Microsoft Surface

Could be this my next tablet? I can't wait to find out more about this when it comes out later in the year. The keyboard is amazingly thin, the only important thing that I need to know now is whether the screen is Wacom? Check out the video, pics and spec bellow.

Surface for for Windows 8 Pro: 

  • OS: Windows 8 Pro (aka, Windows on Intel) 
  • Display: 10.6-inch HD Display: 16:9, 1920×1080. 
  • Chip: Intel Core i5 "Ivy Bridge." 
  • Weight: 903 g 
  • Thickness: 13.5mm 
  • Ports: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video 
  • Battery: 42 watt-hour 
  • Configs: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB


I.D. Digital Portraiture Award

Calling all young Animators:

The National Portrait Gallery and Macquarie Group Foundation are calling all creative types aged 18 – 30 to submit a screen-based digital portrait (moving image, video, animation and code works etc.) for the I.D. Digital Portraiture Award.

Please note: you need to be Australian resident and own the copyright to the work. Also there is a HUGE $10,000 up for the winner and an Artist in residency in early 2013 at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts (PICA). 

Picture via The National Portrait Gallery


Piccolo: mini CNC drawing machine

Check out the Piccolo a mini CNC drawing machine that can draw repeatatly what you want.

Piccolo is a pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform. For less than $70, you can assemble your personal Arduino-compatible kit for tinkering, developing and deploying basic 3D output. Be it plotting quick graffiti, printing a one-off business card on the fly, or multiple Piccolos working together to create a large mural, this kit provides a platform for experimenting with 2D or 3D digital fabrication at a small scale. This open-source design emphasizes simplicity, and is entirely composed of digitally manufactured components and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware.

via MAKE