Thursday, 30 September 2010

Microscopic Dot

Just watched this on Farm's blog - A stop frame animation shot on a Nokia N8 using CellScope technology and Carl Zeiss optics makes for the smallest animation in the world. Created by Sumo Science at Aardman, the short film shows Dot, the character as she struggles to survive the microscopic world - Amazing!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Eat your carrots to survive

You're lost, deep in the darkness of the land of the dead. It's pitch black. Only the use of your hearing can help you escape. You know you and a loved one are in grave danger...
You’re in Papa Sangre’s palace; an afterlife that takes the form of a malevolent, unpredictable carnival. Imagine a Mexican graveyard on the Day of the Dead. You’re the piƱata for a host of partying monsters. Fortunately, you cannot see them.

Papa Sangre is a video game with no video. It’s a first-person thriller, done entirely in audio by an award-winning team of game designers, musicians, sound designers and developers at Somethin’ Else. They've created an entire world using the first ever real-time 3D audio engine implemented on a handheld device. The project is supported by 4iP (the paramilitary wing of the UK’s Channel 4). Illustration by Sofiski.Watch the amusing results here.

Monday, 6 September 2010

La la la

Simple & fun. Just like online should be.

Good ol fashioned Newspaper.

As someone who has spent most of the day trying to keep up with the latest trends in online & interactive media, this is a welcome idea to the web. The Newspaper Club, set up by Russell Davis and the great minds of the Really Interesting Group is a way of getting individuals, bloggers, and organisations to publish themselves in the form of newsprint. Content is uploaded via the site and a week later a bundle of papers is delivered to your desired location. I for one am relieved to hear of something like this, as an avid blog trawler, clicking from link to link ending up with about 18 tabs open to "come back to" because my eyes hurt from reading on screen, this could be a good way to summarise the best of the best for creative organisations in a cheap and simple way. (Could also be a good way to get started if you're thinking of starting a fanzine > see D&AD's Sharpener event for inspiration).
The site was created by 4iP who aim to bring the right people together by fusing digital platforms with good ideas that will ultimately help the public. They abide by their public purposes in order to make sure that the innovation fund is used wisely and the best ideas gain investment.

New ways to let everyone keep an eye on money and power

Helping people discover stuff which could change their lives

New ways to empower those communities that media could never previously reach

Developing diruptive media tools, then putting them in the hands of the people that need them most

Connecting people who need to know stuff with people who know it already

They have successfully worked on projects such as School of Everything, the facebook app Mirror Me and Chromaroma.
There. Have I given you enough interesting links to get sidetracked by? How irritating!