Kinetic Shadow Mapping

Kinetic Shadows is an engaging urban installation that shows the energy of Athens city life during the Olympics.  The shadows change throughout the day as well as the pedestrian interaction. During the night, the shadows light up. Pedestrians interact with this changing shadows throughout the day as they escape to this piece of sculpture for some cool air.

http://www.aether.hu/kinetic-shadows-at-smart-studio

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tech c u l t u r e!

As convenience increases, is solitude on the increase as well?

Technology is shrinking our physical social interactions and turning them into passive communications and transactions via   netwroked technologies.

Checkout what Apple has on mind.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/106433/20110128/apple-hints-nfc-chips-might-come-to-iphones-ipads.htm

i n v e r s e p y r a m i d – a social networking experiment

In a bid to study behavioral economics, social networking, and game theory, DARPA  offered prize money to anyone who found 10 weather balloons located around the country.

The aim of the network challenge was to explore the unprecedented ability of the Internet to bring people together to solve tough problems and to mark the Internet’s 40th birthday.

Also to exhibit how the Internet has become an integral part of society and the global economy over the years.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/info-management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222000298

http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/info-management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222000809

Wolfram Alpha

This is a interesting new search engine that is intelligent and will provide data information rather than just links to pages.  One feature that might be interesting to people using Carnivore is that if you type in an IP it will tell you who it belongs to.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

This page contains a bunch of examples of what this site can do:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/