Mapumental is a collaboration between MySociety and 4iP that makes use of all the nation’s bus, train, tram, tube and boat timetables and turns them into a service that’s vastly more powerful than the traditional journey planners.
It’s currently in Beta, but you can sign-up for an invite.
This installation includes tracking devices and low-resolution LED displays which is capable of showing different visualisations based on the presence and movement of people.
La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.
Moment Factory developed the interactive system and content. Photonic Dreams created the LED video wall.
We pitched this idea to a client for an outdoor experience but it never came to fruition.
Shame really – I still think it’s a lot of fun and kinda cool.
Dis-patch presents RGB City by Lust (NL) from Dis-patch Festival on Vimeo.
RGB CITY is an interactive light/sound installation of impressive proportions, spread over a building site in the central area of Student’s Square. A new landmark for Belgrade. A building that seems to be alive, each room filled with lights whose movement and color are constantly in flux.
More information about the project.
Ever wondered what the iPhone compass was for?
Nearest Tube is one of the first augmented reality apps to go live in the iPhone AppStore. Only available to Apple iPhone 3GS users.
Here’s another great app Android app developed by IBM for the Wimbledon 2009 Championships.
Catchily called the IBM Seer it gives directions and live coverage of everything that’s happening.
GPS and a compass opens up a whole world of new opportunities.
I’m hoping to see lots more of this kinda stuff soon.
This looks really interesting. Both PS3 and Xbox showed off prototype motion recognition at E3.
Sony has a motion control wand (with a strange bulb on the end) that interacts with the PS3 Eye Toy and is very similar to the Wii’s control, Microsoft has presented something completely different – Project Natal.
The cool thing about Project Natal is that there is no controller – you are the controller.
It has full body motion control by tracking 3D movement and it recognizes voices, immersing players into the game. What it promises is amazing.
On a side note, this half-decent launch demo for Natal is on the newly created XBoxE3 YouTube account. I couldn’t find a single official or decent video of the Wand Controller demo uploaded by Playstation. Come on guys.. get with the programme.
Here’s another demo from E3.
Peter Molyneaux gives us a look at Milo, which uses Project Natal for interaction with an on-screen character.
via The TrendWatch / Fresh Creation
Some people at your party would be nice mate!
It’s just a technology demo from 2002 though.