MATAERIAL is the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. IAAC tutors representing Open Thesis Fabrication Program provided their advice and professional expertise. During the course of the research we developed a brand new digital fabrication method and a working prototype that can open a door to a number of practical applications. The method that we call Anti·gravity Object Modeling has a Patent-Pending status.
Amazing to think where this technology could go in the future. I feel like this is one step closer to the flying car we’ve all been waiting for.
Meteor is a set of new technologies for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you’re an expert developer or just getting started.
I know that not many of you will have the patience to watch a video about programming, but I wanted to post this because I feel like this project is making accessible many complicated features of modern web frameworks and hopefully it will inspire new feature ideas from many designers. I’m excited to get playing with it.
The Free Universal Construction Kit (http://fffff.at/free-universal-construction-kit) is a collection of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys. By allowing any piece to mate with any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems — enabling radically hybrid Constructivist play and the creation of heretofore impossible designs. (For example, one of the pieces adapts Legos® to Tinkertoys®.) As with other grassroots interoperability remedies, the Free Universal Construction Kit implements proprietary protocols in order to provide a public service unmet, or unmeetable, by corporate interests.
Terms and Information:
The Free Universal Construction Kit was conceived and developed by F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab in partnership with Adapterz LLC. Complete information about the Free Universal Construction Kit can be found at http://fffff.at/free-universal-construction-kit.
The Free Universal Construction Kit is licensed under and subject to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode).
Lego®, Duplo®, Fischertechnik®, Gears! Gears! Gears!®, K’Nex®, Krinkles®, Lincoln Logs®, Tinkertoy®, Zome®, and Zoob® are trademarks of their respective owners. The Free Universal Construction Kit is not associated or affiliated with, or endorsed, sponsored, certified or approved by, any of the foregoing owners or their respective products.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts not intended for children under 3 years!
Our society is getting more and more isolated due to our addiction on internet surfing. This video showcase talks about how this idea is expressed through the creation of an installation artwork named “keyboard of Isolation”.
My fascination with motorcycles is not purely aesthetics… it’s the machine within the aesthetics, a part of technology that you interact with. Our streets stay about the same size but become more populated, which means pollution and traffic. That’s why I believe that a motorcycle and its evolution will become a key in the commuter world.
Nowadays my fascination with design has grown into every possible direction, from furniture to product design. My goal is to become a “universal” designer that can take any idea and create an elegant peace of art from that. My design philosophy? I believe in a well developed, elegant design that has a story, with history and passion to it. A design that is simple, clean and user friendly.
Kiva Systems founder and CEO Mick Mountz narrates a play-by-play video of how Kiva robots automate a warehouse environment.
Amazon just bought these guys, and I can understand why.