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Archive for March 2009

Playing billboards

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Playing billboards, originally uploaded by You + Me.

Toshiba takes digital signage, 3g wifi phone connectivity, games, and puts them in a blender to create a physical billboard game on the streets of Japan. Thus reinforcing my theory that Japan is an incubator for all new social technologies. VIA: sk8tiqueonline.com/news/?p=996

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March 27, 2009 at 2:34 pm

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Start a relationship

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Start a relationship, originally uploaded by You + Me.

Since I’m on the topic of data visualizations, jungle metaphors, and relationships, I thought I’d present this to you. Ever wanted to see a visual representation of related reading material via amazon.com? Well here you go. VIA: amaznode.fladdict.net/#keywords=spiderman&locale=us&a…

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March 27, 2009 at 2:34 pm

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Charting your pain

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Charting your pain, originally uploaded by You + Me.

While on routine search through the Jungle I discovered this long lost gem that visualizes the data of break-ups via the scouring of blog data. Breaking up is hard to do, looking at hundreds of break-ups is even harder. VIA: artport.whitney.org/commissions/thedumpster/

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March 27, 2009 at 2:33 pm

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Hello computer

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Hello computer, originally uploaded by You + Me.

NTT Docomo has been at the forefront of developing trend setting technology wares for the 3g cellphone hungry nation of Japan for sometime. And sure, they have smart phones that can purchase things automatically from vending machines. But now even a whisper could potentially trigger a series of interactions in your phone. Before arguing the intrusive nature of this, sit back and say, yes, that is friggin cool. Useful? still in question VIA: www.nttdocomo.com/technologies/future/audio/index.htmlhtt…

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March 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm

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Internet etiquette

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Internet etiquette, originally uploaded by You + Me.

Part Jim Jones, part cultural Mao revolution, this video demonstrates children singing the do’s and don’ts of internet communication. Yeah, this is creepy. VIA: videogum.com/archives/webjunk/kids-sing-a-made-up-song-ab…

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March 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Interaction designers – Skillset

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Interaction designers – Skillset, originally uploaded by You + Me.

So often the term web, interaction, graphic, etc.. designer gets thrown around without any real agreed upon definition. Naturally these are emerging professions that don’t have the legacy of say a haberdasher (person who sells articles for sewing). But what ever the case this diagram breaks it down with a degree of simplicity that should help your account management team. VIA: www.flickr.com/photos/nationless/404205469/in/pool-350343…

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March 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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Spec work is the devil Bobby

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Spec work is the devil Bobby, originally uploaded by You + Me.

I basically agree with everything Carson says.
VIA: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQu0292dftA and thanks to www.gerardbabitts.com/

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March 26, 2009 at 3:50 pm