Project: Social Things

The Magic Cube

I decided that the best form for the card scanner was a mysterious black cube. More

Working With RFID Tags

I have decided at this point that the best way to recognise individual cards was to rig them with RFID tags. The cards could easily be made of two layers and plenty of available RFID stickers are thin enough to fool the casual observer. … More

Open-sorcerers

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie talks about a movement of magicians who have decided to drop the secrecy act and collaborate in developing their magic. More

The Ideobird

Described as 'the friendly mind-reading robot pet', Stuart Nolan's Ideobird is an exploration in how to convert the scientific basis behind magic into a tangible design prototype. More