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NOOG – digital collectibles

NOOG – a set of purely digital collectibles is a collaborative, purely digital art project that uses augmented reality technology in a fun and easy way. I just came across it and hope to be able to experiment with it a bit more. Above some of my first attempts using this fun tool that instatnly brings augmented reality into the hands of anyone…

“The NOOG Collection is the first set of purely digital collectables known to us. There have been different versions of existing material collectables that have transgressed into the virtual world of the Internet, but these are mere extensions to sets that predominantly populate the world in a material form. Digital Collectables define a pure immaterial set of desirable yet absent objects. Collectors begin their journey as curious and inspired amateurs. As their hunger for completion increases with every obtained fractal of a set, the collector steadily develops into a lover of NOOG.

They grow into masters as their desire for the entire set grows with the number of collected fractals of a set increases. The less pieces of the puzzle that are missing, the more a true collectors heart desires those missing and the warmer her love for the collected elements becomes.

Digital collecting demands a greater heart than material collecting, as the viral and virtual love is purer, it being disassociated from material and form. In digital collecting the intellect and passion must combine to heighten the imagination of the collector.

Pure love, desire and passion are entirely detached from a material form. Customization turns into a rewarding level of collecting, where the collector can interact with her set and become artist and curator of her own collection. 128 NOOGs are fully designed and styled, all of which have their own flavor. Another 128 NOOGs can be styled by you, the collector, using your own imagination.”

Learn a new language for free and help translate the web, at the same time – Duolingo

An amazing, jaw dropping project which highlights the great possibilities of large scale collaborative projects, marrying great innovative thinking with tech and then scaling the project to make it have an enormous impact.
In short learn a new language for free and help translate the web at the same time , sign up for the beta below…
I just signed up for learning german… soon in Chinese, Japanese and Spanish

… came across the web/app translating service Smartling recently and took their free plan for a spin to see how it worked and holy macarony, it really works !!!
My main website will hopefully soon be multi-lingual, with a Chinese, Japanese and Spanish translation, using either machine translation or paid translators. In any case, take a look at the image above to see how cool it looks in simplified Chinese !!!

For those of You who would like to check out the sites live, here they are…
(Please keep in mind that they are machine translated at the moment and probably will look & sound like gibberish for native speakers…)


Face Substitution

Face Substitution from Kyle McDonald on Vimeo.

“Working on an idea with Arturo Castro I feel like “good” blending looks almost too natural to be surprising. It doesn’t leave any interpolation up to your imagination. It’s possible to push this style further, so it’s less of a blend and more of a replacement, but then you get unnatural colors and shadows.”

FaceTracker library from Jason Saragih
ofxFaceTracker addon

Photography fashion | Modefotografie Berlin