January 24th, 2012 by admin
A really neat (and really enlightening) way to visualize the interstate system in the US. It makes the idea of driving across the continent much more appealing somehow, though I’m sure that I’m romanticizing it and really should never, ever let be self be stuck in a car for more than a few hours.
By designer Cameron Booth, who seems to do a lot of similarly nerdy-neat projects. Credit where credit is due: found yesterday by Phil.
December 12th, 2011 by admin
Do you miss TunaCupcake? I know that I sure do. While I can’t guarantee I’ll ever write a new post, I CAN guarantee that the archives will be back online shortly–on my site, not on the old TunaCupcake domain. Stay tuned….
December 12th, 2011 by admin
This makes me want an iPad, and there’s not much that makes me want an iPad. Not that I don’t love the apps or think they’re cool… I just happen to be a satisfied with iPad-less gadget ecosystem. But this is one thing that just wouldn’t work on a tiny iPhone screen: Converse, a language translator for conversations.
Neat interface, right? Granted, a lot depends on the quality of the translation. I remember one time I met a Spanish guy who was just learning English… Online translation tools made for pretty brutal online conversations, and forget about in-person conversations. This might have helped a bit, I’d like to think, at least.
Check it out in the iTunes App Store
July 22nd, 2010 by lukewalker
My friends Kate, David, Alex and I (collectively known as Atmosphere Industries) have been working for the last number of months on our latest game, Gentrification: The Game, and it seems we have a hit on our hands! After a fun test-run in Toronto, we took the game to Come Out & Play in Brooklyn, where we took home two big awards: Best use of tech & Best in fest! We were subsequently invited to Hide and Seek in London, where Kate & David ran another very successful UK edition of the game.
This weekend, we’ll be bringing things back to Toronto. I’m a little late getting news up here, as we’re fully booked (we do have a handful of walk-up spots–if you’re really lucky, you might get one.) A bit of good press helped us out, from this great piece by Ryan Bigge in The Toronto Star a few weeks ago, to a Best Bet listing in EyeWeekly and a post on BlogTO (as well as event postings in Now Toronto, Metro’s print edition, and elsewhere), and a piece on ARGNet. Wow! We’re also hoping that there will be some post-game press… I’ll keep you “post”-ed on that (har har).
So hopefully we’ll see you on Sunday! And if you can’t make it out this time but are interested in participating in games and other events we come up with in the future, sign up for the Atmosphere Industries mailing list on our site!
July 23 edit: Added link to Atmosphere and BlogTO posts and mention of Metro.
July 13th, 2010 by admin
Apparently I need to write here more often. But fear not, good things to come your way tonight.