Sony Unveils 360˚ 3D Display

Interesting prototype announced by Sony recently. Check it out here:

Clearly a long way to go until this has commercial applications. (I don’t really need a glorified desktop digital clock that can show me 360-degree views of Pikachu, but it’s interesting to see things moving in this direction. Has to start somewhere.)

The application to 3D design (for artistic and industrial uses) seems particularly relevant and intriguing to me. Imagine being able to walk around a new car design as you modify it on the fly. Certain things would seem to work well in real 3D space rather than just spinning 3D images on a 2D plane.

And I’m sure, true to Sony form, they’re concocting all the cameras, media and peripherals required to capture imagery for their 3D display. More power to them.

800 Languages, 1 Typeface

Fascinating case study about Google and Monotype’s collaboration on Noto – an incredibly ambitious project to create one master typeface that can display on any device, any medium, in any language or writing system.


Drone on the Farm

A report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International predicted that the legalization of commercial drones would create more than $80 billion of positive economic impact (i.e., revenue and job creation) between 2015 and 2025. The predicted biggest piece of that growth? Agriculture.


Ready for Smart Tattoos?

MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Microsoft Research, has unveiled DuoSkin, a project that uses temporary tattoos as connected interfaces that can be used in a variety of ways.