I thought this collaboration needed a mention – stunning diverse animations. Coalition of The Willing is a film that discusses how we can use new internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change.
I just spent two days here in Oslo at a seminar called visuelt with the theme of fast forward//rewind. Overall I thought the first day was the best! Eike K√∂nig from Hort based in Germany gave a very honest and inspiring story of the history of his studio. Joel Lewis from www.hellicarandlewis.com and www.yesyesno.com was very enthused about all new ways of interaction and projection based technology. Siggi Eggertsson from Iceland had his whole speech in a computer voice (very strange!) – not to say his illustration work wasn’t interesting. One more worth mentioning is Joshua Hirsch from Big Spaceship – he talked a lot about making real time for personal projects within his company. I am now officially inspired! See a comprehensive overview here!
There’s been a lot in the world of motion of late to do with data visualization. I think there is something very interesting about taking real-world data and creating art out of it. Onedotzero Festival Identity is a nice example of using tweets to create a nice looking bit of motion. To gather current data (of even real time) that means nothing to most people and then transform it into something that has more meaning to your average joe blog. I really enjoyed the following examples… especially in light of the recent European ash storm!
I have made some updates to annelangdon.com. I hope you can take a look! After a long time coming I¬† finally had a chance to dabble in some AS3 programming. A few slick components, namely slideshow pro and thumbgrid (a nice addon) – as well as another nice addon for the iphone called ishowpro, I think the site is really taking shape. It led me to think about why iphone doesn’t support flash player in safari on iphone and to the question ‘will flash ever support iphone?’ I suppose all the iphone dev people would be out of a jobb when it happens!
It’s been a long time coming. I finally made the transition to WordPress from my joomla site with a little help from this nifty script. My site is essentually a `blog¬¥as they call it so I thought I would start using the best blogging system out there. I think joomla still stands strong if you want to create a community site or¬†eCommerce sites. For a site that runs solely as a blog you should use wordpress. This article has a pretty harsh view of joomla, but gives a great overview of CMS¬¥s. This site details a comparison of the two! Here’s five reason’s why!
Another reason for making the transition was to fiddle with the wordpress API and it seems there is endless possibilities. In the future I would like to build a flash based version of my site retreaving the data from wordpress. I did a little research and found this guy has done a good job of it. I would assume there would be some restrictions in terms of html tags and embedding of video’s.
In Radiohead’s new video for House of Cards from the album In Rainbows, no cameras or lights were used. Just data. Amazing!
Google Code is hosting the Data Visualization application and providing an iGoogle gadget. Explore the data through a 3D viewer and use your mouse to further manipulate the data and create your own visualizations.