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Interactive documentary and the wild, wired world

Bear 71 isn’t your grandfather’s grizzly. She knows the name of the drug that tranquilized her, knows too about Zoloft and Viagra, knows that her radio collar broadcasts in the VHF range. She can tell you that a rubber bullet is traveling 650km/hr at 100 feet. She reports that Canmore, near Banff in Alberta, gets […]

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The Cryoscope: using networking materiality to tactilize the weather

I love the possibilities suggested by the “Cryoscope,” a project cooked up by R.I.T. industrial-design student Rob Godshaw: Godshaw’s gadget picks up the temperature forecast by zip code and reproduces it within a gorgeous aluminum block; you touch it to feel tomorrow temperature. It’s a lovely piece of networked materiality, and it promises much more […]

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