Spotted this at the weekend. Waitrose are using a QR code on their Xmas TV ad.
It’s a nice idea, but I had to stop the Sky box, rewind the TV, press pause, get my iPhone out, open a QR code reader, then take a photo. (It didn’t work btw).
Who on earth is going to do that normally?
The ad doesn’t bother to explain what the box-barcode-thing is either.
Interesting to add a mobile CTA but needs work.
David Boddington (Technical Director of Mobile Marketing agency Movement) has written a much more detailed post covering LOTS of issues it raises. It’s worth a read.
Logging into Twitter with your face from The Next Web on Vimeo.
Technology being developed at the University of Manchester, UK as part of a European project could make your phone a lot more secure by requiring both your face and your voice in order to log in to your favourite services.
Brilliant until somebody holds up a photo of you and plays back a recording.
Can’t remember who I got this from sorry.
Check out the incredible array of work made with the open source framework ‘Toxiclibs’.
toxiclibs showreel 2010 from postspectacular on Vimeo.
toxiclibs showreel 2009 from postspectacular on Vimeo.
Great work by Karsten Schmidt and the community.
toxiclibs is an independent, open source library collection for computational design tasks with Java & Processing (and soon other languages). After over 3.5 years of continuous development & refactoring, the collection consists of >25k lines of code, 270+ classes bundled into 8 libraries. The classes are purposefully kept fairly generic in order to maximize re-use in different contexts ranging from generative visuals, data visualization to architecture digital fabrication, use as teaching tool in these fields and more…
For more information please visit: www.toxiclibs.org
Google Instant went live last week.
By the time I got in the office on Monday people had made all these:
1- YouTube Instant
2- iTunes Instant
3- Google Maps Instant
4- Google Instant Images
But is it good for us:
Google Instant is trying to Kill Me, by Charlie Brooker
I wrote this… slowly.
Stick in your URL. Codeorgan analyses the <body> content. Does some clever stuff. Then plays back a musical interpretation of your content.
Give it a go: http://www.codeorgan.com/
My song sounded a bit weird. Bad content I reckon.
See and download the full gallery on posterous
Magician, visualist, and technologist Marco Tempest shows off his work on “Magic Projection.”
It’s interesting to see how a magician blends technology into his performance.
Early days yet, but I can’t wait to see how this develops.
Made / created with OpenFrameworks, OpenCV, Arduino, MacCam, PS3 Eyetoy camera, Wii engineering, IR tracking, MacBook Pro and a mobile projector.
Just a few bits then.