A Film Crew, and Radio 1 Xtra Come To Visit

As part of the Radio 1 and 1Xtra challenge Trevor Nelson and his crew dropped into glue recently to check out his alternative career as a “coding genius”.

Rob gave them a sneak peak at how we created our latest campaign for Bacardi. (Click the pic – opens in new a window)

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/takecontrol/2008/video/video_trevor_nelson.shtml

It’s called Bacardi B-Live Beatology, and at it’s heart is a face mapping app which transforms a photo of you or a friend into the UK beatbox champion Beardyman.

Amongst other stuff the app accepts uploads from mobile and webcam, and delivery to loads of touchpoints inc. email, mobile, facebook, widgets, qr code, etc.

We did a demo of the full version at the Adobe MAX conference in Dec and it got a huge reaction, so i’m gonna try and write something “proper” about it soon… it’s just where to start.

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

Dead Set Credits

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I’ve just watched the re-run of Charlie Brooker’s excellent Dead Set on E4. No long list of cast and crew at the end, just a URL.

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I’ve seen this done once before… Chris Morris’ Jam.

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It’s great to see Brooker use this technique to combat his dreaded foe, the “end credit squeeze”.

Kudos to these guys for finding a way to thank the team properly.

Obama won… because of me

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I know everyone’s talking about how amazing it is that Obama is going to be the next President so I’ll keep this short.

I think it’s an incredible landmark moment for so many reasons, but one thing that impressed me about the Obama campaign was it’s use of social media.

This was in my Twitter stream when i got home tonight.

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I saved it.

Hyperconnectivity in 2010

A look at the world of brands, media, communication, technology and that in 2010.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2037535&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1
2010: Entertainment and Communication from Faris Yakob on Vimeo.

There’s loads more great insights and thinking over at Faris’ blog.