Modo

During the Summer of 2000 I had a major technolust for the much anticipated Modo pager. Of course, I got one of the $100 (with no additional cost for service) egg shaped devices the day it came out. It still is the best example I have seen so far of consistent experience. From the hipster ads, to the curvy Industrial Design, to the twirling User …

Hisashi Tenmyouya

Hisashi Tenmyouya creates modern day urban street scenes in traditional Japanese style. His work is currently on exhibit at the Whitney as part of the show: American Effect. Tenmyouya challenges the common perceptions of tradition, culture, violence, and technology.

Twister

Finally… something kinda out there and interesting. I don’t know if it will ever work, but Sony’s Interaction Lab has come up with a pretty cool concept for eliminating buttons and avoiding the easy blunders of an exposed touch screen. In the Gummi, the team has combined a standard, rigid LCD with sensors and a touch pad all mounted in a flexible acrylic plastic block. …