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I love this Rube Goldberg machine by London design firm Berg. Exploring our relationship with modern technology they made this almost humorous machine that plays with Rube’s chain of events, but in a new-age non-physical way using RFID chips and the like.
After seeing a Rube Goldberg machine at the Pompidou in Paris that was 15 minutes long and mostly used fire, this almost makes me laugh in it’s clever use of technology to achieve the same results (but not quite as exciting as the fire)
I just love things like this. RHONDA is an application, written by a small team, that redefines sketching and 3d modeling and combines them into a surprisingly intuitive system for “dimension free sketching” (I just made that up, but they should use it).
Watch the video to see James Paterson sketching something out, and then a collection of his past works using RHONDA (RhondaForever.com).
Really beautiful right? I love James’ style and gesture, but it couldn’t succeed like it does without this amazing tool. I’ve already sketched out a few things with it and it’s a blast. Sadly I could only use my trackpad, but it was still very interesting and very fun. It’s quite hard to disconnect yourself from your two-dimensional drawing habits, but when you do it’s a very unique experience.
Here’s a video of me doing some free drawing and playing with the space.
They have the beta opened to those who register and want to help them out by testing it a bit. I HIGHLY recommend getting it. RhondaForever.com
Who doesn’t like lasers? I mean the non-vaporizing your friends kind of course, but still.
Somehow these guys have used lasers to both track objects and draw as well.
I love this. A completely invisible interface that’s still perfectly intuitive. Who knew you could create a ground-breaking device that doesn’t even need an instruction manual! Amazing.
iPhone as a genius marketing tool?
Useful? Probably not. Possible? Absolutely. As a matter of fact, it’s here.
While new ways to advertise to us usually don’t make me happy, this new technology is quite cool. The ability to walk up to any interface and control it with your iPhone is something with HUGE potential. I just hope someone jumps on this and makes it useful to us.
Imagine: Walking into In&Out and ordering your whole meal from next to the napkins. Or buying movie tickets and snacks then picking them all up at once. Or when you are looking at clothes, being able to see them in full controllable 3d before you even have to try them on.
Sure some would say this is just a way to make us lazier, but I think it’s a way to make us more productive with less work, thus increasing our ability to go do stuff that really matters. Or so I hope.