Is this the greatest invention ever? Mobile Art Lab, an offshoot of the giant Japanese Dentsu advertising agency which develops mobile specific content, recently launched the PhoneBook project, with the ‘aim of finding new ways to connect parents and children using the iPhone’. The project mashes up the digital benefits of the iPhone with the [...]
With the introduction of the free app TuneIn Radio, the charms of the ‘wireless’ (no, not that wireless. We’re talking old school here) can finally be re-discovered. With more than 50,000 of the world’s radio stations tuned in, punch in a genre and you could be listening to stations from DubstepFM to DooWop Cafe wherever [...]
Social media is playing a vital role for Earth Hour 2011, not only connecting the global community that will take part in the lights-out event on March 26, but driving supporters to commit to doing something more, beyond the hour. A new 60+ app has been launched that allows people to use their iPhone to share with the world the actions they will take to sustain their commitment to the planet once the lights go back on.
The Echoism iphone app and website makes people symmetrical. Finally! It’s simple: ‘people take their self-portrait, then the program produces two symmetrical images, a left/left and a right/right. Users are asked to upload these to a website with everybody else’. The program, created by artist Julian Wolkenstein, seeks to answer the question: ‘do people consider themselves to be more beautiful if they are symmetrical?’
Beijing-based electronic music duo FM3 have gone a long way with their Buddha Machine, a loop-playing box inspired by similar machines found in buddhist temples across China. They recently rolled out a new line with translucent colors as well as an app for your iPhone or iPad.
I’m really digging the Horizons app, an ‘interactive sound toy’ for the iPhone and iPad which merges the beautifully atmospheric sounds of Eli Murray (Gentleforce) with generative visuals of Lukasz Karluk. Says Karluk: “it’s an exploration of colour, sound and form. The design of the piece focuses on creating subtle colour refractions in a rich colour scape complemented by deep, immersive sounds’.
For the guys of this world that just can’t get it going, there’s this brilliant new iPhone app from Angelina Amerson. As Amerson told PixelatedGeek, My Virtual Girlfriend has twenty levels of relationship to complete: ‘To complete a level, you must make your virtual girlfriend happy and fill your heart meter up by completing an [...]
Our friends over at Ghostly, who consistently dig up the glitchiest, choicest electronica, have just released a brilliant new music discovery iPhone app which is available for download through their website. This thing is smoking hot, packed with new music and beautifully designed. You can also create Playlists through it and share tracks with your [...]