tweet seats – the public theater live tweets the gob squad Last week, I participated in a new grand experiment recently popping up in theatrical Petri dishes all over the country. I was a tweet seater. Or, I live tweeted Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good) at The Public Theater. Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good) photo by David Baltzer It was the first time The Public offered seats to Twitter users for the purpose of sharing thoughts about a play in 140 characters or less.
Flat design Definition and purpose Flat design refers to a style of interface design which removes any stylistic choices that give the illusion of three-dimensions (such as drop shadows, gradients, textures, or other tools that add depth) and is focused on a minimalist use of simple elements, typography and flat colors. Designers may prefer flat design because it allows interface designs to be more streamlined and efficient. It is easier to quickly convey information while still looking visually appealing and approachable. Additionally, it makes it easier to design an interface that is responsive to changes in browser size across different devices. With minimal design elements, websites are able to load faster and resize easily, and still look sharp on high-definition screens. As a design approach, it is often contrasted to skeuomorphism  and rich design. In the 1980s, computer-based user interfaces were a foreign concept to most users.
Ferguson firsthand: Walk around the shooting scene in this bold virtual-reality experiment This is an interactive experience that explores Michael Brown’s death using a combination of graphic journalism and virtual reality. It allows you to move through an immersive recreation of the Ferguson shooting—and view the events based on eight eyewitness accounts. The witnesses’ stories, all given shortly after the August 9th shooting, have been interpreted in comics form by the graphic journalist Dan Archer. Eyewitness accounts are notoriously fallible and contradictory. The aim of this piece is to compare and contrast the eyewitness reports—and allow you to see how this single incident has given rise to such a wide range of perspectives.
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Writing Augmented Reality Applications using JSARToolKit This article discusses APIs that are not yet fully standardized and still in flux. Be cautious when using experimental APIs in your own projects. Introduction This article is about using the JSARToolKit library with the WebRTC getUserMedia API to do augmented reality applications on the web. For rendering, I'm using WebGL due to the increased performance it offers. The end result of this article is a demo application that puts a 3D model on top of an augmented reality marker in webcam video.
A Rogue State Along Two Rivers Aleppo: Ejected by Other Rebel Groups In 2013, ISIS emerged from the remnants of Al Qaeda in Iraq and began to operate in Syria. The vacuum created by the country’s civil war provided a place for ISIS to rebuild.