Mint CEO Aaron Patzer on Startups Comments | Oct 09 2009
Yaya, i know as of light all i’ve been doing is posting either nothing or youtube videos. I’ve been super busy and can’t really spend time uploading infinity mp3’s and making post art work and writing critical thought provoking articles on business, design, current culture or fashion. Eventully i’ll get backinto it but at this time i gotta keep hammering out the internet so you can have a place to wast your time… or read my blog…
Does this make me a bad blogger what i just wrote? possibly, but i’m all about transparency so maybe you’ll love me just a little bit more now…
The Ottawa based company Overlay.TV has just released their 0.9 Beta and it is looking awesome! There are so many new features built into the player it is great. Not only is Overlay.TV have a new player their site is wonderfully redesigned making it much easier to navigate and use. Take note that the featured video on the landing page is non other than Parisian based, DJ Mehdi’s I am somebody(ft. Chromeo), AMAZING!
An update on Emocapsule.com, with great news our group has been ACCEPTED to take part in SIGGRAPH 2008 being hosted in LA. We will be presenting the week of August 11 - 15 at Los Angeles Convention Centre. This is big news, for those unaware as to what SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is a Internation Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactivity Techniques which is being hosted at the LA Convention Center during August 11 - 15 2008. In 2005 25 000 people attended the conference, this is something to be pumped about being accepted to.
EmoCapsule is a study of interactivity. Participants influence the installation by inputting their emotions at emocapsule.com. The website provides users with emotional statistics and trends based on frequency, location, and weather information collected. The installation is dynamically updated to reflect the dominant emotional mood.
Visitors interact with the current emotional state of the EmoCapsule installation - depicted through sound, text, and colour. Participants move and catch emotion words using their own silhouette and other objects. Participants make loud noises, triggering the installation to emit reactive sounds and display new words. These form a sort of conversation between the user and the installation space.
Word on the street Terry Richardson is doin’ work on the new Belvedere Vodka campaign. A few samples are above. One of the best aspects is how even for such a large scale campaign spanning print, web and TV Terry is able to keep shit legit carrying over his artistic style of in you face photography and meshing it into a more commercial form of photography. Terry mentioned “They really allowed me to put my own spin on the campaign.” For more information on Terry or the campaign check the Belvedere site and look in Discover Luxury Reborn where they have a dedicated section for Terry Richardson, Vincent Gallo and RZA.
I know that there are great boutiques through out Canada but the two that come to my mind when I hear the term mens wear are Nomad Shop - Toronto and Reborn - Montreal. These two stores carry progressive international labels only found in a select boutique’s throughout the world. Some of my favorite labels brought to Canada by one or the other of these two stores are Comme des Garçons, Common Projects, Corpus Clothing, Nom De Guerre, Robert Geller, Rogan, Supreme, Surface To Air, Visvim and W+H all available at Nomad Shop. At Reborn we have Henrik Vibskov, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Raf Simons.
I have never yet been to Reborn however Nomad is one of the best stores in Toronto I feel. Great service, great labels and a very humble interior.
Nomad. 431 Richmond Street West Toronto, Canada M5V 1X9 T (416) 682-1107.
Reborn MontrealReborn. 231 rue Saint-Paul Ouest Montreal, QC H2Y 2A2, Canada (514) 499-8549.