May 18, 2009

Cooliris enables fast, 3D-enhanced Web browsing

In the past I’ve enthused about “PicLens,” a Web browser plug-in that enables crazy-fast 3D slideshows for Flickr, Facebook, and more. PicLens was renamed Cooliris, and the team behind it keeps adding slick features. I was delighted to see that the plug-in now supports the Safari 4 beta, can browse local files, display image metadata, and more. Check out the features page for more info.

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Monday motion goodness: Waves in HD, bearded hippies, and more

  • Lucinda Schreiber and Yanni Kronenberg used chalkboard drawings to produce the Autumn Story music video for Firekites. [Via]
  • Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational early-70′s Scanimate demo. Some part of me kind of wishes that Adobe tools involved more retro levers, switches, cable splicing, etc.–and of course that their use was accompanied by funky 70′s horn sections.
  • Infographics:
    • Melih Bilgil’s The History of the Internet tells, well, you know, using minimal lines but loads of attention to detail. (The fly-over of Cuba is terrific.) Adobe designer Ethan Eismann writes, “My new personal mission in life is to bring this level or higher of engaging instruction to an Adobe welcome screen near you.”
    • SlagsmĂ„lsklubben would be cool just for its name.
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