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Immigration Nation

July17

An interactive look into the origins and personal stories of Australia. Telling stories from all nations who ended up in the country as well as the indigenous peoples. There are linear tales as well as a great interactive documentary.

3d Without Hardware (…sort of)

July17

Think 3d is just a conspiracy between James Cameron and the platform makers to render all those lovely flatscreen TV’s you bought last year defunct for 2012?

Then here is the solution for you. Simply go crosseyed and laugh in the face of your early adopter friends as they realise along with you that – well – 3d isn’t actually that good, and in no way is a replacement for good story.

Avatar, please spend some of those billions and go and see Toy Story 3. In 2d. Buy yourself some popcorn to cry into you soulless monster.

Working in the same manner as stereograms, this quick video does what it says. ‘IT’S A SAILBOAT WILLEM!!!!!!’

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We Feel Fine

July16

A fantastic data visualisation which mines social media for emotional status among other things and make beautiful of the outcomes

Everything, EVERYTHING is just smashing. Trust me.

Insideoutproject.net – Global Participatory Art Project

July16

The astoundingĀ TED award winner and large scale participatory art project launches its YouTube Channel today – 14th July. Go there and support. Also visit the website and upload a portrait to become part of the phenomenon.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Upload a portrait. Receive a poster. Paste it for the world to see.

Insideoutproject - Global Art Project

Tesco uses QR and online innovation in Korea

July16

It has been my great pleasure to work with, and become friends with a number of Korean people mainly through working in the mobile sector, and I am never less than astounded by their work ethic and commitment to their employers. On both counts they seem to leave the west standing, but whether this is a good or bad thing is up to the individual to decide.

Never the less, acknowledging this and understanding their customers at a local level has seen evilcorp Tesco find the spaces between current consumer habits. It seems very simple in hind sight but getting the infrastructure in place has been the key to this success.

We have some dalliance with QR code shopping in the west, but for some reason we put value and worth on walking up and down endless isles of our monuments to consumerism – even turning it into a family experience.

Luckily wherever there is a rotting corpse of broken society lying in the gutter, the carrion of fast food is likely to follow. Thanks MacDonalds and ASDA/Wallmart. You make a lovely cynical couple. Rant ends.

Tesco bring virtual shops to the subway, turning passing time into spending time.
Thanks to Lester Francois – our eyes on the ground, and first guy everywhere.

 

The Future of Interactive TV – Greys Anatomy IPad

July15

Grey’s Anatomy IPad two screen experience.

With advances in technology, it can still be tricky to see what the future holds for content. All too often, these advances seem to provide only 360 content – the same content on a number of platforms – rather than complimentary experiences offering platform specific lenses on larger narratives. Or transmedia.

This is one of the best examples so far of how alternate platforms can work in the same physical space together to expand experience.


I would not trust any of these people with my pancreas

IPhone Mockup tool

July15

If you spend as much time as I do discussing App design with folk – this is an absolute godsend. The Wonderful Adam Cassel from Crossoverlabs brought this to my attention and I worship nightly at a shrine to him because of it.
Absolutely. Smashing.

Drag and drop interface, pencil or outline style to fit different stages of development or clients and so quick to use.

It explains how your app works! In seconds.

How social networking can improve business

July15

An interesting article by John Fougner who is the top dog of product marketing monetization (whatever that means) at Facebook talking about how closer engagement with social media can mean big bucks for business – specifically in this case – cinema profitability.

 

Apparently, facebook can also make money

Tubular Fells – Peter Burgess

July14

London based Geography teacher Peter Burgess has created a fantastic cross breed of Alfred Wainwrights’s wonderful historical guides to walking the lake district and Harry Beck’s iconic London Tube Map.

The result is the exceptional Tubular Fells. A really wonderful new approach to the joys of my favourite place on earth and a response to a shift in mood across the planet which is seeing more folk valuing the beauty of the world around us in harmony with the technologies which shape our world view.

Tubular Fells is a beautiful intersection of nature, art, design and technology in a digital space which can be used as a driver to awe inspiring natural wonder.

Tubular Fells - the lake district......OF THE FUTURE!!!!

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FlashMob Gone Wrong… Tom Scott

July14

Technologist and humorist Tom ScottĀ gives an insight into the power of words and actions and what can happen when you add unregulated social connections at Ignite. Ignite is an event of 1 speaker with any topic, 5 minutes, 20 slides and the slides rotating every 15 seconds automatically around the world.

The mantra is ‘enlighten us – but make it quick’

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