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Hyper Island
is Swedish’s avant-garde answer to new media and interactive teaching. They started out as a CD-Rom school back 15 years ago in Karlskrona, a small archipelago town , when the future of interactivity was still based on running disks locally in fullscreen mode. A lot has changed since that, and now they are one of the most sought-after places to learn digital creativity, either by participating in their 1 or 2-year programs, or on their week-long Master Classes, designed for people already in the business.

Fabrica was there last weekend for an open house session with current students, management, and staff. Q&A sessions and work samples between cookies and coffee breaks. The place is an open floor space at phone mogul Eriksson’s former headquarters. Each student is provided with a table space and a first-week world class immersion into teamworking skills, which is fastly becoming Hyper Island’s most valuable asset. The rest more or less happens by itself, with students working in teams around different work modules – briefs of existing companies with real problems. The school is growing in a scary rate. Offices in New York and UK, and several other partnerships being formed at the moment.

More photos coming soon.

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Pixuffle - Shuffle pixels to create unique compositions!

Here is Pixuffle, a funny application that reminds us some old toys, like a puzzle but in the other way… Don’t build the image but destroy it! You can upload your own pictures, and mess it up, cut it in pieces and move the parts…
Play around, discover the creative cubist part in you, and enjoy the dynamic simplicity of Pixuffle made by Paulo Barcelos here at Fabrica!

The above image has been donated by Elliott Burford, who shares here with us, not his famous green pants but just green beans!

Space Barley


Sapporo Breweries has begun selling six-packs of the world’s first “space beer” brewed with barley descended from seeds that spent time in space.

For now, only 250 six-packs of the beer, which Sapporo calls “Space Barley,” are available for purchase. Customers will be selected at random from those who apply through the Space Barley website before December 24.

The barley used in the beer is the fourth-generation offspring of seeds that spent five months aboard the International Space Station in 2006 as part of research that Sapporo conducted with the Russian Academy of Sciences and Okayama University. The aim of the research was to study the adaptability and life cycle of barley in zero-gravity and to explore the challenges of achieving self-sufficient food production in space.

Space Barley beer has a mellow flavor and slightly dark color reminiscent of deep space, according to Sapporo. The six-packs are priced at an astronomical 10,000 yen ($110), but Sapporo will donate the profits to Okayama University, who will use the funds to promote science education for children and foster the development of space science research in Japan and Russia.


Alt.Movies.Kubrick F.A.Q

Tricot Machine

Of knitting, mittens, hare skins, Canadian winter and red cheeks. A music video animated from more 700 real wool knits.

ueno doubutsuen

ueno zoo

The identity for Ueno Zoo is absolutely thrilling. But, then again, so are the animals. What you see here is part of the map pamphlet to guide you around the zoo.

cheap origami

rainbow origami

I found this colorful little package in the ¥100 shop.

Jakob Nielsen: Velocity of Media Consumption

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