Zombies, Run!

(English translation below) Zombies, Run! Is een spel dat je speelt tijdens het hardlopen. Eind februari komt de iPhone app officieel uit  (in mei ook op Android). Omdat ik via Kickstarter 85 USD heb gesponsord kreeg ik gisteren al de beta-versie en ben ik vandaag gaan lopen. Je kunt het hier al uit de app-store halen maar je kunt nog geen missies spelen. Het werkt heel eenvoudig. Na het beginscherm kies je de missie en de muziek die je wilt horen en je gaat hardlopen. Eerst wordt de setting neergezet. Doel van het spel is om Abel Township te redden. De wereld is vergaan, slechts 36 zielen zijn over. Jij bent de enige die allerlei levensreddende zaken kunt brengen. Dat doe je door heel hard te rennen want de zombies zitten je op de hielen. Je loopt met je favoriete muziek op je hoofd. Ineens hoor je dat je een ‘battery pack’ hebt verzameld en daarna een t-shirt, vervolgens weer verband of eten. Dan ineens een waarschuwing. Zombies approaching! Je moet dan een minuut harder lopen dan je eerdere tempo. Doe je dat niet dan pakken de zombies items af. Je hoort door een piep die steeds sneller of langzamer gaat hoe ver de zombies weg zijn. Ook krijg je een indicatie in meters en hoor je bekende zombie geluiden. Ben je snel genoeg dan klinkt ‘zombies evaded’ als muziek in je oren. Als je klaar bent met lopen kun je in de app je verzamelde spullen in het dorp achter laten om zo levels te verzamelen. Zie de plaatjes. Het is nog maar de beta-versie maar ik vind het nu al leuk. Aangekondigd is dat de graphics beter worden, er veel meer levels komen en je je loopsnelheid hoort. Verder komt er waarschijnlijk lokale content...

Berlin in signs and why I love Berlin

  Berlin is full of signs. It is also full of Street Art, stickers, billboards, graffiti, trendy people, etc. But hey, I only gave myself one day to shoot one topic. Signs. In Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. And once in a while a nice piece of Street Art. Couldn’t help it. The funny thing is that in almost all cases if I turned the camera 10 meters to the right or left you would have a very different view of Berlin. That of plastic fantastic. My Berlin signs on Facebook What came to my mind today is why I love this city so much. The main reason is that it’s beauty lies in it’s so called imperfection. That here old industrial buildings are more beautiful then 18th Century convents or churches.  That graffiti lifts up this city. When something is not perfect people tend to be creative. That’s why it’s swarming with creatives here. But the nice thing is that Berlin makes the imperfect perfect! I love...

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers In 2010, there were 46 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 169 posts. There were 86 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 78mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week. The busiest day of the year was March 4th. The most popular post that day was 285x Bedankt!. Where did they come from? The top referring sites in 2010 were marcdubach.nl, twitter.com, iphoneclub.nl, nl.wordpress.com, and startgoogle.startpagina.nl. Some visitors came searching, mostly for dublogt, simca 1000 te koop, marc dubach, brabantse vlag, and nikon d90. Attractions in 2010 These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010. 1 285x Bedankt! March 20108 comments 2 Over DUB, About DUB… March 20093 comments 3 In mei leggen alle vogels een ei… May 20095 comments 4 #Twitterfeest #Eindhoven January 201030 comments 5 Koekhappen kan altijd nog… February 201026...

Trouvailles (5) Vanessa Winship ‘Sweet Nothings’...

Today I had a day off and I decided to visit the ‘Kunsthal’ in Rotterdam. It featured an exhibition called: ‘Edward Hopper and His Time.’ Hopper represents American Modernism but never really belonged to one of the groups of modernism. The exhibition shows eight works of Hopper and I was struck by the tranquility in his paintings. Almost photographic, frozen in time. Alongside the works of Hopper other ‘Modernists’ are shown. The ‘regionalists’ who pictured people in rural areas. The Ashcan school with their urban paintings, cubists and abstractionists. But I liked the works in the ‘Machine Age’ section the most. What you see is what you get. Still impressed and inspired by this exhibition I decided to go up and see the the photographic work of Jacob Holdt and Vanessa Winship. Holdt made hundreds of photos during his travels through the United States from 1970-1975. An unconformistic view on America in the early seventies. From rich to poor and from black to white. A bit tired of all the impressions I considered leaving, but for one reason or the other my feet went left to Vanessa’s Winship wing. And my feet were right! I was struck by the portraits of girls in East-Turkey. The Kunsthal website states: “Winship chooses to portray the children in the exact same way every single time: frontally and at full-length. Moreover, each frame is made at the same distance. Due to this all the girls become similar each other. Clothing and pose further attribute to a sense of congeniality. All girls wear dark blue school uniforms with small white lace collars and refined embroidery, as is obligatory in all state schools in Turkey.” If you take a close look at the pictures you see the individuality and the...

Highlights Dutch Design Week 2009...

Today I visited the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. I selected five highlights but could have chosen dozens. In this week you can feel the vibe of innovation almost literally in the streets of Eindhoven. 1. Where? 5 minuten museum, Strijp-S Who? Daniel Rozin What? Trash Mirror 500 pieces of variously colored trash collected from the streets of New York and artist’s pockets, motors, control electronics, concealed video camera, computer.  Though built 3 years after the Wooden Mirror, Trash mirror was conceived first, However the concept seemed too risky at the time so I decided to build the Wooden Mirror first. This piece suggests that we are reflected in what we discard. The piece celebrates the ability of computation to inflict order on even the messiest of substances – trash. Watch the movie here: http://www.smoothware.com/danny/newtrashmirrormov.html By the way, it’s for sale! $ 110,000! 2. Where? Adaptation, Strijp-S Who? Jon Stan & Ivo de Kogel What? Cabinets of the (Material & Virtual) World The solid cedar double-sided cabinet incorporates sixteen drawers for physical archiving on one face with sixteen corresponding engraved patterns linking to digital data on the other. The ‘coded’ patterns are not solely a decorative element, bu can be decoded to allow the user’s meaningful data (i.e. digital photos, videos, blogs!) to pop up when interfaced through a camera phone or computer. Produced by the Technisch Instituut Heilig Hart Hasselt and the Waag FabLab Amsterdam. Here my own iPhone picture: http://yfrog.com/10gf3mj 3. Where? Graduation Galleries, Witte Dame Who? Stijn van der Vleuten What? Forgetfulness What do I own? Where can I find these things? When do I use them, and what is their value? Stijn van der Vleuten made two thick books about his possessions, called 1397 on 13,82 m2. From knives to...

DUB en zijn Nikon D90 (2) Eindhoven op een mooie herfstmorgen/Eindhoven Autumn Sunrise...

Vandaag maar weer eens op pad geweest. Prachtige ochtendzon, mooi strijklicht en een plekje gevonden waar je normaal geen toegang hebt! Eindhoven is prachtig, oordeel zelf! Biked my way this morning through Eindhoven with my camera. Amazing floodlight! Been to places where one is not supposed to be. Eindhoven is beautiful, judge for...