Category Archives: R&D

Web Lab Experiments Open Sourced

It’s bittersweet for us to know that this is the last weekend of the Chrome Web Lab.

Although the first part of Web Lab’s existence is coming to an end, we are elated to reveal the next chapter in Web Lab’s evolution: the open sourcing of code and hardware for some of Web Lab’s most popular activities.

Lego sketchbot

Behind the Scenes: Prototyping Web Lab

Announcing the first of many sneak peeks at the creation process that led to the Chrome Web Lab.  In this set of videos, we take you behind the scenes to show you some of the prototypes and motion sketches that were instrumental in the creation of two of Web Lab’s most popular experiments: the Universal Orchestra and the Sketchbots.

sketchbot tube

Brian & Jasper Explain Technology Behind Web Lab

Alongside Google, Tellart’s Brian Hinch and Jasper Speicher sat down to give some behind-the-scenes information on the technology and strategy behind each Web Lab experiment.  Check out each of the short videos after the jump.

Jasper Speicher, Web Lab

Tellart’s “Maker Music” Inspires 2011 Maker Fair RI Visitors

When the Rhode Island Maker Faire invited us back for our third year in a row, we racked our brains for the best way to follow up 2009′s Maker Pong (make a link) and 2010′s Frogger Game (make a link). We decided to amp up our mixed reality projection system with a giant music synthesizer [...]

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Parsons SoundAffects Launches in NYC

SoundAffects launched this summer – a ten-day audio experiment that listens to more than just the noise of a New York City street corner. A wall on the corner of 5th Avenue and 13th Street collected data input including temperature readings, color analysis of video feeds, precipitation measurements, noise levels, cellular activity/interference, and proximity sensors, [...]

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Tellart Workshops, Lectures, Teaching

As industry experts in design for emerging technologies, we are frequently called on to lead workshops, teach courses, and deliver lectures at venues worldwide. Over the last decade we have built a varied library of syllabi and lectures, on topics including Mobile Hacking & Design, Holistic Service Prototyping, Tangible Interactions, Ubiquitous Computing, Experimental GUI Design, [...]

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