Italian designer Tommaso Guerra has created beautiful handmade chalk typography.
The Colorevolution Watch by Wintertime
About the watch:
Watch colors evolve with every passing minute on this modern sport style timepiece. Every revolution of the minute hand reveals a surprisingly beautiful new color palette to make time pass by in the most captivating way. This unique instrument transforms the artist’s and designer’s tools of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow into a variety of colors.
See it in motion in this video:
Digital Ethereal is a project that imagines all the WiFi signals around us.
About the project:
This project came about as a design discourse on digital technologies, and the invisible infrastructure underpinning it. I believe our interaction with this landscape of electromagnetic signals, described by Antony Dunne as Hertzian Space, can be characterised in the same terms as that with ghosts and spectra. They both are paradoxical entities, whose untypical substance allows them to be an invisible presence. In the same way, they undergo a process of gradual substantiation to become temporarily available to perception. Finally, they both haunt us. Ghosts, as Derrida would have it, with the secrets of past generations. Hertzian space, with the frustration of interference and slowness.
But it is these same traits of Hertzian Space that affords the potential for a spatially rich interaction with information systems, one that more closely resemble the interaction with real architecture. The challenge however lies in how to design with systems that are fundamentally invisible. They can be ‘translated”—changing their modality into one which is tangible. This modality change is however always laced with cultural charges, which changes the nature of Hertzian Space.
(Source: Vice Magazine)
This is a bit future-shock …
A small consumer-level molecular scanner lets you analyze the objects around you for relevant information, from food calories or quality, medicine, nature etc … This could be the start of the Internet of Everything
The Kickstarter was launched yesterday and made it’s $200,000 goal within 24 hours - the potential for this tech is huge. Watch the video embedded below to see the potential:
Smartphones made it easy to research facts, capture images, and navigate street maps, but they haven’t brought us closer to the physical environment in which we live – until now.
Meet SCiO. It is the world’s first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of just about anything around you, sent directly to your smartphone.
Out of the box, when you get your SCiO, you’ll be able to analyze food, plants, and medications.
For example, you can:
- Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food: salad dressings, sauces, fruits, cheeses, and much more.
- See how ripe an Avocado is, through the peel!
- Find out the quality of your cooking oil.
- Know the well being of your plants.
- Analyze soil or hydroponic solutions.
- Authenticate medications or supplements.
- Upload and tag the spectrum of any material on Earth to our database. Even yourself !
You can find out more about the product at it’s Kickstarter page here
EDIT: There seems to be a lot of skepticism about the product (I’m not a scientist, but the idea is certainly compelling). There have been calls at Reddit calling this out, yet the company has posted addressing the concerns here