An algorithm can create 40,000 logo shapes in 12 different color combinations, providing the Media Lab an estimated 25 years’ worth of personalized business cards. via MIT Media Lab’s Brilliant New Logo Has 40,000 Permutations.
Patagonia Music launched today: Buy a song, benefit the environment. Patagonia has teamed up with a diverse group of world-class musicians to help protect and restore our natural environment. The musicians donate an exclusive song, you buy some great music on iTunes® and non-profit environmental groups receive much-needed funds. Download the Patagonia Music iPhone app […]
Google’s logo today celebrating the birthday of Brancusi, one of my favorite sculptors.
New digital sketchbook coming in June 2011… NoteSlate is low cost tablet device with true one colour display, real paper look design, long life battery (180h !), together with very handy usage and very simple and helpful interface for pen and paper. This easy, compact and portable gadget is used anywhere you want to make […]
What are the defining aesthetics of art in the networked era? How is mass collaboration changing notions of ownership in art? How does micropatronage change the way artists produce and distribute artwork? The Future of Art begins a conversation on these topics and invites your participation.This video was shot, edited and screened at the Transmediale […]
Everyone is excited about the new possibilities in web typography coming with CSS 3 and web fonts – and rightly so.At the same time, everyone is annoyed by the tedious work of matching and adjusting web fonts, let alone writing CSS code for this purpose.While we are, as everyone is, glad about Typekit, Google Web […]
Google announces Art Project, which puts more than 1,000 works of art online for detailed viewing. It’s Google street view for museums and art. You’ll find a selection of super high-resolution images of famous works of art as well as more than a thousand other images, by more than 400 artists—all in one place. And […]
Over the course of 45 years in the film business, Francis Ford Coppola has refined a singular code of ethics that govern his filmmaking. There are three rules: 1) Write and direct original screenplays, 2) make them with the most modern technology available, and 3) self-finance them. If you don’t take a risk then how […]
Proxlet is a free Chrome extension that reduces Twitter noise. Once installed and authenticated with Twitter, you can use it to block apps, mute certain users and filter tags. It works on the web and with desktop and mobile clients. Via eHub
Downloaded Alfred from the Mac App Store and really enjoying it. Alfred is a productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web. Whether it’s maps, Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, you can feed your web addiction quicker than ever before. Increase your productivity by launching apps with shortcuts Instant access […]
Happy 5th Birthday to jQuery! jQuery was released on January 14th, 2006 today marks its 5th year of development! To celebrate the occasion we’re releasing the first beta release of jQuery 1.5! We’re planning on having a final release candidate within 10 days and a final release by the end of the month. Via jQuery blog
New 4 and 5-finger multi-touch gestures for iPad in iOS 4.3 (and personal hotspot): According to Macstories.net, iOS 4.3 brings new multi-touch gestures built specifically for the iPad, including 4- and 5-finger gestures. The new beta reportedly allows users to pinch to access the home screen, to swipe up to reveal the multitasking tray, and […]
Automatically resize images to fit the screen resolutions. http://t.co/P3sspeH /via @ehub
Apple launches the Mac App Store. The store comes as part of the OSX update to 10.6.6. I’m on vacation for a few days and the OS update took a crazy 3 hours over hotel wifi, but I suspect at home in SF, it would’ve only taken about 20 minutes. The app store is another standalone […]
Just born and already loving the premise of Glitch.
Plugged my iPhone into sync and got a message to signup for free “find my iPhone” feature in MobileMe. The find feature for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch lets users find the missing device remotely by tracking the location of the device. You can then remote lock it, wipe the data if it’s been stolen, send messages to […]
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Want to get radical? Try being interesting. Interesting on a human, social, emotional, spiritual, meaningful level. Make stuff, do stuff, talk stuff, live stuff, breathe stuff that challenges, provokes, infuriates, amazes, inspires, and elevates. Make stuff that feeds, nourishes, seeds, and cultivates the heart, body, mind, and soul way, way, way beyond the limits of […]
The perfect gift for your Angry-Birds-addicted friend or family member. Now available online for $14.99 USD.
QRAPPING PAPER is… …interactive wrapping paper. Behind each QR code is an original holiday video that can’t be seen anywhere else. Over 50 in all, turning any gift into a tiny holiday film festival. I would have chosen a different name (!) but the idea is cool nonetheless.
I love these.
“Cadavre Exquis or “Exquisite Corpse” is a technique used to collectively tell a story. Each contributor adds to the story in sequence, building on the last line revealed.” Tim Burton started his story on Nov 19 with the sentence, “Stainboy, using his obvious expertise, was called in to investigate mysterious glowing goo on the gallery […]
I mostly use Tweetie for Mac or Twitter for iPhone, but if you’re a web user of Twitter and want to see your friends’ Instagr.am photos inline in NewTwitter, just install this Chrome extension and you’ll see photos in the preview pane.
Looks like Google is experimenting with image hovers of the source site on search results. The text of the result is highlighted for each site as well. UPDATE: this is part of Google Instant. I forgot about the image preview as part of that.
The anticipated iOS 4.2 release was announced today for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iPad users can now run their favorite apps and switch between them instantly, while preserving iPad’s legendary battery life. Users can organize their apps with drag-and-drop simplicity using Folders, and Mail now features a Unified Inbox, fast inbox switching and a […]
From Think Vitamin’s Limited Edition Twitter Posters: We’ve designed and printed five limited edition Twitter posters, and we’d like to give them away :) Each one celebrates a Tweet that we think was beautiful or important. Thanks to Ryan Carson and ThinkVitamin for creating a beautiful poster of Max Kiesler and my engagement tweet. We’re […]
Apps-on is another great tool for sketching out your iPhone ideas. It’s true to size and shape to the iPhone 4 and comes with a dotted grid system that disappears when scanned or photocopied.
Trying out the new RockMelt browser. Screenshot of the permissions to access Facebook.