Weekly Recommended Reading

  • Rough seas

    This is footage from a camera on board a cruise ship from when some rough weather hit.

    On August 1, the Pacific Sun ran into a heavy storm 400 miles north of New Zealand, hitting 25-foot-tall waves and 50-knot winds. Its 1732 passengers weren’t prepared to endure the madness that ensued. Absolutely crazy.

    (via clusterflock)

    Tags: travel   video

  • iPhone: a revolutionary device for the blind

    A blind man buys an iPhone and it changes his life.

    The other night, however, a very amazing thing happened. I downloaded an app called Color ID. It uses the iPhone’s camera, and speaks names of colors. It must use a table, because each color has an identifier made up of 6 hexadecimal digits. This puts the total at 16777216 colors, and I believe it. Some of them have very surreal names, such as Atomic Orange, Cosmic, Hippie Green, Opium, and Black-White. These names in combination with what feels like a rise in serotonin levels makes for a very psychedelic experience.

    I have never experienced this before in my life. I can see some light and color, but just in blurs, and objects don’t really have a color, just light sources. When I first tried it at three o’clock in the morning, I couldn’t figure out why it just reported black. After realizing that the screen curtain also disables the camera, I turned it off, but it still have very dark colors. Then I remembered that you actually need light to see, and it probably couldn’t see much at night. I thought about light sources, and my interview I did for Get Lamp. First, I saw one of my beautiful salt lamps in its various shades of orange, another with its pink and rose colors, and the third kind in glowing pink and red.. I felt stunned.

    (thx, david)

    Tags: Apple   blind   iPhone

  • Johnson & Johnson: Eye
    Johnson & Johnson: Eye

    Do you know what your kids are watching?
    Parental guidance needed in every access to tv & internet keep your kids' eyes away from pornography.

    Advertising Agency: DraftFCB, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Creative Director: Widyalupi Nonis
    Art Director: Ridward Ongsano
    Copywriter: Rina Putri
    DI Artist: C Production
    Photographer: Gerard Adi
    Published: August 2010

    Check out creative use of typography, a collection of great typographic advertisements.

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