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Animated Tattoo from the Human API

New from us @workclub for Ballantines. Coming soon from the Human API… IMG_0453 and a fresh take on Graffiti:
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From Alpha to Better: Online Advertising, from Then till Now

*UPDATE 06/11* Things that did not exist when this was written: iPad. Angry Birds. Bieber Fever Not to mention Twelpforce, Google Wallet and IBM’s Watson winning on Jeopardy. The internet marches on at pace: “The first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make.” I.J. Good 1965. Catch up before the Singularity happens and Artoo takes your job… From Alpha to Better: Online Advertising, from Then till Now Advertising has long been a contract. If you want the “good stuff” – Skins, GQ, Star Wars – it must be funded by the “bad stuff” – interruptions by freakishly happy, shouting people, spam and pre-rolls,…
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Do Lectures #1: Steve Edge

Meet Steve Edge. I was lucky enough to attend the Do Lectures the other week. An amazingly edifying weekend spent in tents in West Wales. It’s not every day you get to meet such an inspirational and eclectic bunch of people, or that you get to ask Tim Berners-Lee to pass you the butter over breakfast. Check out the website as they upload more of the speakers. Then go next year. Anyway, i urge you…
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F1 Status Update

For the early-nerds about to watch the Malaysian GP qualifying, just starting now..! We (Work Club & Pirata) have hopefully made the experience a little bit better for the McLaren fans amongst you with The Race 1.0b. A live status update from the car. More compiled than designed, it’s there to augment the TV and Twitter experience. Check it out whilst the car is on the track, as it delivers live telemetry and updates from both the pit and the minds behind the car at McLaren’s UK HQ. Now i’m tri-screen with the TV, Twitter…
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robot invades House of Parliament

img_2156_ Meet The Voicebot. It’s a very cool bit of industrial machinery which has been re-purposed by Sidekick Studios for a twisted new marketing campaign. Young people can go onto the voicebox website, tell the robot what they care about, and the robot will write out their message in the Houses of Parliament in October for politicians to see. Nifty, huh? Each message is lovingly written out by a machine traditionally used to turn screws on assembly lines. Instead, it will write out the cares of a generation, and let…
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Merry Xmas and Sprouts

Merry Christmas and free sprouts from us at Work Club …
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If only I knew that then …

rockwellI’m giving a talk in Rio next week to a bunch of design & advertising bods. (nice gig if you can get it eh) I intend to structure the talk around the need for tomorrows creative to be multi-skilled, & try and tell them a few things that i think i know, that i think they may like to know. Try and make it an educational piece rather than a portfolio piece. With that in mind i thought i would do a little market research, and it struck me that it would also make a good bit…
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