Friday, 25 January 2013

Weave Silk, interactive generative art

My Cat

  Here is a little something I made using this interesting little tool for creating interactive art. The silk like art tools of multiple colors allow creating ambient designs while you listen to very relaxing music. Options exist for creating symmetric or non-symmetric art.
     I personally spent about an hour playing with this website. Every stroke along the canvas creates a work of art within itself. You don't have to be an artist to enjoy it. Link to the website

'Whirled Worlds' the spinning plate interface

     This has to be one of the most ridiculous applications I have seen for a phone/tablet. It is in fact so ridiculous that the only thing they could come up with to use it for is spinning it like a disc. Who in their right mind would use an expensive device as a phone/tablet and mindlessly spins it around their house while attempting to play a pizzeria game. What's next? Skeet shooting?
     To read more about it - Abstract

Sunday, 6 January 2013

My favourite inventions of 2012

   I want to wish everyone a Happy 2013! Heres to hope this year will be full of fantastic inventions and research! I wanted to highlight a couple of my most favorite from 2012.

   DARPA's robot navigating an obstacle course. It is amazing what people can make out of algorithms, sensors and machine parts. This has to be my favorite artificial intelligence creation so far. The only concern with the high increase of robotic inventions in the world, is putting them for good use. Unlike ASIMO robot who is currently being used to deliver coffee at the Honda offices, robots like these could actually be utilized in dangerous environments where human involvement would prove fatal.

    Another one of my favorite inventions is the Corning Willow Glass. With the current market highly invested in making applications smaller and lighter yet still maintaining their usefulness, this thin, light and cost efficient glass can greatly improve mobile devices.