Nextfest nyc ended this weekend with tons of attendees, free Wired subscriptions, and my very tired feet. My partial 2 days of browsing Wired Magazine physically was great, but also a reminder of what crowded conferences feel like.
Pictured above is my friend Vincent Leclerc’s project “Revolver” which is a very simple solution in creating a cost effective 3D display. For more on this project go to EskiStudios. If you ever meet him, try to get a video of his first mock-up, cause it rocks!
Tons of pics after the jump!
ahhhh, the ever so cool Javitts center!
Being welcomed with a mist of projections! Fogscreen.
James Clars rockin 3D led displays.
The very zen like Laptop Orchestra, though, it was too loud in the hall to really hear it and little kids kept banging on all the buttons.
One of Daniel Rozins many many pixel art mirrors which are incredibly cool to interact with, though I personally like the wooden mirrors one the most.
Whoohooo…Kyaking without getting wet!….isn’t that the point? Virtual Canoe…i like kayaks more.
Dandelion! Blow the petals off..yahh..but theres no sound? I dunno, they have cool videso on their site though..check them out here!
SoundFlakes.. I’m actually not sure what this was, but tons of small kids were pushing me around to get to it.
Good ole interactive shadow projectors…kids really dig these…and well, over time, I have too.
Sitting still, reading, looking like god.
Some crazy trippy shadow music projections…kids were all over this one..it’s like the disco years again!
Whoohoo, flowers growing on me!
Kronos projector!Â Basically, its a tangible, or mesh screen that when pressed, projects back into time, allowing users to manipulate and compare exact moments in time tangibly!
cute garage robots.. not sure what they did…they just sat on a huge table.
Are ya craving to dive a few hundreds feet under water…well, here’s your suit! Nuytco Research
I’m not sure why they put Eisnsteins head on there, but it was funny to look at.
Japaneses Robot Kokono. Was actually very real looking, just not moving. I really wanted to go up there and push it over, but it just didnt seem right.
The famous robotic ballroom dancers!
A robotic Dextrous hand. all air..as strong as a 5 year old.
The Automati Door! Basically, you walk up to the door, wait for a few seconds, and it scans your shape, then creates an opening just on it… I’m not exactly sure of the reason, or application, but it was fun to watch people walk into bars when they didn’t open. That dudes about to break his knee or trip!
I’m not sure what this is, but are we really sending things like this up there? No wonder we never find anyone…I’d run away if I saw this thing coming towards me.
This was pretty cool. At first I though it was just a LP changer, but the 2 robots actually scratch! It’s kinda strange but also cool. The machines are from the same makers of the Robocoaster!
A robotic bar tender….I guess all bars will be vending machines soon…well, with faces to greet us from some dude on a webcam.
This was pretty cool. A ball that you ran around in while playing VR games or Doom, hence having unlimited space to run around in..yup, it’s a hamster wheel for humans, but mad fun! Virtual Sphere.
Flower Lamp. Basically, it bloomed when you were were good with saving electricy as a treat…but when you left everything on, it would close back up.
Energy Curtain: Collected solar energy during the day and emitte light at night just to remind you energy is everywhere. They also had a pretty cool power cord showing what things were plugged in.
The Hug shirt! Yup! Now you can hug someone from miles away…well, just make their shirts vibrate…i’m not sure when the last time I hugged someone I vibrated..maybe when our phones were ringing.
Straw Like user interface….yup, you suck, and sounds play based on what you are sucking.
Touch Pong…you touch..you move, you pong..!
Physical pong…you grab, you run, you spin, you pong!
SpaceShipOne! Yup, thats how you make it to space..though it’ll cost you 200k plus a long waiting list starting in 2009. I’ll admit it does seem comfy though. I dont see a cup holdeer..hmmm.
Kick-ass Kung Fu!Â Yup, it’s the real non-real fighting game where the only way you can really get hurt, is if you kick and punch yourself! This was a crowd favorite..though I think people just enjoyed watching people making fools out of themselves when they fell.
I finally had the chance to play with the new blackberry pearl, and it rocks!!!!! the lil rollin ball(pearl) in the center is soooo coool.. I want every button to be one…but I’ve heard because of the cool button, if your the tight jean wearing type, it doesnt ring if the buttons pressed in..i’m sure they’ll fix this soon.
Good ole Gel Soil…keep the cabbage a going in this conference hall! Sustainable housing!!!
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