i am working on a XML/flash project that involves tracking data a user inputs over time and then comparing that data to other users and displaying as a live scaleable graph. nice bit a programming gonna be needed for thatk, eh.
so i went to my favorite vector flash experimentation site, podlob.com, and it is for all intensive purposes down. well, there is a placeholder page.
so that sets me off on a quest for similar sites through-out the internets, and just off i have come accross one that is really just plain beautiful.
Gallery Incomplet is a wonderful compendium of the mysterious Grant S' flash experiment. none or few of them have the vector/bezier type of display and interaction i am looking for, but man this guy is like his own little MIT media lab.
another cool flash guy is Andre Micheal - he does a lot of great 3D and image distortion and mapping work. Also some very cool sound experiments.
here is a site that is a little more similar to podlob - uncontrol
there is a little flash navigation that you have to use to see the different algorithm and mathematics based flash movies - which actually annoys me, because you can't bookmark a specific piece, and the "index" requires rollovers to see where you are going. great stuff inside though.
more to come as i dig around...
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
ok, this guy started out with a pretty witty visual rant on generic agency types that one might come across quite often in the little weird world of advertising - especially here in the NYC interactive scene:
the big intro to the characters
it really came together for me on this this frame.
of course, we also love this chick, as we all do in fact know her.
She also has the secret weapon for 'strategery' - a brilliant little thing that reminds me of my favorite pre-crash dot com meeting distraction: Buzzword Bingo
in the weeks since those posts, there has been a whole new level of agency douchery:
the agency.com subway video
i am sure you have heard all about it
anyway, our hero gets his licks in on that action too.
thanks for the chuckle, pete.
at 12:30 PM
I just installed a cool little Firefox plug-in from Viamatic...
called 'foXpose', it acts like the f9 key on a Mac - it takes all your open tabs in one Firefox window and tiles previews of them - allowing you to quickly click on any thumbnail to go to (or close) that tab.
It isnt exactly amazing, but i find that when you are shopping or downloading a lot of youTube videos it is quite helpful... especially if you have more than 10 tabs open and the little titles in the tabs say things "The De..." and "Overv..."
you can download it here .
maybe i should start a "must-have" Firefox plug-ins list.
at 9:59 AM