Saturday, March 28, 2009

It’s a fake – Postmodern Mini viral

Nicely played viral, bringing the theme a bit further. Lot’s of virals work in the same way, so it is a fun idea to play around with the clichés which are out there. The viral was shooted on Autobahn A8 in Germany, and the joy is in the dialogue, this time. Well done, Mini!

Check it from here

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ars Electronica Future Lab: Vision on e-paper

I have blogged about the changes in newspaper industry, digital paper and alike quite frequently, as this shows us quite well that we are living in revolutionary times when it comes to media or advertising. First, I have to report more sad news, as San Francisco might soon be the first mayor city without a big printed newspaper, as the print edition of the Chronicle is under threat of beeing discontinued, something quite unimaginable some years ago. However, there is hope on the horizon: the Ars Electronica Future Lab has released some vision on digital paper – a quite convincing one. If you want to have a peak how a digital physical newspaper might look, go ahead.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tesla Motors

Interesting times – while other car manufacturers are struggling or close down totally, one small company seems to have some financial resources to expand and establish a new brand: The high end electric powered sports car firm Tesla motors, at home in Silicon Valley. The first car seems to be well in production now, and various showrooms and sales outlets have opened around US. Tesla is planning to enter the European market as well at some point. Hope this journey will continue nicely and ends up in a success story, I respect the brave and pioneering approach.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sustainable cities

According to research more and more of the global population will be living in urban areas, creating ever bigger and condensed urban spaces. That this can be actually much more sustainable than a rural setup is an interesting thought, and the CABE, the UK based Comission for Architecture and the Built Environment, has launched a program for sustainable cities in the UK. Very interesting, read more from here.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Röyksopp – Happy Up Here

Hmm – Röyksopp goes back to the roots. I like that. Check the debut single ’Happy Up Here’, and enjoy the video directed by Reuben Sutherland. The upcoming new album will be called ’Junior’.

Wherever you are out there, relax.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Light of Snow

Check out some more pictures from Stockholm Furniture Fair 2009 on the website of Finland’s leading furniture producer Martela (one of my projects)

ps/ Thank you Jukka & Tommi for the great layout & flash

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Create or Die - Webinale 09 in Berlin

The holistic web conference webinale is hold in Berlin from 25th - 27th of May. The theme is create or die, and on the agenda are topics around the web, see picture above. Sounds good, so here the link.

North Korean elections and a bizarre online store

The world is crazy, and North Korea is even more. In the latest election state leader Kim Jong-il got 100 % of the votes, not that impressive when considering that he was the only candidate on the list. And if Kim Jong-il is not busy with ridiculous fake elections, he is practicing e-commerce, running a bizarre webshop. Unfortunately I can’t laugh about all that, as a whole nation is suffering so badly. Very sad.

Here the link to the most weird online store in the world
(only one server in North Korea, so the link does not work always)

Here the story about the most weird election in the world

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Stop recycling – Start repairing

Nice project from my former home city Amsterdam, organized by platform21, a platform for people curious about the future. Here more information on the project, and here background info on platform21. Cheers.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hasta La Vista, Baby. It’s Cebit time.

The Cebit will open its doors tomorrow, this time smaller and less optimistic than many years before. Anyhow, it is still the global lead fair for the tech industry, presenting as partner the state of California. For that reason governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made his way to Germany. California is hit hard by the crisis, featuring the highest unemployment rate since 25 years. Anyhow, native Austrian Mr. Schwarzenegger, who started his career as body builder in Munich decades ago, did not loose his very own way of dealing with the crisis. He finished his speech on Cebit opening by watching German chancellor Angela Merkel with his most famous words:
Hasta la vista, Baby.

Monday, March 2, 2009

”It is with great sadness that we say goodbye”

The crisis is going stronger every day, and now things happen which have been predicted already ten years ago. In US and many other parts of the world newspaper publishers are facing an existential crisis, now causing the bankruptcy of a major US paper – The Rocky Mountain News from Denver, Colorado, which was awarded with the Pulitzer prize for times since the year 2000.

Please watch the moving documentation created by employees of the paper here

ps/ Needless to describe any further that we are beginning a new era.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Who uses twitter, and why

Nice pie chart, and quite true. At least looks familiar to me and my twitter experience…