Evidently in 1947 Life magazine did this bit where they asked the celebrity cartoonists of the day to draw their famous creations while blindfolded. It is notable how many of them seem to have turned out like some kind of offset printing misalignment. What fun!
The dutch would rather live in a civil society than rely in electronic signals to mediate their conduct. To that end they have done away with (almost all) traffic lights and replaced them with courtesy. Everyone seems happier as a result. The idea seems that since people can’t rely on pretty lights then they take ... Read More
This year saw another installment of the Philips Simplicity show where they showcase their concept designs for uses of their technologies which can improve your life through simplicity. There was a different tone than the designs emerging from last year’s show but the 2006 exhibits were still worth a look. We’re still waiting for some ... Read More
Tonight is the night for Nuit Blanche to descend upon Toronto. Incase you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard we’ll remind you that it is this all night contemporary art thing. It is already looking to be absolutely huge and exciting. There is too much great work to mention so if you’re in ... Read More
India is contemplating having all offices harness the power of the sun. Solar heating and lighting could soon become mandatory for all commercial buildings (including offices) within the capital. This isn’t even just for new buildings but includes the existing building fabric. With bold moves like this there is hope for some real change in ... Read More
The world’s largest 3D display has been produced at the Delft University of Technology playing off the work of James Clarr. They used eight thousand LEDs and have even gotten 3D duckhunt working on it. It looks quite fun. Maybe they have instigated an arms race of fun and large information displays.
The folks at BMW Group Designworks are dropping it on the Airbus tip with their design for the interior of an A350 twinjet for 2006. The proof of concept is to be unveiled in Hamburg next month. Get your wallets ready ladies and gentlemen.
Peter Hall over at the Adobe Motion Design Centre has an essay up regarding the use of architecture with respect to communication. He does not get too deep into the idea of interactivity with architecture and its inhabitation or context but he does serve up some good rudimentary case studies worth checking out if you’re ... Read More
The Simplicity-led design initiative over at Phillips continues to catch us off guard when we see what the results are. This year they are showcasing a lot of interesting ideas which we hope to see in production sooner rather than later. LED Bulbs, Momento and Chime Lights are only the beginning. What a dream job ... Read More
Hi, I'm Raj Patel. Nice to meet you. I'm a writer, photographer, film producer, avid reader, gamer, architect, programmer, artist, community manager, and general nerd.
Here at Ohmpage I try to cover the news and trends at the intersection between technology and culture. In practice this means you get a lot of high-tech, new-media, type of fun stuff (the stuff that interests me) presented to you. I surf hard so you don't have to.
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