Monthly Archives: October 2011

HYPE framework

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HYPE is a cre­at­ive cod­ing frame­work built on top of Action­Script 3. A major goal of HYPE is to allow new­comers to Flash and Action­Script to cre­at­ively play and express them­selves while they are learn­ing how to pro­gram. To get star­ted, the user needs only the most basic know­ledge of pro­gram­ming vari­ables, con­di­tion­als, loops, and func­tions, for example. As the user learns more about pro­gram­ming they can extend HYPE and thus grow their skills, while at the same time inspir­ing the next generation.

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Limitless Infinite Zoom Lens (Fractal Zoom)

Lim­it­less opens with a con­tinu­ous, seem­ingly end­less zoom shot that starts as if the cam­era had been dropped off a sky­scraper bal­cony, then weaves through the streets of New York, past ped­es­tri­ans, under con­struc­tion scaf­fold­ings, though blocks and blocks of blink­ing lights and hub­bub, through the back win­dows of tax­icabs and out through their front wind­shields, through Har­lem, into Times Square, and then right into a glow­ing Jum­botron. You are glid­ing at street level right through sol­id objects, and the shot reveals little visu­al evid­ence of com­puter-gen­er­ated trickery.



The cre­at­ive minds at mini­W­IZ recently deb­uted the POLLI-Brick, a recycled poly­mer bottle that can be inter­locked to build an incred­ible array of struc­tures. Made from recycled PET bottles, the light­weight bricks offer excel­lent acous­tic and thermal insu­la­tion and can build any­thing from fences and roofs to pots for plants, sky­lights and beau­ti­ful walls of light.