Whether we like it or not, we live in a world of data; at PSFK 2015 we gathered a panel of three data aficionados for insight on its current state and prospective future
Big Data is a term that evokes some very ambiguous and conflicting emotions; many realize the incredible potential for it to optimize certain aspects of our lives, but more have concerns surrounding what is collected and the the way it’s done. At PSFK 2015, we wanted to further that discussion, and we were fortunate enough to host three authorities on the subject—Seth Porges of Cloth, Steven Dean of Quantified Self, and Tara Greer of Deutsch LA—for a talk on the current state of Big Data, and its possible future.
FOVE has a movement control feature that lets users operate focus, aim, and shoot in videogames with their eyes
While everyone was waiting for The Rift to hit the mass market, another startup has designed, built and tested what could be a superior headset. FOVE looks like an Oculus in glossy white but it has a feature the latter can’t beat: eye tracking.
LG has unveiled a proof-of-concept television thin enough to stick to the wall with a magnet
A television thinner than your finger is the future of screens according to LG Display, the screen-making subsidiary of LG. At a press conference in Seoul, LG unveiled a 55-inch screen that was just 0.97 mm thick and could be stuck to the wall by a magnet.
"The Doghouse" is a virtual reality film installation that lets viewers inhabit different characters at a dinner table
Recently on show at the Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham, U.K. in March, Danish short film “The Doghouse” is an experiment in how far virtual reality can immerse a person into another’s mindset. The installation featured five Oculus Rifts which viewers could choose from—depending on the headset they wore, they saw the point of view of a different character at a family dinner.
Rudder sources street light data to brighten the night-time pedestrian experience
Navigation apps have done wonders for our daily commutes and weekend road trips. We can get from point A to point B faster than ever, but sometimes the fastest route is not always the one we feel comfortable taking—especially at night. This is why Bearbone Studios has developed Rudder, an app that functions as an urban night light, helping you navigate to your destination via the most well-lit path.
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PSFK and IBM Watson are collaborating through The Good Data Contest to find how IBM Watson’s capabilities can improve the lives of communities and spark a conversation around what cognitive computing will mean for our future. With only two days to go until the contest closes, make sure you have the opportunity to win the $50,000 USD – to be spent on prototyping, marketing and consulting from IBM Watson talent—as well as be flown to New York City to visit the Watson Lab.
In a trend dubbed "retailtainment," the French label has created a branded VR headset that gives a look behind runway curtains
With the runway being held in bigger venues, live-tweeted and relentlessly shared online, fashion has created a new inner sanctum—the backstage—and Dior is using VR to give more people a pass for that too.
Makies is expanding its accessory range to make room for more diverse 3D-printed dolls—and is taking suggestions
In honor of the Toy Like Me campaign, which encourages greater diversity in the toy box and calls for toys that reflect children in more inclusive ways, British-based toy developer Makies is expanding its range of doll accessories to include hearing aids, walking canes, and bespoke facial characteristics.