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Workshop bei der Stiftung Elemente der Begeisterung

Antoine Léchevin hat Mediengestaltung an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar studiert. 2005 zog er nach Berlin und arbeitete bei MetaDesign und Scholz & Friends. Seit November 2011 ist er selbstständig als Online Concepter, Information Architect und User Experience Designer: duklickstgut.de.

Für junge gemeinnützig Engagierte aus Deutschland und Frankreich gestaltete Antoine Léchevin im Sommer 2011 einen zweitägigen Workshop.

Best practice in der Onlinekommunikation für gemeinnützige Organisationen war Gegenstand der gemeinsamen Arbeit auf Burg Hohnstein. Zunächst konnten sich die Teilnehmer dabei theoretische Kenntnisse zur Nutzung digitaler Kommunikationskanäle durch NGOs aneignen. Daran anknüpfend entwickelten sie später mit Antoine Léchevin Ansätze zur Umsetzung konkreter Vorhaben aus der eigenen Praxis.

http://www.edb-stiftung.de/team/dozenten/antoine-lechevin/

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Renault 4: The Facebook Storytelling Campaign

from Digital Buzz Blog by Katy Daniells.

Renault Netherlands wanted to promote their Facebook page with their latest campaign, they enlisted the help of agency Dorst & Lesser who developed this nostalgic Facebook campaign around the character Grandma Hilda.
The Facebook campaign focused around the story of Hilda and her Renault 4. The concept of the story was that Hilda had loved her Renault 4 but she was now too old to drive and her car was left sitting in the garage. Hilda wanted to give the car away to someone who could also enjoy driving it. Facebook users were asked to visit the Facebook app to play virtual ‘hide and seek’ around an interactive house placing a tag where they thought the missing car key was. The person who placed a tag closest to the missing key would win the car.
The campaign received 10,293 unique tags and the Facebook page increased by 27,930, which doubled the number of fans. This is a good way to use the Facebook platform to create a nice storyline around the competition.

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Happy Birthday first photographic image ever uploaded to the Web!

The first photographic image ever uploaded to the Web was a Photoshop disaster. It was created to sell something, and featured attractive women in a come-hither pose In July 1992.

In short, photo-uploading was born with some original sins that have never quite washed away.

Here it is, in all its glory:

[via: http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/7/10/crossdressing-compression-and-a-collider-the-first-photo-on-the-web]

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Man Interviews His 12-Year Old Self

[via Mashable]

What would it be like if you could go back in time and talk to a younger version of yourself? Filmmaker and actor Jeremiah McDonald got to experience that process — in a way — thanks to a video tape he made for his future self back in 1992.

Twenty years later, McDonald cut together an interview combining footage of himself in 1992 (at age 12) and in 2012 (age 32).

The result is funny, poignant and ingenious in its presentation — which cuts present-day McDonald against his improvised 12-year old self two decades ago. As precocious as the younger version is, he also has one or two things to teach the older McDonald.

And at least they still share a love of British sci-fi hit, Doctor Who — though the younger McDonald has no idea how cool the rebooted version is going to be (and doesn’t get his elder version’s reference to the episode “Blink,” which features a very similar kind of time-traveling video conversation.)

Watching the short film, I was struck by memories of my own video experiments in elementary, middle and high school. Even in the age before YouTube, the art of self-documentary was alive and well — at least for some of us.

The video already has more than 14,000 likes on YouTube — and seems poised to go ever more viral.

If you could interview yourself from the past, what would you want to know? Let us know in the comments.

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Interactive Vector Maps Framework – Kartograph

Kartograph: a framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service.

Kartograph.org
Kartograph.org

Kartograph’s strong points are:

  • Separated map generation and rendering;
  • Numerous map types available from the get-go;
  • Independent nature which allows for complete designing freedom (doesn’t use Google’s maps).

Overall, Kartograph seems like a good solution for a graphics designer or a data miner. The maps are rendered in typographic quality, so web magazine editors should take a look at this library.
Watch the showcase

via: http://webification.com/

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How Many Slaves Work for You?…

Bought a smartphone lately? What about a computer, T-shirt? Chances are, slaves made them. The Emancipation Proclamation may have abolished slavery in the United States nearly 150 years ago, but forced labor is still alive and well in the rest of the world. No matter what the brand, everything boils down to the supply chain: the people who pick and mill your cotton, mine the tungsten and gold, and harvest the coffee beans. And they’re all working for you. At least 27 million bonded laborers exist worldwide, according to Slavery Footprint, a new website and mobile app that measures the role forced labor plays in supporting our lifestyles. Most of us would like to assume the answer is zero, but even the most conscientious of consumers aren’t exempt…

try the survey: http://slaveryfootprint.org/

via: http://www.ecouterre.com/

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We love music, we love to fuck.

He/She just arrived. Everything is perfect: you cleaned your room, you took a shower, maybe you opened a bottle of good wine, you now just need the perfect music!

Fuckmusic has the right songs to make this moment more perfect!

Thanks to papodehomem from Brazil for this wonderful idea.

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Never listen to music alone again.

Got the music, what about a drink? Drinkify automatically generates the perfect(?) cocktail recipe to accompany any music.

Using tools like lastfmThe Echo Nest

Try it here:

http://drinkify.org/

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Comic Sans Criminal

Everyone see one day an inappropriate Font. Mostly it’s the Comic sans. Here is a Website who explains why and when it’s wrong to use use. Fell free to share it with whom who needs it!

http://www.mattdempsey.com/fullview/comicsanscriminal/