How did the nail get there? It is no optical illusion, the nail is actually where it appears to be. The expert craftsman perhaps knows these particular properties of wood. To see how it's done, check out the video below. Credits to core77.com for this insight.
The technology-focused internet is abuzz with the launch of the Lytro photographic camera.
Light rays captured in 3D space. Infinite focus. No shutter. No delay. The possibility to adjust the focus plane after the fact (after the photo has been taken). Lytro has released it's first iteration of the light-field technology camera at $399. Although this first model comes with it's share of short comings according to Engadget's first hands-on, the potential of this technology cannot be denied. A revolution? Is this bigger than the switch from the film to digital camera?
See the full gallery on Lytro's own site.
Here you can also play with the photos and adjust the focal point and zoom.
Designer, Photographer and Artist concerns
Does this tech take power away from the professional who wants people to see the image how he or she intended? Or will a great professional one day use this to their advantage? Would the best paintings be so important if people could manipulate the paint how they pleased?
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From a design standpoint, the iPhone is a hero. Take any quality of what makes good design, and you will find it in Apple's product.
Apple are officially the biggest seller of smartphones, and they've done it with just one model - the iPhone. Since its release there have only been four iterations, with the fifth expected to be announced tomorrow, October 4th.
Where other companies have stumbled and struggled to play catch up, the iPhone stood strong in its vision for a multitude of reasons. But the biggest culprit for the competitor's undoing happens to be themselves. This is the story of how other companies managed to commit market suicide through over-saturation.
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Last week we reported on Nike and Back to the Future Shoes. This week we continue the movie trend following an article from IGN - Upcoming movie remakes no one asked for. The IGN author previews some upcoming titles and then rightfully shines a negative light on them. These are also moves that have strong design themes throughout and perhaps influenced a generation of young would-be designers raised in the Eighties. Let's take a look at the list.
"There once was a time, long ago, when the Hollywood system would come up with brand new ideas for genre films. This time has unfortunately passed, and it's starting to feel like all we have to look forward to is a crop of regurgitated plot lines from movies that are either already sitting on our shelves, or are available within minutes via on-demand services"- IGN
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With the new iPhone 5 imminent, it's time to look at why Apple has become such a powerhouse over the last decade. Considering so many aspects, this series of articles will break down certain small details from a design point of view. This is obviously easier said than done, since design is a sort of hub that connects to all aspects of a product.
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Nike MAG shoes have been released for a limited run, sold exclusively through ebay. Fetching around $2000 a pair, all proceeds go to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. They are modelled after the ones in the movie.
Impressively foreseeing the future, the shoes actually fit in quite well with today's current trends, despite having been designed thirty years ago. Flying cars within three years anyone?
This amazing film features all sorts of cool gadgets that we would like to see one day realised, but with this new shoe release (albeit without the auto-laces; maybe in 2015) one wonders if anyone would be interested in donning a pair of Biff's shoes for that rebel element?