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Floating Orchestra by Poietic Studio

Posted in Animation, art, Media, music by aldorf on October 15, 2011

The Idea: 19 spheres come to life, as you become a supernatural conductor. Each ball becomes an orchestral instrument that increases in volume as it physically rises. You can create your own soundscape whilst the balls levitate and dance to the music.

This is currently controlled via the touch screen of an iPhone, however, it may soon be naturally controlled with your movement.

Mastering Gamification by G. Zichermann [Video]

Posted in ideas, internet, Media by aldorf on July 27, 2011

Gamification is a hot term these days – but what does it really mean?  At it’s core, Gabe Zichermann explains in the video below from the NY Founder Institute, gamification is simply a way to look at customer loyalty campaigns as not about tangible customer value, but rather about status.

Gabe Zichermann on Mastering Gamification (12/01/10) from Founder Institute on Vimeo.

Björk’s new album is interactive

Posted in Animation, design, Media, music by aldorf on July 24, 2011

Biophilia is an iPhone/iPad release of Björk’s latest album created in collaboration with Scott Snibbe and her longtime design collaborators M/M (Paris). Comprising a suite of musical pieces and interactive artworks, Biophilia is released as ten in-app download experiences that are accessed through a three-dimensional galaxy, the album’s theme song Cosmogony. The first single Crystalline, is now available, others soon to follow. (Read more)

Björk Biophilia app intro narrated by David Attenborough.


Mark Ecko’s Powerful New Campaign Using Foursquare And Mobiles To End Corporal Punishment

Posted in blog, ideas, Media, your take on... by aldorf on March 11, 2011

In the United States, every class of citizen, from prisoners to soldiers, is legally protected from corporal punishment–except for children.

Unlimited Justice, campaign by Mark Ecko to end corporal punishment in schools. Students become real life activists, game-like heros by using foursquare and their smartphones. A novel way to bring home the otherwise abstracted feeling of a national problem.

The final step of the campaign encourages an army of young citizen journalists to curate striking images, compelling stories, and local reports of corporal punishment in the 20 states where it is still legal.


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Rovio Wi-Fi Robot by WowWee

Posted in ideas by aldorf on September 22, 2010

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Learn more about Rovio Robots at WowWee website.

More products by WowWee here.

——- Check out the AR.Drone. A quadricopter that you control with your iPhone, or iPad. A flying video game using augmented reality.

Help Me Support “Do Something”

Posted in blog, ideas by aldorf on January 29, 2010

Please help and support the Do Something Program by clicking on the banner on the side bar of this blog. You can earn hours of a teen-developed program that is sponsored by MTV. A good cause and so simple and fun to become a backer.  SocialVibe did a great job creating this tool. TFYT.

Revision3: Best Of…Blip Festival 2009

Posted in music by aldorf on January 17, 2010

I am glad I supported this festival through kickstarter. Here is a little Best Of…: Blip Festival 2009, (Part 1). Sorry couldn’t find Part 2, but a stream on WFMU. A warm-up set by DJ Trent from December 14. (click on pop-up player).

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iPhone-Controlled Helicopter by Parrot

Posted in ideas by aldorf on January 17, 2010

This will probably be one of the more compelling augmented reality gaming applications around this year. A French company Parrot is demoing a remotely-controlled helicopter in Las Vegas during CES that flies depending on how you tilt your iPhone. The drone has four propellers that stabilize it and help it tilt back and forth. There’s are two cameras attached to the drone, so you can see on your iPhone what’s ahead of or below the helicopter. Parrot is releasing a software development kit, so that others can create games off the technology. The most obvious apps would be shooting or flight simulation games. AR.Drone: Augmented Reality games! I am not a big gamer but this sounds like mucho fun.

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