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The Met App Launch: Easter Eggs, Interpol, and Delight

The Met App Launch: Easter Eggs, Interpol, and Delight | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Yesterday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York launched its first-ever app. The occasion was marked by a press conference and followed by a special performance by Interpol at the Temple of Dendur (because, why not?).

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Lensbaby brings its sweet-spot photography to the iPhone

Lensbaby brings its sweet-spot photography to the iPhone | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Lensbaby has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring its sweet-spot, selective focus photography to the iPhone. The LM-10 Sweet Spot Lens is a smartphone lens designed to produce images with the same classic Lensbaby look – a sweet-spot of focus surrounded by gradually increasing blur – as the firm's creative effects DSLR and mirrorless lenses.

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ETH zurich transforms android smartphones into 3D scanners

ETH zurich transforms android smartphones into 3D scanners | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

researchers from ETH zurich's computer vision and geometry lab develop an application that turns an ordinary android smartphone into a mobile 3D scanner.

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Foldio: The Uber-Portable, Foldable Light Box for Smartphone Photography

Foldio: The Uber-Portable, Foldable Light Box for Smartphone Photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A new smartphone photography product is making some serious waves on the Internet ever since the launch of its Kickstarter campaign just a few days ago.

It’s called Foldio, and it’s an ultra-portable (foldable in fact) light box for smartphone shutterbugs who want to add a new dimension to their work or take some professional-looking product shots.

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Is Smartphone Photography Killing Our Memories and Experiences?

Is Smartphone Photography Killing Our Memories and Experiences? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

If you’ve gone to a concert or public event or even certain art openings recently, you’ll notice that something is amiss. In the past, people would look, enjoy and try their best to experience the moment when they attended such things. Now, many of them are doing their best to craft the most likeable smartphone photo.

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Let the battle commence as National Museum launches interactive app

Let the battle commence as National Museum launches interactive app | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The National Museum of Scotland will transform into a battle ground for a new virtual application game. Battling in two teams, you can claim exhibitions as your territory across the museum floor simply by using your smart phone.

The Capture The Museum application has taken a year to produce by Thought Den with the help from Bristol start up Splash & Ripple

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An interview with the editor of mobile photography magazine fltr

An interview with the editor of mobile photography magazine fltr | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In recognition of the increasing importance of mobile phone photography and the numerous narratives intertwined with it, the British Journal of Photography has launched fltr, which bills itself as “the only magazine dedicated to mobile photographers.”

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FLTR: The Smartphone Magazine

FLTR: The Smartphone Magazine | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

With their new weekly magazine dedicated to smartphone photography, FLTR, theBritish Journal of Photography has placed a bet on modernity. Designed exclusively for the iPhone, the magazine’s designer and journalist Olivier Laurent reviews the latest camera accessories and apps, interviews professional and amateur photographers, and offers in-depth analysis of developments in the world of smartphones.

The first five issues of FLTR feature articles on several appealing themes, including how the New York Times Magazine looks for inspiration on Instagram, how to take good pictures with smartphones in low light, and how one can sell smartphone photographs. The highlights of the first issue are an article by Fred Ritchin discussing the impact of smartphones during events like September 11, and a wonderful interview with Instagram photographer Théara Kam, whose work appears in a portfolio that nimbly blends genres. “I believe [smartphones] are revolutionizing the entire field more than any technology has done in 150 years,” says Laurent.

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Notegraphy is an Instagram-style app for creating short notes with beautiful typography

Notegraphy is an Instagram-style app for creating short notes with beautiful typography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Notegraphy is an iOS and Web app that wants everyone, regardless of their experience in Adobe Illustrator, to have fun with typography and create vibrant, sophisticated examples that can then be shared with their friends online. Just as Instagram made photo-editing dead simple and accessible, Notegraphy wants to do the same with type.

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Typography is more than an afterthought in app design

Typography is more than an afterthought in app design | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Fonts are the biggest "small" design decisions you'll make for your app. Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting your typefaces.

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The vinyl record you play with a smartphone

The vinyl record you play with a smartphone | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
An envelope turntable and ingenious use of QR codes create a new way for dance music label Kontor to showcase their work to the advertising industry.
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Sony Xperia ZR Lets You Shoot Full HD Videos Underwater

Sony Xperia ZR Lets You Shoot Full HD Videos Underwater | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Sony's new Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia ZR, has a trait not often seen in today's high-range smartphones: it can be submerged 5 feet deep under water.
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