Intel-powered tablets provide the performance and features that help create and manage amazing content and experiences. Intel and Mashable teamed up to give Intel-based tablets to two pairs of creative technologists as part of a series called “Duality,” to see if they could apply the technology of the tablets to build something creative, unique and different.
The first Duality pair to use Intel-powered tablets consisted of Anthony Tripaldi, a creative technologist and Jonathan Kim, a multi-disciplinary creative director from New York digital agency Firstborn. Over the course of sixteen days the pair created a geolocation audio visualizer that brings a location to life in the form of animation and graphic design, named Rack City. To create Rack City in such a short time frame, Tripaldi and Kim leveraged the portability and performance of their tablets to make the most of the limited collaboration time.
Working both in person and individually, Tripaldi and Kim used the tablets to create an experience for the end user that combines the user’s actual physical location with graphics that match the mood and beat of a selected song. Essentially, Rack City brings the user’s neighborhood or current location to life with music and animation. Thanks to the power of their Intel-based tablets, the pair was able to easily work across a variety of workspaces and to design, edit and create seamlessly. They were able to switch smoothly between a variety of applications to create the end result, which was even more vivid due to hi-def display capabilities.
The second Duality pair looked to create something practical and applicable to everyday life, but with a technological twist. Matt Richardson, a San Francisco-based creative technologist, editor and owner of a technology consultancy, and Ben Light, New York-based maker and designer, wanted to develop something beautiful that one could buy in a home goods store, but was also Internet-connected. They worked together to engineer a smart change dish of the future, which would provide users with pre-selected notifications, such as a reminder to grab an umbrella before leaving the house, or to call one’s parents on their birthday.
With a tight timeline similar to the other Duality projects, the pair had to rely on communication applications, such as Skype, to get the project done while being on opposite sides of the country. Their Intel-powered tablets allowed the pair to keep things simple and stay in constant contact to bring their vision to life.
The Duality series brought together a variety of different creative thinkers and creators to build an experience or an object that is new, different and thought provoking. By using Intel technology available in tablets that many consumers use every day, the Duality teams were able to overcome any location restrictions and also leverage their tablet’s power and performance for impactful end results.