Really nice installations from Philips OLED labs

Philips Lumiblade 2012 from Dezeen on Vimeo.

A very interesting presentation from Leah Buechley from MIT on paper based electronics using conductive ink. I believe this could be used in future packaging for smart notifications when products are running low.

The videos from the Startup School 2012 talks are now live. They include interviews with Mark Zuckerberg, Hiroshi Mititani (Rakuten) and I really liked Patrick Collison’s talk on Stripe.

 

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Some really cool dance illustrations/sketches here by Florian Nicolle. I wonder if these are 100% hand drawn as they are tagged as watercolour and ¬†sketch, I’m sure it is possible to create this digitally too.

October 23, 2012 Art, Design

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I just discovered a really nice tool for converting images into pure css. I am not quite sure what I would use it for just yet but the results are very nice indeed.

October 21, 2012 Computing, Design, Photography, Software

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I attended a London Hacker News talk from the creators of Foldable.me which is a really simple avatar creation tool where users can create a characterised version of themselves (or friend) and then have it delivered. The end product actually reminds me of the Danbo dolls but I was impressed that it came out of a Mint Digital hackathon and then sought funding via Kickstarter

October 19, 2012 Business, Computing, Design, Software

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A nice version for mapping¬†sentiment of the presidential election, really clean and simple. It appears the process has not removed the reverse meanings yet (such as “XXX is the shit”) which currently count as a negative, but it is still a nice idea.

October 14, 2012 Computing, Design, Processing, Software

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Im wondering if anyone is interested in pulling together a team (or teams) for AngelHack London on the 10th and 11th of November. No big idea yet so I was thinking on they day we could just pick a problem to solve from the Internet Wishlist and try to solve it within the 24 hours. Any takers or other suggestions?

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A really cool JavaScript games development competition called JS13KGames have announced the winners. Its a games competition where the developers need to keep the code under 13 kilobytes. I really like number 4 called SimLand which is a version of the classic SimCity running in the browser. Check it out here

October 12, 2012 Computing, Design, Games, Software, Technology

This is a really powerful tool presented by John Maeda at a recent Ted Talk – I would love to know about it but it is a area of real potential. You could possibly create this with interesting detail by scraping email, public blogs, Twitter, Facebook of public information and privately exchanged information from the parties involved.

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