Bionic eyeball gets a color upgrade
Second Sight — the developer of the first bionic eye to receive FDA approval in the US — is currently working on a firmware upgrade that gives users of the Argus II bionic eye better resolution, focus, and image zooming. The software update even provides
Three Laws of Augmented Reality Design
1. Augmentation must emerge from the real world and/or relate to it 2. Augmentation must not distract from reality, but make you more aware of it 3. Augmented interaction must deliver a superior experience to alternatives, or better yet – there’s no alter
Apple Maps to replace Google Maps
It is now widely know that Apple plans to replace Google maps on iPhones, iPads and iPods with the rollout of iOS6 at its WWDC in June. It is reported that Apple’s maps, which was developed, in-house, will feature 3-D maps.
An interdisciplinary variety show called “Cyborg Cabaret” will bring together humans and robots in a way that audiences haven’t seen before.
Marvel launches augmented reality comics
Marvel AR is a free app that has been developed in partnership with Aurasma. The software allows readers to scan their print comics with the camera of their smartphone or tablet to unlock extras. These will include parts of the writer’s script, editors’
Google Glasses and Hacking the New Aesthetic
“At its core, the New Aesthetic begs the individual to view the real world through a digital lens – pixelated water flowing out of fire hydrants or government budgets presented as pixelated QR codes. Walter Benjamin once wrote of Art in the Age of Mechani
New Aesthetic on Wikipedia
The New Aesthetic is a term used to refer to the increasing appearance of the visual language of digital technology and the Internet in the physical world, and the blending of virtual and physical.
The New Aeshetic Needs to Get Weirder
“…to my eyes, the New Aesthetic could use a dose of good, old-fashioned twentieth century immodesty. Not naïve fascism or impulsive radicalism, but bigger eyes, larger hopes, weirder goals.”
An Essay on the New Aesthetic by Bruce Sterling
The New Aesthetic is image-processing for British media designers. That’s more or less what it is, and although it belongs to a small group of creatives right now, we have every reason to take it, and its prospects, seriously.
The New Aesthetic (on Tumblr)
“The New Aesthetic is not a movement, it is not a thing which can be done. It is a series of artefacts of the heterogeneous network, which recognises differences, the gaps in our overlapping but distant realities.”
Benjamin Wittes and Jane Chong examine how the law will respond as we become more cyborg-like, and the divide between human and machine becomes ever-more unstable. In particular, they consider how the law of surveillance will shift as we develop from humans who use machines into humans who partially are machines or, at least, who depend on machines pervasive
The MICA bracelet displays messages and calendar alerts.-If you love jewelry, Intel has unveiled a sparkling bracelet that’s also a stand-alone message display device.Unveiled for New York Fashion Week, My Intelligent Communication Accessory, or MICA, has glamorous looks as well as 3G cellular connectivity, so it doesn’t need to be tethered to a smartphone.D
Implant attached to bone in pioneering technique that helps prevent infection and discomfort-Revolutionary technology at a north London hospital has transformed the lives of amputees taking part in a trial by allowing artificial limbs to be attached directly to their skeleton, giving them feeling and mobility far beyond that experienced by people with tradit
North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals that moths use to control those muscles. The goal: remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots,” for use in emergency response, such as search and rescue operations. “The idea would be to attach s
Using an Android tablet and the video game Angry Birds, children can program a robot to learn new skills.Because end users can easily program the robot to learn tasks, researchers envision the robot-smart tablet system as a future rehabilitation tool for children with cognitive and motor-skill disabilities.The researchers paired a small humanoid robot with a