February 2006

Cock-A-Doodle new from Poke

by Andy Polaine on February 24, 2006

Check out the excellent and hilarious new offering from my pals at Poke called Cock-A-Doodle. Great to see Flash becoming less vector-shash and great to see such a good cause being treated with such humour. Classic Poke.

More viral beer ads

by Andy Polaine on February 21, 2006

in General

Not that the advertising world is totally lacking in originality or anything (ahem), but following on from the success of Carlton & United Breweries’ viral Big Ad campaign comes another amusing (but not quite as amusing as the Big Ad) campaign called For The Love of Beer for Toohey’s New – a beer from Lion-Nathan.

In a very incestuous twist of fate, the visual effects for The Big Ad were created by Animal Logic, where I used to work, and the visual effects on For the Love of Beer were created by Fin Design who’s website the crew at Binalogue and I designed.

I’m happy to see great creative work, but it’s a shame to see the ad world not go that bit further with the viral concept and just copy what exists. Australian advertising still fails to impress on this front.

Me in Suffolk care of Fleabilly

February 20, 2006

suffolk Originally uploaded by fleabilly. A wonderful, weird shot of me taking a photo at my parents’ place in Suffolk thanks to the ever-brilliant Ray Lewis.

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More multi-touch interfaces

February 13, 2006

Chris O’ Shea over at Pixelsumo just mailed me with a great round-up of other multi-touch interfaces for those of you interested. (His blog makes good reading too, some nice finds in there).

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Beyond the single jab – the multi-touch interface

February 13, 2006

Robert just sent me a YouTube link to Jeff Han’s amazing Multi-Touch interface. It allows multiple points of contact, which means you can do things like drag apart with two fingers (or fingers and thumb) to scale, etc. or to join things together by simply dragging them together. From the video it seems like it […]

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Our VW Polo for sale!

February 10, 2006

I don’t normally use my blog for my daily personal stuff as I try to stick to the themes of play, online culture, technology and writing. But we’re moving back to Germany on the 31st of March and need to sell our VW Polo here in Australia so every avenue helps. Details here on the […]

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BBC Annotatable Audio Project

February 5, 2006

And whilst we’re at in on the audio front, check this out. Very smart. The BBC are doing some exciting stuff with all that licence money.

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Last.fm – a replacement for Pandora (already)?

February 5, 2006

Not long ago I wrote about Pandora the service that allows you to find music similar to your own tastes. It trawls through the Music Genome Project database to find similarly indexed tracks with fairly detailed tags such as “thick vocal harmonies” or “acoustic guitar riffs”, etc. In general I find it a great way […]

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ONEDOTZERO_10: Call for submissions

February 4, 2006

Time for any of my ex or current students and general creative bods to send out their DVDs. onedotzero, the world’s largest digital film festival, is open for submissions for the 10th festival. I’m very glad to say that I hope to be able to actually go and see it this year too! (But shush, […]

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New work from Binalogue

February 3, 2006

My friends (and ex-students) over at Binalogue recently re-vamped their site (though being the perfectionists they are it’s going to have even more done soon). Go check it out as there is some very nice, clean work on there. Great typography too, especially considering that we never taught them any (ha ha!).

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