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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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Buffer Busters get away in an Urban Dash

on August 14, 2011 by Tim Comments

Augmented Reality games are heating up in different parts of the world: As MINI’s Getaway had proven that Stockholm can unite in a hunt for an elusive MINI Countryman, New Balance in New York and Vodafone in Germany are following in their (running) footsteps. The aim: use smartphones to move people into stores. Read more…

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You LOL, you lose

on August 12, 2011 by Tim Comments

British flavoured milk brand Frijj (pronounced ‘fridge’) introduce us to a new web sport: keep a straight face while watching LOL videos. The site exposes you to a range of videos, ranging from cute to fail to painful. Using face tracking it registers your reactions, so you better suppress your giggles. As the title suggest, as soon as you smile the stream ends and you are out of the game. Read more…

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Uniqlo New York City Voices

on August 10, 2011 by Tim Comments

From fashion brand Uniqlo comes another beauty in terms of interface, design and atmospheric soundscape, this one spreading the word about the opening of their Manhattan flagship stores. “NYC voices” are charming portraits of 13 creative, influential and socially active New Yorkers, telling us about their work and life in the city. Rather than bleating about the shops themselves, the brand politely pays tribute to the city it is about to become part of – very Japanese I must say. Read more…

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MTV gives a shit

on August 10, 2011 by Tim Comments

Next time you drop your pants and take a dump, you can also show that you really care. Use “those moments of God-given contemplation while on the toilet” to make a difference. For pandas and whales, against overfishing, diseases, floods, riots or hunger. And since smart phones have changed how we poop anyway, why not use social media to tell your friends about it? Read more…

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National Geographic: Remember 911

on August 6, 2011 by Tim Comments

Few world events really stick in our collective memory, like the moon landing, the Fall of the Berlin Wall and September 11, 2001. As the 10th anniversary of the attack nears, National Geographic is asking its Facebook audience: “Where were you?”. Your personal story is placed on a map and additionally shared on your wall. Read more…

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