As i’m from Spain and i live in Mexico, i spend some time every day reading the online press from my country, trying to be aware of how the things are going and so on. One of the many newspapers i often visit is Publico, and reading about Jim Jarmusch presenting his new movie at San Sebastian festival i found that in the right side of the page a subtle text claims “doble clic en cualquier palabra para ver su definicion” (meaning “double click any word to get its meaning”), next to a brand called Dixio, which seems to be a service that provides real-time definitions.
If you’re a Twitter user you’re probably familiar with the fail whale that appears every time the site is down whatever the reason is. Here’s an idea, that this simple shooting game, “Die Fail Whale”, had been released by Twitter and linked from that fail page so you could get rid of all the anger, instead of a “we’re right back” static message. But actually it’s not from Twitter, it’s been done by Andrew Conn, kudos for the good laughs i had shooting whales
NYC law requires restaurants with over 10 locations to label their menus with calorie totals. But, do you think you can estimate the right amount of calories in these places? Calorie Confusion is an interesting app done by Matt Daniels to gain some perspective on the need of data transparency. (via Ana Andjelic)
Thinking inside the box is a project from Zulu Alpha Kilo agency, setting eight of their “interdisciplinary thinkers” in a white box for nine hours in Dundas Square (Toronto), and then asking people to come up with some questions and problems to be solved by the eight creatives. The site is pretty neat and well done and it’s quite interesting seeing the videos and how they proposed solutions for the questions raised.
Zingolo is the first single from Glass and a Half Full Records, for Cadbury, whose profits selling this song will go to Charity ‘CARE’.
A year after the Hotel 626, Goodby and B-Reel team up again taking you to a scary asylum called Asylum626. With a similar quality of production but much less playable than the year before, it’s more of a visual experience than a game, apparently i need a Doritos bag to finish playing, somebody help me? Or you can save me either (via Tasty Truth)
In London, Castrol has raised this interesting issue, providing some info to drivers while they’re passing by some billboards with cameras that read vehicles’ registration number. (via Adrants, thx Arturo!)
Two years after the superb HBO Voyeur campaign, HBO is coming up with a new and interesting narrative experiment called “HBO Imagine”, where you can see some stories told from 4 different angles each, so you can see the whole story only if you check the four or them. The first one is a 2-part experience: first up is a gigantic 4-sided film experience that will be displayed in NYC, DC, and Philadelphia. + September 17-19 NYC (Gansevoort and Little West 12th) + October 1-3 in Philadelphia (Old City District) + October 8-10 in Washington D.C. (Plaza at Adams Morgan) On these gigantic 4-sided displays there are 2 different short films playing, directed by Noam Murro, and each film is the same scene from 4 different angle. The online part, the website, is one of that rare pieces (because these days it’s all about fast to see fast to share) that suggest there’s a lot to explore and find, through a wonderful 3D menu, go check it out, it’s really worth seeing. The agency is BBDO NY, and as for the online, kudos for The Barbarian Group. (via Barbarian Group’s Facebook)
Lynx in Australia has launched a new OTP/microsite that takes the user through a series of websites (although it’s really just one faux site) that links in to the next site and so on… It’s been very well produced and has mini game elements throughout the play-through. I remember seeing a great execution for Lynx shower gel a while back which was a story about a dude who gets kidnapped by hot chicks and you need to decide the path at the end of each section. I did really like it and watched it all the way through. Take a look.
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