OK Go do a chrome experiment

July 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Long gone are the days that musician could go by a simple, story-telling video clip to go along with their music. That simply won’t do anymore. And if you can’t make an iPad app for your music  you need at least to make it an interactive, online experience. OK Go, of course, are not new to making amazing music videos that go viral on the internet – heck, they invented the viral music video. But their newest endeavour for their song “All is not lost” is an amazing chrome experiment. Featuring moving & synchronized browser windows, amazing choreography by Pilobolus, body typography, kaleidoscopic effects and, *winks* a cameo by it’s a small web, you better not miss it. View it here.OK GO

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Bjork’s Biophilia

July 19, 2011 § 2 Comments

Bjork’s much anticipated new album Biophilia is out today.

Björk-Cosmogony

Biophilia is going to be released as a regular music album, but also as an iPhone/iPad app. Biophilia, the free app, is a multimedia framework, created by Bjork in collaboration with other artists, scientists, programmers and designers, that will hold each song – sold separately. Each in-app song will explore the relationship between music and physical phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic.

biophilia 1  biophilia 3

In the meanwhile you can preview, for free, the first two singles:

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The form of a word

June 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Can you imagine the forms and colors that words can take? Digital design agency Corum + Guerrette created String DNA, an interactive data visualization image generator, which converts alphabet letters into shapes and colors. String DNA

By typing your name or a short description in the text box, you can a visual interpretation of how a letter or a word looks like, like our blog’s name just below.

Strind DNA: it's a small web

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How big is our universe?

May 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

We often feel alone and unprotected in this vast universe. But really, how big is our universe? This fascinating interactive animation explores the known universe, from Quantum foam to the Virgo Galactic Group.

via PSFK

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The evolution of the theory of evolution

May 13, 2011 § 4 Comments

Darwin published six different editions of his Origin of the Species in his lifetime. After the huge impact of the first edition, he tried to incorporate corrections, modifications and replies to criticism in every single later edition. Starting, of course, with the addition of “the Creator” on the second edition. In fact, the first edition was approximately 150,000 words and the sixth was a whooping 190,000 words. That is to say, the theory of evolution itself evolved from the first to the last edition.On the Origin of Species The Preservation of Favoured Traces

Information scientist Ben Fry was based on the complete work of Darwin online to create an impressive online visualization of the changes from one edition to the other. On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of Favoured Traces (requires java) color codes every single addition, deletion or change in the original text. Moreover, upon hovering on the color blocks (each representing an edition) you see the actual text that was edited. Playing as a chronological animation you can see every little piece of thought or argument being formed, modified, improved.

You get a little glimpse into the mind of a genius.

via forbes

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The human factory

April 20, 2011 § 1 Comment

We often consider our self as part of a mechanical work. That times has changed and we are nothing but a machine which work all the time to fulfill its ever emerging needs. But the idea of the human being as a machine was first conceived or at least illustrated by German physician, artist and writer Fritz Kahn in 1926. Fritz Kahn created Der Mensch als Industriepalast (Man as Industrial Palace), a poster of the human body, which depicts the body’s complex functions, such as respiration, circulation, digestion as parts of a wider mechanical process. He ‘compartmentalized’ the body, creating different rooms, where workers carefully carried out the different works of our body.

Man As Industrial Palace

Henning Lenderer, a German visual communication and animation student, has created an amazing and high detailed animation of Kahn’s poster, managing to eloquently explain the separate functions of a body, in the following video and an interactive installation for the audience to explore the different cycles of this human machinery.

via Visual News

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