Noisy Typer is a new speed project by Theo Watson. It’s a free piece of software which plays typewriter sounds as you type. It runs in the background and works with all applications ( email, web, word etc ). Key sounds include: letter keys, spacebar, backspace, carriage return and scroll up and down. At the moment it’s OS X only.
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Golan Levin and Kyle McDonald wrote a piece of software to unwrap the 360-degree panoramic digital videos of the Sony Bloggie. But then they modified their software to unwrap photos of flowers. The results are stunning.
You can download the open-source code here and you’ll have to run it with Processing.
found at CreativeApplications
DustTag is an iPhone application designed for graffiti writers that visualizes the motion involved in the creation of a tag. It is basically the iPhone version of Evan Roth his Graffiti Analysis tool, just with a little less bells and whistles but some typical iPhone features. You can write tags on the iPhone and upload them as .gml files (Graffiti Markup Language) to the 000000book.com website. Evan designed this app together with Chris Sugrue. Support them and buy this app for just $1.99!
This is how my tag looks like when the .gml file was loaded into the Graffiti Analysis tool. Thanks Evan.
PhotoSketch is an amazing software developed by five Chinese Computer Science and Technology students. They describe it as an Internet Image Montage program, it composes an image based on a sketch using images found on the internet.
It works like this:
This video explains it even a little more:
The first beta of Rhonda just came out a few hours ago and it’s exactly like expected, very cool. If you don’t remember what Rhonda is all about, you might want to read this. Here is a video where Zach Lieberman demos a few of the features.
I tried it out too, but my non existent drawing skills and trackpad didn’t really help.
Rhonda is a 3D drawing tool like no other, the first when I saw it a few years ago I was immediately blown away. Amit Pitaru developed this amazing piece of software around 2003. Around that time he was collaborating with James Paterson, their project was called InsertSilince. In this video you can see James drawing using Rhonda with his unique style.
So it’s very nice to hear that the development of Rhonda will continue with the help of Zach Lieberman (openFrameworks) and Zach Gage (synthpond).
tha ltd. has just launched a new website for SCR, its creative label intended to serve as a platform for artworks and projects emerging from the recent digital/network media movements. They produce, develop, and sell various interactive art / software / motion-based projects. You might remember their Dropclock screensaver from last year.
Beside the relaunch, they also added 6 new pieces. 4 of them are made by Brendan Dawes, Delaware, Andreas Müller and Theodore Watson, the other 2, which I like best, by tha ltd. themselves.
MUG SHOOTER by tha ltd.
MUG SHOOTER is a screensaver that takes a unique mug shot of you and shares it to the world. A special camera that uses the automatic face recognition system morphs your facial expressions as you move parts of your face. Play around, have fun, and post a unique mug shot of yourself! (Please note, this screensaver displays the 50 most recent posts only, and old images will be automatically deleted. Your posts will be displayed for a limited time of around 1 ~ 10 days.)
CRASHCLOCK by tha ltd.
CRASHCLOCK is a screensaver that depicts the destruction of 4 truss structures falling vertically against the ground in slow motion.
This project is based on a project “CRASH” which was created for an exhibition called “bones” directed by Shunji Yamanaka at the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT.
My favorites so far are Browser Ball and BallDroppings.
This video is a compilation of all the experiments:
The Unfinished Swan is a first-person painting game set in an entirely white world. The players have to find their way through a garden by splattering paint. It is still in development and unfortunately there are no plans to release it.
Lee Byron ported one of my favorite java applets called Yellowtail to the iPhone. Yellowtail was developed by Golan Levin back in 2000 as a java applet, a few years later he ported the code to Processing.
Lee got himself an iPhone last week and a few days later he got his Developer’s Certificate. He managed to code this nice version of Yellowtail for the iPhone in just 2 days. You can read some details here.