The Innovation of Loneliness

What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely?
Quoting the words of Sherry Turkle from her TED talk – Connected, But Alone.
(ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together.html)
Also Based on Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburgers hebrew article -The Invention of Loneliness.

Script, Design & Animation: Shimi Cohen

Final Project at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.

Moto X Ad – WIRED Interactive Print Ad

The Moto X customization experience comes to WIRED magazine in the world’s first interactive print ad. Select copies of the January edition of WIRED magazine contain a special surprise – the very first interactive print experience. Yep, you read that right. You can start designing your Moto X right in the magazine. It’s an ad that’s as unique as you are, for a phone that’s truly yours.

Tactile Rendering of 3D Features on Touch Surfaces

Link to project pages & press release: http://www.disneyresearch.com/project…

In this project, we develop and apply a tactile rendering algorithm to simulate rich 3D geometric features (such as bumps, ridges, edges, protrusions, texture etc.) on touch screen surfaces. The underlying hypothesis is that when a finger slides on an object then minute surface variations are sensed by friction-sensitive mechanoreceptors in the skin. Thus, modulating the friction forces between the fingertip and the touch surface would create illusion of surface variations. We propose that the perception of a 3D “bump” is created when local gradients of the virtual bump are mapped to lateral friction forces.