Twitter Digest for Week Ending 2011-07-17

VOID: Conceptual Processing Magazine

VOID is a conceptional processing magazine for the iPad. It is aimed to bring coding closer to designers, with focus on enhanced user integration and personalization with a strong visual approach.

The magazine app features sections where the reader is able to explore projects, learn about other processing artists, manipulate source code live inside the app and immediately see the changes highlighted in the code.

Users can save their modified versions of a sketch, screenshots or short videos to a custom dropbox folder that is linked to the app. It is also possible to share this data via facebook, twitter and email.

A fanboy with a strange device – Matt Edgar on SVK (which i still haven’t gotten around to reading) and a Doctor Who adventure i’m not familiar with:

I think there’s a lesson here for a lot of transmedia, augmented reality, and other buzzword-based story-telling forms: it’s not what you do with the technology, it’s what you leave to the imagination.

Persona E-Mail Concept

Persona from trive on Vimeo.

More info at the project website. via.

I really don’t mean to be snarky or anything, but around the 1:00 mark, when they introduce conversation view, i was heavily reminded of Google Wave. If Wave had looked this good and easy, it might just have worked…
As Lukas Mathis points out, the current design also doesn’t leave much room for automated e-mail messages (confirmations, mailing lists, …), which seems like a grave oversight for a mail client.

Great write-up from FOO Camp 2011:

[Adam Curtis’ film All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace] constructs a critique of cybernetics. He argues that this emphasis on building ever-more accurate models of the world — and, especially, automating their results through the supposedly objective computer — represses any idea of individual agency to change the system while simultaneously causing us to project a false agency onto the system itself. In other words, Curtis focuses on cybernetics’ conservative political repercussions. In his account, this faith in the technologically augmented system model becomes a reason to defend the status quo.