The house of the future has arrived, and it looks like a rave collided with the set of Jurassic Park. We're doomed!
Are you an Apple fiend? Take a look at your desk, then. We'll bet that you've got a mess of white cords laying around, an iPhone, maybe an iPad, and perhaps an iPod strewn about, without any rhyme or reason. It's almost enough to cancel out all that Jony Ive gorgeousness, isn't it?
Video projection is cool -- especially when the video being projected causes an illusion of three-dimensionality. But it's even cooler to play around with the 3D-ness of the thing you're projecting the images onto.
Why does Europe get all the cool stuff? Here in America, all we get from SyFy are bad monster-movie mashups; but in Germany, SyFy (or rather, its parentborg, NBC Universal) mounts innovative original fare like "The Witness," which blends gritty drama with immersive augmented reality. Forget the internet -- they're dubbing this "the first movie in the outernet." "Imagine Greater" indeed.
Maybe it's being so close to green space and nature. Maybe it's having a little distance from the flavors of the moment in L.A. and New York. And maybe it's the relatively low cost of living, which lets people launch businesses without a huge war chest.
Whatever the reason, the past three to four years have seen a mini-boom of designers in Seattle, both locals who grew up in the area and new transplants drawn by its many liveable charms.