This is a lovely idea from the Swedish Post (Posten) taking inspiration from traditional Christmas card designs by Jenny Nystrom they created xmasonwheels.com. A site that showcases live Christmas scenes that replicate the card designs. Simple and very well made, love the video showcasing how the idea came about and the tech use to create it.
Visitors to the site can control the camera on wheels and take pictures of the Christmas scene and send as real cards to friends and family. A live camera travels around the Christmas scenes and users can take endless variations of photos. Visitors to the site can also choose to be the driver of the “train” and decide what should happen in the live surrounding. Lovely interaction and like the real world to digital marriage, go online and have a play – http://www.julkortifarten.se/eng/
I love creative and Tech mash ups, so here’s an interesting one from Red bull they have launched a new online racing game called Formula Face, what’s interesting is that it uses your face as the control. This is an online first – control the game with facial gestures, smart! Turn with head nods to the left and right, make faces for bonus points, turboboost by squinting. Great fun, cool and the facial gestures are worth a look.
Love the playfulness of this game – no controller no keyboard this really opens up possibilities for online gaming and gesture controlled devices. Make sure you have a play the Turbo boost squinting is mighty cool.
Naturally like any good campaign you can upload all your silly faces to Facebook and challenge your friends to see you is the ultimate in Formula Facing!
And too finish of this smart little campaign you can create and print your own Red Bull avatar, nice touch – great work. Play the game – Formula Face
Macy’s AR experience for Christmas brings Virginia and her friends to life when you mail your letter to Santa at Macy’s. Supported by a microsite http://macys.com/believe . The app lets you choose your favourite characters, take photos and then customise virtual cards… it captures the spirit of Christmas for younger kids and it empowers them to do something a little more engaging once they are in the store.
Everyday I seek inspiration, something new, creative, beautiful and exciting to feed my creative mind over the next few weeks I will share more of what inspires me, today it’s this ipad light painting, the film explores playful uses for the ‘glowing rectangles’ that inhabit the world.
Dentsu London use photographic and animation techniques that were developed to draw moving 3-dimensional typography and objects with an iPad. In dark environments, they play movies on the surface of the iPad that extrude 3-d light forms as they move through the exposure. Multiple exposures with slightly different movies make up the stop-frame animation, inspiring.
Feast your eyes on this infographic showing the most disruptive companies in tech, intrestingly enough many of the innovations are cloud-powered, or cloud-dependent. Apple’s the clear leader in the tablet market, and eating away at the traditional computing market. Apple owns more than 68% of the tablet market, and is replacing laptops, e-readers and handheld games, that doesn’t surprise me ipad is the invention they promised us as kids!
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