Archive for May, 2006

Stop Motion Apple Store

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Have you seen the apple.com main page recently? My brother recently set up this fun little stop-motion video featuring the opening of the awesome-looking new Apple Store in New York city. He synched up a Nikon d70 to an iCal script, which tells the camera to take a still photo every 5 minutes save it to HD (and not to a memory card). The fine folks at Apple have taken the results and turned it into a nifty web-based Quicktime widget.

Goooooo family! Oh, and, uh… check out his recent 'Video Solid' installation, too.

80s Music Videos

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A haven for long-forgotten (and perhaps best-left forgotten) music videos from the 1980s… everything from punk to new wave to metal to Ricky Gervais. My oh my, how far we’ve come. Gerry Todd would be so proud!

Reality TV on Google Trends

Reality TV on Google Trends

Art*O*Mat

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From the site:

Art-o-mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. There are 82 active machines in various locations throughout the United States. The experience of pulling the knob alone is quite a thrill, but you also walk away with an original work of art. What an easy way to become an art collector. There are around 400 contributing artists from 10 different countries currently involved in the Art*o*mat project, and they're always searching for fresh work.

Vote For My Moji!

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This is Appleman. He is one of 6 vector-based charicatures I’ve posted on mojizu.com. If no one votes for them, they will be disappear into relative obscurity. However, if they become popular, they will advance from Fresh to Hot Moji. The top 16 Moji move on to MojiWar and the battle begins!

Help Appleman, Bad, Evil George, DocuMike, Dick, and WhatsHisName become the MojiChamp and gain the people’s ovation and fame forever. I didn’t make this stuff up. It’s all in the MojiWar Rulebook.

[Editor’s Note: If you are using the GreaseMonkey extension in Firefox, the images on MojiZu will not appear.]

Each week, at 4 p.m. on Monday (PST), the top 16 Mojis, again based on popularity, are moved into the War. The 16 Moji’s are randomly matched into 8 battles. During the next 7 days, members vote for the Moji that they prefer in each battle. At the end of the week, the winning Moji from each battle moves forward into the next round, where it is matched with another winner.

There are 4 rounds, the 4th being the final Super Match to see who will be Grand Champ. MojiWar is an ongoing competition, every week a new Grand Champ is selected and 16 new Mojis are moved into Battle Round 1.

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Roddick vs Pong

Watch the commercial, then go online and Stop Pong! (brought to you by Fuel Industries).

Roddick vs Pong the Game!

Rethink Wants You To Check Out My Breasts

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This breast cancer awareness campaign from Rethink is flying around the internet. (There are 61 blogs linking to it from Technorati. After this post there will be 62.) It features a cute, young, naked, blonde woman. There’s nothing really new or innovative about that: I’m sure if you tried hard enough you could find a few similar pictures online.

What’s different here is the content and the attitude. Interactive embedded video walks you through the steps of a breast self-examination in a pleasant, matter-of-fact tone. The model appears to be a bit self-conscious, but who wouldn’t be? What’s shocking is how normal it feels (although I have to admit I blushed a few times looked over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching). I can’t say if this is truly aimed at women or designed more for men but who cares? If it make anyone more aware of early detection then the site has done its job.

In their own words: Rethink Breast Cancer is a bold and enterprising charity that’s thinking differently about how to beat breast cancer. Rethink is using creative and unconventional ways to communicate about breast cancer in order to transform attitudes, debunk myths and reach women and men who feel unaffected by the breast cancer cause. For example, Rethink is using modern modes of communication to reach today’s highly interactive, visual and media savvy generation. Rethink is tapping into the art, entertainment and fashion communities to reenergize the breast cancer movement and tackle the serious issues of breast cancer in a creative and strongly positive way. Rethink is grass-roots and community oriented as well as dynamic and entrepreneurial.


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