Awarded in November at Lux Awards 2014 in the “Best light source” category, the CoeLux window is an artificial light system, reproducing astonishingly the vision and the lighting of a blue sky with Leds. A project by Paolo di Trapani, to discover through stunning set design recalling the aesthetics of Magritte.
Imagined by Shani Ha, “Table for Two” is a ground-breaking concept of bistro table split between the interior and exterior of a New-York restaurant. This smart interactive installation remind us the art piece of Edward Hopper, “Nighthawks” and leads us to re-examine the question of social interaction in cities. Find out more in the gallery and on Shani’s website.
Plant Friends is a project thought by designer Dickson Chow who didn’t want to forget about his plants anymore. He has created little wooden figurines, placed near his plants, which remind him to water them by text message or email, thanks to an Android application. Linked to the vase, they control the air temperature, the humidity of the plants and the soil’s mold. Available in robot, dinosaur or rabbit version.
New Moon is the fourth luminous sculpture designed by artists Caitlind R.C. Brown and Wayne Garrett, after their projects Solar Flare and Cloud. This interactive artwork was installed twice in Lexington (Kentucky). It’s made of 5500 burned out bulbs given by the community and it imitates the different cycles of the Moon thanks to a turnstile that viewers can turn.
The Argentine industrial designer Tomas Moyano had the good idea to conceptualize what could be the future of Apple in the coming years with its concept “LightMac”. The idea ? Mix the power of a desktop computer, the user experience of a tablet and the interface of the growing projected touch screens.
Recently, Microsoft shows signs of a return to the forefront of the technologic scene. After Windows 10, here is Hololens: an augmented reality headset using a holographic processor. This processor will display 3D elements with which the user can interact in the real environment in the form of holograms.
We’ve talked many times about him, the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson produced extraordinary works that play, through facilities, with the viewer’s perception of the space. This time, there is a passage in which visitors observe the effect of fluctuating light and reflections created by acrylic color effect and acrylic mirrors.
Last summer, students of architecture Federico Forestiero and Mark Torrens created in collaboration with Beam Camp , the summer camp of Hampshire, a floating vessel used by children and entitled “Creatura”. The machine takes the appearance of a living creature and glides like a giant monster, dangerously on the lake.
One of Hip Hop’s most famous DK in the world in the person of Dj QBert just released in collaboration with Novalia, an interactive vinyl album cover. Inside the packaging, there is a mixer printed on a sheet of paper using printed electronics. Touching the paper connects to the Algoriddim DJAY app, allowing the user to scratch. The world’s first interactive DJ Decks in an album cover to discover.