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Post Digital Post Rock.

Last night Greg and I went to see Richard play in a pub in Sheffield. He was very very good. You should buy his album. But anyway. The third band who played were Vessels. Mogwai like. 6 guys. Drums, 4 guitars and a keyboard. I enjoyed them a lot. Very noisy, heavy heavy bass, no … Continue reading

Disappearing UI

I really like this, Not sure why : Because the primary input method of the iPad is a single piece of multitouch glass, developers have incredible flexibility to design unique user interfaces. It’s hard to appreciate the variety of UIs though, since turning the screen off removes virtually all evidence of them. To spotlight these … Continue reading

Glug LDN: Things to make and do

<Selfish Self Promotion>This Thursday I will be talking at Glug. Weirdly, although organised by friends of mine at Output, it was Arts and Business that invited me, This is turning out to be an epic start to the new year. Arts & Business have brought together a great list of speakers and participants to get … Continue reading

The Face of Watson

So IBM Research have been building on Watson (a version of Deep Blue and Deep Thought) Deep Thought Deep Thought was a creation of IBM research and in 1989 it had won the Sixth World Computer Chess Championship before playing chess champion Gary Kasparov. Kasparov, considered by many to be the greatest chess mind ever, … Continue reading

Dead Island Trailer

Just seen this. you should too. Games are getting it, yes it looks a bit like a film. but you know it’s a zombie game. and so you now want to play it. but what’s amazing is the thought that had gone into the music the paleness of the Miami wall, the sun, the blood … Continue reading

“I am not a gun”

Ben Bashford (this is him) and I have been talking about what happens when these connected objects that we are building get sick. When batteries start to fade, they will get ill, they will starve, they will struggle to breath. Is this a problem? Today he posted the death scene from the Black Hole. I … Continue reading

Superman Classic

Stumbled across this lovely Fan Film by Rob Pratt. Superman like Captain America helps the US remember who they are, why they are, why they need to keep fighting, and their current re focus is interesting. The 1990’s saw Daredevil, Punisher, Sky Captain all took center stage, now is a time to re look at … Continue reading

Harmless Dissolve

Matt Jones from Berg recently posted about some Nike’s new Mayfly trainers that only last 10,000 miles. There was quite an angry reaction from the internets, Phil Gyford wrote this, that covers some interesting design points from Victor Papanek’s 1984 bookDesign for the Real World. It is interesting that we can’t quite get obsolesce right.  The balance … Continue reading

Tetris the board game

As we keep looking at making more digital games in a physical space I found this “In the game Tetris link, players battle to score the most points by linking colored Tetriminos, the iconic pieces playing Tetris, into an upright tower game while attempting to block competitors from linking their game pieces. The game will make … Continue reading

Arc Encoder

The people who make the Monome, the grid based OSC controller, have just released the Arc.  It is a high-resolution OSC controller with two knobs which double as push buttons. Like the Monome, it is a beautiful thing, housed in a walnut and aluminum casing. At $500 it is UX for a luxury audience, hi end service design Whenever … Continue reading