Tag: Digital-Presence

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Digital-Presence

Let Strangers Cheer You up on Twitter

Feeling down and in need to unload, but cannot find a way besides sending unanswered and desperate Tweets into the universe? There is now a new application that allows random strangers to cheer you up on Twitter.

If you are feeling happy today and want to pass on the good vibes to other people who might need it, you can do it via CheerUpper. It is a web app that uses Twitter’s interface and an intelligence system able to detect sad Tweets for you to respond to. After you reply, CheerUpper team reviews your answer and sends you an e-mail when it’s published. If you are having a bad time and need someone to put a smile on your face, you can use the hashtag #cheermeup, and you will be put on the list of sad tweets of CheerUpper’s system. Isn’t that a humane and altruistic way of using the social media?

Source: The Daily Dot

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Digital-Presence

Analogue vs Digital: Information Storage

In search for information, people once used to go to libraries. Fortunately, there were librarians helping you to find the information you were looking for. Although libraries are not (yet) extinct, the internet is trying to take over.

The world’s biggest online search engine data centers are enormous. Continuously they process all information to make sure you can access it anytime, anywhere. They are the brains of Mr. Google, the librarian that finds your information in less than a second.

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.

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Digital-Presence

Analogue vs Digital: Take a Selfie

No, the selfie on the left isn’t the latest post of Albrecht Du?rer on Instagram. It is one of the first self-portraits in the world by a German painter who lived in the 15th century. Du?rer is considered as one of the first artists fascinated by the portrait of the self. He painted a lot of selfies, wherever he was and however he felt.

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.

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Digital-Presence

Analogue vs Digital: Interactive Van Gogh

Did Vincent van Gogh ever imagine his paintings would be sold for millions? Sure he didn’t think of the fact that this painting from 1889 would be interactive, and available in the Appstore. Yes, you can touch this painting!

Petros Vrellis has created an interactive visualization and synthesizer that animates Van Gogh’s Starry Night. A fluid simulation gently creates a flowing fabric from Van Gogh’s impressionist portrait of the Milky Way and night sky using the thick paint daubs as the particles within the fluid. With a simple touch you can deform the image, altering both the flow of the particles and the synthesized sound, and then watch it slowly return to its original state.

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.

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Digital-Presence

Analogue vs Digital: War at Home

Ever fired an automatic rifle? Most of us are lucky and never had to in real life. First-person shooter games let you immerse in a battlefield from the moment you press play. Due to the first-person point of view and the high definition of these games, they look and feel very realistic. Yes! You are invading your opponent! Oh… You didn’t see that bullet coming? No worries! Fuel up your life, start again, or leave the war with the power switch!

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.

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Digital-Presence

Your Cat Can Post on Instagram Now

Do you take photos of your cat, but wish there was a way for your pet to take snapshot and share it on Instagram by itself? Thanks to a camera developed by the cat food brand Whiskas, this might soon be a reality.

Named Catstacam, the system comes with a collar camera which takes six photos every minute. When it comes within the range of a WiFi network, the camera shares them on an Instagram account created for your cat. Prototypes of Catstacam have been distributed to cats owned by celebrities already.

If this is not a joke, we predict a lot of cat lovers will want to get their hands on this product. You can check some of the photos shared by tester cats here.

Story and image via Design Taxi

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Digital Native

Analogue vs Digital Memory Game

You cannot imagine living without your smartphone, laptop, tablet or Internet? You think vinyl is cool because it’s retro? You presume there is no difference between a handwritten love letter and a Whatsapp message? Think again, digital native!
If you were born after the general introduction of digital technology you were too young to experience the revolutionary transition from analogue to digital. But for people of the analogue generation, the digital has been a shock .

The new Analogue vs Digital Memory Game explores the different ways of seeing, thinking and experiencing across the digital divide. Play with the 30 pairs of images and discover the multifaceted relationship between the digital!

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An Adblocker for Your Eyes

Most VR concepts and products are coming from big tech companies. With their ad-driven business models they are likely to fill your Glass, Hololens or Oculus with ads at some point. What if these exact same tools are used to block ads? Build your own.