Category : web

Three Frames

September 2nd, 2009 by Jeff | 0

At threeframes, they take 3 frames from a movie and turn it into an animated gif.

Stuff You Will Hate

September 2nd, 2009 by Jeff | 0

It’s endless. Bored American teenagers can get into anything. Apparently for many crunkcore gives them a rich and exciting life.

Self-Portraits

September 2nd, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Ottawa-based company, DNA11, has come up with a great concept commercial art concept. For as little as $200 you can hang attractive representations of your actually DNA or fingerprints on the wall. After you order online and choose your color and style, you get a DNA collection kit, send by your sample and wait 4-6 weeks for the art.

Germany Invades Poland

September 1st, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Invasion of Poland began this morning. Warsaw bombed. For more than a year, the folks at the Orwell Prize and the Orwell Trust have been posthumously blogging George Orwell’s diary entries in real time, 70 years to the day since each entry was originally written. See images from the diary and follow along in a Google Maps travelogue.

Uniqlo Calendar

June 12th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

The Uniqlo Calendar is mesmerizing.

Interview Project

June 4th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

This week David Lynch launched Interview Project, where he goes on a 70-day, 20,000-mile road trip interviewing random people. New ones are added every 3 days.

Good Infographics

June 3rd, 2009 by Jeff | 0

I’ve been checking out the exceptional web content of Good magazine more and more lately. And the thing that always pulls me in first is the terrific infographics, they’re usually creative, interesting and fun to look at. Now you can see the entire collection in a Flickr set that gets new updates each Tuesday. The L.A.-based magazine was founded two and a half years ago by Ben Goldhirsh, son of the late founder of Inc. magazine, Bernie Goldhirsh, and it donates its subscription fees entirely to charity.

The Mannhatta Project

May 20th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Spend some time exploring the amazing map of the Mannahatta Project. If you zoom in and click around, you can explore every damn block on the island of Manhattan and see what was there before 1609. After nearly ten years of research, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson, working through the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, has used old maps and modern spatial analysis techniques to map every hill, valley, stream, spring, beach, forest, cave, wetland, and pond that existed on the island of Mannahatta. It also lists all possible animals, humans, and plants that could have been in there– on every damn block! The project claims the GIS database for the project is the most complete description of a landscape ever attempted. This year marks the 400th anniversary of of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Bay and other coinciding history goodness includes the exhibit Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City, at the Museum of the City of New York and the publication of Sanderson’s book, Mannahatta: Natural History of New York City.

What Makes Us Happy?

May 14th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Nice article in The Atlantic by Joshua Wolf Shenk about a study– that has lasted for 72 years!– where researchers at Harvard followed 268 normal when I picked them men who entered college in the late 1930s (including JFK and former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee).

Arlie Bock had gone looking for binary conclusions—yeses and nos, dos and don’ts. But the enduring lessons would be paradoxical, not only on the substance of the men’s lives (the most inspiring triumphs were often studies in hardship) but also with respect to method: if it was to come to life, this cleaver-sharp science project would need the rounding influence of storytelling.

If that article’s too long for you (you low-attention-span youngster), watch Dr. George Vaillant, the director of this Harvard study on aging (and who has himself followed the subjects for 42 years), as he explains what makes people strive for fame and why dirty laundry symbolizes a perfect life.. I don’t know what the hell this old man is rambling about.

Awkward

May 11th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

You think your family’s awkward? It could be worse.

New PBS Program Portal

April 28th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Some nights you just wish you had a few more minutes to stare into the inky-black depths of Jim Lehrer’s doe-y eyes. And now it’s gotten easier as PBS has launched a new video portal for lots of their full-length programs and documentary series. Get that kettlecorn ready for that 3-hour documentary on Nixon.

4/17

April 17th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

While you were obliviously enjoying your sammy in the Spring sun, big things were shifting. Years from now if we look back to today, it might turn out to have been quite important. During the height of The Great Nerdom Apogee, Twitter seems to have forthrightly jumped the shark.

Tone Matrix

April 15th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

You’re not doing anything for the rest of the day, right? Then you’ve got time for the Tone Matrix.

Shoe Map

April 15th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Watch shoes being bought in real time on the Zappos Shoe Map. It’s nice real-time data visualization and more fun than watching paint dry, I guess.

New Web Trends Map

April 8th, 2009 by Jeff | 0


You should go full-screen on the map above (top-right). Information Architects has come out with the (beta version) of their fourth Web Trends Map. A design firm with offices in Japan and Zurich, Information Architects has produced an annual visualization of web trends that reflect growth in traffic and branding. The map is modeled on the Tokyo Subway with heights representing traffic and branding and train lines colored by area of interest. Check out a final version of the Web Trends Map from last year.

Vintage Computing

April 6th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Here’s a nice set of vintage computer ads.

 

Working Those 140 Characters

April 5th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

You still just twitter about lunch or happy hour plans? Step up and see how to get stuff done with Twitter. And– careful with this link, it’ll hurt your brain a little– here’s how to do everything with Twitter.

News Radio

April 1st, 2009 by Jeff | 0

While tv news continues to lose viewers and fewer people even care about their dying local newspapers, it makes you wonder where people are actually getting their news. From the radio, it seems. National Public Radio’s audience has nearly doubled since 1999. And Fast Company has a great article that tries to explain NPR’s phenomenal growth, saying the if the network can successfully deal with the politics of its local affiliates, the network’s national reach, non-profit structure and digital savvy, might just save the news business.

Its programming now reaches 26.4 million listeners weekly — far more than USA Today’s 2.3 million daily circ or Fox News’ 2.8 million prime-time audience. When newspapers were closing bureaus, NPR was opening them, and now runs 38 around the world, better than CNN. It has 860 member stations — “boots on the ground in every town” that no newspaper or TV network can claim.

And with the recent appointment of Vivian Schiller- the former general manager of NYTimes.com- as the new CEO, NPR will probably continue to expand its already robust web and mobile products.

Bernard

March 21st, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Bernard has seen the future.

Scanwiches

March 13th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

You’ll get hungry after browsing through the daily Scanwiches of some brilliant blogger in NYC.