Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Wish to watch your favourite movie directly on your favourite t-shirt? It is possible!

Category: Technology
Idea: Clothes with the dynamic luminescent image


Eindhoven, the Netherlands
- Philips Research intends to impress the visitors at this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) with a world-first demonstration of promotional jackets and furniture featuring its innovative Lumalive technology. Lumalive textiles make it possible to create fabrics that carry dynamic advertisements, graphics and constantly changing color surfaces. The Philips stand in Hall 22 will act as a showcase for the Lumalive textile products that will be worn by Philips’ hostesses and embedded into booth furniture of the Future Zone.

Although the technology has been developed only recently —early prototypes were exhibited at IFA 2005— Philips Research has made immense progress in fully integrating Lumalive fabrics into garments demonstrated by the jackets worn by Philips’ hostesses at the show. These first-generation jackets are ready for commercialization by companies partnering with Philips Research, particularly those in the promotional industry looking for a new, high-impact medium. Interested parties could use the technology to transform their event and enhance their visitors’ experiences.

Lumalive fabrics feature flexible arrays of colored light-emitting diodes (LEDs) fully integrated into the fabric - without compromising the softness or flexibility of the cloth. These light emitting textiles make it possible to create materials that can carry dynamic messages, graphics or multicolored surfaces. Fabrics like drapes, cushions or sofa coverings become active when they illuminate in order to enhance the observer’s mood and positively influence his/her behavior.

The jackets are comfortable to wear, and the Lumalive fabrics only become obvious when they light up to display vivid colored patterns, logos, short text messages or even full color animations. The electronics, batteries and LED arrays are fully integrated and invisible to the observer and wearer. The jackets feature panels of up to 200 by 200 mm², although the active sections can be scaled up to cover much larger areas such as a sofa.

“Taking the Lumalive fabrics from prototypes to integrated products has been a major challenge,” said Bas Zeper, Managing Director of Photonic Textiles, Philips Research. “The light emitting textiles have to be flexible, durable and operated by reasonably compact batteries. Fitting all that into a comfortable, lightweight garment is a considerable engineering success.”

“What Philips Research showed last year were research prototypes; this year the jackets and furniture represent versions that are ready to go into commercial production, and include integrated power sources and control electronics,” said Zeper.

The products include features that make them practical for daily use. For example, when integrating the Lumalive fabrics into the garment Philips Research has made the parts that can’t be easily washed — such as the batteries and control electronics—simple to disconnect and reconnect after the garment has been cleaned. Even the light-emitting layer can be easily removed and refitted to the jacket.

Philips Research is inviting all potential partners to talk about the immediate commercialization potential of Lumalive textiles at IFA 2006 where the company’s booth will act as a showcase for the technology and a focal point for discussions.

Jacket with Philips Lumalive fabrics

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On jackets and shirts containing the Philips Lumalive fabrics dynamic advertisements, graphics and constantly changing color surfaces can be displayed


Source: Philips.com

Friday, September 22, 2006

How to send a BIG file?

Category: Advertising
Idea: Funny advertising animation

Original advertising of Russian telecommunication company Corbina Telecom made by Cyberfunk studio. Just watch it :)








Links
www.corbina.ru

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Paper World


Category: Art
Idea: Paper artworks

Peter Callesen about his works:


A common theme in many of my works earlier works is a reinterpretation of classical fairytales as well as a more general interest in memory in connection to childhood - as for instance in my performances Castle, Folding and Jukebox. These playful performances exist in the lost land of childhood, between dream and reality, and It is in this meeting or confrontation of these two conditions, in a kind of utopian embodiment, that these works of art becomes alive, often in a tragicomic way.

This interest for the romantic is extended in my later exhibitions White Shadows at Esbjerg Art Museum and From dust to dusk, but here with less focus on the confrontation between dream and reality leaving more space for the poetic aspect as well as the possibility of a reality behind or within the dream.



Big Paper Castle, 2004

7,20 x 7,15 x 3,75 m

Cut and folded from one sheet of 350 gsm paper,

Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning’s Autumn exhibition, Copenhagen




The Impossible Meeting Between Image and Reality, 2006

47,5x37x7 cm

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue in artist made frame




The Impossible Meeting Between Image and Reality (detail), 2006

47,5x37x7 cm

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue in artist made frame




Trancendence, 2006

47,5x37x7 cm

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue in artist made frame





Unter dem Nebelmeer,2006

47,5x37x7 cm

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue in artist made frame


Alive, but Dead, 2006

127x94x11,5 cm. Acid Free paper, glue, color in artist made frame

Alive, but Dead, (detail) 2006

127x94x11,5 cm. Acid Free paper, glue, color in artist made frame

Alive, but Dead, (detail) 2006

127x94x11,5 cm. Acid Free paper, glue, color in artist made frame

Heaven and Hell, 2006

134x127x11,5 cm. Acid Free paper, glue, color in artist made frame

Heaven and Hell, (detail) 2006

134x127x11,5 cm. Acid Free paper, glue, color in artist made frame



The weight of feathers, 2005

12 x 55 x 34 cm

Acid-free 115 gsm paper and glue



18,2 cm Tall Tower of Babel, 2005

Acid free A4 80 paper and glue,

Down the River, 2005

Acid free A4 80 paper and glue,

Down the River, (detail) 2005

Acid free A4 80 paper and glue,

Wedding Dress Without Bride, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue,

All in All, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gms paper and glue,

All in All, (detail)2006

Acid free A4 115 gms paper and glue,

Angel, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gms paper and glue,

Angel, (detail) 2006

Acid free A4 115 gms paper and glue,

Closet, 2006

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue,

Closet, (detail) 2006

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue,

Dead Bird , 2006

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue,

Big wave moving towards a small castle made of sand, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Distant Wish, 2006

Acid-free A4 115 gms paper and glue

Distant Wish, (detail) 2006

Acid-free A4 115 gms paper and glue

Eismeer, 2006

Acid free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Hunting, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Hunting (detail), 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

In the Beginning (Snake inside an egg), 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

In the Shadow of an Orchid (detail), 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

In the Shadow of an Orchid , 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Impenetrable Castle, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Impenetrable Castle, (detail) 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Looking back, 2006

Acid free A4 115 gms paper and glue

Man Made of Woman, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Pandora's Box, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Snowballs, 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Snowballs, (detail) 2005

Acid free A4 80 gms paper and glue

Traces in Snow, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Traces in Snow (detail), 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Single Double Bed , 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Fall , 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Fall, (detail) 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

The Impossible Meeting, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

The Impossible Meeting (detail), 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Bridge Over Troubled Water, 2005

Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue

Butterflies Trying to Escape Their Shadow, 2005
Acid-free A4 80 gsm paper and glue


Links
www.oncotton.co.uk/peter/