Mathias and Morten who won the digital category at Young Creative Circle Award, is in Cannes representing Plant and Denmark in the Cyber category at the Young Cannes Lions Competition. Cannes Lions is the world’s biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry.
You can follow them at www.CannesLions.Plantcph.dk. They’ll keep the site feed with Instagrams, Foursquare check-ins and Tweets to give us an insight in their stay at Cannes Lion.
We were in New York attending Internet Week in May 2012, learning new things and getting creative fuel for future projects. We created this responsive website where we were feeding all our Instagrams, Foursquare check-ins and Tweets to give a picture of what happened and what we were up to. Check it out!
PressPausePlay is an award winning Swedish-produced documentary about creativity in the digital age. It features artists such as Moby, Robyn, Lykke Li and Bill Drummond discussing how the digital age has had democratised culture, unleashing creativity and unlimited creative opportunities.
The download gives you 2 options, either the standard version or an interactive version. The interactive version uses the Adobe Air app, and gives loads of features and opportunities for the user to interact. The best part about the interactive player is that all the interviews not included in the final theater edit are included here, which results in ten times the content. The player is also a “living” version that can be updated, unlike a DVD, and it links to media content and creative works online from the interviewees. This could be the future of film distribution because it’s a very small file download for the viewer but a huge resource of inspiration.
During the whole film hotspots with extra content is available.
The hotspots are indicated by the ‘MORE’ button at the top right corner. By clicking on it you’ll be able to find:
- EXTRAS that shows a longer interview with the person currently talking in the film.
- MORE WORKS shows additional videos from the artist/company currently on screen.
- A relevant WEBSITE of the person currently on screen.
- The music currently playing in the movie. By clicking on the artist’s name you will be directed directly to their profiles (Spotify or Soundcloud).
When a character appears in the movie for the first time their name is shown.
If you click on the name an info tab about the person will appear. The info tab contains a short text about the person and links to associated websites and profiles e.g. Myspace, Spotify, blogs etc.
The tab Overview has two submenus.
INTERVIEWS lists the cast of the movie in one place and gives the possibility to see extra clips with them.
ADDITIONAL CONTENT contains 38 extra interviews on topics related to the movie.
A first look at the new “Windows 8″ user interface. It was also previewed at the annual “All Things D” conference (here’s a video of that). Looks quite interesting – and quite different from Windows 7. (One thing, though, was it too much of a hassle for the speaker to wear a microphone?)
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos discusses the Kindle (and the e-commece retail business). It’s an interesting discussion from both a technology and a business standpoint since we often tend to assume that the Kindle is subordinate to the iPad. Actually, Bezos argues, it’s an entirely different device optimized for reading. They don’t want to make a me-too product.
The interview is from July 2010 (but you wouldn’t tell). And a new Kindle was just released.
Plant is a Copenhagen-based creative digital agency. The mission of the company is to conceptualize and develop technology-empowered web content that will enable advertisers to engage international audiences online.