11 posts tagged Communication
11 posts tagged Communication
Once upon a time, well after the dinosaurs, but long before people were simultaneously tweeting, posting food photos on Instagram, and updating their respective status on Facebook, some enterprising person came up with this handy postcard enabling even the busiest person to communicate with friends and family. It’s easy to keep in touch. Just check the appropriate boxes and lick a stamp.
From the collection of The Boat Lullabies
Reblogged from theboatlullabies
London-based designer Christine Kawasaki-Chan is working on an awesome lettering project, entitled ‘_____ as _____’, for which she recreates English food-related idioms using typography and actual food.
Pictured here are Easy as pie, Cool as a cucumber, Warm as toast, and Keen as mustard. We can’t wait to see more mouthwatering depictions of food-related idioms. Keep an eye on Christine’s Dribble project page for additional pieces.
[via Design Taxi]
BuzzFeed shared these two awesome photos of a written exchange between two neighbours for the sake of the unrequited love one neighbour’s dog has for the other neighbour’s cat. This pretty much made our day.
"This dog was unable to gaze at his beloved cat due to some menacing potted plants, but true love won in the end."
True Love = Awesome
Reblogged from buzzfeed
Meet a 21st century Travis Bickle (sort of). We couldn’t help but think of the spring-loaded holster used in Taxi Driver when we first saw the custom smartphone quick release system created by Japanese performer and designer Showta Mori.
Click here to check out the funny video series in which Showta Mori demonstrates how his awesome "Quick on the Call" ontraption works. The device attaches to your forearm allowing your smartphone to be rapidly popped out through your sleeve, enabling you to use your phone without first reaching into a bag or pocket, to say nothing of demonstrating some serious geek chic.
[via Laughing Squid]
This awesome device is a fully-functional Typewriter Arm Guard with Bluetooth and Touchpad created by Thomas Willeford of Brute Force Studios. The keyboard is mounted on an intricately tooled Steampunkish leather and brass arm guard.
What if real birds could tweet on Twitter? Voldemars Dudums, Latvian conceptual artist and creative director, decided to find out bu creating an awesomely clever bird feeder using an old keyboard and irresistible cube of delicious bacon fat.
"When the birds would fly down to snack their inadvertent key presses were fed to an api that parsed each little tap into a bonafide tweet on the @hungry_birds Twitter account (fyi, these particular feathered friends became political during the U.S. elections, so there’s that). The birds, mostly tomtits, would tweet roughly 100 times each day and could even be watched live over on Birds on Twitter.”
Using resin, recycled keyboard keys and cables, Nuremberg, Germany-based artist Babis Cloud (aka Babis Panagiotidis), created this awesome rocking horse sculpture, entitled Hedonism(y) Trojaner. The piece appears to be representative of the myriad hazards of excessive reliance on the internet, but it’s also just pretty magnificent to behold.
"Recreated of hundreds of buttons, the essences of communication, Babis’s sculpture is pointing out an unpleasant truth. The internet itself, not only its viruses deserves the term ‘Trojan’. We are looking for information via internet, we share it and pass some on, voluntary or involuntary. We define ourselves by Facebook profiles, find our jobs online, buy teddy bears or google side effects of viagra. The internet as a medium, humans stuck with their hedonism.”
Quoted text via iGNANT
The mask conveys a variety of facial expressions using LEDs that light up to form different emoticons. The default setting is a completely blank or expressionless face. But when someone shakes hands with the wearer, the mask smiles in response to the greeting.
"The project was designed to hide personal emotions by eliciting a different set of public facial expressions that could be used to generate conversation and response in public spaces."
This mask might be just the ticket for those of us who spend so much time texting and chatting online that the urge to emote using keyboard characters arises even when interacting with someone in person.
This unsettling being is Hugvie, the huggable robotic pillow-phone. Invented by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University, Hugvie has a heartbeat and internal vibrators meant to make it seem more human-like as you put your arm around it imagining it’s the person to whom you are speaking who is actually hundreds of miles away.
"The concept of enhancing long-distance phone conversations between loved ones isn’t new. Kissinger, the long distance kiss messenger, and the kiss transmission device invented by other Japanese researchers have also tried to make long-distance conversations more personal by making the protagonists feel closer to each other. Hugvie is basically a robotic pillow with a human shape that acts as a port for your mobile phone. It’s got its own heartbeat and internal vibrators that react faster and stronger, depending on the tone of the conversation. It sounds like an interesting device, but a lot of people find it just a little bit creepy.
Right now, the Hugvie isn’t the most advanced robot to come out of Japan, but professor Ishiguro, who has made a name for himself by creating human-like androids, believes he can take his Telenoid technology further, by turning Hugvie into a robot with an internal frame and lots more sensors and vibrators. This would make the pillow-phone much more realistic and also send the hugs long distance; when you hug the pillow, the Hugvie on the other end would move accordingly. But even in the current state, the robot pillow is believed to become a hit with families, lovers, and elderly people taking to far-away relatives.”
Visit Oddity Central to watch video of a couple people happily cuddling with Hugvie.