up, which allows the bathroom to feel more spacious. The designers intended for the open showering space to give the user a feeling of freedom.”

—Yep, no more morning-shower-curtain-hugging-sessions. This shower curtain basically consists of air. Thats all you need.

smarterplanet:

Oculus Is Awesome for Games, But It’s the Future of Movies
"I never thought I’d ever say this, but I’m onstage with Beck. He’s wearing his usual hat-and-blazer combo, and covering one of my favorite David Bowie songs. Out past the crowd is a full choir — a few faces I recognize because they played with Beck during last year’s Station to Station rolling art extravaganza — and a massive musical ensemble. People are cheering and taking photos. It’s incredible. Then I look down. Instead of seeing knees or feet, I see Beck’s Chelsea boots.
That’s when my brain reminds me I’m not actually on stage.
Instead, I’m sitting in a chair at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier installation, wearing an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. I’m watching  a retooled version of the 360-degree interactive video of Beck’s live performance of “Sound and Vision” that he and Chris Milk made for Lincoln last year. My I’m-a-rockstar dream is shattered, but it’s possible that this might actually be cooler than performing with a folk hero — I get to have all the fun of performing without worrying about singing off-key or being incapacitated by stage fright.
Full Story: Wired

—Schon lange als Zukunft der Gamingwelt in aller Munde, jetzt auch auf dem Weg die Filmwelt zu revolutionieren! Oculus Rift.Wie kannst du die Zukunft ändern?

smarterplanet:

Oculus Is Awesome for Games, But It’s the Future of Movies

"I never thought I’d ever say this, but I’m onstage with Beck. He’s wearing his usual hat-and-blazer combo, and covering one of my favorite David Bowie songs. Out past the crowd is a full choir — a few faces I recognize because they played with Beck during last year’s Station to Station rolling art extravaganza — and a massive musical ensemble. People are cheering and taking photos. It’s incredible. Then I look down. Instead of seeing knees or feet, I see Beck’s Chelsea boots.

That’s when my brain reminds me I’m not actually on stage.

Instead, I’m sitting in a chair at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier installation, wearing an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. I’m watching  a retooled version of the 360-degree interactive video of Beck’s live performance of “Sound and Vision” that he and Chris Milk made for Lincoln last year. My I’m-a-rockstar dream is shattered, but it’s possible that this might actually be cooler than performing with a folk hero — I get to have all the fun of performing without worrying about singing off-key or being incapacitated by stage fright.

Full Story: Wired

—Schon lange als Zukunft der Gamingwelt in aller Munde, jetzt auch auf dem Weg die Filmwelt zu revolutionieren! Oculus Rift.
Wie kannst du die Zukunft ändern?

(Quelle: emergentfutures)

For All You Arachnophobes Out There…

Yep, they got those in robot-versions now. Creepy movements and all. On the plus side - the hairspray you always use in despair should work pretty well here.

On the other hand though - look how adorable he is. Reaching for your love with his little teeny-weeny-spiderlegs. Don’t you just wanna hug him?

blogwell:

So a while back I made this article featuring a number of winter products I wished were real. Shortly after, the fine people at BetaBrand reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in teaming with them to make a prototype; And since I have literally nothing to lose but my time and emotional sanity, I agreed!
Go here to vote for the product! If it receives enough votes, it moves onto the prototyping stage, and after that, if it’s successfully crowd-funded, becomes a real-live product you can wear on your body! How great would that be? Personally, I think it would be pretty great.
VOTE NOW!

—Ein Winterjackendesign für die kalten, multimedialen Tage des Jahres.Was habt ihr für Ideen?

blogwell:

So a while back I made this article featuring a number of winter products I wished were real. Shortly after, the fine people at BetaBrand reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in teaming with them to make a prototype; And since I have literally nothing to lose but my time and emotional sanity, I agreed!

Go here to vote for the product! If it receives enough votes, it moves onto the prototyping stage, and after that, if it’s successfully crowd-funded, becomes a real-live product you can wear on your body! How great would that be? Personally, I think it would be pretty great.

VOTE NOW!

—Ein Winterjackendesign für die kalten, multimedialen Tage des Jahres.
Was habt ihr für Ideen?

veritae:

GPS Shoes by Dominic Wilcox.
Note:
Imagine a pair of shoes that can navigate you to your final destination. Commissioned by Global Footprint, a Northamptonshire-based visual arts and living heritage programme, Wilcox decided he wanted “to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home.”
Working with interactive arts and technology expert Becky Stewart and local Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes, Wilcox came up with a working prototype that functions so: You upload your destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable. You activate the GPS (located in the left heel) via a heel click. The data from the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe, which shows the progress made on a row of lights. Your shoes point you to your destination.

—Immer den Füßen nach. Wenn die Schuhe als Navigationsgeräte dienen…Ähnlich geniale Ideen?
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veritae:

GPS Shoes by Dominic Wilcox.
Note:
Imagine a pair of shoes that can navigate you to your final destination. Commissioned by Global Footprint, a Northamptonshire-based visual arts and living heritage programme, Wilcox decided he wanted “to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home.”
Working with interactive arts and technology expert Becky Stewart and local Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes, Wilcox came up with a working prototype that functions so: You upload your destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable. You activate the GPS (located in the left heel) via a heel click. The data from the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe, which shows the progress made on a row of lights. Your shoes point you to your destination.

—Immer den Füßen nach. Wenn die Schuhe als Navigationsgeräte dienen…Ähnlich geniale Ideen?
Zoom Info
veritae:

GPS Shoes by Dominic Wilcox.
Note:
Imagine a pair of shoes that can navigate you to your final destination. Commissioned by Global Footprint, a Northamptonshire-based visual arts and living heritage programme, Wilcox decided he wanted “to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home.”
Working with interactive arts and technology expert Becky Stewart and local Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes, Wilcox came up with a working prototype that functions so: You upload your destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable. You activate the GPS (located in the left heel) via a heel click. The data from the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe, which shows the progress made on a row of lights. Your shoes point you to your destination.

—Immer den Füßen nach. Wenn die Schuhe als Navigationsgeräte dienen…Ähnlich geniale Ideen?
Zoom Info
veritae:

GPS Shoes by Dominic Wilcox.
Note:
Imagine a pair of shoes that can navigate you to your final destination. Commissioned by Global Footprint, a Northamptonshire-based visual arts and living heritage programme, Wilcox decided he wanted “to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home.”
Working with interactive arts and technology expert Becky Stewart and local Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes, Wilcox came up with a working prototype that functions so: You upload your destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable. You activate the GPS (located in the left heel) via a heel click. The data from the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe, which shows the progress made on a row of lights. Your shoes point you to your destination.

—Immer den Füßen nach. Wenn die Schuhe als Navigationsgeräte dienen…Ähnlich geniale Ideen?
Zoom Info
veritae:

GPS Shoes by Dominic Wilcox.
Note:
Imagine a pair of shoes that can navigate you to your final destination. Commissioned by Global Footprint, a Northamptonshire-based visual arts and living heritage programme, Wilcox decided he wanted “to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home.”
Working with interactive arts and technology expert Becky Stewart and local Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes, Wilcox came up with a working prototype that functions so: You upload your destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable. You activate the GPS (located in the left heel) via a heel click. The data from the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe, which shows the progress made on a row of lights. Your shoes point you to your destination.

—Immer den Füßen nach. Wenn die Schuhe als Navigationsgeräte dienen…Ähnlich geniale Ideen?
Zoom Info

veritae:

GPS Shoes by Dominic Wilcox.

Note:

Imagine a pair of shoes that can navigate you to your final destination. Commissioned by Global Footprint, a Northamptonshire-based visual arts and living heritage programme, Wilcox decided he wanted “to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home.”

Working with interactive arts and technology expert Becky Stewart and local Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes, Wilcox came up with a working prototype that functions so: You upload your destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable. You activate the GPS (located in the left heel) via a heel click. The data from the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe, which shows the progress made on a row of lights. Your shoes point you to your destination.

—Immer den Füßen nach. Wenn die Schuhe als Navigationsgeräte dienen…
Ähnlich geniale Ideen?