Monthly Archives: February 2011

Arcade Fire: The Wilderness Downtown

Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire have formed an unlikely yet powerful collaboration with artist Chris Milk and web giant Google to produce an online experience like no other. Together they launched an interactive video project set to the band’s track We Used to Wait.

Viewers begin the experience by providing their childhood address. The video experience then unfolds in multiple windows, taking viewers on a tour of their hometown to the music.

The site states that the user must download Google Chrome to view the video, but it should work on any browser that supports HTML5. It seems that Google’s main involvement was in providing access to their google maps system. Stipulating that the user should only use Google’s Chrome browser may have just been a marketing ploy, but the Lucid team agree it’s a rather clever one.

It is advisable to close down any other large applications if you want to try it, however, as it does need your computer’s full attention to run smoothly.

Click here to try it.

Mr Porter

It’s here and we love it, soooo much rich content on this site to trawl through. It’s like a magazine, e-commerce website and style bible rolled into one.

It’s right up our street in terms of the crisp lines and super sharp imagery. Good work Net a Porter you’ve cracked it here, this site is near perfect!

Charlotte Taylor – Autumn Winter 2011 – Now Live

We just added the new collection photos to Charlotte Taylor’s site. Check them out here and see what you think of them. We love the direction as always of her work and photo shoot and wish her all the luck in the world this year with what she is doing.

You can also check out more about what inspired the shoot and styling by visiting her blog here.

An Experiment by Román Cortés – Never Gonna Give You Up

Far too often are technical skills taken far too seriously. Román Cortés has decided to showcase his Javascript/Flash competency by creating a light-hearted yet unique algorithm that translates video into text motion. In his experiment, the lyrics of the Rick Astley classic Never Gonna Give You Up are manipulated to form the image of the singer himself, dancing to his song. Click here to view it.

Journeys to the International Space Station

NASA recently signed a new deal with Russia for six more round-trips to the ISS, at a cost of $55.8 million per seat. Collected here are recent photos of the Space Station, its current crew, their launch vehicles, and the views from above.

Slinkachu: The Little People Project

Click here to visit The Little People Project blog

Click here to visit Slinkachu.com

Shutl

The latest thing set to light the internet world on fire, Shutl is a revolutionary delivery service software which allows the retailer to link customers up with local courier businesses and makes delivery possible in up to 90 minutes. It is also said to be the answer to that annoying problem we all encounter when being sat in all day waiting for a parcel, as delivery times within tight windows such as 10-11am on a Monday can be achieved.

This software has been tipped by the Guardian for a Media Guardian Mega Award, along with other highly acclaimed accolades.

Watch this space.