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iPad stand laser cutter template

I’ve had the chance to exhibit my last projects at this years DemoDay – an exhibition by the MediaLab Helsinki. One of these projects (details coming soon) is an interactive educational iPad app. In order to present the app properly I wanted to build a case or stand for it. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any templates out there that I liked. So I’ve done it myself and decided to make it available for everyone. Have fun with it.

The svg-file and the ai-file have the same content. Pick whatever you like most:

Please let me know, if you have ideas how to improve the current design. The license? Well, do whatever you want with it. And for everybody who really wants to have a licence, here it is: WTFPL.

animations & movies

Watch this: recommendations

I’ve collected a few animations and movies worth watching:

1. Paperman – Full Animated Short Film (6 min)

“[…] Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.”

2. The Reward (9 min)

“A nine-minute fantasy student film created at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.

In the small village of Tohan, the young boy Wilhelm is wasting his life on everyday business. Suddenly a glorious hero rides by him. As the boy watch the knight in total admiration the hero accidently drops a treasure map. […]”

3. Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood (13 min)

“When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and respecting women is as manly as defeating the villain. […]”

4. Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (104 min)

“A feature-length doucmentary on the first year of Mojang, the studio built upon the runaway success of indie computer game Minecraft.”

5. Objectified. (75 min)

“Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. […]”

Also worth watching: Helvetica. and Urbanized.

website coding

Type Foundries Archive goes live

Another project I have been working on within the last two months, is now finished. I was responsible for the technical implementation of the website type-foundries-archive.com, which included working with CSS, Javascript and PHP. I optimized the website for several different devices, including the iPhone, iPad and other high resolution displays.

Go and take a look at type-foundries-archive.com

About the project itself:
Type Foundries Archive is an online research platform to create a link list of type foundries worldwide – independent or not, small or big, every kind. TFA wants to spotlight the fast growing type design scene and create a powerful tool to stay up-to-date with the community.

website news

Website redesign is online

After dozens of different versions and iterations, the redesign of my website is finally live. Not only are the visuals, also the technical implementation was done by myself. All the code is handmade.

Some technical background:
The site is powered by WordPress, an open source CMS (content management system), built on the Bones wp theme and hosted by uberspace. The Bones theme is more a basic skeleton, that gives you a solid foundation to build on it, rather than being an actual WordPress theme.

Uberspace is an interesting webhoster, because it’s somehow different from most of it’s competitors. You get a pay-what-you-want webspace with (almost) full access to the server. And you do need it, because there’s no fancy web interface for administration.

Something that I “forgot” to do, was optimizing my website for the Internet Explorer. Sorry, but I won’t spend that extra time for a browser that does not support web standards properly. Go and grab one of the alternatives (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, …) or update to IE10.

Bachelor-Thesis

Inaudible Control

I finished my bachelor thesis in June 2012. My thesis was part of a bigger project, which has been developed together with Christian Max Franke.

The basic idea behind it, was to create an alternative method for interaction with mobile devices (such as smartphones).

My work involved the development of a desktop application for controlling smartphones. The result is an objective-c based Mac app.

A commercial, more flexible implementation is planned. More information will be provided soon.