18.06.13 by Jeff

Google’s “Project Loon” The Birth of Balloon Internet

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What you are looking at is quite possibly the future of the Internet! Google has just revealed they are working on their boldest project yet, “Project Loon”. The idea is to have hundreds and eventually thousands of high-pressure balloons floating around our planet providing Internet for all!

Take a look at an animation below which does a better job of explaining the project than I ever could!

WIRED has more images, balloon test footage, and info about the project from the last two years. Jump over here.

 

Google.com/loon

Video by Mixtape Club













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Rupert Philbrick

    Spies!

  • Kid

    Google: trying to reach into the pockets of the poorest people on earth.

    • Ash Kayser

      you really have, hit the nail on the head! never really thought about that, as this is clearly not going to be free; or cheap!

      • it wont be cheap for Google but for us it will be a good thing. Google is already attempting to introduce free Internet in the US without the use of balloons

  • Mucharata

    What about all the garbage that each balloon would let behind in unreachable places ?

    • there are weather balloons and other things circling our planet already!

      • Guille Prudencio

        that´s not an excuse

  • Kid

    Communists!

    …nah, just kidding, interesting project.

  • Hannah

    what about access to a computer and electricity?

  • ben kelly

    Ive said it before, ill say it again, Skynet people

  • Andrea Meridiano

    ¿And who’s going to give to “everyone” a computer or another electronic dispositive to have internet access? And also, ¿who’s going to protect the planet of companies like Mac, that have an all island full of their rubbish and their unserviceable equipment?





25.08.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

25.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kajahl Benes

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Kajahl Benes. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For

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Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.

 

 

Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jee-ook Choi

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A selection of work by South Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi. More images below.

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