posted by Stal on 2009.09.04, under Stal

From slides to shelves, a series of really  nifty staircases:


The WoW Pod

posted by Stal on 2009.05.08, under Stal

It’s pretty much what it sounds like, a pod to meet all of your needs and bodily functions during an intense gaming session. Also, this was apparently designed as part of a PhD “specializing in the design of hybrid physical/digital objects for play, performance and psycho-physiotherapy.”

When hungry, the gamer selects a food item (‘Crunchy Spider Surprise’, ‘Beer Basted Ribs’, etc.) and a seasoning pack. By scanning in the food items, the video game physically adjusts a hot plate to cook the item for the correct amount of time. The virtual character then jubilantly announces the status of the meal to both the gamer and the other individuals playing online: “Vorcon’s meal is about to be done!” “Better eat the ribs while they’re hot!” etc.

I can’t decide if this is awesome or merely disturbing.

The WoW Pod: an immersive architectural solution