Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Metamorphosis of Osdorp

The Metamorphosis of Osdorp from Computerlove


In this video to celebrate the new Amsterdam Nieuw-West discrict, Ducth studio Plus one mixes live action video with 2D- and 3D-animation, to
complement reality with their 'interpretation of the most important
factors of restructuring urbanized areas.

FERDINAND GT3 RS - The World`s slowest Porsche


31 Wheel Roller Suit

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StreetMuseum iPhone app

StreetMuseum iPhone app from CRblog

The Museum of London has launched an iPhone app which cleverly brings its extensive art and photographic collections to the streets of the capital...
The free app, called StreetMuseum, has been developed with creative agency Brothers and Sisters and makes use of geo tagging and Google Maps to guide users to various sites in London where, via the iPhone screen, various historical images of the city appear - just like in the image above.
OK, so here's how it works. You open the app and allow it to work out your current location. A map then opens showing you your position and also showing the locations of the various sites where you can view historic images of London - see screen below:

If you touch one of the tags, a small window opens up to describe the location and also the date and author of the image - as above. Click on the blue arrow on the right of this window and the image appears on screen thus:

tap the screen to read info about the image

tap again to remove the text from the image and feel free to enlarge it on screen just as you would any photo on the iPhone...

The really clever thing about this app is that if you are in the location pictured, you can click on the '3D view' button and the app will recognise your location and overlay the historic image over the current view - augmenting the reality that the built in iPhone camera perceives. We went to Carnaby Street to see if it worked and took this screen grab of the 3D view function in action:

Here are some more examples of the kind of augmented reality views of London the app offers:

More info on the app can be found at
StreetMuseum credits:
Executive creative director: Andy Fowler
Creative director: Steve Shannon
Creatives: Kirsten Rutherford, Lisa Jelliffe
Account manager: Emma Simmons
Developers: Gavin Buttimore, Robin Charlton
New business director: Helen Kimber
Head of digital: Kevin Brown
Digital project manager: Tanya Holland
Digital designer: Mateus Wanderley
Image geotagger: Jack Kerruish


TEDxEast - Psyop - 05/07/10

GREAT INSPIRATION FROM 2 of the best visual designer in the motion graphic industry

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Amazing video by Patrick Bolvin

A quick demo of Air Display

2nd Display for your MacBook! AMAZING!

Monday, May 24, 2010

KLM Economy Comfort Product with Ramana at Manchester Airport T2


What Really Happens On Dubai Motorways

DAMN! you need skill to drive in Dubai!

Immersed Senses Scuba Helmet

from TheAwesomer
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ID student Adam Wendel’s Immersed Senses scuba helmet changes the way the diver sees, hears, and breathes underwater, allowing better integration into the surrounding environment.

Maker Faire Bay Area 2010

All my favorite at Maker Faire Bay Area 2010

Musical Tesla Coil @ The Maker Faire Bay Area 2010

Tesla Coil Speakers are awesome. basically Plasma (controlled lighting) expanding and shrinking the air around it because of the changes in temperate, which is controlled by the audio signal. This makes the air act like a speaker, which in fact, amazingly represents the audio signal's waveform very well. That is why it sounds so pure. (by SoSharp)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dunking for Donations


The latest from Toronto-based digital production boutique Lollipop is for Phoenix Sun’s star Jason Richardson and his Foundation. 

NBA fans are familiar with the explosive style and virtuosity of Phoenix Sun’s star Jason Richardson – they're the same skills that won him two back-to-back NBA Slam Dunk championships. But what many don’t see is the work Jason does off the court helping young people reach their full potential through his foundation. That was the starting point for the site. invites visitors to select from a choice of balls lying around an atmospheric court, each which triggers Jason to perform a unique dunk or trick captured exclusively for the website. With over ten minutes of total content, a total of 12 shots to choose from and in-depth info on the various activities of the Foundation, Lollipop have created a host of reasons to open your wallet and donate. 

Complete campaign info is here

Canon 3D DSLR Concept

from TheAwesomer
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Dean Francis has created a concept Canon EOS 3D, to be used traditionally or for 3D photography by attaching an additional module. A grip can be added to the end to facilitate 2 handed shooting.

Sensory Box installation Art by SUPERBIEN (France)

AVP Redemption, a ONE MAN project!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dorm Window Light Show!

Students at Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland converted the dorm windows of their building facade into their 4th entertaining light show complete with music and animation.

Aurumania 24K Gold Bicycle

from TheAwesomer
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File under flashy: this 24K plated and crystal bicycle from Aurumania is handbuilt in limited edition and costs $103K. For you matchety-match types, there’s a 24K plated bike rack too.

Gorgeous camera work of the volcano in Iceland

This is so AMAZING!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tron Legacy Concept Art

from TheAwesomer
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Tron Legacy is still seven excruciating months away. To tide yourself over, you can either watch the trailer for the millionth time or ogle at gorgeous concept art of lightcycles and other vehicles.

Best Visual Illusion of 2010

from TheAwesomer
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Here’s the mindbending winner of the Best Visual Illusion Contest 2010. Wooden balls roll up the slopes as if they are magnetic, but really are rolling down, due to oppositely perceived orientations.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

'Love & Theft' by Andreas Hykade AMAZING!

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from artist and director Andreas Hykade


Jacob and the Man in Black: LOST Game

Chum Buddy Sleeping Bag

from TheAwesomer
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Land shark! What better way to catch some zzz’s, than inside the mouth of a 7-foot Great White. Perhaps if you sleep in one of these at the bottom of the ocean the other sharks will leave you alone.

iPhone G4 another leak! NOW from Vietnam!

Here is the translation of this video (Thanks to lincolntran reader of

iPhone 4G has a totally new design in comparing with previous generations of iPhone. Not only looking stronger (aluminum and glass) when holding in your hand, you will be surprise to think that it was put together by several separate parts because it feels like a solid block. Because of the square/block design, it feels a little uncomfortable in your hand in comparing with the previous generation of iPhone. You can feel the sharp edges come in contact with your hand.

There is no longer a metal bezel on the front, only a black surface. The back design is also the same, a single piece of glass convering all the Logo, camera, flash, and other information...look very classy. We can see that the front and back are pieces of glass that were attached to the aluminum frame. When looking at another angel, people will see that aluminum frame was brilliantly made; a lot of attention to the details, thing like speakers, earphone, mic.... Beside the only home button in the front, there is another small camera right on the left of the speaker, under the glass surface.

The 4 edges contain the same buttons with the same functions as the previous iPhones. The volume buttons are now separate and are round. Next to the headphone plug and power button, there a small hole, which looks like a mic's hole. It's possible that this is the noice canceling mic. The SIM card has been moved to the right side, like on the iPad.

Dimension: iPhone 4G is thinner than the previous iPhones (about 2.5mm), the width is also narrower, about 3.5mm (this is because of the aluminum frame), the height is about 1mm higher. These changes have made the new iPhone looks longer or higher.

When turning on the iPhone, only the inferno screen is showed and some information that look like command lines. Perhap this screen showed up not because of Apple remotely locked the machine but the phone is locked locally after a time interval without the user entering a certain code.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Is the new Ratatat video the most boring/brilliant music video of the past 50 years?

from HipsterRunoff

’s new music video for “Party With Children” is one of the most important ever created in the post-internet music era, where exist for the sake of ‘generating blog buzz and conversation.’ Everything must be controversial. Everything must be a meme. Bands can’t just make good music, they have to create either ‘visually stunning’ videos, or they have to just do something shocking involving violence and nudity. Seems like your music video can’t be ‘worth shit’ if it costs less than $10,000 to make.

In ’s video for “Party With Children”, we are introduced to a bird bro, who I will call RattyTat. RattyTat isn’t asked to do much, they basically tell him ‘Do your bird thang.’ There are no trippy visuals, and no ginger genocides. There is no over the top violence, and no sexuality. There are no free spirited, alt-looking kids roaming around a relevant part of town getting in to trouble + making out with one another.

It is just RattyTat, being a bird. Existing. Not understanding technology. Just wanting to survive, live life like an animal who isn’t even a part of a collective. It seems like bands are in a tough place these days when they make , like they have to try to make it seem like they are ‘aware of the modern world’ or something. Sorta just want that aren’t meant to get the attention of mainstreamers who are ‘just passin by’ on the internet.

Just want to be a bird

Being free

without a computer

not understanding what music is

sounds are just sounds

no music

no internet

no ‘labels’ assigned 2 sounds, ‘good’ or ‘bad’ don’t exist

just eating bird seed


flying around

For a while, I was kinda ‘pissed’ at , because their new song sounded the same as their old song, but now maybe I ‘get’ it. They are trying to use animals to represent the animalistic existence of buzzbands. All buzzbands are in some sort of alternate ecosystem where they are fighting against natural selection to ’stay relevant.’ Their previous song WILDCAT represented the beast inside of them, clawing for survival in an everchanging world.

Now their evolution to house-pet bird serves as a metaphor for the insulated life of an accepted band with a brand. We expect great things from buzzbands, but ultimately, they are just ‘being gawked at’ while they are inside of a cage, being asked to repeat the same sounds over and over again.

Sorta feel like all buzzbands are ‘prisoners’ / ‘domesticated animals’. Some sort of relationship has formed where we feed them, and they ‘do whatever we ask of them.’ Seems like there is a lot of pressure on them, or else they won’t metaphorically get fed with album sales/youtube views/concert tickets/etc. Wonder if buzzbands who have evolved beyond their first album get pissed about consumer expectations, and how commerce can hold back ur art.

Does n e 1 know what kind of bird is in the music video? I sorta want to say he is a parrot, but maybe that is because I only have ‘mainstream knowledge’ of birds. I did some google image searches, and feel like it might be a cockatoo.

Is it the tanimbar cockatoo?

Maybe it is the Little Corella (aka the Little Cockatoo)?

I feel like this cockatoo is ‘too alt’ to be featured in a video, since his crown of feathers is sorta a ‘look-at-me’ type of bird meme

What kind of bird is RattyTat?

Should I get a ‘mascot’ for my blog, to sorta represent how we are all fighting for survival?

Are ‘birds’ the new ‘bears’?

Is one of the most important alternative celebrities of 2k10?

Will bring their cockatoo on tour with them?

Will it fly around the venue, interacting with fans in order to strengthen their brand?

Are still ‘relevant’ / ‘artistic’, or are they just marketed bullshit?

Should change their name to R@@@ in order to fit in with the post-twitter world?

Walk on water (Liquid Mountaineering)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Volvo Demo Fail

from TheAwesomer
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Known for their focus on safety, Volvo invited the press to show off the new S60’s collision detection system, which automatically applies the brakes to prevent a crash. Theoretically.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tron Legacy’s Bad Guys?

from TheAwesomer
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Whether or not these are images of Tron Legacy’s evil villain and henchmen, or just some cool Tron fan art, we’re digging these guys’ bad-ass light-up black outfits and killer frisbees.

Friday, May 7, 2010


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eBoy FixPix [iPhone] - Preview from CreativeApplications.Net on Vimeo.

FixPix is one of the coolest little games we’ve seen, and it’s very easy to play: fix the picture by tilting the iPhone or iPod Touch so that everything lines up perfectly. An online demo is available here.


Simple Super-Macro/Microscope Webcam Conversion - More DIY How To Projects

Jedi A-holes

from TheAwesomer
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There’s a reason they want upstart Jedi Knights to go to the Academy. Get a load of what happens when you let a couple of immature Jedis run amok with their lightsabers.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Google Chrome Speed Tests

Why does in the potato gun sequence appear at
once, and not the text first and images second? And why does it appear
to render from bottom of the screen to the top?

Chrome sends the rendered page to the video card buffer all at
once, which is why appears at once, and not with the
text first and images second. Chrome actually paints the page from top
to bottom, but to eliminate a shadow from the driver board, we had to
flip the monitor upside down and set the system preferences in Windows
to rotate everything 180 degrees, resulting in the page appearing to
render from bottom to top.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cable ties with leaves


Unfortunately just a concept design, at this point, as far as I can tell. Leaf tie, from Lufdesign. [via NOTCOT]

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Honda's answer to Segway looks a lot like Serge




MZ_AltTransportation-Badge.gifOK, so, Gareth may not like it, but this video of Honda's prototype U3-X omni-wheeled personal vehicle my brother just sent me is rather more persuasive than the shaky hand-cam footage of nervous American riders Gar posted back in 2009. Although I agree the butt-pads are kind of creepy. From IEEE Spectrum:

The U3-X uses a balance control system that derives from Honda's research on human walking dynamics for its famed ASIMO bipedal humanoid robot. When the rider leans his or her body, an angle tilt sensor sends data to the balance control system, which in turns moves the wheel, maintaining balance.

Also, is it just me, or does the U3-X look a lot like the Graystone's house servitron from the BSG spin-off Caprica? [Thanks, Glen!]

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Star Wars TomTom Voices

from TheAwesomer
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Lord Vader commands you to take the second exit, then arrive at the Dark Side with the new Star Wars voices for TomTom navigation systems. Vader’s voiceover video here is pretty amusing.

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The Future Of Advertising

Viral campaign by Sweedish newpaper Dagens Industri. With the
entire advertising industry caught up in where social media is heading,
it's probably pretty tough going for newspapers to continue getting the
ad revenue they've always had, so they enlisted Storakers McCann to
create a viral campaign designed to poke fun at the social media hype
and get the industry to have a laugh while reminding them that they
still sell newspaper ads!


Monday, May 3, 2010

A Real Paper Airplane

from TheAwesomer
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People Too’s intricate paper model of a tiny airplane cabin will blow your mind. Check out the weensy french fries and airline mystery meat on the food trays. There’s even “coffee” in the mugs.

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Simulated swimming pool with room inside



Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich created this installation, simply called The Swimming Pool, for The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. A 10cm layer of water over a piece of glass separates above from below. It must be a pretty serious piece of glass; some back-of-the-envelope math based on the published dimensions gives 1,100 kg (2400 lbs) of water that it has to support. Plus its own weight. [via Dude Craft]


Shattering door by Leandro Erlich

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dutch Marines vs. Somali Pirates
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Released by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Defence, this first-person video shows a team of Dutch Marines boarding the cargo ship Taipan to capture 10 Somali pirates who have taken over the ship.

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