YOU KNOW, IT LOOKS LIKE A SMART POST-IT NOTE (via The Verge Interview: Ambient Devices CEO Pritesh Gandhi on ‘glanceable’ data | The Verge)
The Verge Interview: Ambient Devices CEO Pritesh Gandhi on 'glanceable' data | The Verge -
YOU KNOW, IT LOOKS LIKE A SMART POST-IT NOTE
Orchestrated Text is where you enjoy pieces of classical music & read their stories as you listen. Click ‘Play’ and you’ll hear the music begin. Soon, descriptive text will appear on the screen, giving you new insights into the piece.
The Weather, City Edition. A ScreenSaver for Mac by Stefan Trifan
BBC - Olympic Torch Relay - Live Relay -
70 days, 70 routes. THE UK, from the eyes and cameras of the cars,
and if you want to buy one - there is one on ebay
Polar Bears by WK for Coke
The bears, created and animated by Framestore, will actually be digitally puppeteered during Super Bowl in order to react (one bear smiles while the other groans, above) to whatever is happening. The bears will even watch and react to all the ads too. And should a racy advert air, well, they’ll even respond accordingly…(via Creative Review - Coca Cola’s ambitious Super Bowl plan)
Idle Screens - a gallery on Flickr
Feedair Digital Ticker hands-on -- Engadget -
One of the first consumable glanceables.
Feedair is a USB-powered WiFi enabled digital ticker that will span emails and tweets (or anything else with an RSS Feed) to its old-school dot-matrix display. Controlled with an iOS or Android app, it’s designed as an “unobtrusive display:” for those situations where you can keep a casual eye on a physical device or send messages to people who aren’t au-fait with technology. Feeling it in the hand, it’s machined from heavy aluminum and we could see this doubling as a paperweight for the right kind of office — and a great way for your assistant to send you discreet messages during tedious meetings. Constructing a “vidget” (visual widget) is apparently very easy and the company’s planning to court young developers to expand the capacity of the gear. Setting up the display to show Enagdget’s twitter feed took around 30 seconds, although in the process, the app froze out a few times, so it’s not quite ready for prime-time just yet. The Feedair is expected to hit the shelves in March and cost around $50.
Now & Next -
by James Bridle
Now & Next is a glanceable for BBC Radio. It tells you what’s on the main BBC (Analogue and Digital) Radio Channels now and next, in the style of the old Ceefax page: frankly one of the best pieces of information design ever.
It fits really well on the iPad and on the Kindle, as all good quiet glanceables should do.
Sitting quietly on my kitchen table, it has already changed my radio behaviour: instead of sticking one channel on and leaving it for hours, I surf—but intelligently, discovering things I actually want to hear. Adding pictures to the radio: but just a single, little, useful one.