Arts & Culture
Eagle Energy Vapor delivers a caffeine pick-me-up for those with the horizon in mind
The latest innovation in vapor technology is delivering consumers a new type of high. Eagle Energy Vapor is a portable, energy-infused vapor product that gives consumers a burst of caffeine-based energy through a vaporizer.
In the Phenakistomixer 3.0., an antiquated animation device meets the world of realtime video mixing
Most DJ’s nowadays use turntables for mixing sounds, not animations. Equipped with a collection of aesthetic vinyls, a record player, a computer and a camera, a team of concept and animation artists, sound engineers and programmers were able to bring a collection of abstractions to life, a project they like to call the Phenakistomixer 3.0.
Entrance fees in Britain's museums would create a supplement to public funding and would make visitors value these institutions and their art more than they do now
It may be time for museums in Britain to begin charging for entry. I do not say this lightly. The British – and it is distinctively British, with few equivalents elsewhere – belief that all museums should be free is a remarkable piece of idealism. It means that any of us can walk into our local gallery whenever we like and look at a Turner or even a Leonardo for nothing.
Predictions for 16 trends that will change the business of video games over the next five years
Hundreds of game developers, publishers and analysts recently descended on Brighton for the annual Develop conference. There were controversial keynotes, there were talks about how to make money in a rapidly fragmenting marketplace, but there were also some interesting forward-looking sessions, concerned with where the games industry as a whole is heading – not so much in terms of game design (that’s the domain of events like the Game Developers Conference and SXSW), more in the way the sector will operate as a business. Some of it is pretty weird.
With more than 30,000 users, Dronestagram is capitalizing on the growing popularity of aerial photography
Drones may be controversial when it comes to military action, but it would be hard to argue that they aren’t revolutionizing photography in a beautiful way. To this end, Dronestagram partnered with National Geographic, GoPro, Adobe and other notable companies to hold the 2015 Drone Aerial Photography Contest. The results are pretty amazing.
PSFK, in partnership with HP Matter, speaks to award-winning director Alison Klayman about using unwavering curiosity to inspire creativity
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact. This week we’ve featured Alison Klayman for bringing human stories to life onscreen.
Visitors in London have a chance to try out Bompas & Parr's vapor-based cocktail bar
Bompas & Parr, a brewing and culinary business in London, gives visitors the chance to walk through the drink. Their Alcoholic Architecture bar turns alcoholic beverages into a breathable mist through the use of humidifiers.
Step one: Tweet. Step two: Eat. Fooji lets diners order food delivery via emoticons
The Internet and its counterparts have somewhat enabled a lazy generation that demand information and services to respond to their needs as if it were yesterday. Now, when it comes to dining in, there’s a new service named Fooji that partners with restaurants to get food-to-mouth in as few steps as possible.
Now kids can bring their made-up monsters to life with MOYUPI
Did you ever make up some fantastical creatures as a kid that you wished existed as actual toys? Maybe you tried to put your parents to work helping you mold them out of clay? MOYUPI promises to make kids’ creatures even more real through the magic of 3D printing and a little hand-painting.
Foodscapes are recycled, recyclable plates that seek to rethink the way we consider food waste
Farm-to-table just became farm-to-table-to-farm. Foodscapes takes the idea of sustainability one step further, with plates made of food waste that can be transformed into fertilizer after being used.
A YouTube user named Rapture Records has made short and functional "tortilla records"
Back in April, the Internet went abuzz over a very ridiculous (and very fake) video showing that putting a tortilla on a record player would produce the “Mexican Hat Song.” One YouTube user took this idea and made it a little more real, crafting a musical tortilla that actually does work on a record player. By etching grooves onto tortillas with a laser cutter, an account named Rapture Records transferred 30-second samples of songs that can be played almost like vinyl.
Art group Luzinterruptus created a politically-motivated installation that takes a "stand" against the controversial bill
On July 1, the Spanish government brought into force the Protection of Public Safety Bill, a controversial bill also known as a ‘gag law’ as many believe it goes too far and poses a “serious threat to democracy and the freedom of assembly, speech and information.” In response to this restrictive bill, which has drawn thousands of protests, worldwide criticism and a constitutional complaint, art group Luzinterruptus decided to create an installation that featured glowing toilet seats in order to show exactly what they thought of the bill.