Google + Pixar

A million lines of code, an air pollution vacuum, NIGO for Uniqlo UT and more in our weekly look at the web

Can your smartphone draw you into a story? The technology inside our phones rivals high-end game consoles like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and yet even though we are increasingly dependent on our phones, our relationship with them is restricted and almost primitive. Google’s Motorola division hired a team from Pixar (including the co-director of “Ratatouille”) to create the interactive narrative “Windy Day” that appears …

Inmate Coders

A million lines of code, an air pollution vacuum, NIGO for Uniqlo UT and more in our weekly look at the web

Two convicted felons at an Oklahoma prison (a murderer and a sex offender) have written a software program that could save the prison—and entire state of Oklahoma—millions of dollars by increasing efficiency in the food system. By tracking prisoners as they move through dining halls along with incoming shipments of food, the software records and looks for patterns in dietary habits and pricing data. Already …

NIGO For Uniqlo

A million lines of code, an air pollution vacuum, NIGO for Uniqlo UT and more in our weekly look at the web

Japanese designer and streetwear pioneer NIGO recently called it quits with his beloved brainchild A Bathing Ape (BAPE), and now he’s leading the charge with another Japanese outlet. The cutting-edge entrepreneur has been appointed Creative Director of Uniqlo UT, the clothier’s limited edition line. With NIGO’s decades of experience and such a unique artistic vision, the possibilities for upcoming offerings are endless and highly anticipated.