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Google has a vision for cyborg eyes that goes well beyond the idea of smart contact lenses. The Alphabet-owned company filed a patent on the idea of replacing the human eye's natural lens with an electronic lens implant. Such a cyborg eye implant could replace normal eyesight...

source: Discover Magazine

[Adrian] Zumbrunnen redesigned his personal website so that it ran off a Quartz-style chatbot. Instead of navigating menus, the chatbot asks visitors what they want to do, tells jokes, gives users links to personally curated design stories on the web (with optional chatbot...

source: Fast Company

Officials from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture [were] in Lyles Station, Indiana [last week] for a ceremonial digging of the soil of Greer Farm, where African Americans...

source: The Washington Post

Museums have always aimed to engage their visitors with the spectacle of their displays, be they works of art, fossils, or historical artifacts. Increasingly, this has resulted in numerous efforts to integrate an interactive, game-based dimension into the museum experience,...

source: Motherboard

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, in Skokie, is the first in the world to embrace an emerging, interactive technology that's about as close as you can get to speaking with a survivor who's not really there. When it's...

source: Chicago Tribune

Manchester Museum has launched an inflatable version of the museum on Oxford Road to engage schoolchildren with its collections. Developed in partnership with designers and sound artists, the inflatable museum incorporates a performance area, exploratory activity spaces...

source: Museums Association New Practice


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