Archives for June 2011

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On Contribution

Leaders allow others to make a contribution.”

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8 Secrets to Success From the Perspective of Will Smith

You may think of Will Smith as an alien-fighting man in black or bad boy from Bel-Air, but after watching this mash-up you may want to think of him as inspirational.

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This video mash-up of Will Smith interviews showcase his insights on success and philosophical views for becoming great.

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NodeBeat: Generative Music Application for iOS and Desktop

It’s been a while since I posted and my guilty conscious is saying “now’s the perfect time”.

The past few weeks, I’ve been working on my first iOS application called NodeBeat.

NodeBeat is a collaboration between myself and Justin Windle. It’s an experimental node-based audio sequencer and generative music application for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and TUIO devices.

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Second Story – Lead Interactive Developer Position

Overview

Since 1994, Second Story has conceptualized, designed, and developed interactive media experiences in diverse formats that enchant, inform, and entertain—pioneering ever more effective ways to inspire wonder and connect audiences to ideas and information.

Second Story is looking for a visionary thinker with an inquisitive mind, who is keen to learn new technologies and accomplished at expressing creativity through Actionscript and the Flash platform and wants to embrace the opportunities emerging platforms like HTML5, OpenFrameworks / Cinder provide.

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How to Make A Youtube Instrument

A Youtube Instrument is an interactive instrument that can be played using only the video features of Youtube. If you’ve heard of the MysteryGuitarMan on youtube, you’ve probably seen his various youtube instruments. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to make our own interactive youtube instruments utilizing the features of youtube.

What We’re Making

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Click the image above to see the results

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Supertouch is looking for new hires! This may be the job for you!!

Supertouch/Interference Inc. is looking for new hires that are involved in the interactive technology domain. I’ve been working with Interference for more than a year now and it’s been great. This may be the job for you! You can find the information below.

Company: Interference Inc.
Positions: We are looking for a PROGRAMMER and an INTERACTIVE ENGINEER
Position Type: Full-Time

Experience:
Candidates who have worked/have familiarity with multi-touch platforms previously and are eager to explore and learn more in a fast paced marketing/technology environment creating installations for major
global brands.

The position for the first 3 months is a probation period where the person is hired as an independent contractor and paid 1099. Depending on review and evaluation, the

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Book Review: Talent Is Overrated

TalentIsOverratedaltWhat Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else?

That’s what Geoff Colvin in Talent is Overrated aims to answer through research studies of the most successful people through history. I covered a small fraction of the book in You’re not talented and why it doesn’t matter.

The conclusion is exceptional performance is acquired through years of deliberate practice, timing and being surrounded by the right people – not talent.

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The Importance of Teaching Music

A few years ago, I came across this great write-up on the importance of music education. I recently re-discovered it buried in my archives and thought I’d post it for others to enjoy.

With music and art programs being cut from schools all over the United States, I think this is a great reminder that music is more than a fun hobby or emotional outlet.

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How to Combine and Display Your Facebook, Twitter, and Comment Counts

Combining your blog’s comment count with social sharing counts such as facebook and twitter can give a better indication to your readers how people truly react to your posts.

While some posts may get few comments, they may get hundreds or thousands of retweets, facebook shares, or bookmarks. Showing the true spread of your writing can inspire people to share and comment more frequently. You could use the big, bulky buttons to display individual facebook and twitter counts, but we’re going to take a look at combining the total numbers of comment, facebook, and twitter counts into one display.

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You're not talented and why it doesn't matter.

I have some great news! It turns out, you’re not talented. Why’s that great? Because, it doesn’t matter.

Photo courtesy of graur codrin

I’m almost finished reading Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin and it’s helped broaden my perspective regarding talent, success, exceptional achievement, and the myth of talent.

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