3D Projection (without a screen)

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A team of researchers in Japan lead by Akira Asanohave developed the technology they call ‘The Aerial Burton.’ The device works by firing a 1kHz infrared pulse directly into a 3D scanner, which focuses and reflects the laser to a specific point in the air. When the molecules reach the specified point at the end of the laser they ionize, releasing energy in the form of photons.

via burton-jp.com

Why good leaders make you feel safe

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What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

via ted.com

Isaac Delusion’s “Pandora’s Box”

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Created by Studio Clée—comprsied of Alizée Ayrault and Claire Dubosc—with additional contributions from Romain Avalle, the project includes 600 videos and 1500 possible slots, yielding a seemingly-infinite number of combinations. After 20 seconds, you get the option to share the unique video with friends, where they can either watch your personalized video, or experience a fresh, reincarnated one. All get adorned with eye-catching vintage stock footage—cuts from North By North West and other 20th century gems—taken from the Prelinger Archives, a public domain database created in 1983.

View the project here

via vice.com

Brain decoding: Reading minds

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Neuroscientists are starting to decipher what a person is seeing, remembering and even dreaming just by looking at their brain activity. They call it brain decoding.

via gallantlab.org and nature.com

The Drinkable Book

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A team of scientists and engineers from carnegie mellon and the University of Virginia have developed ‘the drinkable book’, a life saving tool that filters water and teaches proper sanitation and hygiene to those in the developing world. Designed by New York-based typographer Brian Gartside for non-profit organization Water Is Life, each book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper capable of eliminating deadly waterborne diseases, as it is coated with silver nanoparticles, whose ions actively kill diseases like cholera, typhoid and E.coli.

via designboom.com

Lytro Illum light field camera

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Lytro’s approach to photography is to capture as much data from the field of light as possible — instead of focussing on one particular setup to capture the moment. The multi-dimensional image is captured with an array of micro-lenses. This wealth of data then gets translated to an interactive ‘image-scape’ where you can redefine the focus freely, as many times you want.

via wearethefrontier.com

One Tiny Hand

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Simple parody, with a touch of elegance. Your mileage may vary.

via onetinyhand.com

United Visual Artists celebrates 10 years

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United Visual Artists (UVA) – the London-based, multidisciplinary art and design studio – turned ten and unveiled its latest exhibition, "Momentum," so take a trip through their past multi-sensory projects with us.

via thecreatorsproject.vice.com

GE – Olympic Visualizations

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With the 2012 London Summer Olympics just around the corner, the incredible Jake Sargeant (House MD opening titles, Terminator Salvation, TRON Legacy, & Oblivion) was approached by Mothership and director David Rosenbaum to throw down some data visualizations for some potential GE Olympic spots.

Although these visualizations were meant to complement high speed footage for present day commercial spots, this is a taste of what I hope we’ll see in the Olympics of the future… real-time data visualizations that analyze an athlete’s movement captured in slow motion. Here’s to the future.

via mn8studio.com

Universal Everything celebrates 10 years

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Universal Everything looks back on a decade of work. Soundtrack: Epic Tenori by Simon Pyke.

via universaleverything.com