Tag: Technology


Live in a Shipping Container

Ours is an era in which people are willing to pay good money to live in ever-tinier tiny houses, modular prefab units and glorified campers, but it’s rare to see any of those trends wed seamlessly with an old-school home.

Source: Live in a Shipping Container Home | InsideHook

Facing Your Fears with Virtual Reality

Fear isn’t always such a bad thing. It is, after all, a self-preservation response programmed into our DNA that can be useful in keeping us out of harm’s way.When that fear is constant and irrational, however, it can become a crippling problem, and one that a whole lot of us struggle with every day. Nearly 25 million Americans report having the fear of flying phobia, and almost nine percent of the adult population in the US have at least one extreme specific fear.

Source: Facing your fears with Virtual Reality | The Next Web

‘Interactive Dynamic Video’ is Changing the VR Game

In a world that’s soon to be dominated by VR, the ability to create a life-like environment revolves almost wholly around advanced 3D modeling, an expensive and labor-intensive process that yields great results but comes at the expense of hundreds (or thousands) of man hours. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) may have a better way.

Source: MIT just changed the VR game with ‘Interactive Dynamic Video’ – The Next Web

The Suitcase Canoe for City Dwellers

Playing with an origami canoe made of paper one day, Ghent-based designer Otto Van De Steene wondered whether a similar folding method translated to a sturdy, seaworthy material could help him get out onto the water more often. The result is ‘ONAK,’ a portable canoe that folds down to the size of a suitcase.

Source: Unfold Your Getaway: Canoe for City Dwellers Packs Down to a Suitcase | Urbanist

Brilliant Art – Street Printing

Using public street fixtures as printing elements, the artist collective behind Berlin-based Raubdruckerin (pirate printer) produces shirts and bags imprinted with manhole covers, vents, and utility grates. The overlooked geometric patterns and typographic forms of urban signage make surprisingly nifty graphics for shirts. The collective applies ink directly to the streets and prints on-site in locations like Amsterdam, Lisbon, and Paris and then sell their creations through an online shop.

Source: Pirate Printers: Shirts and Totes Printed Directly on Urban Utility Covers | Colossal