What if a player piano could take requests? In the hacker/maker spirit of DIGITALKITCHEN, our team re-imagined a forgotten technology as a simple interactive experience that connects people and music and in new way. Meet Stanley. The world’s first instrument to have a conversation with its audience and field its own song requests.


‘Stanley Case Study’ by DIGITAL KITCHEN — http://bit.ly/13ihZSL

When analog meets digital and makes beautiful music together.

For designers, after a pretty decent amount of struggle, we are just barely starting to see the acceptance of digital design as something people should care about. Almost every agency is attempting to create a digital practice, and virtually every client is investing some money into digital projects. Acceptance is slow, much slower than I ever thought it would be. We may not have reached our “Blue Monday” moment yet —but we’re getting there.

The “Blue Monday” moment… is that really a thing? It should be. BBC Synth Britannia:

Another excellent post by @robinsloan. This time, it’s on

the process of pushing a work of art or craft from the physical world to the digital world and back again… 

Also known as the flip-flop. Who knew?

I would add one more excellent example of this type of flip-flop. I’ve admired the work of the extremely talented Richard Koci Hernandez (or @koci) for many years. And his recent collection of photography goes through this ingenious flip-flop process. Like me, he didn’t know it had a name.

Koci was kind enough to share with me his process and how he gets many of his images to look so analog.

  1. Shoot  photo  - digital
  2. Print out image - physical
  3. Scratch print with knife - physical
  4. Reshoot the image with iphone through and old camera viewfinder- physical/digital
  5. Post to Instagram

Similar process with these images:

Brilliant and beautiful. Check out the rest of his Flickr photostream.

Tilt your iPad to make Alice grow big as a house, or shrink to just six inches tall. This is Alice in Wonderland digitally remastered for the iPad. Play with the White Rabbit’s pocket watch - it realistically swings and bounces. Help Alice swim through a Pool of Tears.

A step closer to another form of interactive narratives. Love it. The sky is the limit in creating these digital pop-up books.