Recompose is a new system for manipulation of an actuated surface. By collectively utilizing the body as a tool for direct manipulation alongside gestural input for functional manipulation, they show how a user is afforded unprecedented control over an actuated surface. It was developed by Matt Blackshaw, David Lákatos, Anthony Devincenzi, Daniel Leithinger,Hiroshi Ishii from MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group. They describe a number of interaction techniques exploring the shared space of direct and gestural input, demonstrating how their combined use can greatly enhance creation and manipulation beyond unaided human capability. Check out the video below. via media.mit.edu/recompose
The virtual autopsy is one of the greatest advances in forensic medicine in the past hundred years. With the aid of three-dimensional X-ray techniques, virtual and bloodless autopsies are now being performed on suspected victims of crime. CMIV (the Centre for Medical Image Science and Visualisation) at Linköping University Hospital, NVIS (Norrköpings Visualisation and Interaction Studio) and the National Board of Forensic Medicine in Linköping are world leaders in the field of virtual autopsies. This project is part of the Swedish Visualisation research programme. Behind the programme are the Knowledge Foundation, the Foundation for Strategic Research, Vinnova, Vårdalstiftelsen (the Foundation for Health Care Sciences and Allergy Research) and the Invest in Sweden Agency. A total of SEK 85 million is being invested over five years.
Touch has a new research project “Immaterials: the ghost in the field” that is dealing with the invisible fields that pickup rfid tags. The clarity and level of professionalism in the documentation is truly wonderful. Be sure to keep an eye on this group. The Touch project is based at the Oslo School of Architecture & Design and funded by the Research Council of Norway. Please see below for a video and description from Touch. read more
Concept jewelery from 1234lab seems to be a combination of input, algorithm, 3d printing and fine handwork.
8hertz is jewelery formed from phrases of intimate communication. It is said that only seven percent of all communication is verbal. Words exchanged between lovers and friends carry significance far beyond their diction. Timing, timbre and context all help convey meaning exceeding the value of the words themselves. Every exchange is different in intent and perception. Similarly, an exchange of jewelery itself is a communication of unique sentiment.read more
It had seemed that the work of Torgeir Husevaag would be a fitting way to start out the New Year. In the Freeze Out series he has created a set of map/diagrams that track the performance that is played out on a poker table. With a high degree of sensitivity and rigor he has produced an enchanting world that begins to reveal the flow of a very specific type of information; RISK. read more
core.form-ula is the academic wing of form-ula. Our goal is to provide a platform, be it physical or virtual where architects, artists, designers, engineers, scientists, and writers can come together in collaborative space.
A Brief introduction to some of the people doing what we find to be progressive work in the field of Architecture, Art, Design and Science.