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Google RO.ME › North Kingdom In the simplest of terms explaining it – “3 Dreams of Black” is an interactive music video developed in WebGL and optimized for Chrome to showcase its possibilities; written and directed by Chris Milk; based on the song “Black” from Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi’s ROME album; an album that somewhat is a soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t exist. The music serves to express a story that takes place in a post-apocalyptic landscape where the main characters are played through the voices of Norah Jones and Jack White. More specifically, “3 Dreams of Black” is Norah’s lucid dream where users can partake and gain control of her characters experience. Together with Chris Milk and Google Creative Lab we took on the role to lead the development across disciplines and serve as one unifying hub to tell the story of ”3 Dreams of Black”. Launch Project and learn more about the technology behind it.

Still life: Bent objects UPDATE: The Return of Bent Objects Wires transform these objects from inanimate to hilarious works of art. Little polish girl McDonalds as Sculpture Materials Yeah, this is where those come from Dancing Queens English breakfast Sylvia Muffin put her head in the oven. The introvert Bananas in bed – let’s slip into bed together You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto. Fruit with life experience Zombies are nuts about brains Modest pear Literary interpretations Paper training our little dog, Frank A little cat doodle Photo Credits: Terry Border at Bent Objects View more In Pictures sets on

Create Digital Music » Hands-on with Bloom, New Generative iPhone App by Eno and Chilvers Bloom is a new generative musical application for iPhone and iPod touch, created by Brian Eno and software designer Peter Shilvers. It’s quite simple, but if you’re looking for some soothing musical strains to float out of your mobile Apple device, this is your ticket. At launch, you’re given a choice of either using a pre-determined set of rules, or tapping in your own parameters and patterns. The touch interface lets you use your fingers to add note patterns, which then repeat and mutate. The results aren’t terribly deep – everything has a more or less similar ambient vibe, and tapping patterns in feels only barely interactive. But that said, the compositions here are really beautiful, and it’s fantastic to watch the Apple mobile morph from simple playback devices into generative, interactive computers. Bloom @ iTunes App Store Here’s what the app sounds like: Bloom generative sound sample 1Bloom generative sound sample 2 Let us know what you think.

The Parks of the World The urban park is an impactful place. Humans of the 21st century are spending more time than ever living, working, and socializing in busy, overcrowded, mega metropolises. The 7 billionth person was recently born, and it is estimated that three quarters of the world’s population will be living in cities by the year 2050. Thus the importance of green space allowing this growing population the room to spread out. Aside from the obvious major environmental impact that parks have, we should investigate the social influences. This project started in part because of a simple question that I wanted to find the answer to: How does the size of Golden Gate Park compare to that of Central Park? With this project I’ve begun to examine the size differences between each of the large city parks that I’ve visited around the globe. Parks are more than just a section of town with grass and trees where dogs run around and yuppies play frisbee. To see more of my work visit:

DataParis - Des données sur Paris et les Parisiens localisées par le biais du réseau métropolitain Revenu net annuel moyen par foyer fiscal. Année : 2009. Source : INSEE. Impôt annuel moyen par foyer fiscal. Nombre de chômeurs par rapport à la population de 15 ans ou plus. Nombre d'étudiants par rapport à la population active de 15 à 64 ans. Nombre de diplomés de l'enseignement supérieur long par rapport à la population non scolarisée.Diplômes de l'enseignement supérieur long : licence, maîtrise, master, DEA, DESS, doctorat, école supérieure niveau licence et plus (hors DEUG, DUT, BTS, diplôme paramédical ou social...). Nombre de célibataires par rapport à la population de 15 ans ou plus. Nombre de mariées par rapport à la population de 15 ans ou plus. Nombre de retraités par rapport à la population de 15 ans ou plus. Nombre de femmes et d'hommes par rapport à l'ensemble de la population. Nombre d'habitants au km². Nombre de ménages propriétaires de leur résidence principal par rapport à l'ensemble des résidences principales. Année : 2011. Source : RATP.

15 Tutorials for Recreating Authentic Photo Effects Photoshop effects usually bring up thoughts of vibrant swirling lines and abstract pieces of stunning artwork, not to mention the not so cool Photoshop filters that have been the cause of eye-wrenching design choices for years. There are, however a range of effects that not only look great, but stay true to the traditional photographic techniques the effects originally evolved from. Here are 15 tutorials for recreating authentic photo effects such as Lomo photography, HDR and Cross Processing digitally in Adobe Photoshop. Pinhole Photography A pinhole camera is created using a small box with a tiny hole, the overall form is extremely simple with no lens. Cross Processing Cross processed photographs are recognisable from the unusual colours and tones in the final shot. Street Photography One of the most recognisable street photography shots is ‘Homeless Mike’ by Leroy Skalstad. Split Toning Rock Photography The Dave Hill Look Lomo Photography Infrared Photography The Velvia Effect HDR Photography

Audio Damage :: Automaton Automaton is a unique look at buffer effects, allowing you to experiment with artificial life within your DAW. With four separate effects (Stutter, Modulate, Bitcrush, and Replicate) driven by a cellular automata sequencer, Automaton is capable of adding subtle seemingly random fills and "humanizing" effects, but if you like, you can crank the sequencer up to eleven, and watch as your DAW becomes a petri dish while Automaton makes complete hay of the track you've inserted it to. Unique Sequencer: Cellular automata sequencer with host tempo-sync, five different musically useful rulesets (including a step sequencer), extensive randomization features, and a life of its own. Controllable: Master section allows extensive mixing capabilities, enabling Automaton to excel at either adding subtlety (like an occasional extra hi-hat) or complete self-generating IDM madness. MIDI Learn: Simple-to-use MIDI Learn feature for hardware control of most parameters (VST only)

The Communications Market 2012 (July) This is Ofcom’s ninth annual Communications Market report. This supports Ofcom’s regulatory goal to research markets and to remain at the forefront of technological understanding. Viewers watched an average of four hours per day in 2011 – up from 3.7 hours in 2004. Read more... UK radio listeners listened to an average of 22.5 hours of radio each week, up by 24 minutes on 2010. Listening to the radio on digital devices has increased to 29.2% of total listening, with DAB accounting for two thirds of this. More than four in ten UK adults say they own a DAB radio set, a 4.4% year-on-year increase. Total UK radio industry revenues reached £1.2bn in 2011, an increase of 3.5% year on year. Read more... Two fifths of UK adults now own a smartphone, with the same proportion saying their phone is the most important device for accessing the internet. The average Briton now sends 50 texts per week The average cost of making a mobile voice call fell to broadly the same level as a fixed line call in 2011.

Explorez "This Exquisite Forest" avec Chrome et la galerie Tate Modern de Londres Comment placer la technologie au coeur de la création artistique? Tel est le défi que nous avions lancé à destination de la communauté des développeurs dans le cadre du projet DevArt. Nous cherchions une idée unique et novatrice, mêlant art et programmation, pour la présenter lors de l’exposition Digital Revolution au Centre Barbican qui ouvrira ses portes cet été à Londres, puis dans d’autres pays. Voici les expériences que les artistes / développeurs nous ont proposées : cartographier le parcours d’un rêve dans votre cerveau à l’aide des API Google+...

20 PSD Tuts That Will Turn You Into A Photoshop Guru Many people can use Photoshop, but only a select few can call themselves gurus. Learn all the methods in the 20 tutorials below and you’ll be well on your way to joining this elite. Rather than focus on tuts for beginners, intermediates or advanced users, we’ve simply chosen ones which produce jaw-dropping effects. All of them are easy to follow, although most do require at least some prior knowledge and experience. 1. Follow this tutorial to create dazzling, multi-layered, semi-transparent lettering, with a Perspex-like quality. 2. 3D Pixel Stretch Effect File this tutorial under “simple but effective”. 3. Turn a simple cityscape into a torrentially flooded wasteland. 4. Become the master of light and glow on Photoshop with this brief, easy-to-follow guide. 5. Use masking tools, layers, gradients and lines to turn your favorite piece of 3D text into something more colorful and commercial. 6. Mental waves do not exist, but if they did they’d look rather like this. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Separate Mobile Website Vs. Responsive Website Advertisement The US presidential race is heading into full swing, which means we’ll soon see the candidates intensely debate the country’s hot-button issues. While the candidates are busy battling it out, the Web design world is entrenched in its own debate about how to address the mobile Web: creating separate mobile websites versus creating responsive websites. It just so happens that the two US presidential candidates have chosen different mobile strategies for their official websites. In the red corner is Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s dedicated mobile website, and in the blue corner is incumbent Barack Obama’s responsive website. We’re going to see how well their mobile Web experiences stack up. Why Bother With Mobile? Why are the candidates attempting to create mobile-optimized Web experiences? What’s more is that people are arriving to the mobile Web through more diverse channels than ever before. These are just a few channels that drive people to the Web on mobile devices. (al) - Image-sound editor & synthesizer 50 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations - Noupe Design Blog Jun 10 2011 Creating something out of the ordinary by combining two or more elements is not a new concept in the graphic design field. Photo manipulation is a true example of such collaboration that almost always brings astonishing results. In photo manipulations, the photographs are being edited with the help of graphic editing software to create an image that can inspire even the most critical of eyes. Here we have gathered some amazing examples of photo manipulations. Gallery of Manips Storybook Extravaganza Revealed Day React Vertical Turn Fishy island Eyes in Head Chess king Sleeping ocean Plastic Death Hair Aquarium Dancing with Death Inner Reflection Creation Faceoff Don’t Miss the Adventure Childhood Dream Fishing in the sky A Sweet Pasture Explosive Kiss Revealed Digital Art My little moon Mind-breaker After 10 pm Guitar Splash Wet dreams on open waters Eyes speak Face Cutting Embrace My Sorrow A Break in the Monotony Lazy dog Smoking kills On an Island Dry My Cocon Keys Reborn Sinner Sammy the Spidat Cook in brain (rb) – The Realtime Mitt Romney Wealth Calculator 18 reviews Why it's awesome For those of us with better things to do than remembering how to tie a necktie, now you don't have to. Why you need it Tying this tie is easier than tying your shoes. It's that easy and looks perfect every time.