"Biggâr consist of 7.463.185.678 virtual blocks encapsulating the whole earth, making it the biggest possible virtual sculpture in the world. A leap forward in terms of scale, based on new limitless dimensional possibilities brought to the physical space through Augmented Reality.
The Biggâr sphere is also the biggest interactive artwork in the world, because with a single tap on your mobile phone, all of the 7.463.185.678 blocks worldwide will change color collectively. Making it an instant collaborative augmented space, connecting Japan to Djibouti or Poland to India through a continuous series of color changing acts by individuals worldwide.
And last but not least: Biggâr is getting even bigger, because the sculptures' radius expands 1 (virtual) meter every day since its launch at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on November 18th 2010."
"iPad Peek is a nifty tool that lets you see how any website will be rendered on the iPad. Click on the top border to switch from landscape to portrait mode. The virtual keyboard and the buttons on the iPad browser are just for show, but the reload button works.
Previewing a website in iPad Peek doesn’t offer the “real” iPad experience, however; for example, Flash works (and it shouldn’t). To get closer to the real deal, you should disable the Flash plugin in your browser and change the user agent string to that of the Apple iPad."
(Stan Schroeder 05 April 2010, Mashable)
"The touch sensitive screens of Charmed offer intimate views into a virtual world accessed via three glowing resin pods. Each pod provides an entry point to inhabitants of suburban neighbourhoods, apartment buildings and city spaces. Within these highly evolved snow domes, a black and white linear aesthetic depicts a world populated by mesmerized figures carrying out the routine tasks required of their environments. Haptic gestures, like touching or tapping, provide a pathway into the spaces and a connection with the cultures, uncovering the diminutive details of the lives of these animated figures. Touching the screen can break the spell and provoke change. Repeated tapping can cause chaos, disrupting lives, forcing computers to malfunction and causing traffic accidents. Tapping can impact inhabitants, even causing a man to drink so much that the inevitable happens and he wets his pants. In Charmed each portal offers an impression of omnipotence as private lives and public spaces are exposed and controlled by our touch."
(Priscilla Bracks, Gavin Sade and Matt Dwyer)
Fig.1 Footage recorded by Gavin Sade and Priscilla Bracks at ISEA 2008, Singapore
Fig.2 Gavin Sade, Priscilla Bracks and Matt Dwyer. 'Charmed' ISEA 2008 Conference proceedings
"The great and the good have all been immortalised by Wedgwood on one of their iconic jasper portrait medallions. Visitors to the museum have the opportunity to join this illustrious group through our Virtual portrait medallion interactive. If you have recently visited find your medallion and download it here..."
(The Wedgwood Museum, UK)
[Image capture toy that generates virtual cameo medallions of visitors to The Wedgwood Museum, UK. In this case the cameo is of BBC Radio 4 presenter Mark Lawson.]
"Building Design Magazine (BD) has published an article by Elaine Knutt discussing the potential for telematic experiences to be constructed in public spaces by the use of interactive architectural surfaces. Telematics (tele-communication and informatics) broadly explores how communication has transformed our experience of social connectivity and new emergining patterns of communication and power structures.
Thanks to this article I was pleased to find out about a new group of artists and architects called bodydataspace ( b>d>s) created by Ghislaine Boddington and Armand Terruli who are exploring 'the integration of interactive and body-intuitive interfaces into public sites. Bodydataspace have proposed that Canary Wharf, London's tallest building 235m, have a giant projected waterfall cascading down its facade. The waterfall would not be a computer generated animation but a real-time projection of Angel Falls in Venezuela. the world's highest free-falling waterfall at 979m."
(Ruairi Glynn, Interactive Architecture dot Org)