thinglets: Urban Projection Mapping

After watching this video of light transforming the facade of this building, I am reminded of a few things, while rethinking a few others:

1) How cool Las Vegas looks when landing at night.
2) The potential for bringing artistic vision to the concrete jungle.
3) The term "urban makeover".
4) That, like any projection system, a stark white wall would work best.
5) That companies will start to build stark white walls.
6) That instead of video screens on top of buildings dominating a cityscape ala Philip K. Dick's dreams, the buildings themselves will be screens.
7) That "This wall brought to you by Coca-Cola" or "Honda" is not too far in our future.
8) That this is Honda technology.
9) That no matter how cynical numbers 5-8 sound, this is really cool.

thinglets: Burjeoning Big Ass Building

Are you one of those people, like me, that watches documentary shows on building bridges, tunnels and skyscrapers... no one reading this on a blog gets to call me a geek without taking a hard look in the mirrored walls of this behemoth in Dubai. Yeah, I know, the outlandish architecture going on there is hardly news anymore, but a few weeks ago Burj Dubai hit its mark of 818m or 2684ft.

Check out the site for a whole bunch of pics and schematics with information on filling up the lake around the building and other finishing projects.

The pic below just shows how large this structure is. If you're really into this stuff, further Google searches will turn up a ton of information.

Burj Dubai