It was only a matter of time before google glass would help you shoot around corners, have your superior officer pull the trigger remotely, or hackers disable or adjust your aim. Welcome to the tomorrow of today.
Important Facts about the Horseless Carriage
- The electric Horseless Carriage will generate $33 million annually -- nearly double the current carriage industry.
- Monthly expenses for carriage drivers will drop from $3,000 per month to $1,700 month.
- Authentically styled and constructed to replicate turn of the century cars with a target build date of 1909.
- Ergonomic body design provides comfortable and safe 8 passenger seating.
- Cars will be propelled solely by electric power. Lithium-ion batteries provide cutting edge, clean energy.
- Raised "stadium" seating, "parasol" convertible top and lowered driver cockpit area provide 360degree viewing.
- All-weather driving: Heated seats and roll down clear sides provide comfort in cold weather, snow or rain.
- Suspension and steering designed to provide authentic "turn of the century" drive experience.
- Up to 10 hours of drive time per charge.
- Cars will each be personalized to create a palette of unique and aesthetically pleasing cars.
- Regenerative deceleration charges batteries whenever car is slowing down.
- Cars will travel at a low 5mph in the park and will be able to keep up with city traffic on the street.
- The 21st Century Horseless Carriage will be manufactured locally in one of the five boroughs, creating jobs and bringing a new industry to the city.
- It was designed by the team at Creative Workshop.
This is the demo of the projection mapping and content for the launch of the volkswagen golf at the New York International AutoShow, this year. It's a lot of fun, makes me wish cars had led skins.
Polish landforces could be driving these some time soon. It seems to have borrowed ab it from from the tanks in Tron, or maybe not?
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hanging out with the team that I worked with in 1997, at a company called k2 Design Inc. The firm quickly grew from 30 to nearly 100 people while I was there. Because it was so new, and there was so much innovation, the whole thing was sort of exciting an frustrating at the same time.
One area that was growing, was digitaldisplay advertising, or online banner ads. The most economical way of producing and distributing display ads continues to be the animated gif, or GIF89a. When I was an intern at Agency.com I completed a research project on the GIF, in order to understand animation, compression, and palettes.
When I started working as an Art Director out of school in (1997-1998), one of the biggest challenges was translating brand advertising into the paid media formats of the time. The file size limits were closely controlled as not to ruin the user experience. So 468x60 banners had to be under 12k, sometimes if you were lucky you could get 15k. Below are some tests that I did to demonstrate some ideas.
I have been looking for a product that would help me turn my ideas into working prototypes. My partner Kristin Sloan found Proto.io, which we compared against Moqups.com So far I have been really happy with how proto.io handles itself.. it took a bit of time to understand the relationship between elements, but now that I have a working knowledge, it's getting fast...
I recently found this code called "Color Thief" created by Lokesh Dhakar a powerful tool that pulls color palettes from images. I could image this helping create dynamic design systems that use the dominant colors in images to inform color blocks on websites, or even typography.
I really love how a brand can become a parent, teaching it's children how to pack their suitcase.
Architect Camino Alonso wanted to create a small, portable, prefab homes, but she didn't want it to feel like a shipping container. Camino, along with her husband and siblings (also architects at their firm Ábaton), created ÁPH80, a tiny home that ships like furniture, but has the style and usability of a smartphone.
John Maeda was welcomed into the Art Directors Hall of Fame in 2008, at the time I was just joining the ADC board. It was inspiring to be part of an organization that was able to recognize the career of a creative person who is comfortable at the intersection of Design, Technology and Business. Now just 6 years later it is amazing to see what John has accomplished at RISD, bringing technology to the design/education space and what he will do in at EBAY, in the technology/business space.
Urban Screen is a group of 8 contributors based in Bremen, Germany who have backgrounds in Architecture, Music, Stage Design, and Media art. They create custom made large scale projections of urban surfaces. This video documents an experiment that they are working on called Search Light. The projector is on a gimbal that is connected to a realtime 3d map of the room, allowing for amazing dynamic projections and for experimentation around artful and purpose driven use cases.