As many readers remember, last October, cheeky-Brit and artist Banksy captured the imagination of New Yorkers by democratizing art and making New York City his gallery. His month long city-wide exhibit was fascinating because he created his pieces as the days passed. With the fuzz and po-po’s in hot pursuit, he was as elusive as ever. With his savvy use of social media, his local exhibit blew the fuck up became a global phenomenon!
With an Apple iPhone 5S drop weeks away, we recently scourged the web in search of iPhone concepts that didn’t go completely off the reservation from a product and interface design standpoint. Our only other criteria was that the concept had to be well thought out and well executed. We wanted to feel like come 2014, this is the phone that we could potentially get.
Technology enthusiasts in New York City this weekend will be pleased to know that Eyebeam and Mozilla have partnered up to present the OPEN(Art) Exhibition, featuring creative web work and an exclusive workshop series. The exhibition and series opening reception goes down tomorrow July 12, 6PM8PM at Eyebeam (540 W 21st Street New York, NY 10011).
The household and hardware experts of RustOleum have recently partnered up with NeverWet, a new super hydrophobic coating that repels and protects against all kinds of liquids. It works by applying a coating of the product to any surface, allowing it to dry, then stand back in amazement as it acts kind of like a force field against any stain threats. Check out the test video below where the team behind the product puts it to use on sneakers, clothing, cardboard boxes and even an iPhone, to detail its incredible resistance ability!
Italianborn motorcycle company, Vespa, celebrates its 70year history by teaming up with French creative agency NOMOON to draft up a visual retrospective. The result is an animated piece that highlights the company’s models and designs (including a brief stint with automobiles) from as far back as 1943 to today.
Music mogul and entrepreneur extraordinaire JayZ gets to add another corporate notch to his belt with his latest Samsung deal. The multimillion dollar MC just revealed to the world that his forthcoming album Magna Carta The Holy Grail will be made available exclusively early to Samsung Galaxy device users thanks to a 5 million dollar purchase that the company made. Apparently, Mr. Carter wasn’t too shy about the deal since his official Twitter account went on to jokingly proclaim the deal’s “philosophical” nature. Humble brag of the year if you ask us.
What started off as a mock film trailer for a school project about Instagram has now snowballed into the real thing for university student Paul Tellefsen. His endeavor has resulted in a 25minute long short about the social media photograph platform and how its digital means has brought together a communities in a very analog way. Check out Instagram Is and explore the depth of the Instagram phenomenon.
For this year’s D11 Conferencea gathering of technological wonders held in the wizards at Motorola presented a new password authentication technology in the form of a pill. Senior VP of Advanced Technology, Regina Dugan revealed what’s being dubbed as vitamin authentication, a tiny pill that, once consumed, mixes with a person’s stomach acid to to create an 18bit field of energy that in turn grants them access to secured locations. Guess it’ll be pretty hard to forget a password that’s literally inside you. Crazy!
The Videographer’s Guide is a unique new series about the changing face of video production and content. A teaser for their second episode reveals a look into some of the ways emerging technology and apps have completely empowered independent brands and entities to shoot and edit their own video. Episode one on the relevance of modern music videos can be seen here.