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Things That Think (MIT Media Lab) augmented, objects, research, science, engineering, design, art
Things That Think is inventing the future of digitally augmented objects and environments. We bring a unique, boundary-breaking perspective to research, uniting leaders in science, engineering, design, and art. Grounded by extensive corporate sponsor interaction, our prototypes and demonstrations aim to inspire the products and services of tomorrow.
Valerie Lamontagne Valerie Lamontagne concordia university, wearable technology, curator, critic, researcher, artist, digital media art, design, computation art
Valerie Lamontagne is a Montreal-based performance and digital media artist, freelance art critic and independent curator. She received an MFA from Concordia University (Montreal) where she presently teaches in Design and Computation Arts and she is a co-founder of the media arts collective MobileGaze. She is presently a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University with the Topological Media Lab investigating "Relational and Ubiquitous Performance Art".
Wearable Computing Lab (ETH Zurich) wearable computing group, digital electronics, high density packaging, smart textile, signal processing, wearable computers capable of smart assistance
The interdisciplinary Wearable Computing Group which is headed by Prof. Gerhard TrĖ†ster consists of 2 PostDocs, 15 PhD students and 2 technicians. Our core expertise lies in miniaturized digital electronics, high density packaging and smart textile, as well as signal processing. We capitalize on this expertise in designing wearable computers capable of smart assistance.
Yala Sofa Elliat Rich Design Laminex, plywood, digital print, Thermochromatic ink, stainless steel components
The Yala sofa was inspired by watching how local aboriginal people engage and enjoy each other's company whilst digging up the Yala bush potato, a rich source of bush food for the people living in the harsh central desert of Australia. The social opportunities afforded by the activity are celebratory and indicated by the plant's flowering. After leaving the Yala sofa, remnant warmth of the body activates images of glowing Ipomoea flowers as a reminder of intimacy and comfort. They become a symbol for empathy reflecting a connectedness with the Pintupi people who share similar company.
Zeroes and Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture Sadie Plant 1997 book, digital, computers, women, craft
In this bold manifesto on the relationship between women and machines, Sadie Plant explores the networks and connections implicit in nonlinear systems and digital machines. Shattering the myth that women are victims of technological change, Zeros + Ones shows how women and women's work in particular--weaving and typing, computing and telecommunicating--have been tending the machinery of the digital age for generations, the very technologies that are now revolutionizing the Western world.
Zizi the affectionate couch (Twenty121) couch, support, physical, emotional, response, experiment, human computer interface
Zizi is a couch that supports you not only physically but also emotionally. She is a mixture of a shaved poodle, a fluffy cat and an exotic sea slug. Zizi growls when sat upon, purrs when touched and groans with delight when you stroke her fur. If left alone, she mews for attention. Inspired by the fluffy flight deck on board Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy's space-ship, Zizi the affectionate couch is an experiment in human computer interface, making a move away from the screen and mouse based interactives that are the dominant paradigm in media art works. Zizi's reactions are triggered by motion sensors that activate nine vibrating audio devices to simulate purring. Digital signal processing and behavioural algorithms determine her responses.