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Google BBS Terminal

What Google would have looked like in the ’80s.

Via this isn’t happiness.

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LEGO calendar

LEGO calendar

Bridging the gap between the digital and the physical world, this interactive wall mounted LEGO calendar, brilliantly  conceived by Vitamins, automatically syncs with Google Calendar or iCal by simply taking a photo with your smartphone.

The team used specified color LEGO blocks for particular projects and laid out a calendar that allowed them to plan months ahead of time. By taking a photo of the wall mounted LEGO calendar with any smartphone and sending the photo to a special email address, special software coded using openFrameworks and openCV, scans the image and uploads the data directly to Google Calendar or iCal, based on the colour and position of each block.

Find out more at Vitamins.

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Objects of desire

Objects of desire (2005-2008).

Installation by Michael Kargi. Shellscript on custom made computer.

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A_FAB

Autonomous Fabrication Robot concept by Brian Harms.

These flexible robotic manufacturing operatives (nicknamed A_FAB) are designed to monitor production hives and perform basic fabrication tasks such as 3D-printing or small scale CNC milling. Working collaboratively these robots can reconfigure elements of the factories they inhabit to better suit the needs of the current manufacturing operation.

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The World's first computer art

The World's first computer art

During a time when computing power was so scarce that it required a government defence budget to finance it, a young man used a $238 million military computer, the largest such machine ever built, to render an image of a curvy woman on a glowing cathode ray tube screen. The year was 1956, and the creation was a landmark moment in computer graphics and cultural history that has gone unnoticed until now.

Using equipment designed to guard against the apocalypse, a pin-up girl had been drawn.

She was quite probably the first human likeness to ever appear on a computer screen.

She glowed.

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5.25-inch floppy disk

5.25-inch floppy disk.

Via Wikipedia.

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Little Printer

Little Printer

Little Printer lives in your home and scours the Web on your behalf, assembling the content you care about into designed deliveries a couple of times a day. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful miniature newspaper.

Connected to the Web, Little Printer has wide range of sources available to check on your behalf.  Subscribe to your favourites and choose when you’d like them delivered. Right on time Little Printer gathers everything it needs to prepare a neat little personalised package, printed as soon as you press the button. You can get deliveries multiple times a day, but once or twice works best–like your very own morning or evening newspaper.

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Olympic Robo-Cams

Olympic Robo-Cams

Olympic Robo-Cams

Wired takes a look at some of the wild remote controlled DSLR camera rigs that are being used at the London Olympic Games by photographers to get shots from locations they just aren’t able to be in.

Photos by Pawel Kopczynski/REUTERS and Fabrizio Bensch/REUTERS.

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Google Web Lab

Google Web Lab is a series of interactive digital experiments, brought to life at the London Science Museum. It enables worldwide participation both online and from within the exhibition space, to control machines which explore and demonstrate a range of web technologies.

Bibliotheque created the environmental graphics and signage, working as part of the team alongside UniversalDesignStudio and MAP (the research and development design consultancy, founded by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby). The Web Lab website and identity were created by B-Reel, and the machines were built by Tellart.

Read on for more images and press release.

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Tesla electric motor patent

N. Tesla Alternating Motor.
Patented February 25, 1896.

Via LUSHLIGHT.

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