Fame's developing a life of it's own
Enjoy sharing your photos with your friends? Imagine sharing them with the entire nation. Mobypicture – based in the Netherlands – welcomes your uploaded photos and publishes their favourites in a free national newspaper the very next day.
Why it matters
Andy Warhol was right, fifteen minutes of fame has become widely accessible. Not satisfied with reading the news, people today want to be the news. Is this further proof that marketers are losing control over content and should accept rather than worry about it?
BrailleTouch is an smartphone application developed by Georgia Tech’s researchers. It enables visually impaired people to write text messages simply by using six keys on the screen representing the Braille alphabet.
Artist groups in Germany have produced audio drama walking tours that are directly linked to city spaces (e.g. about the history laden Alexanderplatz in Berlin). A smart phone app shows, via GPS, where these spots are located and once they are reached, sound-clips of the stories are activated.