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Monday, May 2, 2011

The Sentimental Side of Weather

Weddar takes the popular climate-related question, “how does it feel outside?” quite literally. Positioned as a people-powered weather service, The new iPhone app asks its community of users to give their emotional interpretation of current weather conditions.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:01 am  

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Fad That’s Here to Stay

This fun infographic visualizes the full scope of the social media phenomenon. Enjoy.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:21 pm  

Friday, February 19, 2010

Photoshop Turns 20

Happy Birthday! Has it been that long?

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:13 pm  

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Something worth tweeting about. No?

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google plans to launch a new ‘updates’ service today which will be seen by the industry as a move to compete with social media services including Twitter and Facebook. The move will allow the 176m Gmail users to view a stream of status updates from people they choose to connect with.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:10 pm  

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

3D Printing 4 Animation

This title sequence for Dutch TV program Het Klokhuis (The Apple Core) makes excellent use of 3D printing. Agency KesselsKramer commissioned Johnny Kelly and artist Jethro Haynes to produce this sequence which will make its debut next week.

“Het Klokhuis” Opening titles from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

“It was really interesting to collaborate with Jethro,” Kelly tells us, “and we made the apple shapes using 3D printing which was very exciting, as I’d never tried this out before.”


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple Unveils iPAD

Photo from gettyimages

Photo from gettyimages

The much anticipated Apple iPAD was revealed by CEO Steve Jobs during an Apple Event on Wednesday in San Francisco. Jobs says “In order to really create a new category of devices, those devices are going to have to be far better at doing some key tasks,” “We think we’ve got the goods. We think we’ve done it.”

Last week Frog Design dug into their archives and showcased an early prototype of the Apple Tablet named “Bashful”. Head over to Design Mind for the full story.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:50 pm  

Monday, January 18, 2010

3rd generation One Laptop Per Child

Twice as thin as an iPhone, semi-flexible 8.5″ by 11″ touchscreen, wireless induction charging and energy consumption under one watt and costing $75. The third generation One Laptop Per Child is still in conceptual stage and is being designed by Yves Behar. The expected release date is 2012 and only time will tell if it warrants the hype. For more on the XO-3 click here (optimistic) or here (pessimistic).


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Friday, January 15, 2010

Street View Advertising

Google is expanding its reach having filed a patent application for a method to automagically detect billboards in Streetview-type imagery and replace them in real time with Google’s own dynamically-generated google ads. So far it hasn’t been implemented, but is an interesting concept to keep a close eye on.


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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Matt Mullenweg talks at SVA

MFA Interaction Design Fall Lectures: Matt Mullenweg from MFA Interaction Design on Vimeo.

The MFA Interactive Department at SVA brought in Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automatic to share his insights on design, entrepreneurship, and open source. It runs over an hour, but is worth it.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:20 am  

Monday, November 30, 2009

iphone App scans for Green Products

Image from Inhabitat

Hmmm… GoodGuide just released an iPhone application that enables consumers to shop responsibly so to speak.

The new barcode scanner application draws from a wealth of independent, scientific information on the health, social and environmental performance of more than 50,000 consumer items and companies to provide instant product ratings to shoppers. GoodGuide licensed Occipital’s state-of-the-art RedLaser barcode scanning technology for its new application.

It is available for download here.


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