Month: November 2008

Adobe: Video Manipulation Tracking

Interactive Video Object Manipulation from Dan Goldman on Vimeo.

Adobes playing around yet again with manipulating images, but this time in video! Take a peek at this video demo showing the simplicity in adding anything to an existing video which then latches onto objects without any post production. This is nothing groundbreaking since Video Tracking has been around for some time, but it’s good to see a corporation such as adobe giving it a go!

Also check out Video Tracing!

via engadget

Sakurako Shimizu: Waveform Series

Artist Sakurako Shimizu has a great set of jewelry, the Waveform Series, based on sound. She inputs noise or spoken sound, then translates that it into a wave format which is then laser cut into metal pieces turned into necklaces, rings, brooches, etc. A ring with a wave saying “I do”…pretty cool! If only there was a way to play it back directly like the top of a vinyl record!

Reminds me a bit of NewsKnitter (turning daily news into a sweater) and VoicePrints (turning your voice into a pattern for textiles)

'Food Chain Friends' Alpha Series

Haha, this made me giggle, smile, wonder, and wish I was a kid again! These friendly creatures eat each other! Education at it’s best! Too bad their sold out currently, cause I’d buy a few sets to give away!

“Food Chain Friends are from Daro, a small green planet much like Earth was 200 million years ago. Daro teems with wildlife, and its exceptionally social and gracious species flourish in a complex – but oddly, very friendly – ecosystem. They’re friends. They eat each other. It’s a complicated relationship! Available in Food Chain ALPHA Series and Food Chain BETA Series, sold separately.”

via fao schwaz

ImprovEverywhere: Welcome Back!

Welcome Back from ImprovEverywhere on Vimeo via swissmiss presents “Welcome Back” where a crew of total strangers enthusiastically welcome back total strangers at the airport terminal! I think everyone should be greeted this way!!!!

Reminds me a bit on Ben Zanders lessons on How Happy Birthday Should Always be sung; with passionate enthusiasm, waving hands while standing, vibrant smiles, and shining eyes with a community of awesome people!

The ‘O’ in Obama Design Logo

(Clockwise from left: Aaron Daye/The Gainesville Sun; Monica Almeida/The New York Times; Monica Almeida/The New York Times; Zach Boyden-Holmes/The New York Times)

NYtimes has a great short interview article in how the now iconic “Obama O” logo and campaign was created in a matter of weeks from motion and graphic design firm MODE and Sol Sender ! I’ll copy the article after the jump as well.

Scientists Papercraft Models

Cool! I’m going to make a bunch of these and plaster them around the office, then make another batch with my own face or co-workers!

“Three papercraft scientists that I’ve just made. Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan , Charles Darwin. I strongly recommend thicker paper. Adhesive tape and glue are not necessary, but a little bit of glue is good to maintain their structure.

To download their pdfs just click on their names, to see a small preview here -the preview is in portuguese but the pdfs are in english.”

via lablogatorios