Pandamonium

November 3, 2009

I’ve finally loaded up iMovie and operated youtube, and here is the beautiful result. Interactive panda design from WWF Pandamonium project at Selfridges. There were others, but this was the most interesting design (apart from the bear confused as to whether WWF meant wrestling). Article about the project here.

Yeah, okay it’s really old.  But everytime I watch it I love it a little bit more.  More UK venues please Mr Etienne de Crecy, and bring those nice shiny cubes along too.

Hi, a real human interface.

September 30, 2009

This is a really good idea executed brilliantly. “A real human interface” – basically a human in a box being a computer. Not just any any old human; one with thick glasses and a spinning rainbow loading/freezing circle so you know it’s a mac.

Am I sold because it uses cardboard props? Not solely. It’s got nice style (the hand-pushed loading bars, the small bits of ham floating around, nice use of selotape, and silly nice details like the windcatcher), and I like that it pretends to be interactive, even if isn’t.

By the clever people at multitouch-barcelona.com

Sting may not inspire me to the end of the earth, but apparently you can’t beat 80s music and a nicely made video. Sting with the Prince’s Rainforests Project have made a funky little video in a push for pre-Copenhagen support.

I may be a sap for traditional Comic Relief style videos, but this one today grabs at my secret love of 80s music. Although you can’t win me over solely by sticking a Madonna or Sting soundtrack over any old junk – I’m a charity video snob, sorry – I’m a big fan of how this video’s been put together (it cuts in time and has celebs saying their names very seriously in a big list).

For such an serious cause, I do feel a bit too inclined to sign up and then dance around the 80s musical nonsense – though I’m fairly sure that’s the point. (Can we have obnoxious sing-alongs in Trafalgar Square to follow?) But now! To the trashy music vault that is my mp3 player!

Give 10 seconds, or 30 depending on your bandwidth. Sign up here.

In b flat

August 29, 2009

First collaborative youtube project that’s struck er.. a chord. So it’s either good, or I like it because it sounds a bit like The Album Leaf. I suspect as bit of both. I liked making combinations, but that got boring and usefully they all sound great together – even the Baz Luhrmann type voice (1,0). This is an awesome post because I get to use co-ordinates.

It is here.

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Excellent new form of DJing from the ‘Neurosonics Audiomedia Laboratory‘. Whilst kissing robots and frowning Einsteins may be real and are great (yawn) I still like this more. Also they wear lab coats so it’s clearly very scientific.
via: @wearevi

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My colleague Lee has exciting weekends. He likes to stick headphones together using sandwich bags and invent ‘tangle proof headphones’ with youtube video presentations explaining how they work.

Today he is pleased because his name is all over the net.

He’s about to hit 100,000 views in 3 days (even without featuring lego, star wars, or William Shatner in any way) and the idea’s been featured in Pocket-Lint, Gizmo Watch, and Core 77, amongst others.

I made a cruel joke and said Stephen Fry has tweeted about it. He hadn’t, and I’m very sorry Lee.

Unfortunately, it’s now impossible to patent the idea since it’s on public display, but his name’s streaking google so it’s not so bad for three days. Guess those PR skills have pay off.

His site is leewashington.com and the video’s below. It’s a bit plain says Steve, so we suggest maybe adding a Drum n Bass overlay. And even if it is a catchier name, he gets upset if you refer to them as “sandwich bag headphones.”