Supermarket 2.0

March 26th, 2007 by Martin

Great stuff from Israel. It’s really interesting to think about how our behaviour in the web differs from our behaviour in real life…

Of course it’s free…it’s the internet!

[via via]

Flash Earth

March 8th, 2007 by Martin

Flash Earth is an experimental application that uses satellite and aerial imagery from online mapping websites without official consent.”

You can choose between Google Maps, Microsoft VE, Yahoo! Maps, Ask.com, OpenLayers and NASA terra. Cool stuff, and you can also link to a certain location, e.g., the University of Kaiserslautern.

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[via www.heute.org]

Want to become a World Record Breaker?

March 6th, 2007 by Martin

Via information aesthetics I read about the One Million Masterpiece today, a very nice idea:

“Get together one million ordinary people from all around the world, and get them to work on the picture together in the world’s largest ever artistic collaboration.”

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They explicitly say that

“no artistic ability is required, just passion to support international charity work and a favourite doodle or sketch”

Well, I DON’T have artistic ability, and of course I want to support international charity work. So I contributed this masterpiece - please note that it’s NOT a self portrait ;-)

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