As you walk down the street you are approached by a dog. He is on his guard trying to discern your intentions. He will follow you and interpret your gestures as friendly or aggressive. He will try to engage you in a relationship and get you to pay attention to him.
from Interactive storefront display | ARvertising news.
Computer generated dog, reacts to real-world passers-by.
Did you notice what just happened? I used used an URI as an identifier for a subject. If you popped that URI into your browser, it will take you to WikiPedia’s article on the book and provide a lot of info there in human prose about this book, and this would make it rather easy for Bob to say that, yes indeed, that’s the same book I’ve got. So now we’ve got me and Bob agreeing that we have the same book.
from ShelterIt – My digital think-tank: On identity.
Great piece by Alexander Johannesen about the future of library data, semantic web and the difficulties of getting from here to there.
It can be hard to make meaningful information from huge amounts of data, a graph and a table doesn’t always communicate all it should do. We have been working hard on technology to visualise big datasets into compelling stories that humans can understand. We were really pleased with what we came up with in just one and a half days, see for yourself
from Ito World: Visualising Transport Data for Data.gov.uk.
Nice work on visualizing traffic data.
On the surface, Twitter DJ seems like a gracious gesture from a DJ to solve the age-old problem of fans not knowing what the amazing track they’re hearing is called and who made it, as well as a boon for often small-time music producers to get some well-deserved props.
from Interview with the Twitter DJ Traktor App’s Co-Creator at djtechtools.com.
Nice integration of Traktor DJ software and Twitter – part of a growing trend that makes apps more native to the web.