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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New Social Networking Technology Connectibles

This is similar to social networking sites like facebook. The users are doing similar things. However, this project is rooted in more of physical interactions rather than graphical interactions on the computer. The connectibles are object based interactivity and have different definitions and tasks. I do not see this as a very convenient method as the objects are not as portable as computer graphics and websites do.

http://www.media.mit.edu/events/movies/video.php?id=connectibles-2008-02

Surround Sound Technology to View Outside the TV

This is a project that lets you see beyond your TV screen. The designer uses a phone or a tablet to move around in different directions to see what’s happening off screen using “surround sound” technology.

I think this would be a great idea for solving mysteries or situations happening beyond what security cameras could capture.

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/augmented-tv-0409

Mapping with Bubbles

This would be an interesting method to just map a city based on cell phone usage. It will also allow to graph the different behaviors of users and places visited most. I think this concept could open the doors to various possibilities such as getting details on demographics. The downside I see is that it is sometimes creepy have locations of where you visit from cellphones.

http://www.aether.hu/basebubbles

Twitter at Mount Everest

I thought it was ridiculous to have internet at Mt. Everest. However, I have realized that it is a very convenient way to have internet even up there as the climbers are constantly able to update on their status. Although the original idea was to promote the LG phone with its 3G internet, I think the internet will do better to the climbers who risk their lives to make it to the top.

http://gizmodo.com/#!5799353/twitter-scales-mount-everest-is-nowhere-sacred

Tweet Seat Connects the Physical World to the Digital World

Tweet Seat is when architecture meets user experience in both physical and digital world. The seat, located in a park like environment, takes photographs of the person seated which can be uploaded on twitter real-time. Talk about experiencing cutting edge technology and nature both at the same time!

http://freshome.com/2011/04/22/a-tweet-for-the-interactive-tweetingseat/