Glitch: Designing Imperfection

The result of a technological malfunction, the visual glitch is generally an unwelcome visitor—a digital artifact representing error. But when viewed in their own right, seemingly randomized visual abstractions become fascinating designs that represent a unique hybrid of human intention and mechanical failure. Recently released by Mark Batty Publishers, "Glitch: Designing Imperfection" examines these errors as works of art and explores their geneses. The editors …

BlueTrack Wireless Mobile Mouse

With computer technology becoming more mobile, the same applies to its accessories. When on the move, a mobile mouse often needs to perform in less-than-hospitable circumstances and on surfaces other than a mousepad. BlueTrack technology is Microsoft's panacea, which aims to improve mouse response beyond the existing laser and optical methods. The light beam on a BlueTrack mouse uses a wider, more uniform beam and …