Further Forward Fashion

By Justin Bovington The London and Chicago-based design firm Rivers Run Red is busy developing a range of clothing with one of the UK’s top Fashion Designers – Mrs Jones. Not unusual you might say? Well, these clothes are purely virtual; they grace the bodies of personal digital representations (avatars) in computer games and virtual worlds. It would seem that your real/virtual life’s Brand choice …

Augmented Reality via Projection

The Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL) has combined RFID, photo sensors and portable projectors to make a goggle free augmented reality system. Ok, this time in plain english… it's a flash light that shows you information about whatever the light is shining on. Currently being demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2004, it's intended use is for inventory tracking, but the possibilities are pretty far reaching. via Roland …

Ecotonoha

A brilliant little future conscious design project– Ecotonoha was created by Yugo Nakamura, ( MONO*CRAFTS ) for NEC. By adding words as leaves you collaborate to nurture a virtual tree. As the virtual tree grows, NEC will plant real trees on Kangaroo Island in Australia. Over 600 trees have been planted so far.