On the Creative Applications Network, a look at a LEGO Calendar that actually syncs with Google Calendar. The LEGO pieces are used to "visualise complex logistics systems in a simple and tangible way, Vitamins solution allows you take a photo of it with a smartphone all of the events and timings are synchronised to an online, digital calendar."
On the calendar, every row represents a month and every column represents a day of the week. Every person in the studio has their own row and every project has its own colour (they keep a little index hidden away to remember which colour represents which project). Finally each brick represents a half day spent on that particular project. Every time someone changes something on the calendar, all they need to do it take a photo of it with any smartphone. Then, they just email the photo to a special address they created. A couple of seconds later the sender will receive an email letting them know that all of the information on the lego calendar has been synchronised to their digital calendar. The system currently uses Google Calendar but this could work with any cloud based calendar.
The above image is from Creative Applications Network's article titled Lego Calendar by Vitamins Design syncs with Google Calendar.
|How to Get a Baby Phone Toy to Curse Like a Sailor|
|Computer Games: Facing the Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence|
|The Umbrella Squirt Gun|
|Console Power Consumption|
|Building Brooklyn Out of LEGOs|
|"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40."|
|“There was not only automation but where the suggestion that humans had any control [...] was absent too.”|
|"This very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age."|
|Loneliness is Not an Old Friend|
|“It was weeks later that she was at a party and realized she'd been texting with her dead friend's bot for 30 minutes.”|
|“That glazed-over look a grandma has at a Vegas slot machine is the same look Facebook chases in its users scrolling the feed.”|
|“The use of AI assistants may dramatically accelerate and broaden what might be looked back on as a global period of cognitive decline.”|
|Top 10 Reasons Men Are Scum|
|“You can make spaceships much bigger than anything we’ve seen so far in history.”|
|“It's unbelievable how much energy is released.”|
|“One of the major concerns with asteroid mining is, of course, getting to the asteroids.”|
|“You can think of quasars as lighthouses in the dark of the early universe.”|