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FanisNews: a creative website resume

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By Kuan Huang in Cool Websites on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Fanis Poulinakis created a breaking news site about himself. He uses this funny website as his creative resume in order to get a job in companies like CNN. For example, that site features headlines about him being chased by CEOs from media companies. There is also a video about Obama talking about him.

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Blend: an open collaboration network for musicians

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By Kuan Huang in Cool Websites on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Github for musicians … that’s how I would describe Blend. Music creation today often includes messy email threads and quirky hacks by the industry’s most determined. And though music creators are so passionate about collaborating, sharing and distributing their work, there isn’t really a Beta community for them to share it in. The purpose of […]

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Tapestry: a tappable story app

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By Kuan Huang in Tech on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Tapestry is a collections of short and wonderful stories made for reading on the mobile phone. I really enjoy reading it. This is my favorite tapestry story so far. It’s written for a recent movie, The Way Way Back. I almost feel like this might be the future of movie trailers.

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Kinograph: saving cultural memory with a DIY camera

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By Kuan Huang in New Products on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Kinograph is an open source project that makes film digitization affordable and scaleable. Using components available on the internet, a few 3D printed parts, and a consumer level camera, the machine digitizes 35mm, 16mm or 8mm film at high definition resolutions with sound. The project is based on the philosophy that cultural memory should not […]

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Creative Mornings: a monthly breakfast lecture series

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By Kuan Huang in New Events on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Creative Mornings is monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! Started in New York by Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of Swissmiss, CreativeMornings has chapters around the world including Chicago, London, Zurich, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin, and Auckland, among others.

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Poncho: a personalized weather service

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By Kuan Huang in Cool Websites on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Poncho is a personalized weather service that is tailored to your daily routine. Everyday, Poncho crafts an email or text message to help you plan your day: The message includes weather, commute, alternate side parking, allergy forecast information based your choice. The sign up process is very clean and beautifully done. Poncho is only available […]

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Shippo: a mood controlled cat tail from Japan

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By Kuan Huang in New Products on Monday 11 February 2013

Shippo, which means ‘tail’ in Japanese, is a mechanic tail controlled by brain waves which literally interacts with your mood. This gadget captures your brain waves, and interprets the signals into waving patterns. Shippo wags ‘soft and slow’ when the person is relaxed, and ‘hard and fast’ when the person is concerned.

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Feelytics: this app helps you share your feelings

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By Kuan Huang in Tech on Saturday 9 February 2013

Feelytics (stands for feel plus analytics) is a new iPhone app that creates a community for people to talk about their feelings comfortably. The app uses expressive emoticons to help people identify their current emotional state. Once a user picks an emotion, he or she can publish it, either publicly or privately. The app creates […]

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Ditology: the remarkable finger portraits of Dito Von Tease

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By Kuan Huang in New Trends on Saturday 9 February 2013

Finger painting is popular among children. But artist Dito Von Tease has transformed it into an art style and named it Ditology. He took pictures of his index finger and turned them into immediately recognizable famous faces. His portraits include depictions of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Hello Kitty, Micky Mouse and others

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Black and white street photography by Yuchen Chiu

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By Kuan Huang in New Photography on Saturday 9 February 2013

Yuchen Chiu is one of my favorite New York City street photographers. She shoots most of her photos with black and white 135 film. Her photos are not only poetically beautiful but also carry the weight of history and fact and reflect the versatile facets of place, such as New York City, Havana, and Rome, […]

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Interactive performance piece tells the story of the rebirth of Taiwan Lin’s Mansion

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By Kuan Huang in New Illustration on Friday 8 February 2013

The Mirage Theater is an interactive performance piece telling a story of the death and rebirth of a historical landmark: The Lin’s Mansion in Wufeng, Taiwan. Fourteen years after it was heavily damaged during the earthquake in 1999, The Lin’s Mansion was rebuilt as a local theater. The Mirage Theater was shown in December 2012 and consisted of dancing, […]

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