Thursday, June 30, 2005

Bimmer on the Rocks

My house is in a wonderful neighborhood with a lazy little stream running across my back boundary. There is a slight problem though. To get to my house one has to cross that stream over a typical "Texas crossing" - a dip in the road. There is no other way to get home. Now usually that's no big deal. But, two or three times a year our little stream turns into a raging river when the rains are hard upstream. Crossing it at those times is always a crap shoot. After 10 years I finally lost the bet. Here's my car the next day about 20 yards downstream from the crossing. My neighbors felt sorry enough for me to invent a drink in my poor car's name. At least the county is promising a bridge for us now...

Sunday, May 29, 2005

A stunning capture of the sound barrier

It's rare to see a visual snapshot of a plane right in transition to supersonic let alone a video clip of the event. Click on the image below to see the video...

Monday, May 23, 2005

The future is visual blogging

There is such a gap in the way we use the Internet right now visually. Either our webpages are static with user initiated actions or single event animations like flash or animated GIF. I don't see any real effort to combine, synchronize, and orchestrate all the media elements at our disposal. This orchestration is what I call the Web Media Performance.

Below is a visual blog example of what I mean. The performance is timed with different events like balloons, HTML and video containers, etc. A full blown performance can have many different shaped containers with any media element included. They can overlap, fade, move, disappear and reappear, etc. Click on the image...

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

mlogging instead of vlogging!

So, instead of blogging or even vlogging, what about mlogging (media blogging)! click on the image below to see a sample mlog...

...or maybe you want to know how to fold a t-shirt...