Klaus Kemp has a passion for diatoms and he wants to show the world how these single cell algae are more than just, well, single cell algae. With the aid of a microscope, people from the Victorian era used to fix the tiny organisms into patterns and Kemp is considered as one of the last practitioners of the lost art.
Everyone knows water and electricity can’t mix, not in a friendly way at least, so here’s the next best, beautiful thing. Japanese firm Torafu Architects have put together a mesmerizing aqua-inspired display dubbed Water Balloons.
Bernat Cuni turns children’s imagination into tangible figurines with the aid of modern technology. His light bulb moment came when his daughter brought him her drawing and asked if he can turn it into a toy with his 3d printer.
Estimote brings the search and find technology that beacons are known for and makes it work for everyday life. The oddly-shaped pastel devices contain small wireless sensors that can broadcast radio signals to your smartphone for what the company refers to as “contextual awareness.”
Luis Hernan captures electromagnetic signals using a device associated with detecting paranormal activities for the series Digital Ethereal. Adopting a technique called electrography, the PhD student used an instrument known for capturing electrical coronal discharges called a Kirlian Device.
Meet HitchBOT, the robot who needs a ride. A brainchild of professors from two Canadian universities, his goal is to travel across the country relying on complete strangers to get him to his final destination.
JIBO aims to be part companion, part assistant, and part of the family as the world’s first artificial intelligence smart enough to be immersed in any family’s lifestyle.
Gravity defying devil rays soar above the waters of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico demonstrating some fancy moves and catching some serious air.
Fernando Barbella anticipates a slew of new signs to match the technologies of the future with his Tumblr project “Signs From the Near Future.”
Taiwan’s hermit crabs are facing a foreclosure of sorts. They’re losing their shells due to overcollection by humans. When they lose one they’ll ideally look for a new shell but will use plastic debris if one can’t be found. Aki Inomata came up with an idea to use 3-D modeled plastic shells to replace lost ones.