Farewell, Internet. It’s been fun.
Shooting and projecting at 48 fps does a lot to get rid of these issues. It looks much more lifelike, and it is much easier to watch, especially in 3-D. We’ve been watching HOBBIT tests and dailies at 48 fps now for several months, and we often sit through two hours worth of footage without getting any eye strain from the 3-D. It looks great, and we’ve actually become used to it now, to the point that other film experiences look a little primitive. — Peter Jackson, on his Facebook page, talking about shooting the Hobbit in 48 Frames Per Second (via schlomo)
It’s not presently clear whether generational differences in multitasking are rooted in culture — people born during the mid-20th century were ostensibly shaped by cognitive environments less fragmented than ours — or deterioration, with brains becoming less flexible with time. — Brain Scans Show How Multitasking Is Harder for Seniors | Wired Science | Wired.com
Products like Flipboard are attractive because they are consciously and carefully designed to highlight the content, instead of crowding the experience with UI tools. The design of these experiences is being driven by new thinking in interaction design, where visual design is central to the experience, rather than painted on at the end. Once the traditional elements of UI are torn away, designers can concentrate their efforts on working iwth the content that remains. And it ends up looking a lot like Print. If we pull Visual Design to the front of the product creation process, we can break free of the bad design habits that surround us. — How Print Design is the Future of Interaction - Mike Kruzeniski
(via Wanted: An Utterly Bareboned Cell Phone That’s Still Stylish | Co.Design)
Video Game Alphabet Pattern - by coliecutecrafts
“When you go to sporting events you very often buy your gear at the stadium, and when you play a video game” on a computer, “you should buy these collections where you play,” Mr. Bergel said. — Peace Walker Collection Lets Gamers Buy Characters’ Clothes - NYTimes.com
Ultraviolet Bath, Russia
Photograph by Joe McNally
Make-believe summer lasts for a minute or two as kindergarten children in sunless Lovozero bathe in ultraviolet light. Brief exposure to UV radiation provides children with vitamin D, normally supplied by sunlight. The “sunshine vitamin” strengthens young bones.
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swissmiss | Kevin Kelly on the next 5,000 days of the web -
At the 2007 EG conference, Kevin Kelly shares a fun stat: The World Wide Web, as we know it, is only 5,000 days old. Now, Kelly asks, how can we predict what’s coming in the next 5,000 days?
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