donderdag 30 oktober 2008

Microsoft Popfly

Popfly is the fun and easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, and Web pages. It’s made up of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups and a social network where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.

I thought Pipes was already pretty cool, Popfly seems to take it to another level as you are able to create all kinds of stuff including games. The mashup editor looks good btw, have not tried to build a 'game' yet though. It seems to be really suited towards the non-technical user, i.e. the possibilities are maybe somewhat limited. But who knows you might be able to create a really great game :)

Overview of things that are possible

woensdag 8 oktober 2008


What started out as an assignment for the course Multimedia Authoring is now evolving more and more into a real usable product: Our (Timen and mine) PowerRail application. Driven by papervision3d and xml, our application delivers a versatile "railed" 3d presenting tool.

The main goal of our project is to create a way to present content of different natures, such as a educational presentation, a portfolio presentation or a 3d art exposition for example. We are still experimenting with different features to include in the program such as images, text, 3d models and video's. We have created some demo's to showcase the possibilities of our program.

We would appreciate it very much if you guys could take a look at it and maybe share some of your idea's / comments about this project with us!



ps. Coming wednesday we are presenting powerrail at the Creative Interactive Computing Symposium in Twente, Hotel Drienerburght! Very exciting!

dinsdag 7 oktober 2008


When I stumbled upon this I couldn't resist posting it here:
SourceBinder is (as they describe it on their site) "a node-based visual framework for easy prototyping and real-time tuning of Flash based visual applications."

For an example see here and be amazed....

The project is currently in private alpha, but their previous project FlashFilterLab seems like a previous version of SourceBinder.

maandag 6 oktober 2008

Korsakow system

Today I was reading about The Moving Image Lab workshop from mediamatic and the tools they are planning to use. Apparently there is a free tool available to create interactive films:

The Korsakow System is an easy-to-use editing software which allows you to publish interactive films on- and offline.

Korsakow-Films are films with a twist

They are interactive - the viewer has influence on the film.

They are rule-based - the author decides on the rules scenes relate to each other, he does not create a fixed order.

They are generative - the order of the scenes is calculated while the viewer looks at a Korsakow-project.

Korsakow-projects can only be viewed on a computer. They are delivered via internet-streaming, DVD-Rom or CD-Rom.

woensdag 1 oktober 2008

Yahoo Pipes

Maybe this is old news, but I wanted to show it to you anyway. Yahoo pipes:

Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.

If you want to know more about how to create pipes check out this video: