RSA Animate + Andrew Park
Today I just wanted to mention the Idea behind the RSA and the illustrator Andrew Park. “The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress for over 250 years” The part which I want to talk about is something they call “RSA Animate”. This consists in having the...
Windows 7: The Past of Compositing
Today I was reading my blog feeds and I came to the new Microsoft ad. It uses a technique used in other ads that consists in reading a text from beginning to end and then reading it from end to beginning and having it mean a whole different thing… Really creative. Well that is not my point… When the ad gets to the end and we are looking at a tablet device we see appear not one but...
TED iPad App
Today I want to talk about an iPad app I’ve been using for some time. It’s the TED iPad app. For those of you who don’t know what TED is: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.” ...
HDR on the iPhone (Revised)
Today I’ve got the opportunity to test the new features on the iPhone 4 I talked about a while back. That feature is the ability to take pictures in “HDR”. As I explained in my old post it takes three different images at various exposures and combines them with a basic tonemapping algorithm which leaves us with a tonemapped HDR image. That means that we can see more exposure...