March 2015

Eric Fischer - locals and tourists - San Francisco

Eric Fischer’s visual representation of pictures taken in San Francisco by tourists and locals

A visual representation of where pictures are taken in San Francisco as tourists and locals. Source: Eric Fischer (flickr) Looks nice, doesn’t it? Data artist Eric Fischer also build a worldwide map of local allegiances with MapBox and Twitter. Some of his visualisations are exhibited at the MoMa, utilising the Flickr and Picasa API (like the image of San Francisco above), showing locals and tourists in metropolitan areas around the world. Berlin is among them as well.

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Impossible Instant Lab app

THIS Visits: The Impossible Project – Recreating Instant Film

Some insights in how “The Impossible Project” came to be… Conceived at the closing party of the last Polaroid factory, The Impossible Project completely re-invented the process of creating instant film specifically for Polaroid cameras. A daunting task for sure, but one that they’ve been at since 2008. More about my experiences with their products and my Polaroid SX-70 camera can be found in previous posts.

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Airbnb vs. Berlin

Airbnb vs. Berlin? Was sagen die Daten?

A great example of convincing visual storytelling and data journalism. This is an impressive data driven story about airbnb accommodations in Berlin and its correlations with the local real estate market, rents and affordable housing.

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Music Man Luke remake by OLP

As you know, a Music Man Luke III is what I wanted. Well, since there is absolutely no reason what so ever to justify an investment like that (since I clearly lack any kind of skill), I got a used Music Man Luke remake by OLP, made in China instead of the US but still officially licensed by Ernie Ball as far as the headstock design goes. If you are interested, there is a product review in comparison to the original […]

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Musicman Luke III - 1

Music Man Luke III

ricfreak: New kid on the block…………….Steve Lukather Music Man Luke III Music Man Luke III, totally the one and only guitar I’d want if I had any skill that could justify the investment. Also I would love the AMPLIFi TT by line6, a totally kick ass tabletop multi effect with a remote app for iOS or Android. for just 188 €.

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Pipes Apple Watch Demo

Apple Watch by Pipes News – Apple Watch Demo

Mix Your Watch

Mix Your Watch! – try out all available Apple Watch options

Just a few days before the upcoming Apple Event on March 9 2015, there is a way to try out all available options of the Apple smartwatch. Try it out.

Guy Kawasaki - The Art of the Start 2.0

The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki

A few days ago, I received a review copy of Guy Kawasaki ’s latest book, an updated and mostly rewritten version 2.0 of The Art of the Start, his bestselling book from 10 years ago. As most of you know, Guy was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple and still keeps busy as an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and a Venture Capitalist. The 64% longer […]

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Shot on iPhone 6

Shot on iPhone 6

Apparently, there is a new showcase of photos taken with iPhone 6 on Apple’s Homepage. According to news at at macrumors.com it is just the beginning of a larger campaign:

“[…] involving 77 photographers, 70 cities and 24 countries. Apple will be featuring photos taken with an iPhone 6 in print media, transit posters and billboards across the world.”

Source: Apple Showcases ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ World Photo Gallery on Homepage

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