Archive for the ‘digital life’ Category

Moggridge was here

Monday, September 10th, 2012

RoomWizard at IDEO

Photo from May 19, 2005: Came across this old RoomWizard at IDEO. It was designed by my former HP Labs colleagues Bill Sharpe & Ray Crispin at the Appliance Studio, based on the HPL RoomLooker prototype conference room appliance.

I remembered this picture today when I heard the sad news that Bill Moggridge had passed from this earth. Farewell to a legendary designer…

the densuke aesthetic

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

This is:

1. A blog post of an image of a tweet of an instagram of a screenshot of an image of an augmented reality dog from an animated Japanese television show in a simulated gilt picture frame on a simulated wall of a simulated 3D gallery in an augmented reality experience launched in California from a hidden URL printed in UV ink in an advertisement for an augmented reality company in Amsterdam in a comic book designed in London as “an investigation into perception, storytelling and optical experimentation.”

2. Densuke.


augmented hypersocial media

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Christopher and I had this funny exchange the other day. Physical, digital and social worlds interwoven, with many border crossings; I guess this would be an example of what @anthropunk calls “polysocial reality.”

It started when I found @jewelia‘s Instagram pic from the Where 2.0 stage in the new Instagram AR layer in Layar. I took a screenshot:

and shared it on Twitter:

A bit later, I saw my tweet in the TweepsAround layer, and I took a screenshot:

and shared that one to Twitter too:

Then Christopher @endurablegoods got in on the fun:

Of course that was bait, so I snapped a photo in Color:

and shared it on Twitter:

But Christopher was not to be outdone:

And in the end:

We live in interesting times.


merry christmas, layar style

Friday, December 24th, 2010


Our Layar augmented reality Christmas card is live at on your mobile, where you can throw snowballs at your favorite Layar team member and leave your wishes for us! Have a great holiday!

je mixe ce soir!

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

In honor of Facebook’s announcements today about making mobile more social, I’d like to remind you of this visionary portrayal of what it will be like when Facebook is truly mobile. Looks like we’ve got a long way to go.


That’s right AR fans, it’s the Toxic Avenger feat. Orelsan performing last summer’s monster Internet dance hit, N’Importe Comment. So slip on your mindglasses, turn up the bass in your earplants, and prepare to “Like” this french fratboy fantasy from the future. Watch carefully, because this is a precious, fleeting snapshot of the way our connected culture felt, circa mid-2010. Someday, cyborg anthropologists are going to have a field day with this thing. Je mixe ce soir!

why a twitter overlay on your internet tv is a bad idea

Thursday, May 27th, 2010