Driving around in XK R supercharged @jaguar this morning. #car #jaguar

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Very civilised #cappucino #kingslangley #fruit #granola #breakfast (at Fred & Ginger Coffee)

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at Bakehouse St Albans

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fastcompany:

Shadow Project Wins Latest Playful Smart Cities Initiative

An interactive public artwork involving shadows captured from passersby which interact with people who follow, winner of the 2014 Playable City Award announced June 9, will be installed in the city of Bristol by September.

"Shadowing"—created by design partnership Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier, based in New York and Treviso, Italy, respectively—will use infrared technology to capture people’s outlines then project movement back as shadows once the people who have formed the shadows have moved on.

The project is designed to explore the disconnectedness that technology can create between strangers, the role light can play in creating a city’s character, and the unseen data alters and surveillance culture that pervades contemporary urban spaces, its creators claim.

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fastcompany:

Gravity Sketch Tablet Lets You Draw In Mid-Air

We’re stuck in an awkward spot. We can manufacture nearly any 3-D product we’d like. But these objects are trapped behind the 2-D computer screen we design them in.

One solution is to 3-D print a plastic mock up. A more efficient solution is a new working concept called Gravity Sketch. It’s essentially a 3-D notebook. You put on a pair of video glasses, grab the stylus, and hold a tablet in your hand. Then you draw your creation in 3-D space using augmented reality—the glasses, pen, and tablet work in concert to create a digital illusion that your drawing is floating right there in front of you. But you’re literally drawing on a 2-D surface.

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