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RFID icon based on Immaterials

Jack Schulze has written up some thoughts and background on the “new RFID icon”:http://berglondon.com/blog/2009/10/19/marking-immaterials/ based on our “Immaterials’ visualisation work”:http://www.nearfield.org/2009/10/immaterials-the-ghost-in-the-field from last week. Download a vector file of this creative commons symbol.

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‘Nearness’ goes further

‘Nearness’ goes further

Since the launch three weeks ago, our film “Nearness”:http://www.vimeo.com/6588461 has been seen almost 100,000 times, and favourited by over 500 people. Thanks for all the feedback and commentary! “Creativity”:http://creativity-online.com/ contacted us for a “Behind the Work” feature where “Jack Schulze goes deeper into the film”:http://creativity-online.com/news/behind-the-work-bergs-jack-schulze-goes-deeper-into-nearness/139392: bq. “RFID is a complex and fairly abstract technology to […]

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After two years of development, “many awards”:http://www.norskdesign.no/design-for-all/sniff-a-game-for-all-based-on-the-memory-principle-article2998-448.html and “publications”:http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1551788.1551824, we have finally given Sara Johanssons’s “Sniff”:http://www.nearfield.org/sniff/ the proper communication it deserves. Sniff is first and foremost a high-quality physical toy dog, that can withstand the rough and tumble of everyday play and activities. But Sniff’s interactive elements add an extra dimension of experience and engagement. […]

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One of the essential properties of _Near_ Field Communication is nearness, but this is set against one of the paradoxes of touch-based interaction where, in fact, nothing needs to touch. In a very short film made with “BERG”:http://www.berglondon.com, we explore nearness in interactive technologies. Hat tip towards “The way things go”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U82eWptFxSs, “that Honda commercial”:http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6006084025483872237 and […]

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Design research mediation, layering

Just a quick post to flag up a little discovery: Chen, Pin-maio of the Graduate School of Design, Spatial Media Group in Taipei has “posted a great reflection”:http://pinmiao.blogspot.com/2009/03/designing-eith-rfid.html (“Google translation”:http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//pinmiao.blogspot.com/2009/03/designing-eith-rfid.html&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=UTF-8) of our “Designing with RFID”:http://www.nearfield.org/2009/02/designing-with-rfid research from last year. Designing With RFID View more documents from Chen pinmiao. What is especially lovely is the way […]

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Touch at Nordes’09

Touch has an exhibition at “Nordes’09 Engaging Artifacts”:http://nordes.org/ that is taking place at “AHO”:http://www.aho.no from Sunday 30th August until Wednesday 2 September 2009. Nordes is the Nordic Design Research Conference and this event brings together designers and researchers under the theme of “Engaging artefacts”. Today has been spent setting up the exhibition space, which consists […]

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iPhone RFID: object-based media

This is a video prototype of an iPhone media player that uses physical objects to control media playback. It is based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that triggers various iPhone interactions when in the range of a wireless tag embedded inside a physical object. RFID is becoming more common in mobile phones (under the term […]

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Wireless in the world

An ongoing Touch theme is about making invisible wireless technologies visible, in order to better understand and communicate with and about them (see “a Graphic Language for RFID”:http://www.nearfield.org/2007/05/a-graphic-language-for-rfid, “Dashed lines”:http://www.nearfield.org/2006/09/the-dashed-line-in-use and “Fictional radio spaces”:http://www.nearfield.org/2007/12/fictional-radio-spaces). Right now I am sitting near fourteen objects sending and receiving radio signals, from Oyster cards to mobile phones and wireless […]

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