David Troy, master of the mashup, has created two very addicting sites–Twittervision and Flickrvision. In both cases, the mashup is between Twitter/Flickr + Google Maps. Because it is animated, it gives it a feel of immediacy and dynamism.
I’ve been thinking about video streaming & video hosting recently, and I just happened to come across Ustream today. Streams are in Flash (FLV), and it has almost all the social aspects of YouTube (rating, comments, and chat [YouTube doesn’t have]). It is somewhat disappointing that it doesn’t seem to have an easy way to […]
Polaroid will stop making film for Polaroid cameras next year. Just when I was thinking this morning about Charles & Ray Eames’ work for Polaroid. Washington Post article Maybe there will be a cult following like lomography. (image credit: sx70manipulator) Originally seen @ Zandland
Don’t want to go to www.arlisnap.org & log in to post? Well, ScribeFire can solve that if you’re using Firefox. Scribefire carries your log in info for numerous blogs, and you can start blogging at any site you’d like to. It’s really a great app because it streamlines the blogging process. For ArLiSNAP, it automatically […]
It would be interesting to see university dorms, libraries, etc. use energy usage displays. This one is a prototype that received honorable mention for Core77’s Greener Gadget Contest. It has a really beautiful design – imho. There are others out on the market now. Here’s a list.
It would be interesting to see applicatons for academia. For visual resources, it might be interesting when the technology evolves so that the surface can read any image. Using CBIR to pull up related images may give the researcher visual associations he or she might not have thought of. I can also invision a lot […]
Since September of this year, the ARLIS/ANZ President’s blog detailed the exciting process of choosing a new website designed by Communication Design students at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. In September President Ellen Thompson reported that students were, “looking at ways to incorporate blogging, wiki and forum technology into the Arlis/ANZ site […]
Hi all, De-lurking here. Finishing up my semester at Pratt, student project due on Cataloging Cultural Objects. If you can take a few minutes to answer as many of the questions as you can, maybe even add some comments, I’ll be very grateful. (Any responses you wish kept off the record will be honored.) Thanks, […]
Carnegie Mellon has developed a sophisticated software program that turns a flat photograph into a 3-D explorable environment. I wonder what the applications would be for architectural renderings, studies of spaces depicted by artists (Van Gogh), etc. It would also be interesting to know whether a computer program could “understand” the space in a Van […]
Check out Nina Simon’s post, Jumping Into Art in Second Life, at Museum 2.0. The following statement sums up her point: So much energy is put into recreating physical spaces and their real-world limitations rather than experimenting with ways that virtual worlds create opportunity to do things that are impossible in real museums. These opportunities […]