Wednesday, 29 April 2009

One of my Spring soundtrack


Coeur de Pirate || Comme des enfants from Dare To Care Records on Vimeo.

Don't you love a bit of drama in your life?

Enjoy the theatrical battle between human kind against the force of dandruff, courtesy to Lowe Bangkok for Clear shampoo. PS: I will be off partying along with the rest of the Dutch for Queen's night and Queen's day. Expect some random updates only if I have time.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Made in Holland

I would love to share a short animated movie 'Noteboek' created by Dutch artist Evelien Lohbeck. Transforming her day book into a notebook, the video challenges your view on illusions and expectations.

Noteboek from Evelien Lohbeck on Vimeo.

My First Dictionary

Feeling a little bit blue from the constant rain, I tried to entertain myself reading through My First Dictionary. The blog has a darker approach in interpreting our not so blue sky world. It is fascinatingly macabre.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Lets be more optimistic

Download this Mozilla Firefox and replace the word of 'crisis' with 'opportunity': See-the-opportunity.com

Spectrum of online friendship

Mike Arauz, a strategist from Undercurrent, is sharing his thoughts on the idea of online friendliness. To him, the online friendliness are divided into several levels such as: passive interest, active interest, sharing, public dialogue, private dialogue, advocacy, and investment. Although I do not agree with him 100%, I still think that the article is quite interesting. Read more about his conclusions here.

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Passive Interest e.g. repeat visits, blog readers, fans, followers, etc.

Active Interest e.g. people who leave comments on your blog, wall comments, @replies on Twitter, etc.

Sharing e.g. social bookmarking, retweeting links, posting links and content to my own sites and profiles, etc

Public Dialogue e.g. public @replies, referrals in a blog post, and references posted to our various sites and profiles, etc.

Private Dialogue e.g. exchanging email, TXT messages, IM, and direct messages on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, etc.

Advocacy e.g. same tools as Sharing, but different language; usually entails recommending the person or brand, and not just a specific piece of content

Investment

Youtube is offering movie now... http://ping.fm/ooSBE
Waiting for the verdict

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Tweenbots experiment

I forgot to share it yesterday, but since I have a lull during my lunch break, I wanted to post the adventure of a tweenbot in Washington Square Park, New York. The idea is to examine people's random act of kindness towards the tweenbot.



Kacie Kinzer of the project said:

The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months, throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from their start point to their far-away destination assisted only by strangers. Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”

The Tweenbot’s unexpected presence in the city created an unfolding narrative that spoke not simply to the vastness of city space and to the journey of a human-assisted robot, but also to the power of a simple technological object to create a complex network powered by human intelligence and asynchronous interactions. But of more interest to me was the fact that this ad-hoc crowdsourcing was driven primarily by human empathy for an anthropomorphized object.

Drumming on ice





Advertising Agency: Jung von Matt, Stockholm, Sweden
Art Director/Copywriter: Jacob von Corswant
Account Director: Jan Tallroth
Director: Jacob von Corswant

Cutesy doer

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Just feeling like poking fun on my industry





Source: Publicis Mojo Sydney

Dollar van Demos

In this difficult time, any free love would be appreciated. And I really respect the idea of Dollar van Demos, an alternative transportation with a twist for the resident in Brooklyn. The concept is that passengers can use the van service throughout various routes in the borough while local musicians, rappers and comedians give live performances. These performances are then recorded and posted onto the group's You Tube page.



From the Borough of Brooklyn comes Dollar Van Demos: a showcase of talented musicians, rappers and comedians performing inside a dollar van with real passengers.

Dollar vans provide a much-needed transportation for neighborhoods under-served by mass transit. Typically operated by West Indian drivers, the ride is cheap, adventurous and now immensely entertaining with the addition of performers singing their hearts out.

Please email dollarvandemos@gmail.com for consideration as a performer. Please include links to your music.

GET IN THE VAN.
DO YOUR THING.
GET OUT OF THE VAN.

Spread the word!

iPhone has every single apps that you might need, even for business ;-)

One click stands: the trend of online dating sites

Since I am super busy, just enjoy the visualization and read the article.

Happy Easter and try out virtual jogging

Jog through Tokyo via a mash up between Google Street View and Wiimote! Check here for more.

Try to run on the google street view like a jogging game of wii fit from katsuma on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Is this your luggage?


Ever lost a luggage? Could it be that by fate 1 of these bags belongs to you? Is this your luggage is a site that aims to find owners of the lost bags while taking voyeuristic photographs of the items inside it. For more luggage visit the site.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Another video to complete my geek Monday


PS: This video is submitted for the Barclay Card water sliding video. For more entries click here.

Futuristic game playing

The trailer made the movie seems to be very teenage-ish but hey my inner geek peeked out when I get to see how people play game in the future. It is like totally cool :-P

Turbo: Trailer from Jarrett Conaway on Vimeo.

Education access for everyone

For those who always thirst for more knowledge, like me, then internet is truly a great blessing. Apart from the constant access to knowledge in several clicks away, now we have the opportunity to learn directly from the masters and experts of different fields. Academic Earth hosts thousands of videos featuring lectures from top scholars. Academic Earth is not the first website to do so, however my inner geek and hippies rejoice for another opportunity to learn :-)
PS: Another favourite is the ever accessible Ted Talk. Long live the geeks!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Colgate Wisp


If you are one the people that want to have handy toothbrush ready whenever or wherever you need it then you would have love Colgate Wisp. This cute tiny toothbrush also comes in nice packaging ;-) Julia's source.

International Pillow Fight Day

My dearest fellow people that live in the Netherlands, with this I would like share that we are going to an international pillow fight day at 4th of April 2009 5PM in Dam Square, Amsterdam! So please drop by, bring your own fluffy pillow, and have fun! For more info check the facebook page or the website :-)On the side note, if you live in New York and unemployed, then you might be interested with Olympics for the unemployed. Rea more about this interesting event by clicking this.