London based Gravity are developing an augmented reality sketchpad to assist in 3D design and manufacture. The company stemmed from a group project carried out by design engineering students at the Royal College of Art.
Patricio Gonzalez Vivo – Master of Fine Arts Candidate at Parsons New School, New York – devised a way of using the depth maps from Google Street View to show a City in point cloud form.
The term maker culture has been used to explain a paradigm shift in the way products are designed and manufactured. It was first used to describe product development as a hobby or past time. However, it has crossed over into the commercial sector as well.
Maker cultures are also referred to as maker movements. Change is largely based on the use of digital technologies. This includes solutions like 3D printing, which impact upon product development at a process driven level.
The demise of Amiga should have come about when Commodore went bankrupt in 1994. It was, however, a survivor from the beginning. Even before it was a Commodore product.
Jay Miner, who had developed the Atari 800 chip set, created the Amiga Corporation to allegedly produce a games machine. Actual ambitions went beyond this application, however. This was especially the case when the US computer games market crashed in 1983. The world’s first multitasking computer was developed and – instead of getting bought and sunk by rivals like Apple – the Amiga Corporation was acquired by Commodore in 1984. Ten years later, Commodore was no more and the future of Amiga systems looked uncertain.
St Piran’s Day is celebrated on March 5th in Cornwall, UK. There are Cornish societies all over Great Britain and the World. Celebrations and parades take place in Cornish towns like Penzance and countries like Australia and the USA. Even South America has a Cornish flavour to it.