With a Jason Schwartzman launch and tutorial video:
Also read the well-written note from the editors:
We’re at once delighted and a little bewildered about this latest digital development and our place in it: delighted because of the quality of what the tablet provides and the speed with which the magazine can be distributed, but bewildered, too, because we’d be liars if we said we knew precisely where technology will lead.
I lived in Providence, RI during the summer of 2010 and helped found DataBraid. DataBraid’s goal is to make science simpler by making scientific data analysis simpler and more accessible to those without programming knowledge.
Our first product, BraidLab is a web application that wishes to do for statistics what Google Docs did for word processing. It’s a collaborative application that allows researchers to share their data and analyses with coworkers.
My main tasks were web design and application development. We used Ruby on Rails as the application layer and jQuery for many of the interactive elements.
BraidLab home page:
This is a pretty amazing concept. They take long-exposure photographs, move an iPad around in them, and produce stills (like the above) with illuminated 3D graphics in them. I can barely wrap my head around that, let alone the next step: they take a lot of those stills, and make a video (watch it!) out of them.
Also check out the stills and in-progress shots on Flickr.