October 07, 2007
Let’s honor socially significant design
Through a design competition called cause/affect, the SF chapter of AIGA seeks to "celebrate the work of designers and organizations who set out to positively impact our society." If you’re using your design skills for the betterment of life, the universe, and everything, or if you know of someone who is doing so, consider submitting your work (see the FAQ for details). The deadline is November 9, and the awards ceremony will be held in SF on December 4. [Via]
viewAt.org: Flash-based panorama sharing
The folks at viewAt.org have carved out an interesting mission for themselves: letting photographers around the world share their panoramas as interactive Flash creations. Citing the ubiquity of Flash over QuickTime, the site creators have devised a system whereby photogs can upload their panoramas, make them interactive (see instructions), and plot them on the Earth via Google Maps. Site co-creator
Bernard Custard Gascó writes:
This project is totally free for anyone who wishes to upload their
panoramas and has the advantage of offering your uploads in Flash, thanks to a system developed by Denis Chumakov. Besides this, you can promote
your own website integrated on Google Earth.
Needless to say, you have complete control over your own work, and
obviously all rights are yours. By means of a simple code number, you can
insert the panoramas on your web page and authorize those which you allow
others to download.
Click around the map on the main page to view panos from all around the world. Very cool work, guys.