See what you mean blog

Design Stuff Cardiff is a monthly event where you can hear 'awesome talks about design'. I have picked a talk from their vimeo that I enjoyed, it's a talk from Sarah Edmonds about the importance of sketchbook. A great insight into Sarah's illustration practices and who doesn't enjoy seeing inside other peoples sketchbooks?

Microsoft holodeck

RoomAlive from Microsoft research turns an entire room into an 'immersive, augmented, magical entertainment experience'. The result is pretty cool, check the video above to see it in action and read an in depth article about it over on Fast Company.

Polarr - online photo editing

There are plenty of online photo editors available, but Polarr looks like a pretty slick offering. Polarr boasts an impressive list of options to endless tweak your photos to your hearts content. It also has something called 'dynamic style', which consists of a series of questions where you pick photos that have different effects and colour tweaks. These questions build a style that can be quickly applied to your photos, it's like creating your very own Instagram filter. Go to polarr.co to try it out.

Holodeck IRL

Here's another bit of technology that seems straight our of Star Trek, Lowe's 'holoroom'. Created by their innovation lab, the holoroom is a home improvement simulator that uses augmented reality to create a virtual room created by the users. Watch the video for more information.

Tiny planet video

Creating tiny planets from panoramic photos is fun, but think this video from Jonas Ginter pushes it further to great effect. By using GoPro cameras Jonas creates a spherical timelapse that makes his neighborhood look like a tiny sphere. Check out Jonas' blog for more videos including a cool interactive 360° video

The Colours of Motion

The Colours of Motion is a site designed and developed by Charlie Clark that explores the use of colour in movies. With some smart coding a movie is analyzed frame by frame, an average colour is derived from each frame which is them presented on the site. The site allows you to delve through the layers, from the overall colour of the whole movie down to each invidiual frame colour and the still from the movie. Clever stuff.