SXSW Day 2 From Serious Wonder
SXSW (South-by-Southwest) is Austin’s annual festival of panels, expos and keynote presentations oriented around Music, Film and Interactive technology. This year promises some very exciting debuts and startups, which will have a profound impact on how society is shaped and the new directions that technology is currently pushing us towards. 12:30 The Quantified Artist: Biometric Augmented Reality…Details
IN1 Case: Futuristic Multi-Tool Utility iPhone Case
IN1Case makes futuristic multi-tool utility case for the iPhone 5 /5s. Opening the case in the SERIOUS WONDER office was really easy. Usually you need a chainsaw to get the plastic packaging open, but the IN1 packaging was minimal, and the plastic around the case opened without much effort. When I saw how many tools…Details
The Movie That Stares Back At You
“Technology, for me. Is probably the most misunderstood subjects on the planet. We keep thinking about it as another category like the economy, like culture, like religion, like war. It’s as ubiquitous as the air we breath. We’re strapped in and on the ride” – Godfrey Reggio Known for his non-narrative films; Director Godfrey Reggio shares with…Details
A Virtual Ride On The Future Of Flight
A virtual reality world will soon be assigned to each passenger on an aircraft. Known as VR Hyperspace, this project is led by the University of Nottingham and is funded by the European Commission under their 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7). There’s a growing population of airline passengers and less space and comfort to accommodate…Details
Outing Time Travelers on Social Media
Time travelers on social media beware: you may slip up and post information well ahead of its time. One research study out of Michigan Technological University has sought to uncover undercover travelers who exist among us in our digital present. The study was conducted by physics professor Robert Nemiroff and graduate student Teresa Wilson. Their…Details
GEOMETRIC SNOWFLAKES: BEHOLD THE SIMULATION!!!
Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov captures amazing geometric snowflakes that give us SERIOUS WONDER! Look at the last slide below. A column with caps! Who said nature never makes straight lines? In fact, as I have said before, technology is a natural byproduct of nature. Technology is emergent, and we will continue to find these geometric…Details
Look, It’s One of Those Flying Jellyfish Robots!
Scientists have drawn inspiration from the ocean by creating a flying “jellyfish” robot in order to rethink flying technology. Leif Ristroph and other colleagues at New York University have created a winged prototype that moves like the aquatic creature. This particular design is more stable in air than any other insect-modeled counterpart. The frame is…Details
Japan Creates Sustainable Destruction Through Top-Down Demolition
Top-down demolition allows for skyscrapers and other buildings to be slowly dismantled without disturbing the surrounding area. Taisei’s Ecological Reproduction System (Tecorep) is a process where a building is capped and each floor systematically disassembled level by level in order to recycle intact materials. The process restricts all the work within the building, which decreses…Details