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Pomplamoose VideoSongs have two rules:

  1. What you see is what you hear, and
  2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).

Some nice songs:

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Mobile Development

This weekend I’ll be exploring:

  • PhoneGap - Cross-platform mobile app-dev using html / css / javascript.
  • JQTouch - A mobile plugin for my fav Javascript framework, JQuery.
  • iProcessing - The API from processing.js extended for mobile use.
  • MobiOne - Windows mobile emulator for iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Pre.

Step one: Install Eclipse, PhoneGap and the Android SDK along with JQTouch, iProcessing and MobiOne.

Step two: Play around. Create a few sample apps.

Step Three: Tomorrow Andrew and I will deploy these apps to his Android phone.

2010-03-06 15:15:05

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You Know Who "Gets it"?

The Hypemachine, Groveshark and SoundCloud understand that the future will be streamed.

You can listen to (in their entirety) every album of the Hypem top 50 of 2009. The top 50 was crowd-sourced from the top 10 lists of over 500 bloggers. The albums are hosted by Groveshark.

Yes, the Hypem leaderboard gets gamed now and then, and it sometimes get clogged with meme-ooze, but the web’s messy like that.

SoundCloud is a mix-hunters paradise. I’m listening to Dj Czech’s “Bucket Of Grease” mix right now.

2010-03-04 22:48:22

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The future of games, a talk by Jesse Schell. [28 minutes]

Even if you’re not a gamer this is a must-watch video, especially the second half on the implications of “games that break through the reality barrier” and the attention economy. I’m not sure I welcome the “gameification” of life, but it does feel like the inevitable progression of the capitalist spectacle. “A world where points are distributed for paying attention — to ads, activities, or other people.”

Adding to the conversation:

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One human, three machines, rhythm. Also: How it works.

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Forget crop circles, Sierpinski snow-triangles are the new hotness.

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iProcessing is an open programming framework for native iPhone applications using the Processing language. It is an integration of the Processing.js library and a Javascript application framework for the iPhone.

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This video shows two AI players battling it out for Tron supremacy as part of the Google AI Challenge.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about game-AI programming you might want to look into this challenge. Bots can be written in C++, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, Haskell, C#, Javascript, Go, Scheme, Lua and Clojure.

If you don’t know where to begin, you can try your hand at learning game-AI by playing Ruby Warrior, a roguelike that you play by implementing a Ruby class containing your player’s control logic.

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Climb Aboard

Media: Photoshop / Custom Processing sketch.

I cannot remember the source of the ladybug. It was part of a free sprite library created by an indie-game developer.

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The Evolution of Remix Culture - How Remix is becoming a platform for collective expression by, and conversations between, social groups.

Although I essentially agree with the ideas presented in this video, there is something about expressing ourselves in terms of pop culture that brings to mind Baudrillard’s Simulacrum. But really, I should learn to stop worrying and the love spectacle. :P

Oh, and bonus points for the Glass Bead Game analogy.

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Pete Drake - Forever

Analogue AutoTune using a steel guitar.

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Quick! My first animated gif remix. :P

[Source image from Lauren Nassef’s A Drawing A Day : via]

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