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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pranav Mistry and the Sixth Sense


Wow. Wow. and WOW.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:54 pm  

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

10 Levels of Intimacy in Communication


NYC-based designer Ji Lee visualizes 10 ways we communicate in the digital age.

Li states:
The digital age has transformed the ways in which we communicate with each other. The combination of technology and power of information brings new ways on HOW, WITH WHOM and WHY we communicate. We are connected with more people than ever before. Do more options to communicate with each other connect us or alienate us more?

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:41 am  

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Digital Blackbook (Graffiti Analysis 2.0)

Graffiti Analysis 2.0 (Digital Blackbook) – BLK River (Vienna) from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Graffiti Analysis 2.0 takes live tags and transforms them into active 3D animations. The project is by Evan Roth and software development by Chris Sugrue—it was recently showcased at the BLK River Festival in Vienna.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:05 pm  

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Nook: Raising the Bar

Launched just last week by Barns and Noble, the Nook has added a few sexy features to rival Amazon’s Kindle e-reader. It’s white, has an e-ink screen, and is priced at $259, all like the Kindle.

The biggest distinctive feature is its ability to wirelessly “lend” ebooks to other nook users for 14 days. For more info on the Nook go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:08 am  

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Social Media Counter

How much is social media growing? Gary Hayes’s flash application is based on data pulled from a myriad of social media sources and gives you a glimpse into the activity of Facebook, blogs, Twitter, and much more. To download the Social Media Counter go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:07 pm  

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Visualizing 25 years of Nokia Cell Phones

Take a gander“> here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:31 am  

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Virtual Graffiti


WiiSpray Teaser from Martin Lihs on Vimeo.

The WiiSpray conceptualized by Martin Lihs at Bauhaus-University for his final diploma presentation enables users to bomb virtually. Martin Lihs explains the project in detail at the WiiSpray website:

The foundational basis for the project goes well beyond replacing real graffiti as an art form. Moreover, WiiSpray is to be seen as an interface to give graffiti a new virtual level surpassing tactile boundaries of the tangible world.

Within the system, there is a symbiosis of digital and analog as well as overcoming restrictions of distance and time. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:18 am  

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Why Twitter?


Twitter in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

Everyone seems to be talking about Twittering these days. I for one still don’t get the craze to “tweet”. I personally don’t give a sh*t what people are doing every second of the day. For those of you on the fence see the video above that explains the dynamics of Twittering in plain English.
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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:54 am  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Balloons + Animals = Balloonimals


IDEO Toy Labs Balloonimals from IDEO on Vimeo.

This fun-filled collection of iPhone apps is the latest from a team of designers from IDEO. Download your “balloonimal” here.

A few of the features:
• simple controls: blow to inflate, shake to transform, pet for tricks
• variety: Balloonimals randomly cycle through each time you play
• amazing graphics: 3D renderings and animations now on your iPhone
• sound effects: playfully squeaks, quacks, and roars

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:24 pm  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Microsoft Sustainability

Microsoft has developed a really interesting video that gives you a glimpse into the future of the digital world. One of the more intriguing pieces we enjoyed was the e-paper that automatically updates its content with the days news and is totally interactive, while still retaining it’s papery feel.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:05 pm  
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