Category: Lift

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Coteries, social network apps based on interests at #lift13

Posted by Charbax – February 8, 2013

EPFL startup Coteries develops applications to create social networks based on interests like music, sports and quotes.

Bruce Sterling at Lift 2013

Posted by Charbax – February 7, 2013

I ask him what he's doing and what he thinks about the state of the world. He names people who are having a very good time. Follow him on Twitter, on Tumblr, his latest e-book or read about him at the LiftConference.com website.

Mobino Mobile Payments System

Posted by Charbax – February 7, 2013

Mobino is launching their new mobile payments system. Here showing off their Android app, it also works on any mobile phone, feature phone. They take a 0% fee from users and a 1% fee from merchants. See in this video how their mobile payments system looks like paying for a drink at a bar on Android. Just type in a 6-number payment ID generated by the bar and type your 4-number password, and the payment is done from your smartphone over the data network.

Iceland’s new constitution in the works: Gudrun Petursdottir

Posted by Charbax – February 7, 2013

Iceland’s banking collapse is the largest suffered by any country in economic history (relative to the size of its economy). As one of the reactions to the crisis, the Icelandic people are drafting a new collaborative constitution, by the contribution of the Icelandic people, elected representatives, they are waiting for the parliament (new election coming up in April 2013) to take this new people-generated consitution and implement it. Gudrun Pétursdóttir was chairman of the Icelandic Constitutional Council, which organized the collaborative and open process for revising Iceland's constitution after the 2008 crisis.

Build your own Henri Maillardet Drawing Automaton for $70 with rulers, motors and the Arduino

Posted by Charbax – February 29, 2012

James Devine made this automatic pen printer device as his hobby. It took him about 3 days of work, programming the Arduino, the motors, putting stuff together, now it can print any black and white picture automatically. It reminds me of the totally amazing 1810 Henri Maillardet Automaton. James Devine works as a electrical engineer at CERN, standby to work on electrical systems for all the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. James Devine released the source code and info about his robot drawing arm at his blog.

Xavier Dietlin’s innovative displays for luxury watches

Posted by Charbax – February 26, 2012

Xavier Dietlin showcases luxury watches using artistic technology. He creates innovative technological displays for over 50 luxury watches worldwide. He's also in charge of making the display for the amazing reconstructed Antikythera Mechanism remade by Hublot and displayed 3 places in the world.

Data Visualization workshop at Lift 2012

Posted by Charbax – February 26, 2012

Kitchen Budapest wants to create tangible interfaces through which people can get in touch with data.

Technology for the Elderly workshop at Lift 2012

Posted by Charbax – February 25, 2012

Johnatan Landais and Patrick Vincent of Erasme, talk about using technology for elderly people.

MySollars.com at Lift 2012

Posted by Charbax – February 25, 2012

MySollars.com is an Environmental Loyalty Solution for companies to engage consumers and for consumers it's a social game to compensate their carbon emmissions.

Mute Watch at Lift 2012

Posted by Charbax – February 25, 2012

The Mute Watch is made by Mai-Li Hammargren, it provides an interesting design, display and user interface. You can order it for 199 Euros at: http://mutewatch.com