The Taiwan division of the U.S. Polytron Technologies has claimed to have developed a fully-transparent cell phone. Surprisingly, the functionality of the cell phone is almost the same as that of a smartphone. It can be touch-activated only on one side, but can display images on both front and back. The company has received orders to produce in batches within the year.
This is a material exploration of a multi-layered process using printer toner, and maps to create this butterfly. It took a couple of hours to carefully smash the ink onto the paper. It is created by artist Matias A Cena.
Video game director Leonard Menchiari and a small team of Italian developers are working on a riot simulator (RIOT) based on worldwide events. The project that will target iOS and Android devices first, with eventually PC and Mac ports following. You are able to choose which side of the protest to control, the riot police or a gang of rioters. "The main purpose of this project is to create a game that will get people to be interactive with two opposing forces during clashes between rioters and police while showing the moral aspects and viewpoints of both sides," the campaign states. The campaign has raised $1,000 of its $15,000 flexible funding goal.
David Laferriere is a illustrator and an awesome dad. He has been drawing stuff on his kids' sandwich bags since May 2008, using Sharpie markers. David writes: "Since May 2008 I have been drawing on my kids' sandwich bags with a Sharpie marker. Each drawing is done just after I make the sandwich. I take a picture and post to flickr. My kids don't see the drawing until it is lunchtime. The challenges are coming up with an idea and then drawing quickly and directly on the bag, every line counts." [ Flickr set]