Date archive forNovember, 2010
By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
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Non-Sign II

Non-Sign II by Seattle-based art collective Lead Pencil Studio might be my favorite public art installation of the year. Located just outside of Vancouver, the sculpture — made from stainless steel rods that create More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, November 25th, 2010
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Facebook Book

Sometimes I go through old posts and pictures on my Facebook and forget about hilarious posts from friends. Imagine being able to export your entire Facebook profile and turning it in to a hard back book! Well that More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, November 25th, 2010
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No-Flash Fashion by Google

At the WWD CEO Summit early this month in New York, Google VP Marissa Mayer took the stage to give senior fashion and retail professionals some advice about their web presence. After explaining how Google Trends More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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Drink This!

Vending machines have come a long way. Japanese customers can now rely on vending machines using facial recognition technology to suggest drinks if they can’t decide on what to buy. The new technology can make More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, November 18th, 2010
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Second Life’s Virtual Meth House

Whereas most virtual worlds offer millions of online visitors the chance to ride a dragon or build fake real estate empire, which I think is fantastic and much better and more beneficial entertainment than TV stuff More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, November 18th, 2010
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Sex, Politics & Campaigning

You don’t need to be a marketing wizard to know that sex is a potent ingredient for a successful viral. I mean upload a naked picture of yourself to Facebook and it will spread like wildfire. At least amongst More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, November 15th, 2010
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Viewers and Ratings 3.0

Last week one of the Dutch commercial cable channels happily reported it’s new studio show “Beat De Mol” opened with an average of 550,000 viewers. The dirty secret however of cable TV is audience More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, November 15th, 2010
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New Balance 3D mapping

This is a pretty cool way to get an unofficial project noticed! When you’ve seen just about every type of projection mapping event or installation over the last two years, it’s something just a little different More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
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‘Shoal’ by Troika

Troika’s public artwork Shoal combines sculpture with architecture and technology. Spanning across a 50 meter long corridor, 467 fish-like objects wrapped in iridescent colors and suspended from the ceiling rotate More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, November 8th, 2010
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The PlayMobil Fear Card

Toys of all sorts are not only great fun to collect, but they’re marvelous signs of the times too. Besides, they bring fantasy to real life, or real life to fantasy with often a profound psychology underlaying More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, November 7th, 2010
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Hear No Evil

Who thinks that subliminal stimuli manipulation envisioned in movies like Oliver Stone’s “Wild Palms”, David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome” or John Carpenters’ ‘They Live’ More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, November 6th, 2010
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My Little Piece of Privacy

What can you do if your only workshop is at an old storefront with a big window facing the street? In an entertaining display of technological creativity in the name of privacy, Niklas Roy created a “smart curtain” More...