Targetted Facebook Ads


This guy graduated with an MBA and arrived smack-bang in the middle of a job shredding recession. So what did he do?

To try to land a job at Microsoft he bought Facebook ads that specifically targeted employees of the companies he wanted to work for.

It cost him less than $50, and he got over 20 Microsoft employees to contact him offering to help.

Smart thinking

The Best Augmented Reality Demo… Ever!!
Me too (doing some AR stuff)! from Anatoly Zenkov on Vimeo.

Genius.. Nothing more to say.

[Edit – I know that vid is a complete pisstake. Just so we’re clear]

Here’s a real piece of work from glue London. Part of our Toyota IQ launch campaign.

Loving the detail in the reflections and the exploded view.

Good work team!

Bust Out Your Rave Records, The Saviour Has Arrived


Your sat at home. With vinyl you that you never get to play.but no decks. This is for you…

Hot(ish) on the heels of my post about the Alesis TapeLink USB comes another fresh way to “Save UR Rave”.

The Denon DP-200USB turntable has a built- in USB port. Vinyl to Digital. Done.

Disclaimer: I’ve haven’t read the tech spec so I could be about to embarrass myself massively.

Get more details over at Unplggd

Reach for the lasers, safe.

Tag: The Power of Paint

Students eh. Nothing better to do than come up with an interesting new game concept that’s hip and down with the kids.

Shouldn’t they be drinking cheap booze and watching re-runs of Columbo all day.

Anyway.. this it Tag: The Power of Paint. And it’s just been awarded Best Student Game and Student Showcase at the Independent Games Festival.

Tag: The Power of Paint
Tag: The Power of Paint. Complete walkthrough from Tejeev Kohli on Vimeo.

Impressive right. Bloody students…

Anyway – it kinda reminded me of this lovely game called Swan.

The Unfinished Swan – Tech Demo 9/2008 from Ian Dallas on Vimeo.

The Physical Internet


This installation piece by Tim Schwartz is attached via a network cable to the internet where it monitors news and search results for “paris hilton” and “paris france” and displays an average result in real-time.

I love the idea of using physical objects to display data generated in the digital world and vice-versa.

Bakertweet from the peeps at Poke has been generating a lot of buzz recently.

Sermad has also pulled together some nice examples of the internet and real world coming together.

I wanna talk about this a bit more after I’ve sorted out the thoughts in my head.

via Inspire Me, Now!

iPhone + RFID: Object-Based Media
iPhone RFID: object-based media from timo on Vimeo.

Last bit of nerd shenanigans for today…

This is a prototype of an iPhone media player that uses RFID embedded in physical objects to control media playback.

Another interesting idea to put in your back pocket and bust out later.