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Alice Through The Google Glass | Visual.ly

Alice Through The Google Glass | Visual.ly | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
An infographic on Google Glass including what it can do and the concerns surrounding it's use.
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15 Cards That Keep It Real: Best of The National Stationery Show | Design*Sponge

15 Cards That Keep It Real: Best of The National Stationery Show | Design*Sponge | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
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Video: Gomer in “Black Ink - Calm Like A Bomb 40 Hours drawing in 4 MInutes.

Video: Gomer in “Black Ink - Calm Like A Bomb 40 Hours drawing in 4 MInutes. | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
French artist Gomer, from Frenchkiss droped this ‘Calm Like a Bomb’ video today, see him drawing an ink piece after the jump.
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Amazing ink work by Gomer, 40 hours in 4 mins


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Kurt and I | Signalnoise.com

Kurt and I | Signalnoise.com | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
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James White/Signal Noise. Not only does he make amazing film (and game artwork) but he also gets to meet heros like Kurt Russell! ^ML

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Everything I Can See From Here | FormFiftyFive – Design inspiration from around the world

Everything I Can See From Here | FormFiftyFive – Design inspiration from around the world | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Absolutely love this short animation about a game of football that turns deadly as an uninvited player joins in. Directed by Sam Taylor and Bjorn ...
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Animation about a game of football — don't take it at face value it's amazing! ^ML

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It's Nice That : Dream come true! The artists behind the Beastie Boys album covers!

It's Nice That : Dream come true! The artists behind the Beastie Boys album covers! | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
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Insight into the Beastie Boys covers! ^ML

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Juxtapoz Magazine - "Back to the Future," Photographs by Irina Werning

Juxtapoz Magazine - "Back to the Future," Photographs by Irina Werning | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Buenos Aires-based photographer Irina Werning travelled to 32 countries and shot 250 pictures for her Back to the Future pr...
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Great photos recreating old photos.


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This Is What Google Glass Used to Look Like

This Is What Google Glass Used to Look Like | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
If you think Google Glass looks a little weird now, take a look at how it got its start.
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Combine 3D Printing and Augmented Reality? Magic

Combine 3D Printing and Augmented Reality? Magic | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it


Augmented reality and 3D printing, while very different technologies, circle around the same general concept: bridging the gap between the physical world and the digital world. 3D printing makes the digital physical, and augmented reality enhances the physical world with digital overlays.


So what happens when you combine them? This question was at the heart of a project created by Dutch new media artist Sander Veenhof and designer Joris van Tubergen, who fused the worlds of 3D printing and augmented reality in a really interesting way.


The concept, dubbed the “UltimARker”, allows 3D printer owners to get a real-time preview of their 3D designs as their devices create them. Along with the design overlay, the UltimARker (which is a play on the name of the Ultimaker 3D printer and “AR” or “augmented reality”) also displays information like how long the printer’s been at work, and, in theory, how long it will take a job to complete. You can see how this works in the video below.

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This is a lovely proof of concept, combining two distinct technologies both brudging the gap of the physical world and digital - "phygital".


As the article mentions, with the increasing use of augmented relaity and the release of Google Glass, expect to see more and more innovative uses of this technology. 

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What Twitter's ESPN Deal Means

What Twitter's ESPN Deal Means | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Twitter is increasingly pressing beyond the confines of the 140 character text messages that defined the social network at its inception. The Twitter timeline of today -- replete with tweets that feature pictures, videos, music and short clips of news articles -- is far from the timeline of truncated status updates that launched the social network seven years ago. Indeed, the company seems intent on challenging nearly every social media competitor, from Instagram to Facebook to YouTube.
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Google Launches Content Recommendation Engine

Google Launches Content Recommendation Engine | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it

Google continues to increase the reach of its Google+ platform, and today the company is launching a new mobile content recommendation service powered by Google+. These recommendations will appear as small widgets at that bottom of the screen as users browse a news site that has enabled this service.


Google’s launch partner for this service is Forbes, but others can implement these recommendations by just adding a single line of code to their mobile sites. Recommendations, Google says, can appear regardless of whether a users are signed in to Google+.

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This move doesn't come as a huge surprise. Google have made no secret as of late about the increasing importance they are putting on social and mobile - attempting to change the way we find, create, share and consume content.


Their own social media platform may still feel like a ghost town to some but the number of active users is on the rise. Just about every major brand now has a strong Google+ presence, attracting more users.


"As it stands now, Facebook currently accounts for 46% of all social logins, while Google’s share is hovering around 34%. Facebook had a 3% drop from Q4 2012, but guess where it went? That’s right. It went to Google+. This is the second consecutive quarter that Google’s social network has closed the gap on Facebook, and the inverse relationship is no coincidence." - http://bit.ly/125NVZ6 


With the myriad of services you can now access with one Google login - YouTube, Drive, Play Store, Music etc. - the uptake of Andorid smartphones and the emphasis they are placing on social signals within the world of SEO, it's no wonder that the tech goliath looks set to make a come back in the social media world.

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Lettering versus Calligraphy | I love typography, the typography and fonts blog

Lettering versus Calligraphy | I love typography, the typography and fonts blog | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Despite the frequently ill-defined line between Lettering and Calligraphy, they have always been separate disciplines. Lettering vs Calligraphy, a new project
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With the current resurgence in calligraphy and lettering people often get mistaken between the two. This simple little idea of a daily battle between the two aims to put the issue to bed (that and it's daily beautiful type!) ^ML

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Learn How To Code

Learn How To Code | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
This video by code.org is talking about the "superpower" that isn't being taught in in 90% of US schools.
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Creative Review - OK, who's got a steamroller?

Creative Review - OK, who's got a steamroller? | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The best in visual communication
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This poor guy's hands must be in bits. Now it's finised this huge linocut print needs a steamroller to ink and print it! ^ML

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Can 2 - Back to Nature

Vimeo is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them.
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Great forest piece by Can 2


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Whitney Graphic Identity by Experimental Jetset

Whitney Graphic Identity by Experimental Jetset | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Experimental Jetset redesigns the logo and graphic identity for the Whitney Museum of American Art with a slender responsive W.
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Responsive design is everywhere — but responsive branding? Another boundry pushing project from Experimental Jetset for New York's Museum of American Art. ^ML

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SHADOW

SHADOW is an innovative alarm clock that helps you record and remember your dreams. Go to www.discovershadow.com to request an invite.Discover Shadow Inc.
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Simple idea for an app — record your dreams with help from gradual alarms and other features. Also really slick presentation for the project. ^ML

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Thousands of sugar cubes make sweet London skyline (Wired UK)

Thousands of sugar cubes make sweet London skyline (Wired UK) | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
It’s a sugary skyline that marks the bitter-sweet story of London’s Docklands. The piece commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Museum of London Docklands
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If you know me, you'd would understand why this particular piece of art appeals to me. I have a sort of thing for sugary edibles. Aside from that, it is also a nice peice of creative work. ^SL 

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Cool JavaScript "applications"

Cool JavaScript "applications" | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it

The object of this competition is to create a cool JavaScript "application" no larger than 1k. Starting out as a joke, the first version ended with a serious amount of submissions, prizes and quality.

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Although it's a basic demo, it's amazing that something like this can be produced with less than 1kb of Javascript. To keep it under 1k takes alot of thought and creativity. Some other great examples on the main page of demos.  ^NB



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THE GREAT GATSBY

The Great Gatsby Branding in collaboration with Bazmark.
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Cool look into the generation and experimentation of The Great Gatsby logotype. ^ML

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As Apple hits 50bn downloads, six ways brands can beat the end of the app honeymoon | Marketing Magazine

As Apple hits 50bn downloads, six ways brands can beat the end of the app honeymoon | Marketing Magazine | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Only brands that are serious about creating valuable experiences will succeed in a crowded app market, writes Matt Dyke (below), founder & strategy partner at digital agency AnalogFolk.
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Some interesting tips for brands interested in entering the App marketplace. Our thoughts are that good brand engagement is still possible even in a crowded markeplace, as seen with the success of the Smiler App - www.playthesmiler.com. However, the blending of the physical and the digital is gaining importance quickly. Make your app useful in the physical space and you cross a boundary that many Marketers  aren't really considering at the moment - SM

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Exclusive: Google readies its Spotify competitor with Universal and Sony now on board

Exclusive: Google readies its Spotify competitor with Universal and Sony now on board | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Google will unveil new subscription music services tomorrow at the Google I/O conference, sources close to the company said. Google has now signed separate licensing deals with Universal Music...
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Amelia and Animal Affinity

Amelia and Animal Affinity | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Robin Schwartz is an American photographer, who for 10 years, takes a picture of her daughter Amelia in the company of different animals around the world. The r
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The Smiler roller coaster added to Guinness Book of World Records

The Smiler roller coaster added to Guinness Book of World Records | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
The Guinness Book of World Records has officially confirmed The Smiler roller coaster at Alton Towers as having more inversions than any other coaster.
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Well it is official. The Smiler is going to turn you inside out with 14 loops. We at Matmi are proud to have been able to work alongside the guys at Alton Towers and TBWA to develop The Smiler's companion app. Check it out, it's FREE!


For iOS and Android - http://bit.ly/YQBjsf 


Visiting Alton Towers soon? Then have the app at the ready to scan the hidden images dotted around the park and get all the in-game unlocks.

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Old Japanese Man Creates Amazing Art Using Excel (Wait, Excel?)

Old Japanese Man Creates Amazing Art Using Excel (Wait, Excel?) | Matmi Staff finds... | Scoop.it
Microsoft Excel isn't only for spreadsheets. It can also be used to create art. Don't believe me? Just ask 73 year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi. He'll tell ya.
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