Author Archives: Timo

New film: Wireless in the World 2

In this film, Wireless in the world 2, simple visualisations of radio ‘spaces’ are overlaid into urban spaces. The film has been made as a follow up to this video experiment and has been specifically designed for exhibition in HABITAR at LABoral Centro de Arte y CreaciĂłn Industrial. Here is an excerpt from the exhibition [...]

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Two new articles on RFID interaction

Touch project PhD researcher Kjetil Nordby has just published two journal articles on interactions with RFID and NFC. These articles pull together concepts from ubiquitous computing and HCI, integrated with high-level interaction design practice, alongside analysis from activity theory, and come up with novel theories for the field of design research. In the Journal of [...]

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Designing with film

We’ve compiled a short sequence of some of the design experiments and tests in audiovisual media in the Touch project. Here we show some of the ‘behind the scenes’ tests and processes where we used cinematic/video/filmmaking tools as a means to uncover potentials and constraints around an emerging technology. In these experiments we designed and [...]

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Rendering immaterials into 3D

Our Immaterials film, that visualises the spatial qualities of RFID, inspired architect Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu (from the Architectural Association) to explore the three dimensional representations of fields. These are some of his lovely experimental renderings of a three dimensional interpretation of the RFID symbol that we developed from the immaterials visualisations.

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iPhone RFID and NFC peripherals

We are beginning to see RFID and NFC peripherals beginning to be released for the iPhone. Since our conceptual video prototype of the iPhone object-based media came out in April, we’ve had thousands of emails requesting details about such a peripheral. Here is the first, the iCarte. “The iCarteTM is a Near Field Communication (NFC) [...]

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Responses to ‘Immaterials’

In the two weeks since we launched our film Immaterials we’ve seen it spread across the internet, going much further than we anticipated for such an esoteric exploration! So far it’s been covered by Infosthetics, Slashdot, PSFK, Fast Company, Popular Science, io9, Wired, Gizmodo (FR, JP), Microsiervos, Make Magazine, Gizmologia, Influxinsights, WonderHowTo, Amal Graafstra, William [...]

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RFID icon based on Immaterials

Jack Schulze has written up some thoughts and background on the new RFID icon based on our Immaterials’ visualisation work from last week. Download a vector file of this creative commons symbol.

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Immaterials: the ghost in the field

This video is about exploring the spatial qualities of RFID, visualised through an RFID probe, long exposure photography and animation. It features Timo Arnall of the Touch project and Jack Schulze of BERG. The problem and opportunity of invisibility RFID is still badly understood as an interactive technology. Many aspects of RFID interaction are fundamentally [...]

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