murmurandshout:

Feel Me by Marco Triverio (via)

Feel Me is an app that creates a sweet, playful connection through a nonverbal, interactive channel. Feel Me presents itself as a messaging application. When both sides are using the app, Feel Me shows where the other person is touching the screen. Touching the same spot triggers a vibration, which acknowledges that both people are ‘there’ at the same time.


Love this idea.

murmurandshout:

Feel Me by Marco Triverio (via)

Feel Me is an app that creates a sweet, playful connection through a nonverbal, interactive channel. Feel Me presents itself as a messaging application. When both sides are using the app, Feel Me shows where the other person is touching the screen. Touching the same spot triggers a vibration, which acknowledges that both people are ‘there’ at the same time.

Love this idea.

(Source: captainsunbeam)

When it comes to differences in generations, the story boils down to a smart phone viewed as a social tool for texting and apps (Millennial) vs. a more feature rich functional tool to make talking and emailing easier (Generation X).  The groups have spoken and results are fascinating!
In late January and early February, GutCheck fielded online community discussions with large groups of Gen X and Millenials to determine differences in their feelings about Smart Phones. 
Click through for a synopsis of our findings…

When it comes to differences in generations, the story boils down to a smart phone viewed as a social tool for texting and apps (Millennial) vs. a more feature rich functional tool to make talking and emailing easier (Generation X).  The groups have spoken and results are fascinating!

In late January and early February, GutCheck fielded online community discussions with large groups of Gen X and Millenials to determine differences in their feelings about Smart Phones. 

Click through for a synopsis of our findings…

rachelfershleiser:

On February 4, 1992, Jonathan Larson saved a Microsoft Word document that grew, over four years, to become the musical RENT. Although Larson saved and resaved the file multiple times, at least some of the earlier drafts can be recovered thanks to Larson’s personal archival practices and a feature called “fast save” that was embedded in his copy of Microsoft Word 5.1. In this talk, Doug Reside, Digital Curator at the Library for the Performing Arts, will discuss the process he used to recover these early drafts and what his process suggests for the work of curators, scholars, and archivists in the future.
(via “How Do You Document Real Life”: A tale of RENT, Jonathan Larson’s floppy disks and digital forensics | The New York Public Library)
Where showtune geekery meets data geekery! Who’s with me!?

Archiving outdated technology is so fascinating, especially how quickly things change. I still have dozens of floppy disks with scanned photos from middle school, old essays, old (bad) poetry, etc. I wish I could still read them.

rachelfershleiser:

On February 4, 1992, Jonathan Larson saved a Microsoft Word document that grew, over four years, to become the musical RENT. Although Larson saved and resaved the file multiple times, at least some of the earlier drafts can be recovered thanks to Larson’s personal archival practices and a feature called “fast save” that was embedded in his copy of Microsoft Word 5.1. In this talk, Doug Reside, Digital Curator at the Library for the Performing Arts, will discuss the process he used to recover these early drafts and what his process suggests for the work of curators, scholars, and archivists in the future.

(via “How Do You Document Real Life”: A tale of RENT, Jonathan Larson’s floppy disks and digital forensics | The New York Public Library)

Where showtune geekery meets data geekery! Who’s with me!?

Archiving outdated technology is so fascinating, especially how quickly things change. I still have dozens of floppy disks with scanned photos from middle school, old essays, old (bad) poetry, etc. I wish I could still read them.

jennydeluxe:

doree:

nypl:

The Library has just launched Stereogranimator, a site that lets users turn our historic collection of stereographs into animated images like the one above. Read all about it in the Times and then go play! It’s the latest way we’re using technology to bring our collections to the public, following our What’s on the Menu, Biblion iPad app and map warping projects.
Caturday will never be the same …

So cool! Also, per the Times: “Stereographs, produced by the millions between the 1850s and the 1930s, were a wildly popular form of entertainment, giving viewers a taste of the kind of richly rounded images now readily available on screens of all sizes.” So really, people have ALWAYS loved gifs!

Everyone saw this, right? It’s A M A Z I N G <3  

Vintage gifs are cool but they are also making me feel weird and nauseous. 

jennydeluxe:

doree:

nypl:

The Library has just launched Stereogranimator, a site that lets users turn our historic collection of stereographs into animated images like the one above. Read all about it in the Times and then go play! It’s the latest way we’re using technology to bring our collections to the public, following our What’s on the Menu, Biblion iPad app and map warping projects.

Caturday will never be the same …

So cool! Also, per the Times: “Stereographs, produced by the millions between the 1850s and the 1930s, were a wildly popular form of entertainment, giving viewers a taste of the kind of richly rounded images now readily available on screens of all sizes.” So really, people have ALWAYS loved gifs!

Everyone saw this, right? It’s A M A Z I N G <3  

Vintage gifs are cool but they are also making me feel weird and nauseous. 

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"It seems like it’s gotten harder to talk to people or even be around them sometimes in this dual folding of how the set of waking hours begins and ends. Often at dinner or a bar with friends I’ve newly met or known for fifteen years it’ll end up being all of us sitting around the table on the smaller machine always on our person, whatever brand of phone. We are updating the status about where we are now and with who or for how long and what we mean to do, uploading photos of ourselves sitting there or what we’re about to eat, as if there’s anything anyone could do outside the room in response to that beyond saying, mmm. Or we’re looking at the mobile versions of the same sites again to see again if anything is new again and though it is, because there’s always new there, there isn’t, because it’s hardly ever something you’ll remember beyond the look. The feed exists to feed, and so you eat."

— Blake Butler, The Condition: The Eye That Never Blinks