MSN Visualizer is the kind of piece that makes you think Microsoft are definitely changing in a good way. It’s that beautiful image inspired design of the Metro style, but this time an interesting play with Flickr and music. The best way to experience it is to just try it out for yourself. As The Verge says, it’s just “mesmerising”.
Here’s my notes on a great talk by Rachel Hinman, in which she discussed the evolving nature of our role as people with the ability to shape culture – and that technology moving into the realm of media provides us with the platform to do so.
According to Microsoft, the popularity of Kinect has far exceeded expectations – in a conference call the following statement was made:
“Kinect, in particular, exceeded our expectation. Kinect is the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history. It’s just our first step in delivering on the opportunity to fundamentally change the way people interact with technology.