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Weekly inspirations: February 11, 2013

Feb11Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:


Web designer Franck Ernewein created a really impressive real-time Twitter visualization called Tweetping which drops a bright pixel at the location of every tweet in the world. Read about it on or see the visualization here.

Why a stream of consciousness will kill off websites

A really interesting article that lays out a case for why we should forget the website, the page and the visit because the dominant metaphor for the future of the internet is the time-based stream. Read the article here.

 Clouds Over Cuba

The trend in interactive storytelling I have highlighted in weeks past continues this week with The John F. Kenny Presidential Library & Museum telling the story around the Cuba-crisis in the interactive documentary Clouds Over Cuba. The experience has the documentary, real-time calendar, a document dossier and the ability to sync to your viewing progress with your smart phone. It is another interesting example of the evolution of journalism and storytelling. See the site and watch the documentary here.

Lexus Blend Out

Lexus continues it work to try to blend digital and print advertising in interesting ways with their new ad for the 2014 Lexus which they claim is so bold it refuses to blend in. So they created the concept of “Blending Out” which is a four-page experience that lets you use your phone to reveal the three swimsuit models that are “hidden,” using body painting, light & shadow and stretched fabric, within the ad. See the ad and watch a video of the ad in action here.


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