MonYay!

May 20, 2015 — Leave a comment

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Three joy-filled conceptual provocations created by IDEO NY designers for Studio 360’s Redesigns series. The goal: turn much-dreaded Mondays into wahoo-worthy Mon-yays!

Nicely.

Here.

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Starting today, U.S. users searching in English will see relevant Tweets in their search results within the Google app (iOS and Android) and mobile web. The desktop web version is coming shortly, and we have plans to bring this feature to more countries in the coming months.

Here.

That Twitter thing, it’ll never catch on…

Meet By Sunrise

May 18, 2015 — Leave a comment

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Sunrise is a very nicely designed app that can pull in calendars from a variety of accounts, including Google, iCloud and Exchange, but it can also integrate with dozens of other apps like Facebook, Evernote and Dropbox.

Iv’e been using it for a while now and it’s been a delight. Just recently the lovely people over there introduced this clever addition to the tech which basically makes your keyboard a calendar, you can see when you’re available (right from your keyboard) and you can then select a few open time slots for your invitee to choose from. It’s that simple.

It’s very well designed and very useful.

All free and all here.

Banging.

An interactive running installation that transforms your portrait into a Force of Nature.Using Kinect interaction and a treadmill fitted with custom sensors, the installation takes the runner through a journey of immersive visual effects that amplify the feeling of getting into a running flow.

An approach for synthesizing time-lapse videos of popular landmarks from large community photo collections. The approach is completely automated and leverages the vast quantity of photos available online. First, a cluster is made from 86 million photos of landmarks and popular viewpoints. Then, the photos are soreted by date and warped to a common viewpoint. Finally, the images are stabilized to compensate for lighting effects and minimize flicker. The resulting time-lapses show diverse changes in the world’s most popular sites, like glaciers shrinking, skyscrapers being constructed, and waterfalls changing course.

Kinda like photosynth (smoking the weedy).

More here.

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Great send off for a great show.

Here.

Vidyoinit.