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General

Signing out until 2009

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Work has been mental throughout December, so it’s been quiet here. When i’m back from my hols I’m gonna talk a bit about one of the big projects I’ve worked on recently, and how it’s changed along the road.

For now the Creative Review team pick their favourite Xmas treats… Part 1 | Part 2

That’s it! Have a fantastic xmas and new year.

See you in 2009.

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Funny

Shoes from nowhere!

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Fast thinking as always from the b3ta board. Original story here.

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Design Visual

Interactive Carbon Atlas

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New figures published confirm that China has overtaken the US as the largest emitter of CO2. This interactive emissions map shows how the rest of the world compares.

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Creative Technology Visual

Seadragon. Microsoft launch their first iPhone app.

I’m a Mac users who’s been desperate to give Photosynth a whirl. It’s always looked absolutely wicked.

Today Microsoft Live Labs got some massive brownie points with the release of their first iPhone app, Seadragon.

Seadragon is the core technology behind Photosynth. It’s designed for zooming smoothly in, out and around photos over the Internet, regardless of bandwidth constraints or image size.

It’s technological trick is to store images in multiple resolutions and deliver only the bits needed to present the view a user wants at any given moment.

Anyway it’s bloody brilliant, make sure you check out the Galaxy and Nebula photography.

Here’s a visualisation from Last.fm:

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More about Seadragon:
http://www.techflash.com/microsoft/Microsofts_first_iPhone_app_Live_Labs_releases_Seadragon_Mobile36113259.html

Download Seadragon:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=299655981&mt=8

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Funny Technology Visual

Insider Marketing Tips: Part 1 – QR Codes

Pepsi is the first brand to put QR codes onto every can. To over-generalise… geeks know what QR codes are; normal people don’t.

As part of my soon to become legendary “insider guide to marketing”, here’s how to get the boring world of QR codes into the mainstream.

Kelly Brook, suggestive spray shots + tits.

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The ad guys will be mad at me letting this secret out.

via The Sun

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Music Web

303, 808, 909: Rave generator!

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The music tools made by Roland back in the days have been remade by Hobnox to create a kind of online Reason.

Say goodbye to work for the day.

http://www.hobnox.com/index.1056.en.html

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Technology Web

Social Atlas. Dopplr makes their City Pages public.

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Matt from Dopplr came in to do a lunchtime talk at glue about 3 months ago. They do some amazing data driven visualisations and their site looks drop dead goregous in a browser or on a mobile.

They’ve had internal city pages as collections of information and tips for Dopplr users for over a year, but now they’ve made them public.

Perhaps the most noticeable, eyecatching thing about the new pages is the inclusion of Creative-Commons-licenced photography of the world’s cities powered by Flickr.

So if you’re looking for places to have breakfast in Amsterdam, Dopplr has suddenly become a whole lot more useful.

Read the full blog post:
http://blog.dopplr.com/2008/11/27/new-city-pages/

Follow my pathetic travels:
http://www.dopplr.com/traveller/hellokinsella

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Technology Visual

Minority Report in real life. You can play Cruise!

Chances are you’ve already seen this, but here’s g-speak from Oblong Industries.

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g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

If some of the core ideas are familiar from the film Minority Report, the similarity is no coincidence.

One of Oblong’s founders served as science advisor to Minority Report and based the design of those scenes directly on his work at MIT.

More here.

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Creative Visual

All I Want For Christmas Is…

It’s the 1st December, so here’s a fun xmas tale to get you into the festive spirit.

Gluglondon Xmas competition submission by Paul Rayment

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All I Want For Christmas Is … from Paul Rayment on Vimeo.