Roppongi Hills complex created a short called Tokyo City Symphony by projecting 3D animation onto a 1:1000 scale model of the city and used some catchy techno rifts to make the cityscape appear to look like it was dancing along to the music.
On holiday right now but miss your pet so much you just got to play with it? A game of "chase the laser" with a cat is fun, because animals just don't get how that little red dot is taunting them.
To allow owners to play with their pets even when they're away, here's Petcube, a gadget currently in pre-production. The gadget will couple a Wi-Fi connected 720p camera with a laser pointer, and it can be used through a website or an app, and you can control the laser and allow anyone in the world to play with your pet.
Robert Burden's latest art piece - The Autobot, gives Optimus Prime some timelapse awesome. It took him over 1,000 hours to complete this, and Robert captured the entire process in a two and a half minute timelapse.
Check out this educational short from SciShow explaining how you can create some anti-venom, if in any case you can bit by a dead snake. Surely, it's not as easy as it looks, but it would be helpful to know. Check out the video after the jump!
Most table designs don't include a resonant frequency or specially designed abrasive enzyme. But this table does. The Bonus Table 571 isn't like any other table.
Engineered by Colleen & Eric and shown off at NYC Design Week 2013, Bonus Table 571's surface is made from a specific piece of wood. When the board starts vibrating, you can suss out its hidden patterns, and coat them with an enzyme concoction.
Don't have time to watch an entire movie? Then check out Ridley Scott's James Cameron's Aliens in 60 seconds in adorable animation. Done by the folks who did Star Wars Episode IV, Back to the Future, and The Matrix.
Industrial designer and carpenter Elvis Halilović has created a beautiful line of handmade pinhole cameras. Called ONDU Pinhole Cameras, they've already raised a $10,000 goal on Kickstarter, with $33,000 extra.
Water and electricity aren't the best of friends. So when Antonin Fourneau combined both in his installation, it sounds like a death trap more than an art installation. But his work, Water Light Graffiti, is really beautiful.
We have to thank the 1973 Michael Crichton sci-fi film Westworld for the image blurring digital effects of today. Crichton wanted to create what looked like a blurred digital machine and he first turned to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. But the $200,000 price tag was a bit too much. Instead, John Whitney Jr did the job for him. Here's the story:
Before Skynet gets real, we'll have this geeky interpretation of the Terminator's hand in Lego instead.
A Polish Lego savant piotrek839 created this life-size Terminator arm that's powered by twelve separate Lego Technic motors and has some of the most complex engineering and gearing we've seen, in a Lego creation. Check it out in the video below:
Don't have a beer bottle opener? No sweat. Because you don't need one. With the right amount of leverage, you can use anything to open a bottle. This video shows you all the awesome ways you can do so. Of course, like everything else, these things take practice. [Clip Nation via The Awesomer]
Vine has made video limited to 6 seconds now, and its kind of hard to film an ad in 6 seconds, right?
The Kids Table Comedy poked fun of Vine's limitations by showing what would happen if Vine wanted to make a commercial about Vine using Vine. 6 seconds not enough? [The Kids Table Comedy via Laughing Squid]
Yes, Glass can be useful. But like every gadget misuse, you can cause some problems of your own. If you thought taking a picture of someone you don't know with your phone was rude, then Glass has bigger problems than that.
This internal Microsoft video spoofs Google's Chrome, and it warns consumers that the browser will track them across multiple devices. The ad is actually a parody of Google's Chrome: Now Everywhere ad (the last video below), and it parodies it down to the background mumsic.
You can pretty much learn to do anything online these days. A few days ago, I learned how to play Adele's Someone Like You on piano, all by looking at a YouTube video. But what if you need to learn something fast? 6 second fast?
Is your excuse for not working out "I've got no time"? Our sedentary lives involve us being parked at our desks all day, sitting down more than we should. But here's a solution. what if your desk could double up as a gym?