Monthly Archives: September 2009

Live Coding

Live cod­ing is a new direc­tion in elec­tron­ic music and video, and is start­ing to get some­where inter­est­ing. Live coders expose and rewire the innards of soft­ware while it gen­er­ates impro­vised music and/or visu­als. All code manip­u­la­tion is pro­ject­ed for your plea­sure.

via TOPLAP UK — live cod­ing to make music to drink beer to.

Augmented Reality

Aug­ment­ed Real­i­ty was not meant to hit the iPhone 3GS until at least the release of iPhone OS 3.1. Down­load the new Yelp app. Shake your iPhone 3 times. That acti­vates a fea­ture called Mon­o­cle. A blue box will come up say­ing “the Mon­o­cle has been acti­vat­ed.” It will cre­ate a but­ton in the top right cor­ner. Now you should be able to look at the bars, restau­rants, etc. Only works on iPhone 3GS.

This one not about loca­tion, but about peo­ple. This app uses the Flickr facial recog­ni­tion tech­nol­o­gy of Polar Rose to iden­ti­fy a per­sons face and pull up info like their online pro­file and con­tact info. Both creepy and amaz­ing at the same time.

Not only is this aug­ment­ed real­i­ty app cool, but its use­ful as well! This iPhone app will help you find the near­est sub­way sta­tion. No need to ask for direc­tions, and you will nev­er get lost.