— Domus On The iPad

The English Group seems to be spending a lot of its time at the moment working on publications for the iPad and this means that I’m constantly searching for examples of best practise.

 

To which end, it’s interesting to discover that issues of design and architecture magazine Domus can now be read as an app with layout and navigation designed specifically for the iPad.

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— World’s First Computer Art

During a time when computing power was so scarce that it required a government defence budget to finance it, a young man used a $238 million military computer, the largest such machine ever built, to render an image of a curvy woman on a glowing cathode ray tube screen.

 

The year was 1956, and the creation was a landmark moment in computer graphics and cultural history that has gone unnoticed until now.

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— Memoto Camera

The Memoto is a tiny camera and GPS device that you clip onto yourself, it’s purpose it to take camera phones and Instagram one step further by capturing every single moment of your life.

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— A Short History Of The GIF

Directed by Sean Pecknold in association with SmartWater and Vimeo, A Short History of the GIF is exactly what it says on the tin, taking us all the way back to 1987 when Compuserve released an image format called 87A, which allowed up to 256 colours and let people create basic animated loops, such as the famous dancing baby.

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