Microhousing, 3D Mapping, and Glassholes

Curated by CLAI

MICRO-HOUSING: 144 square feet houses (~Chevrolet Suburban) for the poor like the Quixote Village was proposed for NYC. Construction can cost ~$19K per unit. Showers, laundry and a shared kitchen have been concentrated in a community center. The typical studio apartment for a homeless adult in western Washington costs between $200,000 and $250,000 to build.

Microapartment

Microapartment (Jeremy Bittermann, NYTIMES)

GOOGLE PROJECT TANGO: The prototype phone, a 5-inch device codenamed Project Tango. Its sensors can read a room by tracking the motion of the device itself and simultaneously mapping the environment around it. Uses include: (1) Shopping – indoor map of store or buying furniture for your house, (2) Directions, (3) Visual Impaired, (4) Emergency Response, (5) Augmented Reality Gaming.

GLASSHOLE: Google released do’s and don’ts on how not to be creepy with the Google Glass. “Standing alone in the corner of a room staring at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you any friends.”

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