Tuesday, 24 February 2009

rate my pancake face?

Just thought I'd share this "good mood" gem with you all. It has just been uploaded to the new "Wake Up" gallery on the Magic GMF site. class. www.goodmoodfilm.co.uk/wakeup

The Future of Internet Dating


From PSFK

[Abstruse Goose via Fimoculous]

Visualising The Stimulus Plan







Via PSFK and Life At HOK

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Word up!

Met one of the founders of this site last night. Wordia is the Oxford English Dictionary meets YouTube, and it's brilliant. It will continue to be brilliant as more and more people get involved. It's very young and still in beta, so there's user issues to sort out - e.g. where can I see an a-z in order to browse? But on the whole it's brilliant content and they've got some really quality entries. Quentin Blake on illustration, Gary Vaynerchuck on wine, James Walsh on Melody. It's this cross of professional and user-gen content thats really appealing. The London Dungeon has done this one about labrynths. There are still quite a few words available - can brands own some of this space?

Man of the month

If you missed it the first time... video

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

don't play with fireworks



or you may burn down an architectural landmark

see it here

Obama's web genius speaks UK politics



Thomas Gensemer, who acted as a consultant to the Obama campaign's internet strategy, gives Labour and the Conservatives some social media strategy. It's really really good thoughts if you broaden this out to how brands should behave - much better than the IPA's bash at it. My favourite quote from it is: "if the room was filled with 100 people, what would you ask them to do? If you can't answer that problem, technology is not your problem."The number one take out is - it's a journey not a destination. Yes we can.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Kiss goodbye to no kissing! say Mills & Boon




Mills & Boon came out in protest today against Virgin's ban on public displays of affection in UK stations.

“Romantic embraces and passionate kisses are a vital part of life and should never be discouraged. We believe that attempting to restrict passion to certain times or areas is a denial of the human right to express love” says M&B spokeswoman Sarah Ritherdon.

The Virgin move outraged Cheshire travellers who are denied the right to kiss goodbye to their loved ones.

Britain is the latest country to have this kind of behaviour order imposed loved-up couples. Similar limits have been set up in Moscow, Chicago, Paris and Mexico city causing angry protesters to set up flash mob kissing and snog ins.

Outraged commuter at Warrington Bank Quay Station said: “There’s enough doom and gloom around at the moment, why are Virgin trying to impose more misery?”

If you're as annoyed by the breach of our fundamental right to kiss in public, please download the posters, join the facebook group, join the twitter activists, change all your profiles to these posters and help us spread the word!

Back British Romance! Kiss goodbye to no kissing! Kiss off, kiss killjoys!

The cutest animals in the world

I know we're not really allowed to write about cute animals, but i was watching Explore on iPlayer - travel programme from Simon Reeve (the same guy who did the documentary about travelling to Places That Don't Exist - the fitter, younger Bruce Parry), and fell in love with this little critter. I thought you might all like to enjoy him too.



Did you know each of the Tarsier's eyeballs is approximately 16 mm in diameter and is as large as their entire brain. for more amazing facts about this cute critter, click here.

Monday, 16 February 2009

The rules are simple: I put the self-timer on 2 seconds, push the button and try to get as far from the camera as I can.


Interesting article in the Sunday Times, Culture magazine yesterday, about the 100 best blogs. They are discussing about 20 each sunday for the next few weeks. This one particularly caught my attention.

Weirdly amusing...

Friday, 13 February 2009

oh fun


Create your own atheist bus slogan. Happy Friday

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Take a break from Surfing

KitKat's brilliant new website.....

Friday, 6 February 2009

Computertanning


Hi everybody, its Friday so the weekend is baring its bright and cheerful head, so go and get that 'just come back from holiday look' at www.computertan.com

Eye goggles and slices of cucumber are available from Delphina. Enjoy!

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Pepsi: Forever Young

Pepsi: Forever Young


Kind of unusual mix of very expensive celebs and movie clips. Part ad, part mood film.

From this years Superbowl

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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Mini Snow photo comp


NY IN LEGO


Homesick artist Christoph Niemann looks at his childrens' lego and reminisces about New York. Well observed, simple and funny - less really is more.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS

All the ads minus the egg chasing!

Routes Game from Channel4


The main issue being tackled here is to get teens interested in science and since the nations teachers can't seem to do that job Channel 4 has decided to raise awareness of genetics and bio-ethics amongst 14-19-year olds with a new project, Mind’s Eye’s, an interactive drama/thriller for Channel 4, reaches its audience via online, broadcast and live events.

The project, fronted by Katherine Ryan, investigates the human genome by taking a DNA test. We follow her story over 8 weeks she subjects herself to a series of genetic tests to help uncover what's hidden in our genes, such as sexuality, personality and diseases. However, all is not as it seems and over the course of 8 weeks a story develops that nobody could have seen coming.

Routes, aims to engross and involve the audience on a much deeper level. The fact that it is a show that is based around learning about science is neither here nor there. With it run across multiple websites, live events and mobile as well as the TV channel itself it aims to conquer a variety of channels in order to form an infotainment assault on its core audience. This audience are all media saavy and are a generation brought up with social networking, mobile phones and the internet, a programme like this is only encouraging them to mobilise and get really involved with the show on a deeper level and this sort of engagement can only help the learning process become more interesting and meaningful.

Register below to get involved and play along.

http://www.routesgame.com

There is a great article on Contagious about our Channel 4 Routes project.
Charlie Phillips directed all of the video content for the project, which runs for 8 weeks across TV, online, mobile, gaming and live events.

http://www.contagiousmagazine.com/News%20Article.aspx?REF=1025&IsArchive=true

My creation in the "lunch hour" yesterday

Monday, 2 February 2009

This is what we did at work today