if you fine-tune something until you think it is perfect, you will never finish. Just push it out into the world and let it live.
This ambient site plays a real time LAPD radio feed on top of a bed of ambient music. It's a mashup of Soundcloud songs and
and the result is eerie, melancholy, dreamy and chaotic.
I did an electronic record with Lee Gilmore last decade under the name Kildare. The song Nashville reminds me a lot of this...where Lee didn't answer his phone for two weeks and made a song with the voicemail recordings left for him during that time. We did the Kildare record when Lee lived in LA and I was between Missouri and Nashville. This was early 2000's so we would email or physically mail cds to get each other the tracks. He would put his ideas down then I would do the same, or vice versa. It's a young sounding record, but there are some really great moments and some of the best lyrics I've written on a few tunes. Experimental for sure.
You can listen and check out the Kildare record
. Let me know what you think about it and if you'd like to hear a new Kildare project.
First off, thanks for reaching out and even caring what I think. I was asked a similar question at the 2009 IEBA convention (What is the next "Facebook") and I copped out a little by saying there are smarter people who can figure that out. As it turns out, so far Facebook is the next Facebook.
Browse through the world's greatest museums and view artwork in stunning detail (zoom in to see cracks in the paint!). I love seeing Google's map technology used in amazing ways, and I'm pretty sure this is build on that platform.
Google partnered with museums around the world to feature over 1,000 great works. Select a museum or a piece of art and then click, drag, and zoom to view the pieces.
There's something amazing about viewing a van Gogh with enough clarity to see the stroke of the artist's hand and trailing bristles of his brush.
This is a fantastic way to share art with those who can't get to a museum in person.
Love this concept of the after-hours athlete.
When Nike wanted to get young people excited about running, their ad agency, Wieden + Kennedy (of whom I'm a huge fan), approached the challenge by blurring the lines between real and virtual worlds. By adding a game component on top of simply running, and pitting two teams who have been at odds since the beginning of time (boys vs. girls), they created an experience lived out in the real world and tracked online at www.nikegrid.com. (URL is no longer valid - full article here)
The city of London was broken up into 48 sectors by postal code, each with specific traditional phone boxes. The game consists of running a to one of these phones and calling a specific number, then entering a unique ID code so your data can be tracked. Players then receive instructions on where to run next, and the cycle continues. The game currently has 2,971 players on 334 teams.
As data is entered, Nike displays it at www.nikegrid.com so users can track their performance and see who's winning. In the spirit of competition, each daily video ends with a notice to the team in second place: "Get running girls!" is the message in the video below.
"GRID is part of a growing category of ideas that sits within, as Tom Coates of Yahoo! describes, the 'real world web,'" Graeme Douglas of Wieden + Kennedy writes, "connected things that blur the physical and virtual spaces--things that thrive primarily because they excite us as humans, rather than being a vehicle for demonstrating technical capability."
I believe that is where the next evolution of the web will take us - from social commerce, which is gaining a ton of speed right now, to more engaging forms of advertising...as more of these campaigns are introduced and succeed, intelligent brands will look for authentic ways to introduce an engagement layer on top of mere advertising. I fully expect there to be some misfires and some poorly matched attempts at this, but I'm excited to see more of these campaigns done well.
If I only scrape a living, at least it's a living worth scraping.
What are you creating today?