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Adidas Japan: Shootter

on August 30, 2011 by Tim Comments

Adidas Japan ask you to enter a duel with one of your Twitter followers. Log in, Power up and ‘shootter’ as hard as you can – essentially you are challenging your opponent to try to score a goal against you. Read more…

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The Emotional Breakdown

on August 24, 2011 by Tim Comments

Like so many good ideas, this piece is astonishingly simple. A site uses facial recognition to detect the mood of people in photos. In particular it uses the photographs of The Guardian’s 24 Hours in Pictures to create these graphic breakdowns. Read more…

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8 Hours in Brooklyn

on August 19, 2011 by Tim Comments

Jonathan Bregel was lucky enough to get his hands on the high-speed camera Phantom Flex for the weekend and documented 8 hours in Brooklyn – with zero pre-production and only a small crew. Add nice grading and a massive sound track by Skream and you got yourself a kick ass super slo-mo neighbourhood documentary (if such a thing exists). Read more…

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Notruf Deutschland puts you into the sack

on August 19, 2011 by Tim Comments

Being absolutely adored by female teenagers might not seem like such a bad deal. But wait till you see this teaser for German show “Notruf Deutschland” (Emergency Call Germany). Connect through Facebook and you will find yourself in quite a tricky situation. Read more…

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Rookie Blue: Interrogation Room

on August 18, 2011 by Tim Comments

Ever watched Law & Order and thought you could do better than the detectives questioning a suspect? In the Canadian “Rookie Blue: Interrogation Room” you can test whether your intellect and instincts are up to scratch. Break the case and you might save the missing girl. Read more…

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Zombies, Ninjas and a driver on fire: Gymkhana 4

on August 18, 2011 by Tim Comments

It is impossible to ignore the ever growing phenomenon of Gymkhana films, starring DC shoes co founder Ken Block. In this fourth installment he is speeding around the UniversalStudio lot, hooning past Bates’ Motel and Jaws, spinning around a Gorilla on a jet-powered Segway and the guys from Epic Meal Time, all ending in a …. well, you better watch it yourself. Read more…

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London Riots as seen through Instagram

on August 16, 2011 by Tim Comments

We witnessed both Mumbai attacks through Twitpics. The London Riots are now seen through Instagram. We embrace the app for artistic and social snaps – and now Instagram has curated a set about the mayhem on the streets of London. Are they too stylish for the gritty truth? And what is happening to our perception of events if they instantly turn into poprocketed-lomo-earlybird-filtered icons? Read more…

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Touch The Mill

on August 16, 2011 by Tim Comments

The Mill looks back on two decades of world class visual effects production. Watch the intro of this video and you are likely to recognise snippets of incredibly famous work (including Nike’s Write The Future). Now The Mill decided to do their portfolio justice by building a free standing touchscreen in their New York office lobby. Read more…

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Kiwibank Green Ops

on August 15, 2011 by Tim Comments

How many times have you heard a state-owned bank use first person shooter game words like ‘ops’ (as in operatives) , ‘deprogramming’ and ‘rehab’? And where you see agents in a secret vault and alarm bells going off? In fact Kiwibank had no inhibitions and launched a series of interactive online videos on YouTube, urging you to break free from bad banking experiences. The Green Ops are ready for the rescue.

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It’s all just Monkey Business

on August 14, 2011 by Tim Comments

After seeing the umpteenth hype reel made about a marketing campaign, it is truly refreshing to see such an artistic case study. In this case Monkey Business is an art piece, yet an extremely nifty interactive one. It uses the Microsoft Kinect camera, OpenFrameworks, Processing and the Arduino board to mimic and play with the users’ movements.

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