Archive for the 'Culture' Category

Happy Birthday Winnie the Pooh

Today its exactly 80 years ago that A. A. Milne’s book on the fictional bear Winnie-the-Pooh was first published with illustrations by E. H. Shepard. “Winnie-the-Pooh” was published by Methuen on October 14th, 1926, followed by “The House at Pooh Corner” (1928), and the poetry books “When We Were Very Young” and “Now We Are [...]


Tate Modern: 30mph drainpipe slide opened

Who says that museums can’t be fun should visit Tate Modern in London during the next 6 months. It’s not that often that one expects screaming sounds to be heard in museum halls. With its latest installation called Test Site from German artist Carsten Hoeller, this might be seen as acceptable reactions by visitors. The [...]


Star Trek 40 years anniversary and Christies

Beam me up Scotty… Christies last week completed its first “official” auction of Star Trek items, with about 1,000 lots put up by CBS Paramount Television Studios, including props and costumes used in the TV shows and films. And Kirk you’re a Red Shirt when you didn’t get your hand on some of the alien [...]


Philips Research: Cloths show emotions and T-shirts are glowing

In the last weeks Philips has shown impressive new technology and applications from their Research and Design centers. Lumalive integrates LEDs into normal wearable fabrics without compromising the softness or flexibility of the cloth. Cloth that light up the emotions of the wearerThis application has been demonstrated with a series of cloths that express the [...]