How It Feels [through Glass] (by Google)
Over the holiday break, I loaded up On Writing Well by William Zinsser on my new iPad. The book is at once a book about writing great non-fiction and an exercise in meta-writing. Each chapter employs the exact techniques Zinsser is trying to explain.
While reading about writing, it struck me that the modern non-fiction piece is very similar to the design we produce today. Late last September, Allan hammered out “The Flat Design Era” which—by measures of reputable internet statisticians—blew the fuck up. The Tumblr post as received well over 500 notes and reblogs, its fair share of arm-chair developer-as-designer Hacker News comments, and still continues to be a point of contention among many designers. In the post, Allan encourages simplicity and flatness in design as honesty. Rule #6: Good design is honest. But interface design shares a similarity with non-fiction writing: At its core, it is meant to be the vessel for something else.
These are the best 25 minutes you are going to spend on the web. Ever. A tour around the international space station. See how everything works. A FUCKING MAZING.
Here is another amazing Google Chrome Experiment… This time, the guys from Google’s Data Team, have mashed up a tonne data, info and visuals from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Wikipedia to literally map the 100,000 stars closes to our very own sun! Which as they note, is just a tiny fraction of the sextillions of stars in the broader universe.
The experiment makes uses WebGL, CSS3D, and Web Audio to deliver a seriously amazing experience.
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Google has released a new Chrome Experiment that lets users compose songs with up to three friends in different locations. ‘JAM with Chrome‘ is an interactive web app that enables you to play music together in real-time. It uses HTML5 features such as the Web Audio API, Websockets, Canvas, and CSS3.
You can choose from 19 different instruments including acoustic guitars, drum kits, and keyboards, and you can switch instruments whene