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I’m not doing so well with this whole blog thing am I? I mean, I set out to actually write interesting articles on the great things I’d find on the web and so far I’m posting giant link dumps… Anyway, I’ve tried to add content between the links so that it’s not like I have just cut and pasted my bookmark folder… Honest.

QR-Code Generator
A nice quick way to generate your very own semacodes so that people with semacode reader mobile phones can check out your content. Semacodes have been popping up on movie posters and products and act as a quick way to access content, think of it as a visual hyperlink that you take a picture of with your phone and it takes you to a website.

Stage6 · Cult Movie Theater · Videos
WOW!!!! This is to blame for not getting to sleep until 4:00am for the past 3 days. I’m obsessed with these blatantly shit films. Enjoy!

Free family tree – Genealogy
This is basically a free Genealogy website that does what most of the pay sites have been doing for a while. Nice and easy to set up it does what it sets out to do.

Online Puzzles & Brain Games – Smart-Kit
This is a like an online Brain Training game.

Wild Mood Swings – Surf the web on a whim

Finds websites based on your current mood. A bit ugly to look at, but it works. A bit like me really.

We Feel Fine / by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar
Searches internet blogs etc for posts that mention peoples feelings. It then visualizes these ‘feelings’ and you can click and read through these emotions. It’s a bit hippy, but cool at the same time.

Qtrax
Soon to be released website for downloading music legally without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Looks nice and should have a lot of music to choose from. Could this be an itunes beater?! Uses P2P for downloading as well.

Musicovery : interactive webRadio
Another great site for listening to music and find out what other music you may like. Works like Amazons ‘If you like this you may also like’…

Anywhere.FM
I’m not sure how this is legal, but, it seems to be quite brilliant. You can upload your music to this website as a virtual ‘locker’ and then play it from anywhere. You can also listen to other peoples music as a radio station.

QWERTY Warriors
Great game, would probably teach kids to type faster than other methods, but slightly immoral too!

Samorost 1
Still my favourite game ever. Gobsmacking. If The Mighty Boosh ever made a game, this would be it.

Mouse Party
Nice little educational flash experience on the effects of drug taking.

Escape Game [ VISION ]
Another interesting point and click game from the makers of Sphere. Hours of frustrating adventures guaranteed!

WALL-E – Pixar movies new trailer
Damn it this looks fantastic. I predict that I’ll get something in my eye during many moments of this film… <– I am a big girl.

Spherical Images Virtual Tours specialists and experts in Object RotationsThis is a very beautifully made virtual 3D tour website. It all works within the browser so no need for pluggins etc. The quality of the images is fantastic and uses High Dynamic Range images so really stand out. It’s very slick and a joy to use.

Kongregate: Play free games online
Games website, nice. I’m addicted to Jay Is Games, so now I have ANOTHER games site to distract me when I should be doing something else!!

Webware: Cool Web 2.0 apps for everyone
This does what it says on the tin!

Pentrix – Tricks
This must be mastered!!!!! Thanks to my boss for giving me something else to be obsessed by???? Like I don’t already have a problem with shit like this!!

Cloverfield: Third-Person Shooter
An interesting post that mirrors my feeling that Cloverfield is the closest thing to a live action video game I have ever seen. It really felt like I was immersed in a video game due to the familiar tricks used in gaming and the scripted events playing out at regular moments in the film.

Multiplayer Online Games Directory
Another good resource for MMO information.

Second Skin Trailer
Interesting documentary (trailer) about virtual worlds and the lives of people affected by them. Very similar to a BBC documentary within the Wonderland series.

The Agency
Sounds very interesting, definitely one to bookmark for when it is released. I think this could be the game that brings the casual action gamers into the MMO world. Could be a huge hit.

2008 Animated Shorts Oscar Nominees
I remember back in the day when I’d have to buy up video tapes of the animated nominees for the Oscars. It was a military operation to track down and find copies of films I had heard about or got snippets of from the Oscar TV programme… Now Youtube has them!

PMOG | The Passively Multiplayer Online Game
An MMO for your web browser.

Play A Multiplayer Online Game While Surfing The Web: PMOG
Interesting, kind of like Stumbleupon but you can create missions for people to do whilst browsing the internet. Haven’t had a chance to try it out yet

YouTube: (De)Coding Culture Online (2 of 2) & Youtube: (De) Coding Culture Online (1 of 2)
Eleanor Baird from MIT has been looking at the sort of content that is succesful on Youtube.

Organizing Uselessness: Tweetmeme
Damn, I knew this day would come. Someone will actually try to organize Twitter into something coherent. Pah, it will never happen!!

London Evening Standard headline generator
Scarily accurate!

GAME LAUNCH: Conspiracy Asylum
Fundi Games are back at it again with Conspiracy Asylum File Zero. A chance to get in on a game early doors.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Nasa investigates virtual space
Greetings Starfighter!
NASA are going to use virtual 3D games to recruit future Astronauts. It worked for the US army who used a FPS (First Person Shooter) called America’s Army to recruit their future soldiers so why not NASA?

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2 Comments

  1. Sticky list of links, as usual, Mark. Thanks. Now I’ll be fighting to get any work done.

    Re: NASA’s virtual world – I’d say the implications of a NASA virtual world are far greater than training the next gen of astronauts – though that is of indubitable coolness. The real payoff here is in augmented reality. NASA plans to have astronauts back on the moon in a few years. When they do that, they’ll be feeding the landing data, including video, straight into NASA’s virtual world, so anyone with an avatar can be virtually present with the astronauts in the lander. Imagine astronauts taking their first, bouncy steps out onto the surface – with 10,000 people looking through their helmet cams. 10,000 carefully chosen goelogists identifying interesting rock formations in real-time, from their terminals on Earth. The data could be automatically collated and aggregated, giving the local team the distilled expertise of an army of rock-tappers. It’s distributed exploration. It’s 10,000 curious 16-year-olds running around a 3D version of the lunar landscape, generated in real-time, exploring the moonscape at the same pace as the people who are actually there.

    It’s Rainbow’s End meets In the Shadow of the Moon. . .

  2. Thanks for this Phil. Yeah that is very interesting indeed. Wow, imagine AR that is actually useful?? Whatever next!


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