March 19, 2014

Weekly Curio: Smartphone Stereoscope

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This week’s curio: Altergaze Virtual Reality Goggles

Altergaze is something like a modern, Victorian stereoscope. An app on your device displays a virtual environment in split image so that looking through the Altergaze creates an immersive, 3D effect. The app uses the phone’s built-in gyroscope to change your view according to where you’re looking, while two lenses magnify the image to generate a larger field of vision. The lenses and 3D printing plans are being sold on Kickstarter for only £30 ($50 USD), 1/7th the current price for a developer’s model of the Oculous Rift.

This week’s question:
How would you use cheap and accessible VR technology?

The Weekly Curio is a small morsel of design to whet your curiosity and stimulate wonder. Inspired by the intellectually striking objects found in Enlightenment-era Wunderkammern, a new intriguing trinket or beguiling bibelot will be published each week paired with a thought-provoking question.


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March 18, 2014

The Twelfth Absolute: Initiate

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Real Art’s 12 Absolutes guide our work, ensuring that we build wonder in everything we do. Read this blog post to learn more about our manifesto.

The Twelfth Absolute: Initiate
When you’re passionate you don’t need permission. Without being asked, the initiator fiercely pursues their interests, relentlessly pushing until concept becomes reality. Inciting and empowering others to grow, the initiator grabs their own reigns and takes ownership. Download the e-book to read more about being an initiator.

 


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March 17, 2014

Meet Our TubeSat

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The TubeSat is a lightweight, inexpensive personal satellite designed by Interorbital Systems. Its design enables a degree of modification so that users can personalize the functionality of their satellite before it is launched into low earth orbit (LEO) onboard Interorbital’s Neptune Modular Series rockets. This one is ours. Read More »


March 12, 2014

Weekly Curio: Ballin’ Billiards

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This week’s curio: OpenPool Digital Billiard Kit

OpenPool is a projection-augmented billiard system that maps interactive visuals onto a live game of pool. A Kinect2 is mounted above the pool table sensing the location of the billiard balls and six “pocket detectors” sense when a ball has been sunk. This information is fed to a PC running the OpenPool app that then outputs visuals to the projector. The open source app lets you modify effects and create your own imagery.

This week’s question:
What other games would you augment with responsive projection?

The Weekly Curio is a small morsel of design to whet your curiosity and stimulate wonder. Inspired by the intellectually striking objects found in Enlightenment-era Wunderkammern, a new intriguing trinket or beguiling bibelot will be published each week paired with a thought-provoking question.


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March 10, 2014

Real Art Welcomes Todd Adams

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Real Art welcomes Todd Adams as the newest addition to our team. He is the Systems Administrator in our Dayton headquarters. Managing anything that has an IP address or goes beep, Adams will play a critical role in keeping all the variety of systems and tools running optimally to assist the creative process.

Adams comes to us with extensive experience, and throughout his 30-year career has worked for a wide variety of companies in the Dayton area. Whether its laying new cable, programming websites, building servers, or troubleshooting a myriad of desktop or mobile issues; Adams has seen it all and brings vast technical and creative skills to the role of Systems Administrator.

In his free time, Adams enjoys writing, and is aspiring to be a Science Fiction and Fantasy novelist. He also enjoys spending time with his family and dabbling in 3D design and Virtual World development.


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