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Virtual Gravity [virtualgravity.de] is an interactive data sculpture that makes a bridge between the digital and the analog world. Individual keywords can be selected and transported from a computer screen to an analog scale. The importance and popularity of these terms, determined by Google Insights for Search, are then represented as virtual weights, which can be physically compared on the scale.

The interaction metaphor used is to compare the “virtual weight” of information of 2 virtual objects, which takes place over an intuitively useable analog instrument: a scale. The interaction and representation of information occurs exclusively by the physical behaviour of the scale. Output of numerical values is totally renounced. In this way, the focus lies on the purely emotional information processing.

This project designed by Silke Hilsing, the same person who also created “Impress, a Flexible Display

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One of the more critical issues facing outdoor urban human habitat is the paucity of space for humans to rest, relax, or just do nothing. For example, more than 70% of San Francisco’s downtown outdoor space is dedicated to the private vehicle, while only a fraction of that space is allocated to the public realm.

Feeding the meter of a parking space enables one to rent precious downtown real estate, typically on a 1/2 hour to 2 hour basis. What is the range of possible occupancy activities for this short-term lease? PARK(ing) is an investigation into reprogramming a typical unit of private vehicular space by leasing a metered parking spot for public recreational activity.

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