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Spira Wireless Charger and Clock

Spira Wireless Charger and Clock

This concept by ÉCAL design student Alice Robbiani, is comprised of a magnetic smartphone charging case with a wall-mounted charging base. What makes it truly special is the interactivity, offering charging feedback and a clock display.

TRANSFORM

TRANSFORM

Created Hiroshi Ishii, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Amit Zoran, and Philipp Schoessler from MIT’s Tangible Media Group, TRANSFORM is an interactive display of moving pixels which can dynamically rearrange themselves. More here.

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Pizza Hut Touchscreen Menu

Pizza Hut Touchscreen Menu

While it’s not going to replace your Pizza Hut server quite yet, we’re really digging the UI that Chaotic Moon Studios developed for this interactive table which lets you drag items onto your pizza and pay with your smartphone.

Submerged Turntable

Submerged Turntable

Artist Evan Holm’s performance installation not only looks beautiful, it proves that a turntable can still work while submerged in water – though it does distort the sound a little bit. The vortex formed as the record plays is really amazing.

Like a Rolling Stone Video

Like a Rolling Stone Video

Almost 50 years after the release of Bob Dylan’s first electric single, Like A Rolling Stone finally has a music video and an interactive one at that. Flick through the different ‘stations’ for a different experience every time you watch.

Beck: Hello, Again

Beck: Hello, Again

It takes a while to load, but it’s worth it. This 360-degree interactive version of David Bowie’s Sound and Vision was created by artist Chris Milk and performed by Beck. You’ll need headphones and a webcam for the full experience.

AquaTop Display

AquaTop Display

Using a Kinect and projector, Mato Mato developed a display that you interact with using a liquid surface as the interface. It has desktop applications but it’s the game ideas shown off at the end that really captured our attention.

Just a Reflektor

Just a Reflektor

An amazing interactive music video for Arcade Fire’s latest single, directed by Vincent Morisset. Uses Google Chrome and your webcam to turn your smartphone into a virtual mirror that controls portions of the video. More info here.

OMG Jellyfish

OMG Jellyfish

One of the more unusual Kickstarter projects out there, OMG Jellyfish aims to make 5-foot-tall bouncy, illuminated puppets inspired by the awe-inspiring sea creaturs, but made from lycra and nylon with LED lighting inside.

Omni VR Treadmill Kickstarter

Omni VR Treadmill Kickstarter

Be one of the first to own the Omni virtual reality treadmill. It’s the perfect companion to the Oculus Rift, but you can also use the Omni to play any PC game.  It can also be used for fitness and virtual tourism or inspection.

Touchscreen-Paper Interface

Touchscreen-Paper Interface

DigInfo reports on a futuristic interface developed by Fujitsu which allows for accurate touchscreen-like interactions and gestures on paper and other surfaces. The company plans on commercializing the tech by 2014.

Do Not Touch

Do Not Touch

(NSFW: Brief Nudity) Do Not Touch is an interactive music video for Kilo by Light Light. Participate in a variety of mini-games using your mouse cursor along with the people who played before you. Made by Moniker.

Angles Mirror

Angles Mirror

Artist Daniel Rozin’s latest interactive creation uses 465 motors and spokes to create geometric shapes, wavy lines, and replicates the movements of those who stand in front of it. Available through Bitforms Gallery NYC.

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MLB Mission Control

MLB Mission Control

A baseball fanatic’s dream machine, this NASA-inspired control panel created by Breakfast offers immediate access to tons of real-time baseball stats at the flip of a switch. On display at the MLB Fan Cave in NYC.

Firewall

Firewall

By combining a Spandex surface with projections and a Kinect, Aaron Sherwood and Michael Allison created a stunning work of interactive art that only slightly reminds us of Cronenberg’s Videodrome.

The Bottle

The Bottle

The video artists of Poland’s White Kanga have come up with a way to project images onto 3D surfaces and dynamically adjust the projection based on the movement of the objects.

The Alchemy of Light

The Alchemy of Light

Performance artist a dandypunk created this interactive live production which combines dance and movement with projection mapping as his only source of illumination.

Zombie Shopping Mall

Zombie Shopping Mall

We wish we were in London now so we could go to wish.uk’s Zombie Shopping Mall Experience, complete with Hollywood special effects, police firearm training and video game-style missions.

Interactive Starry Night

Interactive Starry Night

Digital artist Petros Vrellis took Van Gogh’s classic post-impressionist painting and turned it into a moving work of art, complete with touch, gesture and sound-based interactions.

Still Life

Still Life

We can’t think of anything more boring in the art world than a still life painting of fruit. But digital artist Scott Garner livens things up a bit with his interactive version and its motion sensing frame.

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Periodic Table of Swearing 2

Periodic Table of Swearing 2

(NSFW: Language) Even better than than the original obscenity-filled table, this version actually swears at you when you push its buttons. And if you’re not British, you’ll learn a thing or two.

Floating Orchestra

Floating Orchestra

This interactive installation by Poietic Studio lets you conduct a symphony of 19 floating spheres, held in space by jets of air. The coolest part is the iPhone-powered motion control.

Metropolis II Kinetic Sculpture

Metropolis II Kinetic Sculpture

Chris Burden gathered 1,200+ custom-designed cars to race around a handmade large-scale artwork, named Metropolis II, which also contains a large railway and LEGO and Lincoln log buildings.

DaVinci on Kinect

DaVinci on Kinect

The guys at Razorfish have ported their DaVinci touch-screen interface to the Xbox 360 Kinect, providing users with the ability to create objects in thin air, then interact with them on screen.

AVCLASH

AVCLASH

This Flash-based interactive artwork lets you create mesmerizing audiovisual compositions which belong on a big screen at a rave. Watch the video demo or just start playing with AVCLASH now.

SMSlingshot

SMSlingshot

Berlin’s VR/Urban put together this strange contraption: a slingshot, which when fired, sends an SMS message through the air and lands it on a big screen. Weird, but cool when you see it.

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