These Progress Bars make the downloading of online files actually fun to watch

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Thursday 15 January 2015

Oh, the drudgery of watching the progress bar filling up ever so s-l-o-w-l-y while you wait for whatever that needs to be downloaded onto your desktop is just so very ultra excruciating. Don’t you think it’s like watching paint dry? Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz obviously feels the same way and has developed ‘Works in Progress Bars’, a series of quirky and specially designed progress bars re-imaged as a light saber, a personality test, and even an expanding chocolate bar.

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Pictures of mornings spent 3191 miles apart

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 30 November 2012

Two women meet online, become friends, decide to start a project (A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart) and post a picture from their morning every day for a year. The results are fascinating — next to each other, the pictures form a bigger picture, like a visual dialogue. Stephanie Congdon Barnes and Maria Alexandra Vettese had so much fun, they did the same thing again for another year, this time with evenings instead of mornings. And really, why not?

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Pixelschatten: a John Hughes-esque film for a new generation

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By Anil Kunnel in Video on Friday 29 July 2011

Pixel is a 22-year-old small-town blogger. Everyone can read about him and his friends online. His blog Pixelschatten used to be the hippest thing in town, but now the local fame has faded away. His friends go to college, have new friends and interests, and his girlfriend Suse is irritated by the private issues revealed on the blog. When Pixel realizes that everyone but him is moving on, he changes all their lives with just one post.

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META Assassins: an experimental online game

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By Iceduster in Cool Websites on Friday 13 May 2011

A new experimental online game is taking the Facebook experience to a whole new level. META Assassins, a tournament-based assassination game, makes use of a downloadable plugin to detect browser activity and, in turn, triggers shootouts when your assigned ‘target’ lands on the same page. This concept game also features real jobs, like Streetview Surveillance […]

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New Harmony Korine movie made with crowd-funding

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By Jorrit in New Film on Friday 17 September 2010

Film director Harmony Korine (Gummo, Trash Humpers) is working on a new film called God’s Joke. This time his film will be financed by crowd-funding through Cinema Reloaded, a project hosted by the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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