July 2008


by Andy Polaine on July 28, 2008

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Spotted this ad on my supermarket trolley at the weekend. In my English head I immediately read the ü without the umlaut. I don’t think ‘Künz’ is destined to be an international brand name.



by Andy Polaine on July 23, 2008

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LastGraph has been updated. If you’ve not seen it before, it’s a data visualisation tool for your LastFM profile.

I stopped scrobbling for a while because I found the LastFM client to be a bit of a resource hog. So my graph looks a bit weird and I’m really not sure where that Shakira blip came from. I mean, I do confess to having a Shakira album in my library, but it doesn’t get played that much. I blame it on shuffle.

(Thanks Matt)

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Interactive Dangerous Australians

July 23, 2008

Dangerous Australians from Lightwell on Vimeo. Let’s face it, all Australians are dangerous on the sports field, but the the Australian Museum has a new interactive installation called Dangerous Australians that allows you to interact (safely) with Australia’s deadliest top ten creatures. The saltwater crocodile, funnel web spider, box jelly fish, brown snake are among […]

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For Education The Future Isn’t What it used to Be

July 22, 2008

A few weeks ago I gave a talk called The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be to the Associate Deans over at Northumbria University. I thought I’d blogged about it with the podcast of the recording I made there, but it seems I forgot. In the talk I wanted to draw together some emerging […]

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Podcasting is Broadcasting

July 22, 2008

There’s an interesting paper called The Politics of Podcasting by Jonathan Sterne, Jeremy Morris, Michael Brendan Baker and Ariana Moscote Freire over at the new issue of the Fibreculture Journal. It’s basically a thorough history of podcasting (including the coining of the word) and a look at it in relation to what we normally consider […]

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Lucha Libre London – from Ray Lewis

July 18, 2008

Lucha Libre London Originally uploaded by fleabilly. Just had to post a link to this great set of photos from Lucha Libre in London from my mate Ray Lewis.

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The Joys of Cross-Browser Testing

July 15, 2008

Actually there are a couple more versions of IE hidden in that set of icons thanks to the multiple IE installer.

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LinkedIn’s Weird UI Shadows

July 11, 2008

Is it just me or does anyone else find LinkedIn’s new design tweaks weird on the perspective front? This rounded-corner box has a couple of random shadows at the bottom. The impression is that the bottom corners are lifting up, but the box remains square and the top has no shadows. Logically, that can only […]

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Flash On the Beach 2008

July 11, 2008

Flash on the Beach 2008 is coming soon: September 28th – October 1st in Brighton. I’m not speaking this year, but plan to be there to write about it for Creative Review again. It’ll be nice to relax into being in the audience rather than worrying about my own presentation. I’ve been to a fair […]

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Rolando for iPhone

July 10, 2008

Rolando for iPhone – Teaser trailer from handcircus on Vimeo. This trailer for Rolando looks like it might be a great iPhone game and it’s interesting to see the interfaces constraints/possibilities shape the kinds of gameplay, though many have said it’s a clone of LocoRoco on the PSP. Both remind me of the innovation that […]

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