A story for every object RFID

iPhone RFID: object-based media from timo on Vimeo.

What if every object could tell its own sto­ry? Haven’t you wished that you could just google any­thing? Well if you use RFID you can get infor­ma­tion from any object that has an elec­tron­ic tag. Each object in a way is a smart object.

If you have a read­er attached to a device like a smart device, in this case an iPhone. You can come in prox­im­i­ty of the object and tell you the objec­t’s sto­ry. It’s pret­ty inter­est­ing tech­nol­o­gy that can be used say for tour­ing muse­ums. You step up to a paint­ing or sculp­ture and put your iphone next to the label. It rec­og­nizes the paint­ing and allows you to see con­tent about the work. Add links to sources on the net and an expan­tion of infor­ma­tion based on your interests.

This is a nifty video show­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of using RFID. If you want to know more Check out this post: http://www.nearfield.org/2009/04/iphone-rfid-nfc

What if every object could tell its own sto­ry? Haven’t you wished that you could just google any­thing? Well if you use RFID you can get infor­ma­tion from any object that has an elec­tron­ic tag. Each object in a way is a smart object.

If you have a read­er attached to a device like a smart device, in this case an iPhone. You can come in prox­im­i­ty of the object and tell you the objec­t’s sto­ry. It’s pret­ty inter­est­ing tech­nol­o­gy that can be used say for tour­ing muse­ums. You step up to a paint­ing or sculp­ture and put your iphone next to the label. It rec­og­nizes the paint­ing and allows you to see con­tent about the work. Add links to sources on the net and an expan­tion of infor­ma­tion based on your interests.

This is a nifty video show­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of using RFID. If you want to know more Check out this post: http://www.nearfield.org/2009/04/iphone-rfid-nfc

iPhone app encourages inner abstract expressionist

Jackson Pollock application

What kind of draw­ing and paint­ing tools are avail­able for artists in a dig­i­tal space? I don’t know. Because some­times I actu­al­ly am under a rock. Why did­n’t I know about this cool app so I could vote for it in the Web­by’s? Some­times you just miss cool stuff until most peo­ple think it’s old and tired. Well, It’s new to me. Here is a cool app where you can get your inner Pol­lock out.

I spent hours play­ing with this soft­ware toy. You prob­a­bly will too.

wikipedia:
Paul Jack­son Pol­lock (Jan­u­ary 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an influ­en­tial Amer­i­can painter and a major fig­ure in the abstract expres­sion­ist movement.
see the arti­cle here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Pollock

How about mak­ing the paint­ings on your iPhone? Here’s a lit­tle movie of the appli­ca­tion in action.

Try it or down­load the iPhone app here : http://jacksonpollock.org/

Kindle — kardboard prototype

Do you usu­al­ly pay to be a beta tester? Not me. I usu­al­ly get some­thing free for debug­ging somone’s product.

Well today Ama­zon released the big­ger dog of their read­er and will charge you about $500 bucks for a device that looks like a card­board pro­to­type of a tech­nol­o­gy prod­uct from the 80’s.

Expec­ta­tions for elec­tron­ic devices are con­sid­er­ably more sophis­ti­cat­ed than what the Kin­dle offers. Now of course Ama­zon is just warm­ing up the mar­ket for a smart inno­v­a­tive com­pa­ny like Apple or a smart start­up to take over much like Apple did with the iPod. I actu­al­ly think that Ama­zon does­n’t care. Ama­zon is all about the dis­tri­b­u­tion chain. They want to sell you the con­tent not the device. They just cre­at­ed the device to cre­ate more inter­est in read­ing. Cer­tain­ly the pub­lish­ing indus­try does­n’t under­stand how to do that. But will this actu­al­ly rein­vig­o­rate the read­ing mar­ket? That remains to be seen.