Building Better Interfaces, a talk by Hakim El Hattab

At CSS Day 2019, I was fortunate to see Hakim El Hattab bring his talk Building Better Interfaces. A recording of his talk – and all other talks – are available on YouTube: This session is a deep-dive into the areas of interface design that Hakim has specialized in for over a decade—interactivity and animation. […]

Boston Dynamics Spot hands-on: new dog, new tricks

An update on Spot / SpotMini, by The Verge: Boston Dynamics is putting Spot to work. The company has announced a new leasing program for its Spot robot (formerly SpotMini), which is aimed at construction, entertainment, and other automation-friendly industries. But is the world ready for this semi-autonomous quadruped? Boston Dynamics’ Spot is leaving the […]

The Lufthansa Upcycling Collection

Lufthansa cabins are full of high-quality materials. Even the outer skin is made of extremely durable materials. They’re much too valuable to throw away ⁠– it would be better to reuse them. We commissioned product designers and recycling experts to sustainably reuse the original materials. Their creativity was given free rein, and that paid off […]

TeleOperation: Doosan 5G Remote Excavator

In cooperation with LG U+, Doosan have demonstrated “TeleOperation” – a technology to remotely control construction equipment. They demonstrated it by operating the DX380LC-5 (a 40-tonne excavator) over a distance of 8500km (!). The operator was located in Munich (Germany), the excavator itself in Incheon, South Korea. Here’s a video of TeleOperation in action, at […]

3D Ken Burns Effect from a Single Image

Nice research by Simon Niklaus, Long Mai, Jimei Yang and Feng Liu: In this paper, we introduce a framework that synthesizes the 3D Ken Burns effect from a single image, supporting both a fully automatic mode and an interactive mode with the user controlling the camera. Our framework first leverages a depth prediction pipeline, which […]

The Director’s Chair: Wes Anderson

Being a big fan of his work, I enjoyed this episode of The Director’s Chair featuring Wes Anderson: In this episode of The Director’s Chair, we take Wes Anderson interviews so that he can explain his unique style and dive into the Wes Anderson aesthetic. The contents are summarised into 5 topics: Pull from your […]

ESNext: Proposals to look forward to (Fronteers Jam Session)

At last years’ edition of Fronteers Conference I gave a lightning talk on ESNext, covering the TC39 Process and highlighting three of my favorite proposals (some of which have hit Stage-3 by now!). Earlier this week they released the video of my (short) talk The lightning talk itself was a short version of a full […]

“I didn’t know that” – A Short Talk Packed with JavaScript Tips and Tricks

Video of a lightning talk by Stefan Judis, as presented at NDC Oslo 2019, in which he highlights a few of the lesser known JavaScript things he learned over time His tips can also be found on his blog, in a dedicated “Today I Learned” section.