July 19, 2011 § 2 Comments
Bjork’s much anticipated new album Biophilia is out today.
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.
In the meanwhile you can preview, for free, the first two singles:
April 2, 2011 § 4 Comments
Sometimes everybody is in on the secret, and somehow you are left out. That’s the case with me and wordle. So, if there’s anyone else in this world who hasn’t heard about wordle yet (which I doubt), this is what it does: it is a web app that creates beautiful word clouds from any text or URL you submit. It allows you to change fonts, colors and layout. It basically allows you to create stunning infographs based on word occurance to use in an essay, presentation or website and blog post. Try wordle-ing articles, novels, song lyrics, letters, ads or whatever else comes to mind.
It is very addictive; I’ve just spent the last half an hour wordle-ing the lyrics of some of my old favorites. Can you guess what they are? (Highlight the text to view the artists and songs)
Highlight: PJ Harvey “The Mess We’re In”
Highlight: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Maps”, Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Under The Bridge”
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March 22, 2011 § 5 Comments
Do you recognize this man?
He’s quite the internet celebrity, but for those of you who live under a stone here come the introductions. He’s Noah Kalina, a photographer who decided in 2000 to document his aging process by taking a snapshot of his face every single day. In his website you can see up-to-date photos and in the video above you see the oh-so-slight changes in his face from 200 to 2006.
Does that make you feel creative envy? Worry no more, now there’s an iPhone app for that too. Everyday reminds you to take your photo every single day. And the perks? A grid that aligns your face’s position, and, even cooler than that, a movie generator, that creates a stop animation compilation of all of your photos. Will your video reach Noah’s 18771987 views on YouTube? Probably not. It will still be cool, though!