Monday, July 31, 2006

Exploding paint: The new Sony Bravia ad

Jonathan Glazer (he of the Radiohead videos, and Sexy Beast) has been directing the latest Sony Bravia TV ad. There's some on-set footage here, and a Flickr picture set here.

South Park and the music industry

See the damage caused by illegal downloading of music.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Love To Hate This Game

Designed, I'm assuming, to promote the Peugeot 107, this stinker oozes bad-brand vibes.
I hate this car.
Hate this game now.

Watch Digg digging in real time

Digg Spy
Brings home how active the site is - and the variety of topics. Hasn't been that long since they expanded to include topics outside of Technology.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

IDEO Method Cards - spruce up your brainstorms

"IDEO Method Cards are intended as inspiration for parcticing and aspiring designers, as well as those seeking a creative spark in their work. These cards show some of the ways IDEO keeps people at the center of the design process." We have some. Pop down, have a look and put them into practice. Their quite fun actually.

iEatBrainz - Stupid Title, Clever App.

I've been using iEatBrainz for a while now, and it does a really good job of tagging all those unnamed or badly named tracks in iTunes. It uses audio matching to check your songs against a CD databse called MusicBrainz, and then updates your iTunes library. Unfortunately, it's Mac only at the moment, but there seem to be some other interesting apps for Windows users over at the MusicBrainz products page.

CG Transformation - Bill Nighy ->Octopus-faced bad guy

USA Today
Actually it USA a few days ago.

Netvibes - Enterprise IG digital page

We've put together Netvibes page for most of sites that we use day to day.
Naturally I won't post the email and password details here.
If youd didn't get the email, just send me a message:

StumbleUpon - SHOCK! - browser bar actually worth installing

StumbleUpon It works a bit like Google's "I feel lucky" but with a bit of focus: - you can choose the category of site you're interested in - the sites are ranked by other visitors so the quality should be high (and this seems to largely be the case) It's informed browsing without the hassle of actually having to think. Very quick and easy: 1. Download and install the bar. 2. Sign up (very few details) 3. Choose areas of interest e.g. media, health, outdoors, arts/history 4. Now when you click on the button, you'll be taken to a site that is within your areas of interest. 5. Once there you can rank the site just by clicking 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' buttons. 6. Move on There are lots of other things you can do with it (add comments, email links, wiki lookups etc) but I'll leave it there. It's a 2.0 take on Web Rings.