What`s in the news?

Right, I thought id add another page, this shall be where i post any videos and articles that have cropped up in the new and on you-tube that has caught my eye, or raised a brow..

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8 October 2010 Last updated at 10:03
Smart specs unite world and data
Web-Specs

By Michael Fitzpatrick
Technology journalist

The smartphone and spectacles combine to overlay the world with useful information
A lightweight pair of augmented reality glasses that overlay the world with digital content, such as directions or a travel guide, has debuted in Japan.

The headset, created by Olympus and phone-maker NTT Docomo, uses augmented reality software on an attached phone.

A virtual tour of Kyoto was used as the first demonstration of the technology.

While AR glasses are nothing new, these are among the first to add a miniature projecting display without too causing much encumbrance to the wearer.

Researchers at the two companies said they had managed to whittle an earlier “AV Walker” prototype down from 91g to no more than 20g.

One arm of the spectacles frame holds a tiny retinal display.

The retinal display projects text and images directly into the user’s peripheral vision, allowing the wearer to maintain eye contact with whatever they are observing normally.

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the Docomo demo was more circus side-show than cutting edge”

Steve Nagata
Tech analyst
As the glasses are attached to a smartphone with AR software, an acceleration sensor and a direction sensor, the AR Walker knows approximately what you are looking at and provides augmented information relevant to where you may be.

In the mock-up shown off at Japan’s annual tech show Ceatec, a virtual Kyoto cityscape was created where a character, not unlike Window’s animated paperclip, pops up to guide a person around the city; introducing temples, restaurants and shops as a tourist moves around.

The display can also be used to give directions with arrows and if a person lifts their head up to the sky a weather forecast is automatically protected into their peripheral vision.

Tokyo-based technology analyst Steven Nagata praised the “cool” and light good looks of AV Walker but said he felt the technology needed refinement.

“The promise of a walking, heads up display that would be able to provide important and relevant information about your environment with minimal interaction is the holy grail of mobile technology,” he said.

“And while the Docomo demo was more circus side-show than cutting edge technology, it may help inspire real innovation in the future.”

Augmented reality apps for smartphones such as Laya and Wikitude are already having some success as guides to our immediate surroundings.

But as this usually involves holding up and pointing the mobile’s camera in the direction you are looking AV Walker and its like have the added benefit of accessing information about your surroundings without altering your natural behaviour.

According to the developers a release date for the AR glasses has yet to be determined.

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^ so heres a video on you-tube that i thought was pretty cool. very unique canvas at the end :)…thoughts please!

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UPDATE!!

Wow i love it when your stumbling around the web bouncing from page to page, in the off chance you`ll find something truly new and innovative.. well look at this!, i think this would look sweet in my living room, and best of all it solves a brilliant problem and maximises space 😉 ooo posh! lol

Magic Chair by Puur

Magic Chair

They may be the new kids on the block but they’re already causing quite a stir in the design world with their innovative, high-end products. Netherlands’ own Puur Design Studio sent me these images of their gorgeous Magic™ four-piece chair. The idea is simple, pull out the nesting pieces when you need more seating area, and keep them all nested into a single element the rest of the time. They say that although the chair is large in dynamics, the design is relatively light weight and durable. I love the balance between texture-richness and minimalistdesign. Designed by Dripta Roy for Puur Design Studio—available by fall 2008 in Europe for €1750 + taxes, by winter in North America. If you’re interested they’re taking pre-orders throughsales@puur.ca. More images after the break

Magic Chair Open

Magic Chair Open

I found this at – http://www.minusfive.com/668/industrial-design/magic-chair-by-puur#more-668 so thanks for posting… 🙂

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KONRAD WYREBEK – (one to watch out for…)
Konrad Wyrebek born in Poland, lives and works in London, United Kingdom

http://www.konradwyrebek.blogspot.com
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Konrad Wyrebek is young independent artist based in London.Works primarily in painting,installation and also prints, mixed media and photography.

Using:
gaffer tape, pvs tape, glass, salt, sugar, latex, artificial rubber, oil, metal, hairs, plexi-glass, mdf, oil and acrylic paint, screenprint, photography, installations

Interested in:
concept of beauty, human desires, life priorities and conditions, analytic perception, mysticism, spiritualism, new religion, exploration of human and natural resources, beauty in petrol, new slavery.

contact:samuelconrad@hotmail.co.uk

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lightbox by Konrad Wyrebek

2008
mixed media on lightbox; pixelated image, print, acrylic paint

lightbox by Konrad Wyrebek
lightbox by Konrad Wyrebek

lightbox by Konrad Wyrebek

2008
mixed media on lightbox; pixelated image, print, acrylic paint

lightbox by Konrad Wyrebek

Konrad Wyrebek “MDMA MMAD” installation with two oil paintings, silk screen print, gaffer tape, wires and cables plastic covers found in the space

2010
two oil paintings, silk screen print, gaffer tape, wires and cables plastic covers found in the space
300cm x 300cm

Konrad Wyrebek
Konrad Wyrebek “MDMA MMAD” installation with two oil paintings, silk screen print, gaffer tape, wires and cables plastic covers found in the space

Konrad Wyrebek “MDAM MADD” left side painting

2010
oil painting, silk screenprint on canvas

Konrad Wyrebek
Konrad Wyrebek “MDAM MADD” left side painting

Konrad Wyrebek “MDAM MADD” right side painting

2010
oil painting, silk screenprint on canvas

Konrad Wyrebek
Konrad Wyrebek “MDAM MADD” right side painting

Konrad Wyrebek “Byonce is the new black Madnna” installation with oil painting, silver gaffer tape, cut aluminum shapes, salt.Approximate size is 3,5 mr for 2,5 m

2010
oil painting, silver gaffer tape, cut aluminum shapes, salt
350cm x 250cm x150cm

Konrad Wyrebek
Konrad Wyrebek “Byonce is the new black Madnna” installation with oil painting, silver gaffer tape, cut aluminum shapes, salt.Approximate size is 3,5 mr for 2,5 m

Konrad Wyrebek, oil painting 90x120cm, “Byonce is the new black Madnna”

2010
oil painting
120cm x 90cm

Konrad Wyrebek, oil painting 90x120cm,
Konrad Wyrebek, oil painting 90x120cm, “Byonce is the new black Madnna”

Konrad Wyrebek, “W Untitled” oil painting 50x40cm

2009
oil painting

Konrad Wyrebek,
Konrad Wyrebek, “W Untitled” oil painting 50x40cm

Konrad Wyrebek, “Triumvirate” oil painting

2009
oil painting, silk screenprint on canvas

Konrad Wyrebek,
Konrad Wyrebek, “Triumvirate” oil painting

Konrad Wyrebek, “Rythual” new media digital print

2008
digitally manipulated print, screen print, light box,

Konrad Wyrebek,
Konrad Wyrebek, “Rythual” new media digitally manipulated print, screen print, light box,

Konrad Wyrebek, “DiGL” new media digital photoprint

2010
digitally manipulated photo print

Konrad Wyrebek,
Konrad Wyrebek, “DiGL” new media digital photoprint

Konrad Wyrebek, Utopian landspaces, Konrad Wyrebek, “DiGL” new media digital photoprint

2009
digitally manipulated photo print
100 x 130cm

Konrad Wyrebek, Utopian landspaces,  	Konrad Wyrebek,
Konrad Wyrebek, mix new media digital based artwork, pixaleted digitally manipulated print, various sizes, in. 100 x 130 cm, from the ” Utopian landscapes” series

Konrad Wyrebek “Uoo”, oil painting

2009
oil painting, silk screenprint

Konrad Wyrebek
Konrad Wyrebek “Uoo”, oil painting

Konrad Wyrebek “Bambi”, oil painting

2009
oil painting, silk screenprint

Konrad Wyrebek
Konrad Wyrebek “Bambi”, oil painting

Konrad Wyrebek “Scape Land V” oil painting

2009
oil painting

Konrad Wyrebek
Konrad Wyrebek “Scape Land V” oil painting

Konrad Wyrebek “FuV” installation with 4 drawings, black tape, salt shapes

2010
drawing, installation
150 x 200cm

Konrad Wyrebek
Konrad Wyrebek “FuV” installation with 4 drawings, black tape, salt shapes

Konrad Wyrebek, “The Seen”, oil painting

2009
oil painting

Konrad Wyrebek,
Konrad Wyrebek, “The Seen”, oil painting

Konrad Wyrebek “BoM” oil on canvas

2010
oil painting
75 x 60 cm

Konrad Wyrebek
Konrad Wyrebek “BoM” oil on canvas

Konrad Wyrebek, ‘Young Slaves’ installation

2010
Installation
400 x 250 x 400 cm

Konrad Wyrebek, 'Young Slaves' installation
Konrad Wyrebek, installation, ‘Young Slaves’, oil painting, two photographs, black gloss oil paint, bin-bags, shape painted on the wall and floor and over the bin bags, salt circles, gaffer tape.

Konrad Wyrebek photo left part of diptych in the installation Young Slaves

2010
photography
120cm x 90cm

Konrad Wyrebek photo left part of diptych in the installation Young Slaves
Konrad Wyrebek photo left part of diptych in the installation Young Slaves
EDUCATION AND BIOGRAPHY
http://www.konradwyrebek.blogspot.com

EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2010 Hackney Wicked Art Festival, London
see Saatchi Gallery report on:
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/blogon/art_news/matthew_miles_emerging_art_at_hackney_wicked_london/6511
2010 BLASPHEMY, Plato Pamplona, Barcelona
2010 Close but no Ciga, Institute for Contemporary Art ICA, London
2010 Billbored, POLLOKS, London

2009 Shoreditch House and Shoreditch Town Hall, London ANK GROUP SHOW WITH ANTHONY GORMLEY, TRACEY EMIN AND WOLFGANG TILLMANS.
2009 Hales Gallery, London NAME Portable, collaborative performance and exhibition. 2009 Art Art Art gallery, London AME a large scale digital print commission for MATT ROBERT’S ARTS FOUNDATION

2008 SAATCHI GALLERY, CHELSEA, LONDON Communication:Live, site-specific installation
2007 DA1 GALLERY, Kensington, London Private View group show.
2006 GALLERY 43, Kensington, London Emptiness, a group show.
2005 London Co-founder of DA! ART MOVEMENT
2004 Poland/Hungary PECS, international youth festival, Hungary.

contact:samuelconrad@hotmail.co.uk

Website:  www.konradwyrebek.blogspot.com

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