A real human interface (Multitouch Barcelona)

“Did you ever think that your computer was alive? That there was someone inside working for you? ‘Hi, a real human interface’ is a metaphor for how interaction with technology should be. It was our attempt to create the perfect interface; one that really understands our deepest needs, a human interface indeed.”

“Multitouch Barcelona is “an interaction design group exploring natural communication between people and technology. We design experiences that merge real and digital into a creative environment where people are invited to touch, play, move, feel as they do in the real world”

Beautifully-animated dance: “Thought of you”

From Open Culture

“Ryan Woodward has worked on the art direction of many big name Hollywood films – Ironman 2, Spiderman 2 & 3, The Iron Giant, the list goes on. But he had an idea for a short animated film, a love story expressed through dance, and it led to a fruitful collaboration with dance choreographer Kori Wakamatsu.”

  • “Thought of You” video from Vimeo

The Mp3 experiment number seven

“Improv Everywhere has executed … over 100 different missions …over the past nine years in New York City. For our latest mission, over 3,000 participants downloaded an MP3 file and pressed play simultaneously in retail stores in Midtown Manhattan.

“Other missions: Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, to name a few.”

Derek Sivers: How to start a movement #ted #tedxdirigo

From TED Talks:

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)

“Leadership is overglorified…. It was really the first follower that transformed the lone nut into a leader. So, as we’re all told that we should be leaders, that would be really ineffective. If you really care about starting a movement, have the courage to follow and show others how to follow. And, when you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first one to stand up and join in.”

  • Excerpts from TED.com
  • Shown at TEDxDirigo – 10/10/10

WGBH reaches out to the public media community

WGBH is sponsoring PubCampBoston on Saturday. Wish I could be there. Sounds great.

“We see Boston as both a media-rich and tech-rich city. We think Boston’s pubmedia presence should draw upon its resources and become a leader in media innovation. By throwing open the doors of the imposing new WGBH station for one day, we want writers, producers, designers, hackers, developers, community leaders and long-time media makers to bring in talent and leave with work to do.

We want to increase the new media reporting we see growing throughout public media. We expect public media staffers to form new working relationships with guests who can inform their stories on local and national levels. We expect guests to leave having a new sense of access to their local public media stations.

Let's Get Video on Wikipedia

“Having a video in a Wikipedia article can bring topics to life in a way that photos and text alone can’t do. It’s an incredibly engaging medium. Think about the difference between reading about a cheetah’s top speed and actually seeing it run. We’ve worked hard with folks at Wikipedia to simplify the process of posting video to Wikipedia and we’ve got it down to 5 pretty simple steps.”

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