Archives for October 2013

Technological Traits in Chinese Acrobatics

Chinese Acrobatics are famous for their traditional qualities. Without a doubt t’s true that China is historically one of the most significant countries for it’s contribution to the world of acrobatics. The long history however has also contributed to the rising development of “technological traits” in the performing art scene.

As known as the historical importance of the country, equally known is fake products as well as badly produced food. This money greedy element has entered into many fields, creating doubt within locals and visitors in China. No longer can you expect to know when to be careful but it is advised to watch your back at all times.

One of the latest and most surprising trends is the act of creating skillful looking acrobatic stunts with the hidden help of some technological devices.

While this is an existing trend, there are many still traditionally operating and well respected.. breath taking venues such as the chaoyang theatre acrobatics show. For example, at chaoyang theatre the chair piling stunt has been taken to such extremes that falling off could be fatal.

On the other hand, some theaters without enough skills to compete with such acts have used technology to create magnetic fields that support the chairs to firmly stay on top of each other. While this prevents accidents, it’s not as thrilling if you know about it’s use. Therefore such theaters have chosen to operate these devices without notifying the spectators.

Luckily as the Chinese government is keen on exposing such theaters it has helped to maintain the integrity of the Chinese acrobatic scene.  Traditional theaters such as the one in Chaoyang is doing increasingly well thanks to the support of the government.

A Japanese Cadget Fair and a Variety of Wonders

Just two weeks ago, The Cutting Edge IT & Electronics -fair started. This anticipated event is packed with some of the most amazing and intriguing technological inventions of recent times. A cadget such as a sunglass that translates food menus from one language to another is a good example of what people could anticipate for.

The fair named, Ceatec was focused to present near future technology that is convinient and useful in everyday life. So this was what made the fair really interesting, that all these cadgets might be useful for us in common instances.

Another highlight was the self driven car from Nissan. This is a real sized car where the driver can take it easy behind the wheel as the car maneuvers itself, by itself! The car is equipped with sensors which detech objects around the car and avoid colission. Since most of acidents are caused by humane mistakes.. the machine is most likely much better than a human driver.

As for the translating sunglasses.. NTT Docomo is convinced that they will be extremely useful in the future. Of course there are concerns as people might become lazy in learing languages when they can understand foreign text instantly. But despite being a Japanese maker, where else could this be most useful is for foreigners who are visiting Japan!

Another marvel from Docomo was a device which makes any surface a screen. Many many other inventions where on display during the event. As much as 600 companies participated!