Coalition of the Willing

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.

Visuelt 2010

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!

Infographics!

After finding this nice collection of infographics, it lead me in finding this cool visual reprentation of Irak and then spending way too much time getting lost in all the nice images posted on ffffound. It also triggered some thoughts on creating an interactive resume based on life/time…

Joomla vs WordPress

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.