Archive for May, 2007

Audi TT Motion Graphics Piece

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Viral / HD-TV spot for the launch of Audi TT in Australia. The TT contour is revealed only by the streamlines, a minimal abstraction of car laboratory scientific imaging. We created a software-based realtime wind tunnel to generate the HD video, an interactive wind-tunnel is currently in development. Concept and Art Direction by Matt Pyke, programming by Karsten Schmidt. Commissioned by The One Centre.

http://universaleverything.com/recent_activity/204

Karsten Schmidt’s blog (toxi.in.process)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Design blog by toxi (Karsten Schmidt).

The latest events & happenings in the world of interactive design and motion graphics e.g. BD4D, Rob Chiu, Chris Hewitt, Nanika / Hi-Res, Chris O’Shea, Spent 2000, Mark Hough, Universal Everything e.t.c.

http://www.toxi.co.uk/blog/

toxi

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

this site is an overview of selected interactive works since 2000.

A showcase of interactive VJ & Motion Graphics work by toxi.

http://www.toxi.co.uk/

World Wide Web Consortium Issues RDF and OWL Recommendations

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Semantic Web emerges as commercial-grade infrastructure for sharing data on the Web

10 February 2004 — Today, the World Wide Web Consortium announced final approval of two key Semantic Web technologies, the revised Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL). RDF and OWL are Semantic Web standards that provide a framework for asset management, enterprise integration and the sharing and reuse of data on the Web. These standard formats for data sharing span application, enterprise, and community boundaries – all of these different types of “user” can share the same information, even if they don’t share the same software.

http://www.w3.org/2004/01/sws-pressrelease

Today’s announcement marks the emergence of the Semantic Web as a broad-based, commercial-grade platform for data on the Web. The deployment of these standards in commercial products and services signals the transition of Semantic Web technology from what was largely a research and advanced development project over the last five years, to more practical technology deployed in mass market tools that enables more flexible access to structured data on the Web. Testimonials from enterprise-scale implementors and independent developers illustrate current uses of these standards on the Web today.

“RDF and OWL make a strong foundation for Semantic Web applications,” said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web. “Their approval as W3C Recommendations come at a time when new products spring up in areas as diverse as Enterprise Integration and medical decision support. It’s not unlike the early days of the Web, when once people saw how it worked, they understood its power. We’re entering that phase now, where people can see the beginnings of the Semantic Web at work.”

A World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Recommendation is understood by industry and the Web community at large as a Web standard. Each Recommendation is a stable specification developed by a W3C Working Group and reviewed by the W3C Membership. Recommendations promote interoperability of Web technologies of the Web by explicitly conveying the industry consensus formed by the Working Group.

 

Semantic Web

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation from a large number of researchers and industrial partners. It is based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF). See also the separate FAQ for further information.

http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

my foaf

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

http://www.danielprendergast.co.uk/foaf.rdf

 

Click to the clique

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Forget the plonk and canapes, make your new contacts via the ether, says Ben Hammersley

Thursday January 9, 2003
The Guardian

I blame Kevin Bacon. It’s only fair: he probably doesn’t know it, but the floppy fringed actor’s influence on the internet has been long felt, if unusual – and this year it’s everywhere.What are we talking about? Social networks. Now, don’t get all huffy. The influence of the one out of Footloose your sister fancied is not to be underestimated. Sure, it was the US sociologist Stanley Milgram who developed what he called the “Small World Hypothesis”, which said, in effect, that everyone was connected to everyone else by six degrees or less – but it was the famous Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon online game site that firmly implanted the obscure scientific theory into the hive mind of the internet.

http://technology.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605,870848,00.html

The Friend of a Friend (FOAF) project.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The Friend of a Friend (FOAF) project is creating a Web of machine-readable pages describing people, the links between them and the things they create and do.

FOAF is about your place in the Web, and the Web’s place in our world. FOAF is a simple technology that makes it easier to share and use information about people and their activities (eg. photos, calendars, weblogs), to transfer information between Web sites, and to automatically extend, merge and re-use it online.

http://www.foaf-project.org/

the ronin

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Flash portfolio site with some very good Motion Graphics work on display:

http://www.theronin.co.uk/