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Serendipity and the Unexpected

It’s a common presumption that media will become increasingly personalized, but a recent article on ReadWriteWeb reminded me about the dangers, or at least dullness, of such a future. The article was commenting on Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, who said “People don’t want something targeted to the whole world — they want something that reflects […]

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Two Tabletops

The tangibility of tabletop/object interfaces can make them much more approachable and informal than screen-based applications. That, plus you’re focused on the experience — not distracted by all the other apps or toolbars fighting for your attention. So it was cool to discover these two recent explorations. The first, Augmented Shadow, is by Joon Moon, […]

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Hand-Drawn Worlds

  I’m sure you’ve seen it a million times, but here it is again… Line Rider! Created by Boštjan Čadež in 2006, Line Rider was a simple physics toy. Its line-art graphics weren’t anything new. If anything, they were almost nostalgic for old, primitive, black-and-white bitmap paint programs. And its sketchy  illustration style had been […]