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5 tablet concept videos

It looks like the tablet is here now, and the people we have to thank are the talented UX, UI designers who are inventing great new ways to interact with the devices. Here's a collection of concept videos from a few different companies.

Mag+ (Bonnier)

WIRED and Adobe

Microsoft Courier

Sports Illustrated, Time inc

iPad, Apple

Naughty or Nice, the aftermath

Gav has documented some of the verdicts that santa has brought onto naughty and nice members of the poke office. Including this very strange portrait of me.

You are so very nice, and so very pretty. You win a free photshop beauty portrait. Go and sit for your portrait with Jason. - Santa

Uncanny picture of me

I feel a little weird every time I see it. Thanks Jason and Will!

Check out the rest of them at Death to the Flippers.

Have you been Naughty or Nice?

It has now turned into a tradition that Stuff club makes some sort of christmas project. Last year we made Formula wonderland a snowy scalextric fairy land. This year, we built a giant "Santa lap" that you sit in and you get told whether you've been Naughty or Nice. The whole thing gets recorded and posted naughtyornice.tumblr.com.

naughty or nice collage

Other makers involved were Gavin and Jason Fox, Badger, Martin Rose and Tracy Tsang.

Badger on Santas lap

Photo by katie's flickr

2 million TV's are located in US bathrooms

Some really interesting facts in this video by XPLANE and The Economist

  • 95% of all music downloads last year was unpaid for.
  • Youtube, MySpace and Facebook takes 250 million unique visitors per month.
  • Nokia makes 13 cell phones per second.

Here's the sources for all facts in the video

Nice interactive installation by rAndom International at the Royal Opera House

Last night was This Happened #6 at the BFI in London's south bank. 4 amazing projects were presented but for me there was one that stood out particularly.

Audience is an installation conceived by rAndom International in collaboration with Chris O'Shea and consists of around 64 head-size mirror objects. Each object moves its head in a particular way to give it different characteristics of human behaviour. Some chat amongst themselves, some shy away and others confidently move to grab your attention.

When members of the audience enter the perimeter of the installation, the mirrors inquisitively follow someone that they find interesting. Having chosen their subject, they all synchronise and turn their heads towards them. Suddenly that person can see their reflection in all of the mirrors.

The mirrors were built with servos connected to micro controllers and the software controlling the whole thing used a motion detection camera from above. And as so many of these kind of installations are, this one was also built using Open Frameworks.