A Japanese magician performs a multimedia (and multi-prop) presentation with an iPad, out on the street by Ginza’s iconic Apple store. It’s a pretty impressive string of visual effects, one after another in under three minutes.
Here’s a selection of the photos I said I would post from my photo walk a couple of weeks back. The entire set is on Flickr. I’m quite happy that the iPhone photos hold up well against the LX3’s.
Behold the Ploom, an amazing new device created by engineers, designers, and brilliant university people from San Francisco. It’s the cigarette, redesigned for a more elegant age. It’s the Nespresso of smoking.
A slender gas-powered tube heats (not burns) prepackaged foil pods of custom-blended tobacco – six varieties available now, with two others purely herbal –releasing only rich flavor and a light vapor. No smoke, no ash, no acrid smells. Just look at the thing, it’s beautiful. Unfortunately I don’t think this is due for export anytime soon.
One of the best animated shorts I’ve seen on YouTube: Dan The Man by Studio Joho of Brisbane, Australia is about the life of a 16-bit videogame character after he saves the princess. I laughed out loud.
Unbelievable work, with the appearance of real heft and presence. Some even have posable limbs.