Personally, I don’t like a bunch of excess foam on the top of my beer, and I like to just cut to the chase. But many people like that frothy top on their brew, and where there is (or isn’t) a need, the Japanese have a gadget for us.
Robots that have the capability to build other robots sound pretty freaky. I mean, there have been so many sci-fi movies released that somehow all end up having the same basic storyline: man invents powerful robot, robot outsmarts man, robot builds robot army, robot army takes over the world.
After a long hard day at work, you recline in your office seat, prop your feet up on the table (if the boss is out of the office, that is), take your smartfoam smartphone out of its hoodie, and prop it on the Zigstand.
This wild piece of modern furniture may look like an abstract shape from the mind of its creator, but it’s actually been precisely engineered from a 3-dimensional waveform plot of a brief audio clip.
To make his Sound/Chair, designer Matthew Plummer-Fernandez started with a 3D plot based on the volume, time and frequency of a short piece of audio.