Archive for October, 2010

PopTech 2010: Sound and science with Jad Abumrad

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

One of my favorite talks from his years poptech 2010:

“From crayfish hairs to monkey neurons, Radiolab host and producer Jad Abumrad shares examples of how sound has been used to make scientific strides. Along the way, he explains how audio can convey failure or express error.”

via vimeo poptech

PopTech 2010: David Eagleman on Possibilianism

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Closing speaker at this years Poptech 2010: David Eagleman on Possibilianism. Pretty awesome talk!

“Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman introduces the concept of Possibilianism, a new philosophy that simultaneously embraces a scientific toolbox while exploring new, unconsidered uncertainties about the world around us.”

via vimeo poptech


Monday, October 25th, 2010

I’m off to San Diego for this years sold out TEDMED conference which I’ve never been to but I’ve heard so much about. If your are going, let me know, or let me know what else to look out for in San Diego. The line-up of speakers is quite amazing and several of their previous talks can be seen in their video archives which I’d highly recommend watching.

Follow me on twitter for some live updates during the conference.

Poptech2010: OK GO, Return, with hand bells

Monday, October 25th, 2010

One of the fun session at Poptech2010 was OK GO playing Return with Hand Bells.  Watch it above.


Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I’m off to PopTech 2010 for the rest of the week where the theme is “BRILLIANT ACCIDENTS, NECESSARY FAILURES, AND IMPROBABLE BREAKTHROUGHS”. As usual, poptech will be live streaming all of the talks online for free here! Watch the feed, follow some of my tweets, or let me know if your at PopTech and want to meetup!

Anti-Fly Sphere

Monday, October 18th, 2010

hmm, interesting. I never knew that to be a reason people hung up bottles of water near food. Makes much more sense now!

“If you can’t stand the smell or deadly poisons that come with store-bought bug spray, then this surprisingly attractive Anti-Fly Sphere 2.0 may just the pest deterrent you’ve been looking for. Designed by Netherlands-based José de la O, the Anti-Fly was inspired by the taco kiosks in Mexico, which use hanging plastic bags full of water to ward off flies by confusing their sensitive eyes with amplified colors and movements through light refraction. A little fancier that a Ziploc full of water, José’s design is a totally revamped version that consists of a beautiful glass bulb and stopper. Gorgeous, green, non-toxic and kill-free — these are words we’d never expect to use to describe bug repellent!”

José de la O
via inhabitat

Wild Mandarin Duck

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Woa, What a great looking Duck!

via bookofjoe

James Patten: lcd project

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

A good friend of mine James Patten (MIT Medialab alumn) was visiting this week and showed me a new project of his, or at least it was new to me.  He took a bunch of translucent lcd films, tiled them, and made one huge transparent screen which can make the grid  translucent, black, or even gray tones for some pretty sweet effects. Watch the video above and watch out for the final project via his website

“A prototype transparent LCD screen for an upcoming installation. 16×16 = 256 tiles. Eventual installation will be roughly 6000 tiles and 150′ in length. Project details private at the moment.”

youtube video

Feast Conference Live Stream

Friday, October 15th, 2010

If you didn’t get a chance to buy a ticket to the sold-out Feast Conference in nyc happening today, your in luck cause they are live streaming the whole thing 9am-5pm for free.

Super Hero Wedding

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I’ll have to top this Super Hero under shirts idea somehow.  Congrats Erin and Tim whom I dont know on this great shot!

via hofferphotography

Printing Facebook

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Want a poster with all your facebook friends profiles! Hang it on a wall, maybe make a coffee table, have then sign it when they see their square, or play where’s that friend all night. $20, huge poster, pretty sweet deal! Make it at  I want!

via printingfacebook.

Service Entertainment

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

First came dancing down the wedding aisle, and now comes dancing down the airline aisle giving instructions. Along with some rapping on the intercom on an airline, our service world is becoming a musical. Imagine an airline ride being as entertaining as a Broadway show.  I love it!

All those video after the jump!