Uncommon Projects is yet another example of Brooklyn’s abundance of inventors, creators, makers, designers and engineers – and how the boundaries between all of the previous description have blurred or disappeared. They write code, build websites, and build machines. And here’s some of what they’ve done.
Photo-taking bicycles for yahoo’s Purple Pedals Project; in turn, developing a solar charging system so that the bicycle’s photographs could be transmitted remotely; building a network which links the bicycles.
Software: Nice Burn, a brilliant app which allows users – I’m assuming mostly people involved in film/video production – to download and burn custom DVDs from anywhere. That is – User A is shooting footage at one location and uploads the dailies, or perhaps a particular piece of footage which needs to be reviewed or distributed quickly – on more than one platform – and possibly on widely used platforms. User B – using PC or Mac, downloads the footage and burns in PAL or NTSC.
Certainly useful for film production. But why not journalists or citizen-journalists, needing to get information out of a denied environment (think Burma/Myanmar), or during a crisis (think Katrina)?
Indirectly via NYC Resistors.