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October 6, 2009

Flash and Cocoa

Even though I use CS4 with my clients, I still have CS3 on my own laptop because Adobe took away my favorite feature from Photoshop, and put it in Bridge, which makes my computer run very, very slow.


Yesterday, I had the most frustrating experience with Flash, and then I found this link:

In a nutshell, Eric Socolofsky summarizes what is supported and not supported (found on ITP list)


Screen Orientation
Saving images to Photo Library
Cut / Copy / Paste

Not Supported:
Embedded HTML content (via webkit in Adobe AIR).
Dynamically loading SWFs that contain ActionScript
PixelBender Filters
Microphone Access
Video Camera Access

T-Pain iPhone App

Found this app via the Daily Intel's blogpost about Gossip Girl last week. In a nutshell, this app is like a karaoke machine and recording studio. Inspired after seeing a tiny, blond girl perform a Snoop Dog track at a karaoke bar, I decided to buy/try this app.

Also, the buying and downloading experience is cohesive (meaning, I'm not ported to another site to buy a track, and it's downloaded into my iTunes account). This app is self-contained, which allows a more engaging experience. Love that you have options for real time auto-tune, and it truly works better with the mic. After trying this app, I could really see its viral potential.


Last, bought the "I'm on a Boat Track" and it seems like the instrumental is louder where the profanities are. If you are a fan of SNL, Smule is hosting a contest:

Laverne and Shirley Nostalgia

After seeing my friend and colleague Matt Chmiel at the ITP 30th Anniversary, I couldn't get this song out of my head. Then I found the lyrics on this site Lyrics on Demand. Who knows? I might just by the ringtone there ;)

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Sclemeel (Chmiel), schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated. We're gonna do it!

Give us any chance, we'll take it.
Give us any rule, we'll break it.
We're gonna make our dreams come true.
Doin' it our way.

Nothin's gonna turn us back now,
Straight ahead and on the track now.
We're gonna make our dreams come true,
Doin' it our way.

There is nothing we won't try,
Never heard the word impossible.
This time there's no stopping us.
We're gonna do it.

On your mark, get set, and go now,
Got a dream and we just know now,
We're gonna make our dream come true.
And we'll do it our way, yes our way.
Make all our dreams come true,
And do it our way, yes our way,
Make all our dreams come true
For me and you.

Need a job?

Google Home Job is hiring. If you want to make more money in less hours, this maybe the perfect job for you. I think it's legit, but maybe it's not? If it's not, I hope Google sues them. If it is, here is the link:


October 10, 2009

Center For Communication Seminars

Please register ASAP, by logging on to www.cencom.org, e-mailing info@cencom.org, OR calling (212) 686-5005.

Video Technology: Eye on the Future
Tuesday, October 13
6:30 to 8:00 pm

With advanced technologies changing the rules at mind-boggling speed, how do chief technology officers keep up with the ever-evolving landscape? Leading technology pros reveal how they select new formats and platforms in an effort to stay ahead of the game.

Michael Dunn, Chief Technology Officer, Hearst Interactive Media
Rajiv Pant, Vice President, Technology, Condé Nast Digital
Evan Schectman, Chief Technology Officer, @Radical Media

Sponsored by Microsoft

Presented w/ NYU's Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture and Communication

NYU, Kimmel Student Center
Silver Board Room, 914
60 Washington Square South

Advertising: Branded Content
Tuesday, October 20
6:30 to 8:00 pm

With advertisers being forced to adapt to digital and social media, the emphasis shifts to branded content. Learn how TV everywhere is the new reality and which new technologies the networks are using to involve the audience.

Jack Myers, Editor and Publisher, Jack Myers Media Business Report and MediaVillage.com
Aimee Duell, Director of Activation, PHD
Guy McCarter, Managing Director, Green Room Entertainment
Kurt Brokaw, Professor of Advertising, The New School
Moderator: Christopher Vollmer, Partner, Booz & Company; author, Always On: Advertising, Marketing, and Media in an Era of Consumer Control

Sponsored by Microsoft

Presented w/ The New School's Department of Media Studies and Film

The New School
Theresa Lang Student Center
Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor
55 West 13th Street

October 12, 2009

Yelp does Augmented Reality on the iPhone...

It's called Monocle. It's a work-in-progress, but pretty cool.


Can't wait to see what "big" games people create with this feature.

October 26, 2009

National Design Week at the Cooper Hewitt

I went to the Cooper Hewitt on Saturday because it was free (Thanks Target for sponsoring). Unfortunately, I wasn't as impressed with the exhibition (Design USA) as I was 2 years ago (Design Life Now). It wasn't as comprehensive, and they didn't feature anyone new. Also, I felt like most of the work that was exhibited, I've seen before (e.g. IDEO, Google, etc.), and that maybe they were selected because they were "donors." Maybe the participatory aspect produced the very pedestrian results (I hope not).

I thought it was interesting because they offered the ipod touch tour. It is free, and you exchange your ID card with an iPod touch. You can view a slide show, listen to the designers talk about their work and process, watch videos and comment on each piece. I thought it was organized digitally, but I wasn't engaged. I was more interested in the items displayed in the store. If you do go, I highly recommend the Eva Ziesel video. She is definitely a master. Massimo Vignelli NYC subway map and Milton Glaser Bob Dylan poster are design classics.





I did like the Design for a Living World exhibit. I thought the photographs printed on aluminum was unique, and the lighting on that medium made the images look dynamic. Some of the tiled photos made an interesting collage.

Cool Stuff at the Cooper Hewitt store

This bag reminds me of Jaewook Shin's ITP sculpture project. The triangulated patterns were controlled by motors and moved. Here is a bag with the same pattern.



I almost bought this pen and stamp...


This might be a great gift to a college kid studying biology or veterinary science...

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