What’s Good? Our #3 Weekly Quick 5 Monk Report
This week’s round up of the weird and wonderful on the web includes a series of firsts; the first biodegradable car, the first robotic 3d billboard and the first camera that prints GIFs.
There’s also a bunch of random stuff Edwin Rager, our Futurist in Development, thinks is dope.
So, let’s get into it: what is good?
- The World’s First Robotic 3D BillBoard
Last month, Coca-Cola released a casual six story digital spectacular, smack bang in the middle of Times Square featuring 1,760 independently moving LED screens. Each screen is choreographed to match the advertisement on display, creating an impressive, multi-sensory experience.
Who says billboards are dead?
2. The World’s First Biodegradable Electric Car
What’s made of sugar, coated with natural flax and travels at 80 km per hour?
Students from the Eindhoven University of Technology have literally made their own biodegradable car with everything but the chassis, bodywork, and interior all from natural materials.
The Netherlands Vehicle Authority has confirmed it’s roadworthy and safe enough to carry four people. It’s not sexy, but hell, it’s pretty impressive. Dutch ingenuity eh?
3. InstaGif — A camera that prints GIFs
4. Star Wars’ AR Game
Disney and Lenovo have teamed up to bring your childhood fantasies to life. Now you can hone your Jedi talents across a variety of augmented reality-based experiences and walk around your living room holding a lightsaber.
The game requires a Lenovo Mirage AR headset, a tracking sensor that detects your position, and a lightsaber controller. The pre-order price on the Lenovo website is $199.99. Nerds rejoice!
5. Stusu — Airbnb for Artists
Two artists have created a platform to pair artists with studios from all over the world. Sick of your view? Need some new inspiration? Swap studios for your self-initiated residency almost anywhere in the world.
Stusu also has really interesting content on their site with interviews with different artists about how they curate their ideal space.
Just for you to calm down and put everything into perspective, check out these awesome pictures from the Voyager 1 & 2 missions. …
And last but not least, check out this week’s mystery music link.