This year's MAX was a blast. Lots of great announcements (but not many releases) from Adobe on what's in store in the coming year. The best part: almost all of the sessions are now available as videos on Adobe TV and MAX Online.
The big announcement was Flash-based app development for the iPhone which came as a great surprise for everyone. I'm very surprised how close I came in calling it in my pre-MAX blog post. If blogging was pool, my post would count if we're playing "call pocket" and not "call shot". Read more
(cpluv.com) Art & Copy is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time -- people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry.brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents.
Virtual gravity is an interface between digital and analog world. With the aid of analog carriers, virtual terms can be taken up and transported from a loading screen to an analog scale. The importance and popularity of these terms, outputted as a virtual weight, can be weighed physically and be compared. Therefore impalpable, digital data get an actual physical existence and become a sensually tangible experience.
This is a list of some of the most influential and interesting sources on Twitter. It's somewhat California-centric, but includes major Flash events, evangelists, and pros from around the world. It's not absolute nor complete. But I did make a point of finding people that are active and often on topic.
Update: I'll update the list over the next few days for accuracy and add/remove names if requested. I also created an Addendum for 1519 new names & sources (added on Wed), so if you've already gone through the list, you don't have to guess what's new.Read more
(nytimes.com) ...for the next several days a remarkable replay of the audio is allowing any Web user to experience the momentous 1969 space mission as it happened.
The as-it-happened audio feed between mission control and the Apollo 11 spacecraft is being streamed on WeChooseTheMoon.com, a presentation of AOL and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.
I was less than one year old when the real first-landing occurred, and by coincidence my brother was born exactly one year later (so I always remember the date), so this reenactment is very exciting and personal for me.
I managed to catch stages 4, 5, and 6 "as they happened" and have been following the audio at work (people thought I was listening to a police scanner *heh*).
[Update] Stage 7 was on Sunday...
This Monday, July 20 will be the big finale: stages 7 8 through 11, aka the orbit around the moon and actual landing. I recommend tuning in.
I could only imagine ten years from now a complete and virtual reenactment ;-)