Opera Company of Philadelphia a Flash Mob?

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.

Great job Opera Com­pa­ny of Philadelphia!

iPad some people get it

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.

imagining small as large

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.

interfaces work for everyone

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.

Enjoy.

good medicine

Dock

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.