The Hong Kong musician/producer/composer Gaybird Leung asked Henry Chu to create a music app for his show Digital Hug. He wanted an instrument that could respond to body gesture like a theremin. So Henry developed Squeal which is based on his other app SoundGyro. With Squeal you’ll be able to trigger sounds by tapping on the eyes, nose, and cheeks of a face. And if you tilt the iPad you’ll be able switch between 3 octaves. The app will be available in the app store from July on, but you can still submit your own portrait to be part of it.
found at CreativeApplications
Apple launched the iPad 2 today. To be honest, the iPad itself wasn’t the best part of the announcement. But the Smart Cover for the iPad was. It’s a protective cover for the screen which attaches itself to the iPad with 2 magnets. It snaps right in place and it doesn’t really hide the design of the device. I think it’s one of the best industrial design products I’ve seen lately. When you close the cover it will put the iPad to sleep and the other way around. Ingenious.
Window Control is Johannes P. Osterhoff his latest interface art piece. It’s a portrait of Steve Jobs made with aqua interface elements.
If you have an apple computer and a webcam, then you’ve probably played around with Photo Booth. It’s so much fun! Mark Pernice made a picture of himself with Photo Booth and turned it into a mask. The result is awesome. He actually made the mask to make a new picture with Photo Booth while wearing it. He’ll used that picture for a self promotional poster.
I wouldn’t mind having these 2 digital prints by Artie Vierkant on my wall.
Framing Exercise – detail
OK – detail
The cheap CMOS sensor of an iPhone does not expose the whole thing at once, it scans from left to right. If you take a picture of something that moves very fast (like an airplane prop) you can get some crazy pictures out of it since each column represents a slightly different time.
found at Global Nerdy