This is Now is a site that compiles city-specific streams of Instagram photos as the photos are posted. The streams serve as a kind of fast-paced visual storyline of what is going on in a given city right now: try New York City, Tokyo, and London. This is Now was created by Lexical Gap in Australia.
I have posted some of Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Dream portraits before and now the Legendary photographer has released her 2012 collection which features Russell Brand as Captain Hook from Peter Pan, and Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel as Phineas, Ezra and Gus, the Hitchhiking Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion. It’s the first time the series has featured characters who originated in a theme park and not in a movie.
These ads will soon be appearing in magazines such as GQ, O – The Oprah Magazine, People, People En Español, Vanity Fair, Real Simple, Essence, and InStyle. Unfortunately, hi-res versions of the photographs arent available to really see the detail so you’ll probably need to pick up a magazine to see that – but here’s what each ad says.
Brand: “Where every moment leaves you hungry for more.”
Black, Ferrell, Segel: “Where you can go on the ride of your afterlife.”
Established in May 2010, the Signs of Affection project aims to make the walls talk. Short positive messages are placed in public spaces around the world to be seen by thousands. To get involved you can submit a few words […] If your entry is chosen it will be designed, screen-printed and sent to you all for free! Copies will also be sent across the world to be pasted-up on the walls of other cities.
“Still Life” by artist Scott Garner is an interactive picture that can be tilted by the viewer, causing the objects in the picture to be tossed about the frame (video). Garner created the effect with a framed TV, swivel mount, spatial sensor, and 3D software.
33-year-old German Markus Reugels captures worlds in water droplets by hanging high-res images of planets in the background and then letting a drop of water fall, all the while triggering a high-speed camera, to capture in its lot, the exact instant the droplet frames the planetary backdrop. via
Mineways is a tool that converts your Minecraft creations into 3D files that can be sent to the 3D printing bureau Shapeways, who will print them out in color plastic and send them to you. The tool itself is free/open and there’s C/C++ source for you to download.
There are already over 1900 Minecraft tagged items on show, for sale or download in the Shapeways gallery and we are expecting to see many, many more as the game engine, makes 3D modelling fun and accessible to thousands of people. Minecraft and Mineways may end up being a great stepping stone to 3DTin which has a comparable base architecture or Tinkercad which may also be intuitive to those who enter 3D modelling via Minecraft.