One of the greatest assets of rich media is the possibility of using input devices besides the mouse. Since Flash Player 6, the plugin has been supporting the Camera and Microphone classes, allowing users to have a new set of experiences. Even if some computers aren’t bundled with webcams or some people just hate standing in front of one, microphones aren’t so intrusive, and it’s worth considering them as a great asset when creating interactive experiences for the browser.
So why don’t you put your mouth where the fun is:
Unleashing the roar with Lynx (aka Axe)
ZeFrank’s audio toys
Neave.com audio playground
Teast Your Breath
Kettle the pot
Last year’s spooky work for Doritos by Goodby with Hotel 626
Eyebrows brings to life the story of a brother and sister’s moment of mischief when backs are turned and they are left to their own devices. Feeling the rhythm, the children crank out a range of eyebrow dance moves for 60 seconds to the sound of ‘Don’t Stop the Rock’ by electro-funk superstar, Freestyle.
Detective Stripes is a hot-site announced this week by Grupo W for Rexona. The interactive plot revolves around a Shaft-like detective whose deodorant leaves no stripes on his impeccable black turtleneck.
Dani Granatta told me last year he was working on a super secret big project, and i was quite curious to find out about it (altough i suspected it would be for Rexona, based on the teasers).
The result is linear storytelling experience, with high quality production work. I always loved when digital agencies gives a behind the scenes look on their work, and Grupo W posted the whole making-of, turning the project a lot more interesting. If you don’t have the time to read the whole thing, let me shorten that for you:
- Real life, photographed storyboard plates
- 10 days of intense shooting on Mexico city, teaming with Distrito Films
- A “TakaTakaTan” beat along with an original song for the website soundtrack
- Lots of green screen shooting, superimposed later on 3D
- Huge doses of color correction and post production art-direction
- Amongst other goodies, a Detective Stripes papertoy !
More pictures on Flickr.
Congratulations, Dani & W team!
Many thanks for all the (unexpected) interest on Twitter Power 150. The response was way beyond my initial expectations, with many users finding it a great resource to start following Twitter users who write about marketing and advertising.
With over 60 comments and hundreds of ReTweets, it grew to a meme dimension. Unfortunatelly i really didn’t saw all that coming, and having planned a whole weeked in the mountains, totally unplugged, surprise hit me when i checked my mail and stats this morning.
For now, i’ve hosted the domain TwitterPower150.com with a static version of the original post, but as suggested by Marc And Joseph Jaffe, i’m thinking already on a live version with real time updates. If any Twitter ranking services are interested in supplying the rank, please contact me (or i’ll figure out the algorithm myself).
The folks at CleverCogs also kindly registered the Twitter profile @Power150 (convenient, as i was offline). Marjolein migrated today the account to me, so you can also check what Power150 is doing, with possible integrations with the Twitter API on TwitterPower150.com. Which brings me to the most important part of this post:
What are your ideas for the future of Twitter Power 150? What are the requested features? Would you change anything?
From a Twitter Auto Pack (group follow all the featured users) to an RSS feed with the latest tweets, the ball is on your side, with a chance to choose what will be the next release of Twitter Power 150.
P.S.: Thanks for all those who followed me @armandoalves. On the updated ranking (offline) i jumped to #101.
Todd Andrlik created the Power150 Ranking, now run by Advertising Age, featuring the top English-language media and marketing blogs in the world. With ranking and authority in Twitter causing quite a discussion a few weeks back, i decided nonetheless to have a shot and create the Twitter Power 150, based on the original ranking.
With over 800 bloggers it would be really hard to track down all the twitter profiles, so i focused on the top 300 and with the help of Twitterank and Dapper, and partly inspired by Mack Collier’s Top 25 Marketing & Social Media Blogs, here’s the January 2009 list for the top 150 twitter users with advertising and marketing blogs:
The sweet irony is being left out of the list, with a close call at #156. So, you know the drill: if you appreciated the hard work (i had to visit each blog to get the usernames i didn’t follow already), start by following @armandoalves and help me reach the top 150.
The PHP script that parsed the Power150 OPML file was programmed in less than 1/10th of the time it took me to figure out all the twitter profiles, so feel free to commentÂ if your blog is on AdAge’s Power 150 and you would like to be added to the remaining 700 profiles.
I had a few surprises along the way, with nearly 20% of the 300 parsed blogs not having a Twitter account and having to decide which profile to rank on multi-author blogs (i ended up choosing the user with most followers). Also worthy of notice is the inverted pyramid for SEO/SEM blogs. In the end, Twitter is more conversational and not very friendly for “get rich today” tweets, and that gets reflected on the top tweeple listed.
Seems the list is getting some buzz, and it starts to makes sense to build a live ranking.that hopefully will be at: http://www. twitterpower150.com
For some a nightmare, but for those who practice it with craftsmanship it’s one of the most exquisite forms of online creativity. Meet the preloaders. Not the annoying ones, but rather these ones: Pretty Loaded.
The archive was launched by BigSpaceship, as a tribute to a vanishing art form amid a constantly changing digital landscape..
From guerrilla marketing to urban interventions, the streets have become a new canvas for creativity. One of the most prolific projects in this area comes from Brazil, with the creative duo Anderson Augusto and Leonardo Delafuente, aka, 6emeia.
Started as a intervention to transform daily environments as a reflection of their creative work, the duo started painting gaping holes and other objects on urban landscapes, reminding us that even the most forgotten object can be regarded as art.
After a few months absent, my favorite Portuguese online magazine has returned. Rua de Baixo launched today their second version, a truly 2.0 release, as the site is being powered by WordPress and it’s still in beta.
Started in 2003, it achieved a recognition as one of the main online references of portuguese urban culture, publishing the latest news, events and featuring a wide range of artists and projects. The quality of their online publishing efforts is testified by their faithful readers and newsletter subscribers and more than 40 contributing writers.
Rua de Baixo V2 Launch Teaser on Youtube The team/collective did a great job on the new version, with new features and a more acessible website (the old one was a frame nightmare). Congratulations, David Carvalho, Hugo Pinheiro, MÃ¡rio JoÃ£o Camolas and Pedro Marques and to the tech team at Spirituc.
The relaunch edition goes by the theme of DIY, a look on the Do It Yourself spirit of 7 portuguese artists: Joana Bastos (Art); AntÃ³nio Aleixo (Cinema); Photonz (Production/DJ); Paulo Almeida (Fashion); Noiserv (Music); Rui Vieira (Design) and Cristina Miguel (Fashion).
On the regular sections, you can fin the usual great news coverage of music, with a a new X-Wife video (canIHaz embedded video player, plz ?), the always surprising cult findings, and an interview with the director of with my latest tv series addiction, made in Portugal, Um Mundo Catita.
Even if you don’t understand a word of Portuguese, have a look and bookmark it as one of the main online references on portuguese urban culture.