Archive for May, 2012
As we are all now the digital renaissance period (as I call it) , the starting point for digital technologies are in our hands. With innovative art and concept design our imaginations run wild with futuristic ideas of what our world will look like in the not so distant future, most of the technologies in this post will be available in our life times or are already on sale.
Siafu (Below) is a concept designed by Jonathan Lucas, a morphing computer interface that gives people with visual impairment or blindness the chance to utalise the whole pc experience. The basis of this design is a concept material called Magneclay, a synthetic-oil based material that will change to electrical impulses. Imagine what this could mean for people…
I think concept design gets all of us going because it’s exciting, products that we’ve never seen before and that seem impossible are being made possible by the many breaks throughs in science, the Nokia concept below is based on what they could do with OLED screens. Our next production line of TV screens will be OLED a super flexible, thin screen so you can roll up your 60″ TV and keep it in the corner of your room, wrap your mobile around your wrist, simply just amazing.
It’s not just technology that benefits from concept art, it’s for everything you could possibly thing off, our houses, how our food is grown, our pets, how was socialise, transport everything is being re-designed as you ready this buy a mad concept designer, blessed with the brain for science and a brain for art.
With space starting to become a problem in cities because of growing populations vertical farms are on the horizon for us all, space saving, environmentally friendly, low running costs, brilliant idea.
“Progect Glass” from Google.
I don’t care if there’s no real use for them, they’re just cool.
Now this is up and running! It’s in Auckland, New Zealand, you enter the restaurant by using a 120ft high tree top walk way, there’s now hotels around in woodlands with “tree pods” for your rooms!
As I was saying earlier, OLED displays will make screens even more portable when you can roll them up into a tube.
Another Yacht that you can’t have, still they look amazing though, wonder if there are any in red?
How cool would this be!?
No, no, it’s not an alien space craft, its the concept for the Xbox 720.
The aptly named “Magic Cube” make typing on you latest tiny gadget a breeze, on sale too.
I stumbled on Stanley Lau a while ago now, and I still love his work, he produces amazing a awe inspiring art.
“Born and bred in Hong Kong, the multifaceted Stanley wears different hats as an illustrator, designer, concept artist, creative director and co-founder of Imaginary Friends Studios — a world acclaimed digital art studio that produces high quality artworks for the likes of Capcom, DC Comics, Square Enix and other giants in the entertainment and gaming industry.
Formally trained in graphic design and advertising, Stanley’s art is imbued with a strong sense of aesthetics and visual fluidity. It is a perfect blend of eastern and western art styles. Better known by his handle Artgerm, Stanley’s art continues to infect and inspire new generations of artists and his ever-growing fan base around the world. Recently, Stanley was contracted by Capcom to provide new character artwork for the upcoming releases of Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition.”
(Ref: http://artgerm.deviantart.com/ )
If you go to http://artgerm.deviantart.com/ you can download these images, there’s also loads more brilliant work, I can’t use all of it!
Ever since I was little I’ve loved the National Geographic’s magazines, my mum and dad had stacks of the things piled up in the side-bored in the living room, I always at weekends looked through them for the wonderful photography, weird places, new cultures, beautiful scenery, strange animals, it just made the world seem more magical to me, I think it sparked the interest I have in anthropology and art, I always want to learn more about our environment, different cultures etc.. and what better way throught the National Geographic?
I saw on zazzle today that they have their own store, so I’ve picked a few out, theses are only prints but they do do some cases.
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of tire art, the texture of the tires and the shape bring these creatures into a world of their own, tire art can make any “normal” animal look like a creature from a lost world.
I’m always looking for something to fiddle with when I’m watching T.V like most arty-farty people, we just can’t sit still!! I find these free paper craft designs stop me fidgeting, and it’ll occupy your kids for a while too!
So print them out, get some scissors and glue and have fun.
Some of these will be a bit tricky to cut out so supervision will be needed.
This is a subject close to my heart as I suffer from this relentless and isolating condition, please spread this video around as some one you know might be suffering in silence. Most of the time EDS does not kill but the suicide rate is horrendous.
Remember all those kids at school that could do lots of party tricks with their body? Put their fist in their mouth? Dislocate their shoulders? “Double jointed” thumbs? Chances are, that kid has Elhers Danlos Syndrome.
People with this condition suffer a lot of prejudice and miss understanding from every one, the main reason is, we don’t look sick, we look healthy and “normal”, but every day, from the time we get up (if we can) to when we go to sleep (if we can) we are in pain