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Experiential store

Beautiful experience: littleBits’ first pop-up store. “Daily tous les jours is an interaction design studio with a focus on participation – empowering people to have a place in the stories that are told around them.” Located at 355 West Broadway in Soho, New York City, it will be open until December 2015. The video here Lovely…

Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation

“The essence of levitation technology is the countervailing of gravity. It is known that an ultrasound standing wave is capable of suspending small particles at its sound pressure nodes. The acoustic axis of the ultrasound beam in conventional studies was parallel to the gravitational force, and the levitated objects were manipulated along the fixed axis…

space pixels with 100 drones

A spectacle produced by the Ars Electronica Futurelab for Intel has made it into the record books! In a performance showcased by a promotional film for the world-famous chip maker, 100 spaxels took to the sky simultaneously. Team spirit is what it took to get this ambitious demonstration of technical brilliance off the ground.

Why a company exists

Simon Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. He’s the author of the classic “Start With Why”; his latest book is “Leaders Eat Last.”

Sifteo

Lo crearon hace ya un buen puñado de años un par de estudiantes del MIT, Dave Merrill y Jeevan Kalanithi, y seguramente lo he posteado o twitteado hace tiempo, pero Sifteo sigue siendo para mi un ejemplo precioso de como convertir contenidos pedagógicos tediosos en juegos inteligentes en el siglo XXI. Un modo de hacer pensar a niños…

the art of words

Software experiment about text, space and time Created by Tel-Aviv based designer and programmer Ariel Malka, He Liked Thick Word Soup is the latest experiment in the Chronotext series, a growing collection of software experiments exploring the relation between text, space and time.

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zooom

Here one of my interactive and learning by creating installations. Zooom is an interactive customizable installation, with the help of which any pedagogical activity in a museum can be made. Zooom is a modest answer to the always boring and conventional pedagogical activities in museums and art galleries. zooom is based on the “augmented reality” technology, but with a plus of…

Sonia Cillari

Please meet Sonia Cillari, an amazing artist in constant approach to body digital representation and interaction. Italian media artist and architect, currently lives and works in Venice. Her work involves the creation of sensorial and perceptual mechanisms in immersive and augmented environments. Her artistic investigation examines how patterns of consciousness, perception and identity emerge in…

circadia GAME

explayrience

Last day I had the pleasure to hear the lecture given by Ken Wong, USTWO game designer and responsible of the very awarded and acclaimed Monument Valley game. Wong demonstrates with this game the potential of EXPERIENTIAL gaming over the traditional PLAY or MECHANICAL games. And certainly I was totally agree with his vision, he…

OMOTE

Real time make up projection. Slightly freaky and pretty awesome all at once… Check out Omote, a new, advanced real-time projection mapping process with this demo showcasing dynamic makeup projections onto a live models face. It’s not exactly new, but the facial mapping and quality of the projection has drastically improved… the model almost looks completely…

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Utani one of the 20s

“Menorca millennials is a 20-day FOCUS program on an island for selected second time entrepreneurs who are building scalable and bold businesses.” And this first edition they have selected 20 international projects among 315. We are very proud to be one of them. PLAYBAR, our Learning by playing and creating project, was attractive enough to be…

Collective Creativity

About authentic leaders who create innovative teams: “Some of you may be wondering now, what are these people thinking? They’re thinking, “I’m not the visionary, I’m the social architect. I’m creating the space where people are willing and able to share and combine their talents and passions.” If some of you are worrying now that you don’t work at a Pixar, or…

Finland phenomenon

  Merece mucho la pena acercarse a este documental, realizado por profesionales de la educación de la universidad de Harvard US. Todos los países miran hacia Finlandia, incluido Estados Unidos, en lo que a educación se refiere. Pero todos deberíamos aprender de ellos en cuanto a ejemplo de sociedad moderna y de valores, la educación es…

Charla en “Creative Mornings”

In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone. Today, attendees gather in cities around the world…

Impossible is nothing

Sargy Mann has been painting all of his professional life, first as a teacher and later as a professional artist. In his mid-30s he developed cataracts on both eyes, eventually leading to total blindness. He continued to paint.Twenty-five years later, Sargy’s work is highly sought-after by collectors with paintings regularly selling for upward of £50,000…

The other Silicon Valley

Interesting to discover the other side of the moon, the other Silicon Valley  from Maria´s view and her own experience. Not deeply, but enough to give some brushes of reality.

osmo

Yeah!  how much I love discovering people-projects, offering “Learning by creating”  brilliant  solutions!  How necessary it is to demonstrate that other education is possible, around games, creativity, imagination and collaborative learning by doing tools. My last discovery is called “OSMO”  Osmo promotes social intelligence and creative thinking, shaping with their solutions, the future of play. What…

Another advertiser making useful products

It is awesome to find everyday colleagues from advertising  making out-of-the-box useful and good design+tech stuff for society. Founder and creative director Tom Evans, who also works as creative director at ad agency TBWA, says that the idea came to him when his daughter was ill a few years ago. BleepBleeps is a family of little friends that…

Jibo

Here it is, the world’s first family robot, with practical functionalities to interact with adults, kids, elders, pets…. JIBO is the family photographer and video maker, the most efficient secretary managing anyone’s agenda and messages, the perfect children’s storyteller in the case parents may prefer to make love, the perfect companion for those who need to hear…

PAOLA

Like other evenings, “The Utanis” arrived at the children’s Hospital to offer another ANIMO workshop in a very bright and colorful  area. For all of us, that was the best part of the work, testing our stop-motion tool with children and health staff. More than making “etnographics” I would say, we were doing “playnographics”.

The MicrobeScope

Have your ever imagine using your own mobile to observe microbes? The MicrobeScope is a powerful pocket-sized microscope, that reveals the hidden world of microbes and shares video via iPhone compatibility. This MicrobeScope product has been an internal R&D project that they have worked on in between other contracts. The guys of 4doptical raised $120K in KIKSTARTER to do…

" You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. "R. Buckminster Fuller

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Cinemagraph

I was shocked when I saw the magic touch and frozen beauty of these animated .gif . Actually I guess is the first time in all my long digital experience that I see such an exquisite and fine hybrid work between photography and frame animation. Artist Kevin Burg describes “Cinemagraph” as an image that contains within…

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HELLO DNA

All of us have 23 pairs of chromosomes. 17% of us are left-handed. 44% of us have attached earlobes. 88% of us have wet earwax. 14% of us have perfect pitch. All of us can smell the asparagus odor in our urine. 22% of us are lactose intolerant. 67% of us have a family history of cancer. 19% of us have a family…

Real participative art

This is what I love from digital art. When technology, art, space and user interaction are perfectly combined to flow and provoke emotions. For TED’s 30th anniversary, artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin collaborated to create Unnumbered Sparks, a monumental interactive sculpture in the sky. Choreographed by visitors in real time through their mobile devices, at night the sculpture became…

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Big Bang Data

yesterday I had the pleasure to visit the exhibition “Big Bang Data” at CCCB Barcelona, a very accurate analysis through this new amazing and emerging science, direct consequence of the data masification during the last 15 years and the real need to be technically processed and visualized. Data mining, data visualization, data analysis, etc, are…

“Gravity” 3D sketching pad

“Gravity is a tool for creatives to quickly sketch their ideas in 3D space using immersive augmented reality.A pen and a pad specifically designed for sketching in the augmented environment. Free from any screen or computer, Gravity allows you to focus on what really matters, developing your ideas in an intuitive way.”

Shaking the Miami Ad School

I had a good time together with the people from the Miami Ad School Madrid, shaking and inspiring them to become real “DOERS” and startup their own dreams. I hope though I could transmit my religion at least to few of them.

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honestidad

No he podido remediar el subir a este blog, la entrevista que Jordi Évole, en ‘Salvados’, le hace al presidente de Uruguay, José Mujica. El político explica así por qué no vive en la residencia presidencial: “Se supone que la democracia intenta ser el Gobierno de la mayoría y yo trato de vivir como vive…