Eleanor Davies: The Object Of My Affection:RCA 2007

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Eleanor Davies: The Object Of My Affection:RCA 2007There’s a dilemma in an age of cremations. What is the item of focus for a loss of a loved one? There isn’t an grave to attend and in the time of so much migration for work, even if there is a grave.

Enter The Object Of My Affection.
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Baran Tigrel: Pro Self: RCA 2007

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Baran Tigrel: Pro Self: RCA 2007A headphone-style set that allows you to compare your sporting progress with a virtual competitor.

Many sports are possible, but let’s use running as an example. You and a friend decide on a running route, each time you run it, the relative position of your friends previous time is relayed into your ears, “He’s way ahead of you,” or “You’re neck and neck,” etc.
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David Sweeney: Quale, Intelligent Olfactory Channel: RCA 2007

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David Sweeney: Quale, Intelligent Olfactory Channel: RCA 2007This goes beyond the simplicity of smell-o-vision, to a far more deeper, emotional level. Using smells to associate to emotions, providing powerful triggers.

16 essential oils, extracted from around Berlin (in this example usage) are held in the device. When a smell is needed to be generated, they are passed down a syringe tip to a piezo-electric disc and then atomised.

One example used – instead of constantly checking your email, a ‘key’ smell is generated, so the person using it ‘feel’ like it’s time to check their email – triggered by the released smell.

David’s site – makegoodstuff

David Sweeney: Quale, Inteligent Olfactory Channel: RCA 2007

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Apple iPhone 2 Spotted

Apple iPhone 2 SpottedOn the eve of the most hysterical launch known to mankind – the Apple iPhone (exceeding even the heavily spent-on Windows XP launch), we have an exclusive the Apple iPhone II.

I know it sounds crazy, but we just stumbled over it while at the RCA 2007 show.

While looking at the work of Alan Outten, we came across one of his projects, No Robots Please!
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Adrian Westaway: Magic Light: RCA 2007

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Adrian Westaway: Magic Light: RCA 2007Adrian Westaway’s project, Magic Light, lets you guide a light to a different location merely by waving your hands in the direction you want to move the light.

The lack of ‘interface’ means that there’s no age restriction, as using it is as simple as moving your hand around.
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RCA 2007 Show Review: The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition: RCA 2007 Show ReviewWe attended the end of year show for the Royal College of Art (RCA) and were highly impressed with a lot of it.

While I personally thought that the fine art side of the exhibition was too safe and ultimately unexciting – it felt like they were all being too conscious of trying to ‘make it’ – the work in the Great Exhibition tent was very stimulating – bright minds tackling issues that are just ahead of current issues, and a few, a long way off.
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