HJH Libraries for All Program

HJH Libraries for All Program


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October 31, 2010

paintedetc:

Public Interfacial Gesture Salon, O Tannenbaum, Berlin (DE)

by Constant Dullaart

Using the online Google Docs Platform, a free web app usually reserved for spreadsheets and flowcharts, Cris Collins and 4 artists (Louis Doulas, Francoise Gamma, Micah Schippa, Laura Brothers.) from across the globe will collaborate in realtime on a single digital drawing. The progress will be projected on a screen in O Tannenabum, where spectators will be encouraged to purchase the current state of the piece at any time. This single-edition “snapshot” will be printed, packaged and ready to take home by the end of the night.
After 30-45 minutes, the drawing will be deleted, its only remnants the individually-purchased prints.
The clean, crisp lines of the digital will collide with the chaos inherent in collaboration. Production, distribution and exhibition will be compressed into a single moment.


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October 31, 2010

Forty-one years ago today [October 29, 2010], a pair of computer scientists tried to send the world’s first computer-to-computer message via the internet. The message was to be the word “log.” Their connection crashed before they got to “g.” [BoingBoing, CR4, image via]

The Day E-Mail Was Invented


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October 31, 2010

elephantcandy:

Play and start designing sounds with this iPad/Touchosc template for the legendary Skrewell reaktor instrument, the template works in both ways, Reaktor >< TouchOSC.

http://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/touchosc/id288120394?mt=8

picture (http://absoundscapes.blogspot.com/2010/09/skrewell-layout-for-touchoscipad.html)


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October 31, 2010

monotask:

Alberto Tadiello

EPROM, 2008
musical boxes, electric motors, voltage transformers, cables
500 x 260 x 30 cm


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October 31, 2010

Here at drop.io, we’ve had a great three years helping people privately share pictures, video, audio, documents, andmore. It’s been a thrill to watch the first, thousandth, millionth, and ten-millionth drop be created.
Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve struck a deal with Facebook. What this means is that Facebook has bought most of drop.io’s technology and assets, and Sam Lessin is moving to Facebook.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be winding down the drop.io service. As of this week, people will no longer be able to create new free drops, but you’ll be able to download content from existing drops until Dec. 15. Paid user accounts will still be available through Dec. 15 and paid users will be able to continue using the service normally. After Dec. 15, paid accounts will be discontinued as well.
Please download your information before Dec. 15 – we plan to delete it after that time. No user data or content will be transferred to Facebook, and we’ll send out e-mails to everyone to remind them about the service closing.
Other drop.io services like Presslift, our Yahoo! Mail Application, and our APIs will stay online for a longer period before the company winds down. We’ll announce more details on that soon. However, starting immediately, we’ll no longer be selling new premium accounts for those services.
To our loyal users and fans, we cannot thank you enough for your patronage, support, and feedback (good and bad) over the years.
Warmest regards, The drop.io Team


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October 31, 2010

austinkleon:

Game Controller Family Tree by Steve Cable

Cable:

Whilst playing my Super Nintendo the other day I noticed there were a lot of similarities between it’s controller and the latest xbox 360 controller. I wondered how these interfaces, that so many people use, have developed over time. So I did a bit of research and created an infographic that illustrates the key design changes and innovation


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October 31, 2010

SotC Movie Makers Want Film To Be More Wall-E, Less Scott Pilgrim

SotC Movie Makers Want Film To Be More Wall-E, Less Scott Pilgrim


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October 31, 2010

Based on some of the cutest and most endangered animals on Earth, Xeko Pals is the plush line starring the most popular characters from the Xeko eco-adventure game. Made with soy and certified organic cotton “fur” and soy-based stuffing, Xeko Pals are soft, cuddly, and Earth-friendly. Each toy includes a Mission Code that allows kids to join the online adventure at xeko.com.

Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur – Xeko Pal Plush Soy Stuffed Animal : Xeko Shop – Xeko Cards, Starter Sets, Booster Packs, and Single Cards


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October 31, 2010

It’s an odd notion that to get the feeling of authenticity, you’re purchasing a mass-produced artisanal item. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that. Letterpress was a commercial art in the past, and now is rather twee and nostalgic, while also requiring the use of metal, oil, ink, and power.

A Close Look at Apple’s Letterpress Cards – Boing Boing


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October 31, 2010