Communication Archive

HUMANÆ – PANTONE® HUMAN SWATCHES

Brazilian artist Angelica Dass created the visually stunning project Humanæ, where she matches skin tone to a PANTONE® color. The ongoing portraiture project takes a sample of 11×11 pixels of the model’s face and then matches it to the exact PANTONE® tone. The background is then dyed to the exact tone. You could say the result is a color “HUE”MAN (ha!)?

The project’s hope is to gather and document all possible skin tones out there. She has already photographed a ton but I’m sure it’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s fascinating, isn’t it?

RJ Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch

Retro gaming mixes with high-end timepieces in the RJ Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch ($TBA). Available in two 78-piece limited editions — one with colored Invaders, one with white — these unique watches feature round shapes set within a 46mm cambered square, steel coalesced with fragments of the Apollo 11 capsule, four functional ball-and-socket joints designed to recall the feet of lunar landing modules, a dedicated plate of Moon Silver on the back, and a black rubber strap.

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Naoto Fukasawa: infobar for iida

‘infobar A01 – nishikigoi’ android™ 2.3

it has been eight years since the release of the first-generation ‘infobar’ cell phone by japanese designer naoto fukasawa
for mobile phone producer iida. collaborating together once again, the newest edition, ‘infobar A01′ references the
formal DNA of the first-generation device, with the smartphone re-design exhibiting the same signature tile-like keys,
hand fitting form and similar palette of colors as its predecessor.

‘infobar A01 – chocomint’ android™ 2.3

‘infobar A01 – hacca’ android™ 2.3

‘infobar A01 – kuro’ android™ 2.3

‘infobar A01′ profile views

possible interface configurations

the phone’s user interface has been developed by web and interface designer yuugo nakamura.
the device’s home screen consists of a simple vertical window in which you can resize icons to press,
hold and freely rearrange. there is also the section bar which makes it easy to organize your home screen,
applications and widgets, whereby you can instantly move them to the location of your choice.
‘infobar A01′ runs on android™ 2.3 and will be available in july 2011.

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Situationist iPhone app by benrik

the ’situationist’ app for iPhone encourages the art of impromptu encounters

situationist‘, an iPhone app created by UK-based interventionist art duo benrik (ben carey and henrik delehag),

an iPhone app which is the brainchild of benrik,  developed by Turned On Digital as part of joint venture,

uses the built-in framework of mobile networks to turn all the world into a stage for new meetings and surprise encounters,
springing out of the the ideas and exercises of the situationist international in the 1960’s.

upon downloading the app and thus joining the impromptu situationist collective, members upload a photo of themselves
and select from a list the situations that they would like to have happen to them. from that moment on,
any member in the same geographic area as another user is able to suggest a ’situation’ to him.
the two then have five minutes to find one another and complete the task that they have challenged themselves to.

current ’situations’ range from ‘ask me for my autograph’, and ‘high five me’
to ’stare me out for 2 minutes’, ‘help me rouse everyone around us into revolutionary fervour and storm the nearest TV station’, and ‘write down your first impression of me and hand it to me’.

from left to right: member profile page; any user can select another in the same area as the target for an impromptu ’situation’; each user’s history of successful ’situations’ is recorded

out of safety and privacy concerns, ’situationist’ is moderated: the possible situations to enact are selected from a list,
rather than entered by hand (although users may suggest new actions for possible inclusion). user photos are screened
to prevent what benrik coins ‘chatroulette-style exhibitionism’, and any problems can be easily reported.

benrik adds: ‘[the 'situationist' application] is a protest against the demonization of strangers encouraged by the media.
in a time when strangers are depicted as potential sex offenders and stalkers rather than fellow human beings
to join forces with, may it help to fight back!’

left: the list of ’situations’; right: a ’situation’ challenge in progress

via fastco via designboom

Smories – For those who has kids at home

Smories are free original stories for kids, read by kids. 50 added every month.

It’s just an awesome idea!! Thanks Smories !

(Via: Swissmiss)