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Creative Digital Music Technology Visual Web

LastHistory – interactive visualization your Last.fm history, obviously

Takes a while to initalise the first time, but once the data is in there it’s loads of fun to play with. It’s also got a really nice ‘personal mode’ that hooks up to iPhoto to display pics taken at the time you listened to the music.

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LastHistory – Interactive Visualization of Last.fm Listening Histories and Personal Streams from Frederik Seiffert on Vimeo.

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It’s free to download and try for yourself: http://www.frederikseiffert.de/lasthistory/

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Creative Technology Visual

The Secret Life of Magnetic Fields

The invisible ebb and flow of magnetics fields.

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Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world? The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries.

Read lots more about it here:

http://www.semiconductorfilms.com/root/Magnetic_Movie/Magnetic.htm

An Animate Projects commission for Channel 4 in association with Arts Council England.

Aurora Borealis in a laboratory. Fascinating.

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Creative Design Digital Technology Visual

flight404 at Decode / V&A

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Robert Hodgin aka flight404 posted this video of an app he’s working on for the Decode event at London’s V&A. He’s reworking his older Solar piece so that it’s audio responsive in real-time.

This is unbelievably good. Visually and sonically.

REWORK

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Solar rework from flight404 on Vimeo.

I have been working on a real-time version of the Solar piece from a couple years ago. Since it is going to be responding to people’s voices and ambient noise instead of music, I started listening to podcasts while I was developing it. I made this video to commemorate my new found love for WNYC’s RadioLab podcast. Thanks to Branden Hall and Bill Lindmeier for introducing me to it.

ORIGINAL

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Solar, with lyrics. from flight404 on Vimeo.

Made with Processing. Audio by Goldfrapp (“Lovely Head” off her first album).

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Design Social Visual

Visible Tweets

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Visible Tweets is a visualisation of Twitter messages designed for display in public spaces.

Enter keywords and go fullscreen.

http://visibletweets.com/

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Advertising Creative Social Technology Visual

onedotzero interactive festival identity

It was the onedotzero / glue london party in Shoreditch last night.

One of the highlights (apart from the Microsoft Surface table and free bar) was a chance to see the visual identity and interactive installation for the upcoming “adventures in motion” event this September at BFI Southbank.

Wieden+Kennedy worked with Karsten Schmidt (aka Toxi) on a Processing application that collects conversations around onedotzero from the web (Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Facebook and blogs) and generates the identity.

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onedotzero interactive festival identity – preview from onedotzero on Vimeo.

Using the Nokia N900 people at the party could control the live conversations behind the identity – twisting, turning and feeding the aggregated words to help build our first living, breathing onedotzero identity.

A big slap on the back goes to Sermad for getting the installation working in the nick of time, and a happy 10th birthday goes out to my gang at glue London. Tuesday night drinking, bet there was a few sore heads in the office today.

Here’s a bit about onedotzero_cascade which glue also supported.

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onedotzero_cascade_09 from onedotzero on Vimeo.

I’m on holiday now for 2 weeks. No updates until I’m back. Cya…

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Music Visual

Gorgeous Stuff using After Effects and Particular

This started off as a weekend animation project by Esteban Diácono. It was inspired by the music of Olafur Arnalds but was picked up and made into the official music video.

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Ólafur Arnalds – Ljósið (Official Music Video) from Erased Tapes on Vimeo.

Official music video for ‘Ljósið’ taken from Ólafur Arnalds – ‘Found Songs’ (2009) available on Limited Edition CD/10″ Vinyl and Download here: store.erasedtapes.com

Director: Esteban Diácono
Label: Erased Tapes Records
Year: 2009
Album: Found Songs
Length: 3’30’’
Music written by: Ólafur Arnalds
Publisher: Nettwerk One
Copyright: © 2009 Erased Tapes Records.
Website: foundsongs.erasedtapes.com

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Creative Technology Visual

RGB City

We pitched this idea to a client for an outdoor experience but it never came to fruition.

Shame really – I still think it’s a lot of fun and kinda cool.

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Dis-patch presents RGB City by Lust (NL) from Dis-patch Festival on Vimeo.

RGB CITY is an interactive light/sound installation of impressive proportions, spread over a building site in the central area of Student’s Square. A new landmark for Belgrade. A building that seems to be alive, each room filled with lights whose movement and color are constantly in flux.

More information about the project.

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Social Technology Web

Data Overlaid On The Real World

Ever wondered what the iPhone compass was for?

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Nearest Tube is one of the first augmented reality apps to go live in the iPhone AppStore. Only available to Apple iPhone 3GS users.

Here’s another great app Android app developed by IBM for the Wimbledon 2009 Championships.

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Catchily called the IBM Seer it gives directions and live coverage of everything that’s happening.

GPS and a compass opens up a whole world of new opportunities.

I’m hoping to see lots more of this kinda stuff soon.

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Visual

Here & There. Mapping A Horizonless Manhattan

London creative design consultants Schulze & Webb wanted to explore the best way to visually navigate through dense cities.

What they came up with is now called “Here & There,” and it lets you simultaneously and seamlessly view a city from the point of view where your are standing and from a bird’s eye view in the sky.

Why? “Because the ability to be in a city and to see through it is a superpower, and it’s how maps should work.”

Here’s the map:

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Here’s the visualization:

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Here & There in Manhattan 2 from schulze on Vimeo.

This is how GPS should work…

Read more:

Here & There featured in Wired UK — read

Design origins and sources, powers and cities — read

Video of how GPS could work in a bendy Manhattan — read