Saturday, 15 August 2009

Social Network Statistics

Some rather big number crunching going on here with regard to the growing social network scene. Although read some of the
comments here for a more objective viewpoint. Still impressive all the same.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Huxley vs Orwell

A brilliant cartoon pitching Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' against George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' in a battle over whose predictions became reality. Social and political atrophy seems to be the winner.

Augmented Reality Game Beta

Another Augmented Reality shooter from
Augmented Environments Lab with a bit more interest. Watch out for the Skittle weaponry used in a 3D mapped cityscape.

3D Drawing App, or call me Rhonda

Rhonda is a 3D drawing application developed by Amit Pitaru in 2003. It has been beta tested for the last few years by users such as James Paterson shown here. If you wish to be part of this team then join their mailing list.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

The Beautiful Word

Ogilvy Paris injects some youthful energy and fun back into one of the most popular board games with beautifully drawn animations depicting the game in progress. The French TV adverts for Mattel's Scrabble won a Silver Lion at Cannes in 2008.

Further reading here.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Yellowbird 360 video flies

Dutch startup, Yellowbird, has taken interactive video a little bit further. Dubbed QTVR on steroids, it allows users to view video footage in full 360 degree panorama.

Last Suppers

A series of photographs by
James Reynolds documenting former Death Row prisoners' requests for their last meal before execution.

An onion and mints? The guy must be having his last laugh.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

More than just a candle

The candle is one of the oldest inventions, so recreating it has to be something special.
Christoph van Bömmel has done it with the Bravit candle which uses distinct wick pattern weaves. When lit it creates a dance of flames which changes direction and divides.

I'm a Photographer, not a Terrorist!

I'm a Photographer, not a Terrorist! is an organisation setting out to help photographers in Britain understand their legal rights and provide a universal voice against the erosion of not just press freedom, but an individual's right to carry a camera and take photos.

The introduction of a new law, Section 76 of the Counter Terrorism Act, meant that anyone taking a photograph of a police officer could be committing an offense, and therefore subjected to a possible stop and search. The web site provides useful information such as the 'Bust Card' which outlines the rights and police powers under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, as well as a map showing restricted access for photographers in Britain.

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Monday, 10 August 2009

iPhone Travels: Pokemon Credit Munch

Is this Pokemon creature in Great Eastern Street making a financial statement or just plain hungry? Either way, something seems to be eating away at our wallets.

View on Google Maps.

iPhone Travels: Meat is ... Red Rum

A wannabe butcher and The Smiths fan illustrates the choicest cuts in the streets of Dalston, reminding us that steak is best served slightly bloody. Could you pass the ketchup please?