July 28, 2010
So you may have already seen this, but one of my favourite comedians, Louis C.K. reminds us just how far technology has come.
It might also make some of us think twice before having a whinge when our wi-fi device doesn’t pick up a signal for a few seconds.
Louis C.K.’s slightly autobiographical show Louie is currently on FX and it’s hilarious. (but it’s also NSFW, depending on where you W)
July 1, 2010
Great idea executed brilliantly. Love it
June 2, 2010
Update: I’ve been waiting to buy one of these since I blogged it back in January. Well – the wait is almost over. June 15th sees the launch and pricing details of the AR Drone. Sick … as a Parrot. Details here
I’m planning to get one shipped over. Let me know in the comments below if you want to come and have a play with it 🙂
Here’s my original post.
Santa didn’t bring me one, but I wish he had. An iPhone controlled quadcopter drone with onboard cameras … yes really. It says it’s controlled using ‘wifi technology’ so I’m hoping you can’t just fly within a wifi zone. Big brother footage of Sydney coming soon. More here
May 12, 2010
Here’s a little something we worked on recently for Xbox Australia that was pretty fun. We kidnapped a bunch of Xbox gamers, stuck some probes on them and then left them alone in various locations at the Quarantine Station at Sydney’s North Head. Oh, yeah, they got to play Alan Wake before anyone else in the country.
Interesting to see how the body responds to intense situations in games. Alan Wake has its share of them too. I’ve had a go myself and I’m in no hurry to go wandering in the woods at night any time soon.
Check the site out at http://www.xbox.com.au/theproject/
There’s some more videos you can check out and a bunch of pics on Flickr.
April 30, 2010
Today, in an open letter published on Apple’s website, Steve Jobs shared his thought on Adobe Flash and its place (or lack thereof) on Apple devices such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
Steve’s “Thoughts on Flash” can be found here. I break down his points after the jump.
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February 25, 2010
Neurosonics live. Ammmmaaazzzzing.
January 27, 2010
I’m very much looking forward to this. Not because I’m jumping on the Banksy band wagon (Back in my uni days I went to one of his first exhibitions and failed to buy a piece of his work for peanuts … foolish) but because I’m pretty sure it will be nothing like the trailer and do something completely unexpected.
Anyway, here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it already:
November 30, 2009
Last week we launched the new P&O Website [cue the trumpets because it took a year!] Whilst e-commerce websites aren’t generally considered somewhere you can ‘get creative’ we decided this should be an interesting challenge …which it was. When we did our early research we found some very interesting insight about that “twilight zone” where air meets water (see images below). We realised there was something here to play with and decided that if we could execute it well enough it could be an important design feature on the site… but execute it poorly and it would just look tacky. (Let us know what you think).
Above Video: The making of the wave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWCsS7W3yQk
Creating a ‘wave’ was not as simple as we first thought. Animated tests trying to simulate the wave in 3D or in Flash just didn’t cut it. We wanted something which felt as realistic as possible. We next moved to the real world but equally found that water on its own did not work well at all when we filmed it. To cut a very long story short we finally made a glass tank (very lo-tech – a vase with half a CD case fixed using a glue gun) and filled it with 50% water (tinted blue with food dye) and 50% clear peanut oil. The two substances allowed us to create and film the illusion of water moving very realistically but a much slower down rate. Some After Effects magic with the raw film and we now have a looped, low bandwidth wave for the P&O site.
Final Website above: http://www.pocruises.com.au/Pages/default.aspx
Above: During design research we found a ton of wonderful images which were part of the inspiration for the final wave.
Above: Other features in the site include “Full Screen Experiences” that work without leaving the current page you are on. It’s slightly buried but an unusual feature – especially for an ecom website.
October 27, 2009
I’m a big fan of Kasabian. I’m a big fan of Guitar Hero. I’m not a big football fan(soccer to the aussies) but I’m a big fan of tech stunts. I love this.