National Geographic is having some fun with one of their newest PR stunts. By building an augmented reality set-up, with the help from company Appshaker, visitors at the mall experienced a shocking surprise; they were able to see animals, both alive and extinct, come to life before their very eyes. Not only animals, but also weather systems and even the historic moon walk. This… Continue
Huawei, a global information and communications technology solutions provider, made a grand statement recently outside of the entrance to the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. To promote their newest product, the Ascend D Quad, the company commissioned London’s Machine Shop to create a sculpture of the mythical winged horse Pegasus out of…
Some might argue that the art world is dying with the rapid expansion of the internet and the quickly developing and ever-changing world of technology, but others could easily retaliate by pointing out the digital advents that encourage and celebrate creativity. The art world, in fact, is flourishing. The world, in general, breeds artists everyday and the digital age we live in awards…
For their 75th Anniversary Esquire published an experimental limited-edition of the October 2008 issue that features something called electronic ink, with moving words and flashing images, which you can see in the video above. It is available at some major bookstores and newsstands.
"There are a million different mp3 players on the market. We know – we counted them all. It took a whole weekend and we kept losing our place. It was rubbish. Point is, there are lots of mp3 players available, and while they all have their own individual design shtick, they do the exact same thing. Until now."
The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking into the feasibility of building a base on the moon using 3D printing. With the help of London-based architecture firm Foster + Partners, the lunar base prototype is being modeled as a multi-domed structure set to withstand impending climates and natural occurrences in…
Would you stay in an hotel submerged below sea level? The architectural innovators over at Deep Ocean Technology have a conceptual design that is set to change the hotel industry and the vacationing experience in the Middle East. The Water Discus Underwater Hotel is designed as a modern and aquatic alternative to the mundane hotels found on land.
I will admit something, I get really pissed off when my computer isn't as fast as I am. I will be trying to open up 5 windows at once (Facebook, Typepad, My Modern Met, gmail, and CNN) when something suddenly freezes up or takes about 5 seconds too long to get there. I get pissed. I'm talking blood curdling pissed. Then, everything opens up and I am happy again. Relieved. After about a minute I start laughing bc I know I am being absolutely… Continue
You’ve taken in photography exhibits at tucked-away NYC galleries, traipsed the country with a DSLR camera in hand and stood amazed before realist paintings. Now, it’s time to show off your colorful memories in a manner… Continue
Added by alice on July 13, 2011 at 9:30am —
This will be either the most overhyped piece of camera technology in modern times or the start of something revolutionary. (I'm hoping it's the later.) About four months ago, Lytro announced that they were building a consumer digital camera that claimed it will be the biggest technological jump since we started talking megapixels over 20 years ago.
We're living in an age where technology is a staple of our lives. We function through the use of technology on a daily basis and numerous branches of the art community have embraced this fact, incorporating it into their work. Now, even dance has welcomed the power and immersive quality of the digital age. Interactive new media design company Ultra Combos has…
The Mayans and Egyptians constructed incredible feats of architecture able to weather the test of time, but they had no idea their pyramids would inspire the shape of the latest carbon-neutral super-structure to hit Dubai. Dubai-based environmental design firm Timelinks recently released some eye-catching renderings of the gigantic eco pyramid - aptly named Ziggurat - with plans for its official unveiling scheduled for the Cityscape Dubai event which runs October 6-9 of… Continue
Could this be the next big Apple product to hit the market? Rumors have swirled around the internet regarding the MacBook Touch, yet no details from Apple have been confirmed at this point. Deciding not to wait around for Apple, designer Tommaso Gecchelin was inspired to create his own version.
"The core of this concept is a technology he calls iSpine,… Continue
What's the best way to get a lot of attention for your iPhone app? How about ask all of your friends to try it out and tell you what they think? Well, if you're T-Pain and your friends are hip-hop stars like Sean Kingston, Akon and Keri Hilson you might get even more attention than you bargained for.
Basically, the I Am T-Pain app lets you transform your own voice. The technology was originally developed to correct errors in recordings and has been used by… Continue
Added by alice on September 4, 2009 at 10:00am —
Here at theMET, we're constantly looking for ways to make this site simpler. Instead of adding every feature available, we carefully choose the features we think might best fit this community. As we grow and branch out, I want you to know that we'll always keep simplicity in mind.
With that being said, here's an excerpt from a Harvard article titled,… Continue
Construction is finally complete on the national pavilion for Shanghai’s 2010 World Expo, which is set to start on May 1st of this year. The China Pavilion, also known as the Oriental Crown, represents the spirit of the people of China. It will be converted into a national history museum upon the conclusion of the expo next October.
Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced that they're joining the tablet party. Claiming to be the world's “fastest" and first "professional” tablet, the new BlackBerry PlayBook has a 7-inch LCD screen with a 1024 x 600 WSVGA display, and capacitive multi-touch control.
As only Google could do, you can now (virtually) step into some of the most acclaimed museums in the world! The internet giant has built a brand-new technology that allows their Street View technology to go indoors, encouraging us to explore inside museums and enabling us to see the incredible detail in over 1,000 works of art! "On average there are 7 billion pixels" per image, said Amit Sood,… Continue
Most travelers dread airports. After all, who enjoys going through numerous security check points and waiting long hours for a flight? But travelers at Miami International Airport are in for a special treat this December when an interactive installation will delight pedestrians' eyes and ears as they walk from the rental car terminal to the airport proper.