Thanks to my pal Maryann Devine for turning me on to this video. Lot’s of Philadelphia Arts & Culture in one place. The Opera Company gets with flash mobs and performs at Reading Terminal Market. Other established arts organizations need to get out and bring art and performance to everyday places.
Here’s a bit of advertising for the new Alice book for the iPad. It’s pretty darn cool. A whole layer of activity on top of the text. It’s heading in the right direction.
Still more meaningful interaction would be so much better. Interaction that really illuminates to content not just bells and whistles. I have high expectations in this new space. We need someone like Cyan who originally created Myst to step up and shift the expectations in this reading environment.
If Alice in Wonderland was the text and an interactive experience like Myst imagine the experience!
You can download Myst for your iPhone and you can now play the next level of Myst online here.
It was terrific to come upon these photographs on Flickr. They are a combination of so many of my interests. They are Hopper paintings. They are wonderful detailed scale models. They are still lifes photographed with love and skill.
I especially enjoy the black and white versions. They feel like historic photos.
This vid is bouncing around on tumblr. It’s a look at how interaction can be so intuitive, and feel so real that other beings interact and experience something very real. Watching this “smart cat” play with an iPad just like it would with a string or a keyboard tells us how far our interfaces have come. How rich a good touch interface can be is very exciting.
Wandered by into this little shop. Some very nice arrangements. I hear they are new in old city. Looking forward to getting some flowers for the table there. I just felt very welcomed by the facade. I’ll be back.
I haven’t seen the outside world for three days. Yesterday finally felt the outside air and walked over to Old City Coffee sitting outside in the sun for about two and a half hours. What a good medicine the sun.
Still no Comcast. After many more phone calls and tweets than should be necessary, installation is expected to take place on tuesday. Seeing is believing.