Tunepics features a number of details intended to heighten the emotional experience of the app’s users, including an iTunes integration and a color-coded “emotion wheel.”
"It’s not just an app, it’s a way of thinking we’d like to ingrain in people," CEO Justin Cooke says. "The more digital we become, the more important it is to sit beside someone and tell them how you feel, and I think maybe what we’ve done is put some of those simple human interactions into a digital environment, and that’s a bridging of that gap, if nothing more."
If you’ve ever wanted to impress someone who is impressed by odd talents of dubious practical use, but you don’t possess said talents naturally, Chris McVeigh—a writer, photographer, and illustrator who also adds “Lego builder” to his self-description—has you covered. His collection of photographs includes a number of homebrew Lego creations, with a focus on old technology, ’80s sci-fi iconography, and the occasional delicious-looking Lego meal, all made as rather small pieces that nonetheless capture a certain amount of vivid detail—his NES looks like an NES.
Another World’s Fair crowd pleaser was the IBM Automatic Language Translator. In a live demonstration, the computer translated Russian text into English in a matter of seconds.
The most amazing part was that the translation wasn’t created from a computerized ‘dictionary search’ but from the analysis of both languages’ complex nuances and shades of meaning, syntax and grammar. To think that 50 years later, we have smart phones with translation apps for just about every language spoken. Очень здорово. Translation: Very cool.
Ryan Schude is here to pay homage to the car capital of the world with his series Them and Theirs. In these cinematic, slightly campy, images, Californians pose in eternal sunshine with their wheels of glory.
Imagine that down is up, and up is down. Everywhere you go, there are limitless expanses of sky unfurling beneath you. It’s terrifying and disorienting, like a dream. It’s also something you can watch right now.
Underlapse is a visual head trip that stimulates your brain by mixing up traditional spatial cues.
What makes an animated GIF so compelling isn’t just that it’s an image in motion; it’s that it’s cyclical. It loops, and anything caught within it becomes like a gear. In a way, what makes a GIF so satisfying is that its endless motion is almost like an elaboration upon the machinery of life.
This is the aspect of the animated GIF that French photographer François Beaurain explores in Monrovia Animated, a new series of looping images that explore life in the capitol of Liberia. In his GIFs, Beaurain juxtaposes the static dilapidation of the impoverished capitol with the colorful and repetitive energy of its citizens, turning them into “a piece of the conveyor belt that animates the city.”