Sounds of Street View

A digital explorative sound experiment by Amplifon which gives users a 3-dimensional sound experience in a Street View environment. Utilising the Web Audio API platform, sounds are designated as though they were ordinary Google Maps markers. It is a framework which allows developers across the planet to craft their own sound adventures for the rest of the world to enjoy.



The Pianoteller - Action contre la Faim

Discover the Pianoteller, an interactive installation that combines music and illustration and which melodies tell the story of Action contre la Faim 35-year struggle around the world.
Four Pianotellers could be found on four iconic sites in Paris on the annual Fête de la Musique day, on June 21.

Agency: 84.Paris
Production: Angström
Illustration: Førtifem


MindRDR - Brain Machine Interface connected with Google Glass

MindRDR is a new free open source application which bridges the Neurosky EEG biosensor and Google Glass. It allows users to take photos and share them on Twitter and Facebook by simply using brainwaves alone. MindRDR was developed by London-based user experience company This Place.

(via futurescope)


Within Invisibility is a wind data based art project by Jia Yu Liu. The core concept is to skip the jargon of conventional “wind charts” or “wind speed visualisation”, and to transfer wind data into real, windy atmosphere, connecting data with multi-sensational experience.

40 major Chinese cities’ wind data is used, and each city is represented by two fans. Data is received and analysed every 6 hours throughout the week. Rose patterns on each fan transforms every 6 second, echoing with the wind data updating speed. Wind speed change in every 6 hours is proportionally condensed into 6 seconds to fully demonstrate a day’s wind dynamics within a visitor’s attention spam.


The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system by Richard Clarkson, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment.

Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a powerful speaker system from which the user can stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device. Using color-changing lights the cloud is able to adapt to the desired lighting color and brightness. The cloud also has alternative modes such as a nightlight and music reactive mode.


British Airways - The Happiness Blanket

What if you could measure how you’re feeling when you fly with British Airways? Now you can, thanks to the Happiness Blanket. The device monitors the level of happiness and then changes colour to reflect the mood. 

British Airways tested their Happiness Blanket on a real fight between London and New York.



Google announced the latest version of its multiple range of Android. It includes a new user interface in the new android core - Android “L”, as well as major new features focusing on seamless integration between multiple devices:

- Smart watch - Android Wear

- Smart car - Android Auto

- Smart TV - Android TV


Reblogged from Labs Inspiration

Made w/ Code - an initiative by Google. 

Google has launched “Made With Code“, a cooperative initiative whose mission is to inspire and to “creatively engage girls with code” through mentors, makers and community support from women who are currently paving the way.

Code is creative. Girls are creative. Everything else is just logistics.




Google Self-Driving Car Project 

We’re now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they’ll take you where you want to go! 

…they’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention. They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. Our software and sensors do all the work. 


Reblogged from Labs Inspiration