Nature

[box type=”info”]This post originally appeared on the FTMF.info planning blog.[/box] In this post, let’s explore the link between the twin worlds of microbiology and creative thought, drawing inspiration from three brilliant scientific discoveries. Labcoats on, people! 1. Sponges If a sea sponge (phylum porifera) is forced through a sieve to disintegrate it down to its cellular level, those cells, if … Read More

Ingreedy: Cake Technology

Ingreedy are a start-up with a novel product idea: selling glass jars filled with just the right ingredients to make tasty baked goods at home. The central idea is smart: outsourcing production to the customer adds value, making for an interactive post-purchase experience where there would otherwise be none, while the nice packaging helps too. Ingreedy co-founder Samuel Cox classes himself as a maker of things and … Read More

Aurasma vs. Blippar

I’ve written about Augmented Reality extensively in the past, but since the days of immersing myself in the purely theoretical potential for the medium, a few key players have rooted themselves in a very commercial reality that is now powering the fledgling industry. And while B2B-focused vendors such as ViewAR remain behind the scenes, the likes of Aurasma and Blippar … Read More

Mobile Sketching App from Autodesk

My new Samsung Galaxy S2 is awesome. Seriously awesome. Though I have a full blog post detailing my Android setup (composed for immediacy, productivity and entertainment) in the works, I thought I’d share details of one of my favourite apps: Autodesk’s SketchBook Mobile. With it, and my trusty BoxWave Capacitive Stylus, I’ve turned my handset into a mobile sketchpad. Here … Read More