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Friday, October 23, 2009

Virtual reality umbrella shares vibe of guerrilla rain, frog falls and more

This week’s Digital Content Expo at Miraikan is one of the less corporate tech shows on the Tokyo calendar, so it’s no surprise to see some pretty kooky engineering like the Funbrella from a grad-student team at Osaka University.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Internet umbrella gets mapping and snapping

Among the oddest things we’ve seen in our tech travels round Japan is the internet umbrella built by two Tokyo students, Takashi Matsumoto and Sho Hashimoto. The device, which is currently hard to avoid in the Japanese media, combines several existing technologies to create a Blade Runner-style vision of a connected future.

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