Catch a glimpse of augmented reality meets fashion for a taste of the future…
See the evolving genius of futurist Iris van Herpen and her poetic, futurist designs – The collection is entitled, “Seijaku” or finding calm amidst chaos.
Watch the future with augmented reality as realized by London designer, Keiichi Matsuda. Either it kills you or makes you stronger…. HYPER-REALITY from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo. via Keiichi Matsuda’s Hyper-Reality film blurs real and virtual worlds
A sneak peek at the future mood just around the corner… via Trend forecasting 2017 – YouTube
The very innovative designer Iris Van Herpen demonstrates her mastery of the elaborate cocktail dress in shimmering surface, texture and 3d printing at Paris Fashion week. via VIDEO | Iris Van Herpen Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2016 Paris – NOWFASHION.
After launching the LG Display curved OLED televisions with 4K capability, this year’s offering is sure to make headlines. LG has a mind-melting 55-inch ‘wallpaper-style’ set that is a very thin 0.97mm and weighs only 4.1 pounds. As OLEDS don’t need backlighting,the actual components are not contained within the TV itself. The “mat” can be hooked up on a wall using a magnetic foundation, allowing the ever-presentContinue reading “All Mod Cons : TV’s New Frontier”
3D printing continues to take small leaps and bounds as adventurers literally spin out innovative adaptations like that of Nervous Systems, Massachusetts and their kinematically designed frock. Made from over 2200 modular, triangular pieces that move individually allowing fluid, fabric like motion. 21st Century chainmail. So wonderfully innovative that MoMa NYC has bought it toContinue reading “Kiss The Future: The Kinematic Dress”
Northwestern University in Chicago has announced results in electric brain treatment that may hold the key to rehabilitating memory disorders stemming from alzheimer’s, aging, brain injury, schizophrenia, stroke and just plain ole’ forgetfulness…Results showed substantial improvement of memory tests after the 3rd day of 20 minute cranial massages for 5 consecutive days using electric impulsesContinue reading “Future Tense: TMS Mind Massage”
Taking a rather novel approach to drones, this prototype for a new breed of tiny flying robots could hail a new chapter in stealth use that mimic the insect world. These “MAVs” (micro aerial vehicles) have been difficult to control and are weighed down but New York University has developed one that is featherweight andContinue reading “The Jelly Moth: Micro Flying Robot”
A few examples how the introduction of 3D printing is quickly transforming our contemporary aesthetics with almost no limits to the imagination…
Recalling the work of italian futurist Umberto Boccioni, these creations are visionary. Hadid states: “I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions”. “Our collaboration with United Nude reinterprets the classic shoe typology, pushing the boundaries of what is possible without compromising integrity.” Indeed. Made of chrome vinyl rubber and linedContinue reading “Zaha Hadid vs. UNITED: Let the Games Begin…”
With the race on for wearable technologies such as smartwatches by Apple and Samsung, Google is forging ahead with it’s glasses that incorporate augmented reality, straight out of William Gibson’s novel, “Virtual Light” from 1993. Here you can have a sneak preview what this will look like… Google Glass “Explorer” will retail for approx. US$1,500Continue reading “Through the Looking Glass: Google’s “Explorer””
British Columbia-based Hyperstealth Biotechnology claims to be working on an extraordinary “invisibility cloak” that would render its wearer virtually invisible. Citing security concerns, the camouflage-design company has yet to provide anything beyond mock-ups of the Quantum Stealth cloak, but explained that the fabric works by bending light around a person, enabling them to disappear intoContinue reading “Invisibility Cloak: Hyperstealth”
HIRIKO is a refreshing concept in urban mobility from Spain. Focusing on the relationship between the city, its citizens and their vehicles making things easier and more accessible. It is technologically very advanced being a 100% electric vehicle.Sustainable, social and smart. Clip HIRIKO from HIRIKO Driving Mobility on Vimeo.
Possibly the most disruptive technology since the internet, 3D printing is revolutionizing how design is approached and is bound to lead to some increasingly complex aesthetics. The video really says it best. Shapeways
Aerofex, an aerospace company from California, has developed a working prototype hover bike. According to the website Innovation News Daily, rotors on the underside of the vehicle provide lift, and the pilot controls the bike by leaning to the left and right. Aerofex has no immediate plans to commercially launch the vehicle to the publicContinue reading “Ride On!: The Hoverbike”
Like a scene out of Total Recall, the BCI (brain-computer interface) has been developed to the point where they can be found in novelty or spywear stores. Scientists have taken an off-shelf version and shown it has the capability of hacking the brain and pulling details straight from your mind. University of Oxford, California BerkeleyContinue reading “Brain Hacker: Emotiv BCI Technology”
The mother of all forecasting discusses her latest insights which reveal some very interesting ideas such as: *Everyday Spirituality: Not in a Buddhist mode, but to something that celebrates life on a small, day to day level. *The loss of individual behavior: Collaborative efforts and groupings. Terrace style organization. *The young father: The nurturer whichContinue reading “Mama Li: Lidewij Edelkoort Unplugged”
Google has sold interactive glasses for $1500 (only) during its annual software conference in San Francisco to first adaptors. If all goes well, a less expensive version of the glasses is expected to go on sale for consumers in early 2014. While wearing these glasses, directions to a destination or a text message from aContinue reading “Where’d you get those googles?”