Monthly Archives: October 2009

Mindstorm is another company that uses tracking software in the appropriate surfaces. The nice thing about their products are the use of it. A surface where you can “play” with infos is nice, but how about using the surface in a bar? Their innovative product ibar integrates a surface in a common bar-counter.

Integrated video-projectors can project any content on the milky bar-surface. The intelligent tracking system of iBar detects all objects touching the surface. This input is used to let the projected content interact dynamically with the movements on the counter. Objects can be illuminated at their position or virtual objects can be “touched” with the fingers.

So next when you drink, if you see birds or moving colours don’t be afraid. You’re not drunk it is very possible that you are sitting in an ibar.

See also the other products of Mindstorm



We know that we haven’t post anything the past days, but everyday life the past days didn’t let us to work with our blog. We promise you that on November we should post more often since we will be engaged in some very creative projects during the main cultural event in Thessaloniki.

In any case for today we have some good multimedia artists, that maybe there aren’t so much HiTech but for sure there are artists. Sweatshoppe are using a paint roller to paint the walls but also our lives.

Multimedia performers Sweatshoppe have been wheat pasting buildings with moving images all over New York. Mapping video projections to LED-lit paint rollers, Sweatshoppe lay their projections on a surface, paint-stroke by paint stroke. They call new digital performance style “Video Painting“.

Their way looks a little bit old fashioned, but I find the idea of using a paint roller brilliant.

via Gizmodo