Code Is Cool. A Linux interface for Spotify

I like this. It takes me back to my days of messing around with DR-DOS and MS-DOS.

These guys are in a different league though.

What you’re actually seeing is despotify, an open source Spotify client and gateway to their service.

The client features a text based user interface as a proof of concept of the underlying code.

Rock on.

YouTube link.

Web Advertising Hits Rock Bottom

I noticed this happening myself but hadn’t seen the entire evolution of the ad.

Some viewers may find the following scenes upsetting:

Online ads for the game Evony started out like this:


Then they added a woman with a little boob showing:


In case people weren’t noticing the cleavage, the ad evolved into one where the boobs are pointed out a bit more explicitly:


Moving on to a slightly more realistic look:


And then they realized they could just dispense with all subtlety and get to the important part:


Players will be disappointed to find out there isn’t even a female queen to be saved in the game.


Copy + paste via Sociological Images


The madness continues here and here.

And here’s the last ad, live on the web with those CGI boobs in context.


Interactive Window Display

This installation includes tracking devices and low-resolution LED displays which is capable of showing different visualisations based on the presence and movement of people.

La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.

Moment Factory developed the interactive system and content. Photonic Dreams created the LED video wall.