Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Too Slick to Handle.  Got a problem holding on to your beautifully slick iPads? No more worries. Now  you could stick this orange handle to the back of your iPad and voila! Problem solved. 

Manuals for Sci-Fi Technology. This is really a follow-up post on Julian Bleeker’s talk @ Kicker Studio. [Link] From our discussion around the studio about the topic of “design fiction,’ it’s clear the fictional component of the concept expresses both the made-up/imaginary quality of fictional story-telling as well as a borrowing from the worlds created BY fictions, specifically science fictions.

For Julian & Nicolas, from what I gathered, the world of Star Treck, or the neo-techno-noir of Blade Runner are more than thoughtful production design; the impact of these cinematic-world-futures re-shape our thinking about future technologies. Therefore, more than mere techno-fantasy, sci-fi fiction & movie are a constant source of inspiration for the duo @Near Future Laboratory.