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10 FEBRUARY 2013

Panasonic's Life Wall: a vision for the future

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2008 • acoustic field • audiovisual life • CEATEC JAPAN 2008 • comfortable space • convergence • digital information mirror • dining mode • dining roomdisplay technologydisplay walldomestic futuresenvisioning • flat panel display (FPD) • flat-screen display • flat-screen television • floor-to-ceiling • future forecastingfuture of place • home appliance • home network • hybrid spaceshypermediacyinteractive screenlarge scale installation • large-screen TV • lifestyleliving roomPanasonic Life Wall • picture window • product concept • proof of concept • real and virtual environments • relaxing tone • simulated environmentsurroundingstechnology futurestelevision screen • theatre mode • virtual and real • virtual interior design • wall-sized screen

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Simon Perkins
13 APRIL 2011

Niebla: short film about a village forgotten amid the fog

"As in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's magic–realist novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, Niebla's precise setting is uncertain–somewhere in rural Latin America–and the story's narrator is El Pep, an old man being interviewed in his living room by a documentary film crew about the mysterious fog of the title and the resulting visitation by a strange flock of flying sheep. 'The character is strongly based on my grandmother,' Ramos says. 'She was a very complex person, with many frustrations in life. She was born during the Mexican Revolution, so she experienced a lack of material possessions all her life. But she was also very kind and loving with her family (well..., most of the time). She was a combination of marked strenghs and weaknesses. At the end of her life, she suffered from dementia. 'My mind is leaving me,' she used to say, distressed, when she noticed. The only moments we could communicate with her were when we asked her about her past life. Those memories were the last to vanish.'"

(Emilio Ramos)

Fig.1 Emilio Ramos (2006). 'Niebla (Fog)', Short Film | México–Spain | 8 min. | 2d/3d digital

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20062D3DAfter EffectsanimationBarcelonacharactercompositingdementia • El Pep • Emilio Ramos • film crew • flying sheep • fog • Gabriel Garcia Marquez • illustrationillustrative styleinterview • Jordi Codina • Latin America • Leo Heiblum • living room • Maria del Mar Hernandez • material possessions • memory • Mexican Revolution • Mexicomysteriousmystery • Niebla • old man • One Hundred Years of Solitude • ruralshort filmvillagevisual design

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Simon Perkins
08 MAY 2007

User-interfaces are basically layered structures

"An interface is basically a layered structure with layers of code where the top layers are progressively oriented towards the human while the bottom layers address the machine. At each layer, and between the layers, the interface translates and negotiates between the machine and the human. This translation leaves traces that are perhaps most visible when the machine breaks down or when a breakdown of communication occurs. Such traces are of course not desirable when designing a user–friendly interface. Still, the translation should not always strive to be automatic, smooth, and seamless. We need critical interfaces that give the user insight into to the workings of the machine and software, which would also give the user better possibilities to develop unforeseen and 'un–designed' uses."
(Olav W. Bertelsen & Søren Pold)

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arrangement • Bertelsen • computer interfacedesktop metaphordog • fireplace • GUIhypermediacyimmediacyinterface metaphorlayer • literal metaphor • living roommetaphororganisationorganising metaphorpalimpsest • Pold • rolodex • visual analogy
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