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Nike: 8 Interactive Store Windows at Selfridges

4. March 2013

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Most of you guys would remember the ‘Nike+ Innovation Center’ that was housed at Selfridges during the London Olympics, but what you might not have seen, were the 8, interactive/reactive kinetic window installations that helped to drag customers into the store. From Kinetic drops that react to people walking past, to dunk-height jumping challenges and [...]

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Google Chrome: Super Sync Sports Mobile Game

1. March 2013

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Google Chrome UK have just released this new Chrome Experiment called ‘Super Sync Sports‘ which, as the name suggests, allows players to sync their mobile phones and tablets to be used as a remote control. Once you’ve chosen a game, you’ll use your mobile to run, swim and cycle your way to victory, whilst the [...]

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Ray Ban: Ambermatic Lens App Installation

26. February 2013

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Just about everyone is adding a custom filter to their apps and campaigns these days, so it’s cool to see RayBan’s take on it, and bringing it out of just the digital world and into the physical, to showcase their retro Ambermatic Lens which is making a comeback. Ray Ban, created an app that let [...]

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Royal London Hospital: Interactive Installation

20. February 2013

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Here’s a great example of technology put to good use at the Royal London Children’s Hospital, patients now have an interactive playground featuring a giant screen that the children can engage with. The surrounding soft toys are integrated into an interactive game, so that the children can play with both the physical and digital versions. [...]

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Google Maps: Explore the Grand Canyon

5. February 2013

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On their quest to map the earth Google Maps has gone off road with the release of these panoramic images of the Grand Canyon which allow people to virtually explore this natural wonder by viewing the site with full 360° views. Google’s ever expanding image collection aims to give people wider access to the world [...]

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Tokyo Newspaper: AR Reader App For Kids

29. January 2013

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The Tokyo Newspaper is suffering the same fate as many other leading city papers around the world, and the guys at Dentsu Tokyo have been trying to find new ways for the paper to connect with readers, when they came up with this, an Augmented Reality Reader app for kids, bringing a little extra life [...]

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McDonald’s: TrackMyMacca’s App

17. January 2013

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Here’s an interesting app that’s just been launched in Australia today. TrackMyMacca’s is a world first for McDonald’s as it takes Australians ‘behind the scenes’ of their meal, showing them where their food has come from. This app uses technology that accesses McDonald’s supply-chain and augmented reality to deliver interactive information about McDonald’s food. It’s [...]

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BMW iWindow Installation

17. January 2013

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Here’s a cool execution from BMW. They came up with the idea of the BMW iWindow to show the world what the future of driving could look like in New York. Using digital projection and motion detection technology they projected concept cars in real-time on a giant window. The cars were made to look like the real, future [...]

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Microsoft: illumiRoom Xbox Projection Gaming

16. January 2013

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This piece from Microsoft Research is gaining some momentum this week, called the ‘illumiRoom’, it uses a Kinect for Windows camera along with a projector to blur the lines between on-screen content and the environment the TV sits in, converging the virtual and physical worlds for an enhanced gaming experience…. No extra rendering or special [...]

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Sound Bottle: Remixing Everything It Hears

3. January 2013

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This is the coolest object I’ve seen in 2013 so far, and I suspect it might take some time to beat it! Re: Sound Bottle is an auto remixing object that can record any every day sound and then automatically remix it into a beat. It’s another arduino powered device, that acts as an interactive [...]

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Firewall: A Depth Sensitive Interactive Wall

2. January 2013

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Firewall is an interactive installation, a seemingly normal wall that is actually a stretched spandex surface which acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth. People can push, touch, move and create fire-like visuals dynamically depending on the speed, pressure, depth and movement of the interaction with the spandex surface. On top of that, each [...]

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Meet Pinokio: Pixar’s Animatronic Lamp

5. December 2012

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If you’ve ever wondered what Pixar’s famous lamp would be like in real life, then this is just about it. Meet Pinokio, a real life ‘smart’ Animatronic Lamp powered by arduino, a host of servos, sensors, microphones and a webcam which detects facial expressions… The Animatronic Lamp is designed to exude emotional characteristics while being [...]

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The World’s First 3D Printing Photo Booth

3. December 2012

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Hands up if you’ve got a 3D printer? We do too, but most of the ones you can get your hands on are pretty low-res and print liquid plastic. So what happens when you create a pop-up store with a high-end powder based 3D printer? Well, you create the world’s first 3D printing photo booth… [...]

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The Decelerator Helmet: Real Time Slow Motion

28. November 2012

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This might be the weirdest thing you’ll see this week, but trust me, once you get past the artistic design (yes, this is actually just an art installation), you’ll think it’s pretty cool. The Decelerator Helmet is designed to create a real time, slow motion effect for the person wearing the helmet. Sitting inside is [...]

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Projecteo: A Tiny Instagram Projector

26. November 2012

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Brining the power and populairty of instagram to physical objects is a growing trend, and this seriously cool little Kickstarter project is jumping on the bandwagon of other Instagram Kickstarter projects in the funding pipeline… It’s called ‘Projecteo’ and is perfect for techno-geeks and hipsters alike, it’s a tiny Instagram Projector powered by a single [...]

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