January 06th, 2012

Imperial War Museum launches poster app

There are 30 incredible posters available through the Imperial War Museum’s new iPad & iPhone app, created by Artfinder. Getting a glimpse of these evocative posters is a real treat….if only we could see more. I read about this launch through Creative Review’s influential blog and have to agree with some of the comments. Why create an iOs app when a responsive design site could have been built so anyone on any device could enjoy this stirring reminder of our past? Either way, it’s great to see museums using digital to open up their collections.

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September 02nd, 2011

Dunhill AR project

Another great iPad project, this time from Dunhill. AR (augmented reality) is still seen by many digital companies as gimmicky & tech for tech’s sake but I think we’re turning a corner. I’d love to see iPad used in this way in art galleries so you could really immerse yourself in the work. Imagine…

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July 18th, 2011

Bjork’s Biophilia Project

Bjork is one of the most insanely creative artists out there. So I, for one, cannot wait to really get my hands on her new multimedia album project Biophilia. From what I’ve seen & heard it’s going to be ground-breaking and brilliant. And quite frankly I’m desperate for the art world, and therefore artists, to really understand how exciting creative tech collaborations can be to explore new forms of creativity – whether that be on ipad or another platform – it could be mind-bending!

As for the project, well the description is intentionally loose. A new way to consume music? A single game-like experience for each track? The aim seems to combine strands of science & math & nature & sound to create something creative and inspiring…and educational. As Bjork puts it: ‘I think I’m probably semi-autistic or something – I’m just obsessed with riddles,” Björk says. “It felt like the music industry was off the grid, and I wanted to solve the riddle.”

I blimin’ can’t wait to find out more. She’s one smart lady. Shall we head to Iceland to help on her next project?

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August 19th, 2010

The Battle of the Books – paper vs digital

I love infographics and this data-crunch from Newsweek certainly helps to get a handle on the current publishing hot topic.

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August 17th, 2010

MoMa app

New iPhone app puts 32,000 works of art in your pocket

Intuitive user experience and rich art interactivity bought to the masses free courtesy of one of the world’s standard-bearing art institutions. Launched last week this new app is (for want of a better word) phat! View the collection, send images as postcards, read artists bios, see what events are coming up, select a tune from your itunes to listen to at the same time.

Download it from iTunes

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August 02nd, 2010

Intro to apps

This is a great info-graphic giving an overview of the much talked about app market. Enjoy!

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