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Microsoft Surface Sphere

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Remember back in april we reported about Sensisphere’s new touchable display that’s in the form of a hemisphere? Well apparently the good people at Microsoft do (they got the idea from reading our blog, I’m sure of it ;)! Gizmodo is reporting that Microsoft is going to unveil a new spherical multi-touch Surface product next […]

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Stitch your way around the World

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While I was waiting for my XNA project to rebuild, I was surfing around the Web and found a great little gift idea over at Uncommon Goods. For those of you who still have a soft spot in your hearts for the analog world we’ve left behind, this nifty map postcard comes complete with a […]

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DiRT is good

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As a one time field archaeologist I can say whole heartedly that dirt (known to some as soil) is good. But this post is about the Digital Research Tools (DiRT) wiki that has been garnering some attention over in the Digital Humanities circuit, but it is a great site for anyone who is doing research […]

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Stonehenge gets the Photosynth treatment

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You know I just love Photosynth (although I wish Microsoft would finally make it available in some form other than a technology preview), so I had to check out the video National Geographic has posted of Stonehenge as seen through Photosynth technology and photos by Rebecca Hale. Even in the short video, the virtual tour […]

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Largest Self-Portrait in the World!

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Created with DHL shipping company and the help of GPS! It spans nearly every continent and shows a pretty elaborate path. While this might seem flippant, I think it shows an important intersection of technology and art. Anyone familiar with ancient maps can see the obvious art there, but I can’t say I’ve ever thought […]

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Our first Smart Car sighting

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As we were making the long, long trek from the Extended Parking area at Pittsburgh International Airport on Saturday, we got a chance to see a real Smart Car just sitting there all cute and cuddly in the parking lot. We couldn’t resist grabbing a quick camera phone shot before heading into the terminal.