The Creators Project sat down with Thea Baumann to talk wearable technology, augmented reality, and fashion for the future. Alongside anime, computer games, and cyberpunk, the creative technologist draws inspiration from the post-90s internet generation and the way that new technologies are shaping social consciousness. Baumann explains how learning to reverse engineer computer games and hack digital landscapes led her to create glam-tech company Metaverse Makeovers, whose products include augmented reality nail art, blurring the boundaries of fashion, technology, and identity.
“Moon” is a song by Icelandic artist Björk. It is the first track on her album Biophilia (2011) and was released as the fourth and final single before the release of the album. Each song in the album features a theme related to nature. In “Moon”, Björk explores the lunar cycles and the effect they have on Earth.
DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly on their skin.
With the help of this new technology, the features will be embedded on the skin in the form of a #tattoo. The interface of the tattoo will help the user move the virtual cursor on their device, store data and send commands to other devices.
Using gold metal leaf, a material that is cheap, skin-friendly, and robust for everyday wear, we demonstrate three types of on-skin interfaces: sensing touch input, displaying output, and wireless communication.
Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Working with NETSCOUT, a world leader in-real time service assurance and cybersecurity, which came aboard as a producer and led him into a new world, Herzog conducted original interviews with cyberspace pioneers and prophets such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick.
These provocative conversations reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships. In the words of executive producer Jim McNiel, “It’s a journey even Werner, with his immense imagination and inquisitive mind, didn’t expect. Unless you have lived in the technology space, you don’t yet fully appreciate what dwells there.” Herzog adds: “It is one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing.”