Monday, April 30, 2007

Momentary Momentum - Animation Exhibition

There's a great animation exhibition on until 12th May at Parasol Unit - definitely worth a look.

Cool 'enlarge and drag images' feature

Just stumbled across this page which has a rather nice feature for enlarging the images on the right hand side. You can click on them to enlarge, then drag them around the page. Enlarge others and push them all around the page to compare them - all handled very intuitively. Click again to send them back to their original position.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Fotowoosh - the 3D Flickr

A doctoral candidate at a robotics institute in Pittsburgh has created some software which analyses 2d photographs and builds 3D models out of them. Awesome. As well as playing his part in advancing the field of robotics, he's also setting up a Flickr style site where users will be able to upload their photos and have them automatically 3D-ified, to use the correct term, so that users can zoom into the 3D model of their photo. Hence the name: Fotowoosh - see? The logo also beautifully illustrates this process. Anyway, the article is here and the Fotowoosh site is here featuring a demo of the technology. Will it work well enough? I don't know, but even if it works just a little bit I'll be very impressed.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Jean-Michelle Jarre creates keyboard

No, but seriously folks...



Virtual keyboard









Think about it.

You're pressing the keys but you're not pressing the keys.



Can't help thinking that typing without the physical feedback would be a bit rubbish. But I don't know that for sure. Could be great.



Spotter: Kevin Keohane

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Flip Out

Remember that animation exhibition at the V&A? Well it was nice and interactive. Here's a piece Airside did where they gave out flip books for people to create their own animations and then filmed them. My dubious effort is at 7m50s.

Flash with DRM

Adobe has unveiled a version of its Flash media software to let copyright holders embed ads and control usage. Takes the shine off the 'wave' of anti-DRM activity currently promised. Source: BBC News

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Photos and videos - good stock, reasonably priced

Less than Getty anyhow.

Slight niggles from me on the 'two different urls but the same site'.

Anyway.



iStockphoto

iStockvideo



Source: Rob Laing (who's been using it for a few projects such as some of the generic Flash stuff such as flames)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Google anomaly

1. Go to www.google.com 2. Click on Maps. 3. Click on Get Directions. 4. From: New York, New York. 5. To: Paris, France. 6. Then, read line #23. Source: Mark Chatelier

The Four Word Film Review

The Four Word Film Review allows you to submit your own review of any film, in four words (or less). Entries include:
300: "Clothing is also Spartan"
Casablanca: "Rick loses chick"
Man Bites Dog: "Belgian miscalculates river levels."
Terminator 2:"Said he'd be back"

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

BoomShine


Boomshine is a game where you set off a small explosion, and then watch it spread as it sets off the coloured dots floating across the screen. If you're lucky, you'll start a chain reaction...

It's simple, but it's very playable, addictive, and has great use of sound.

So make sure you have your sound on.

Webby awards nominees announced...

Quite an interesting battle in the Beauty and cosmetics section with 'above the line giant' BBH vs. 'digital hot shop' Dare vs. 'the borg' AKQA. All these top tier companies are doing great work for the same brand - Axe (aka Lynx in the UK). My tip is for Lynx Blow. It has the most innovative and engaging interaction, reinventing John Maeda's reactive square for the game of seduction. Other notable nominees include Poke with Zopa, the innovative peer-to-peer lending service,Mook with Peroni. and the most excellent pro-blogger Regine Debatty with we make money not art

EIG Lunch Map (work in progress)


Click here for the map.

Skating Robot

More info from I4U.