is an first prototype by studio roosegaarde and heleen herbert from heijmans infrastructure . The goal is to make roads which are more sustainable and interactive by using light, energy and road signs that automatically adapt to the traffic situation. Awarded with a ‘best future concept’ by the dutch design awards, the idea will be realized mid-2013 in the netherlands.
Last week I was invited by my man Nalden for the presentation of The New WeTransfer, just launched in beta today. Before showing the new features, the results so far were shown: 193,203,129 transfers since the start, wow. And the cool thing is: 50% (200 million wallpaper views every month) of advertising goes to supporting the creative community, photographers, designers, illustrators. Go Transfer!
.Mail is a clever new take on the classic e-mail client by designer Tobias van Schneider. The main concept of .mail revolves around actionsteps; an integrated task management system where you can list and prioritize your actions revolving from e-mail messages. Other great features are a centralized attachment management and integrated social media notifications.
The Maccabees recorded a liveperformace surrounded by their fans with a Kinect equipped Alexa on a Technocrane. This enabled them to shoot their video on film and switch to 3D renders of their performance smoothly. The fact that they used a Kinect gave them the freedom to render the material out in any way they want, and so they did.
Always thought these kinds of shots were CG? Not always. This super-fast, super slow-mo, robotic camera rig makes the most amazing shots possible, with precise camera moves, even motion easing, all within fractions of a second. Also check out what people have been doing with it in this showreel.
project combines the collective talents of musicians, dancers, programmers, designers and animators to create an amazing visual instrument. Creating music through motion is at the heart of this creation and uses the power of the Kinect to capture movement and translate it into music which is performed live and projected on a huge wall.
Sweden’s iZettle has developed a mini chip-card reader + app that turns your iPhone and iPad into a mobile cash register. I can definitely imagine that this is an interesting development for small business owners and mobile companies (think: taxi-drivers, bike-messengers, etc). The iZettle service is now available across Scandinavia and the UK, and hopefully soon in the rest of the EU.