Posts Tagged ‘internet’

End Cover, Social and Main

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The social web as a physical product: Olinda is a prototype radio that notifies you when your friends are listening and what they are listening too. It also features a type of auto-complete in that an alternate dial will only cycle between your favorite stations. More concepts for keyboards from Yamaha can be seen here.

Going the opposite way, Times attempts to render syndicated feeds in a more familiar layout: that of a newspaper front page. Seek, part of the SIMILE Project for faceted email searching for Thunderbird.

Or: A different type Thunderbird.

Clean type on the covers of Faber’s 20th century classics. Make your own large type shirts courtesy of Print Liberation.

Nigeria Special, in three flavors: Rock Special — Psychedelic Afro-Rock and Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria, Disco Funk Special — The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor, 1974-1979, and the regular Special — Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Nigerian Blues, 1970-76. Tracked down the vinyl here.

Tinytext Montgomery Watches It Grow

Monday, March 31st, 2008

A thriving and fragile micro-ecosphere. Services and software spring up facilitating shorter bursts of text and new services arise to weave those snippets into something more cohesive. There’s still enough room for art and intelligence in this truncated form. Though, I too am curious what comes next.

Previously in San Francisco. Previously in Sweden. Though now resurrected and available for purchase from the comfort of your cubicle.