Monthly Archives: January 2014

  • The latest building to make waves in India

    Posted on 24th January 2014 by Ben.

    Bandra-Ohm-Building

    A new development currently being planned for Bandra, Mumbai in India is making a big impression round the globe thanks to its ground breaking design.  The Ohm Residential Tower has been designed by James Law Cybertecture and is based on the shapes that ripples make when splashed by a drop of water.

    Balcony-Pool-Bandra-Ohm-Tower

    Rising to 30 storeys high the development promises to provide luxury living for those that can afford it. The circular, almost donut-shaped, building houses an orb-like club house in the centre, while each apartment boasts a glass-sided infinity pool on its balcony. See more work from James Law Cybertecture  www.jameslawcybertecture.com

    This Post was posted in Architects and was tagged with architecture, building, development

  • Iron Man's gestured control on the horizon

    Posted on 14th January 2014 by Ben.

    Displair-Display

    The kind of gesture-controlled, floating computer interfaces that Tony Stark uses  in the Marvel Comics inspired Iron Man movies have long been a goal for many tech developers. Displair is one company that has managed to create a viable ‘floating interface’ that it aims to put into production. The system works by producing a curtain of fine vapour on to which a computer interface is projected. Custom-built gesture recognition is then used to detect the movement of your hands as it touches and passes through the mist, allowing you to interact with the items in the display. So it can be used to manipulate objects that are rendered in 3D on the screen or to produce visual effects that ripple and burst as you put your hand into the mist.

    At the moment the price makes it prohibitive for home use but Displair is aiming at getting it into wider commercial use during 2014. But it does begin to show the way in which gesture-recognition and screen technology are combining to remove any need for physical computer interfaces. Find out more: http://displair.com/

    This Post was posted in Technology and was tagged with computer, Displair, gesture, interfaces

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