Creative Community Bulletin 18 February 2011 Through 23 March 2011

These are the articles, blogs, and resources I found interesting and worthy of sharing for 18 February 2011 through 23 March 2011:

  • the horse project, Portland – with an artist named Scott Wayne Indiana. He knew about the horse rings in many Portland sidewalks and thought it was a shame that we don't tie our horses to them anymore. Scott decided to change that and tied his first pony to a horse ring in the fall of 2005 in the revitalized Pearl District in Northwest Portland. After a few months, he expanded the horse project and asked for some help. Now these horses are showing up all over Portland. You can find them in most parts of Portland now.
  • ACME product catalog – a set on Flickr
  • Twitter Drops The Ecosystem Hammer: Don’t Try To Compete With Us On Clients, Focus On Data And Verticals – “If you are an existing developer of client apps, you can continue to serve your user base, but we will be holding you to high standards to ensure you do not violate users’ privacy, that you provide consistency in the user experience, and that you rigorously adhere to all areas of our Terms of Service. We have spoken with the major client applications in the Twitter ecosystem about these needs on an ongoing basis, and will continue to ensure a high bar is maintained,” he continues.
  • ‘Let them eat iPad’ – NY Fed’s Dudley on Food Inflation to Blue Collar Audience – Or, as ZeroHedge put it, “let them eat iPad,” paraphrasing the supposed phrase by Marry Antoinette as the peasants starved during the French Revolution. Dudley won the reproach of the crowd, which, according to reports, broke into a boisterous, and incredulous, laugh, before another member of the audience responded: “I can’t eat an iPad.”
  • Batman Live Announced, a Touring Live Theatrical Arena Performance – BATMAN LIVE, a unique and innovative theatrical experience, is an arena spectacular that combines acrobatics, daredevil stunt work, illusions, and cutting-edge design to bring the adventures of Batman and Robin to life on stage for the first time in the characters’ history. BATMAN LIVE will be written by Allan Heinberg, with the original story by Stan Berkowitz & Alan Burnett, and Allan Heinberg.

    “The passion the creative team behind BATMAN LIVE shares for the character can be seen throughout every aspect of this production,” said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment. “And the storyline, the origin of Robin, is something that is going to create a truly unforgettable live show.”

    Allan Heinberg said: “I am delighted to be joining a team as committed to delivering an unparalleled visual spectacle, as they are to telling a compelling, emotional story. BATMAN LIVE is lovingly faithful to the characters and their distinguished history and it provides a unique opportunity for new and lifelong fans to experience Batman and his world as they never have before.”

    Allan Heinberg’s writing and producing credits include: Party of Five, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, The OC, Grey’s Anatomy and The Amazon’s Voice, his first play. Heinberg also developed the animated series Legion of Super Heroes for Warner Bros. Animation. He is the writer and co-creator of Marvel Comic’s Young Avengers and currently writes Marvel’s Avengers: The Children’s Crusade. His other comics work includes JLA (with Geoff Johns), Superman/Batman, Wonder Woman, and Uncanny X-Men.

  • Bendy batteries bring us one step closer to flexible gadgets | DVICE – It used to be that the idea of, say, a flexible, morphing phone was just something explored by concept designers. The technology for bendy gadgetry is steadily falling into place, however, and here's another puzzle piece figured out thanks to South Korea: the batteries.
  • Why Best Buy’s Buy Back program is a total ripoff | DVICE – But after a year, Best Buy will only give you 30% of the purchase price of the phone. Subtract that $60 fee off of it, and you're looking at making about $215 less for your iPhone 3GS than going rates on eBay. And close looks at other gadgets don't look much better. Not to mention the fact that Best Buy pays in gift cards rather than cash, which is less than optimal.
  • Is Facebook making us sad? Stanford University research and Sherry Turkle’s new book Alone Together suggest that social networking may foster loneliness. – By Libby Copeland – Slate Magazine – after observing his friends' reactions to Facebook: He noticed that they seemed to feel particularly crummy about themselves after logging onto the site and scrolling through others' attractive photos, accomplished bios, and chipper status updates. "They were convinced that everyone else was leading a perfect life," he told me.
  • Apps for the Mobile Creative: Part 2 by Pariah Burke – Creatives on the go need to stay creative. You can do that with apps that let you view and create color palettes; designing and identifying fonts; plan and control photo shoots; and keep mobile devices safe and secure.
  • Angry Birds Super Bowl Secret Code Revealed & Decoded Here – The Angry Birds secret code from the Rio trailer ad during the Super Bowl has been found, tested, and decoded. And none of it was done by me. Credit goes out to@AndroidThrasher for the screencap, and scarbzscope on YouTube for the details. Spoiler alert — the code itself, and a video of the code broken and used is after the break. Thanks fellas!

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