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.