Noah Zerkin gives AR a touch of awesomeness, with his Zerking Glove. The low-cost data glove (under $300) allows 3D interaction with virtual objects in augmented reality (AR) environments, with accurate 1-to-1 tracking of ones entire arm from shoulder to knuckles without external reference infrastructure . Despite all my pet peeves with all the hype […]
The Charlatans – Oh Vanity On other related stuff, millions of Users and Businesses Register Facebook Usernames in First 24 Hours of Landrush. I’m with Chris Messina. We really need to stop this namespace race and just stick with a plain old TLD.
2009 has been abuzz with Augmented Reality, and what was once novelty is now on the verge of becoming a fad, a “Me Too” marketing strategy. As i still think there’s a lot of bright people researching new ways of interaction, here’s a short selection of videos collected in the last few months, featuring the […]
There’s a recurring theme on some mainstream media that the Internet and social media are some kind of dark force, that only does bad things to your kids and those who spent too much time online don’t have anything useful to do with their lives. As i’m never short of passion of explaining to regular […]
This week i commented at work the fact that some blogs rival in terms of online audience with same major newspapers, with marketers needing to review their traditional media planning. On a happy coincidence, today the Wall Street Journal writes why many marketers are lagging behind consumers in terms of social media. Illustration by Matt […]
The video of the week is no motion graphics masterpiece or a viral sensation (yet). It’s a simple clay figure animation by the folks from Meetup.com (recently redesigned), remembering us that we can use the Internet to get off the Internet. There’s also the mini-site at unplugyourfriends.com, where you can send an Intervention Email to […]
This should probably be one of my silliest posts, but since serendipity doesn’t come that often, i might as well share it. So here it goes: If you’re looking for a city, where does Google Maps take you by default? Running a couple of queries brought some interesting results: (zoom in to street level, for […]
Brand Hijacking happens when consumers appropriate the brand for themselves and add meaning to it. Most of the times, we get to know only the benign form, when customers act as evangelists. This behavior is something to be encouraged by companies, or as David Armano puts it, brands should act as facilitators, opening communication channels […]
Following the SOTW (site of the week), a Video Of The Week. Despite all the social media buzz, some people might not be aware of a groundbreaking moment for the web technologies. Meet Ubiquity: Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo. The video speaks for itself, in one huge step towards the cloud.
Patrick at Creative review shared his thoughts on how the last decade has affected our professional life, and most of it i deeply relate to, specially on how the Internet has changed the life of people that work in design, and to a broader extent, the whole society (at least in developed countries). Photo by […]