Angry Birds: An infographic of addiction.

Like like to play the occasional video game. I mostly play FIFA and F1, anything else and I just get bored. That is until Angry Birds came along.

I own all three of the Angry Birds games on my iPhone, and I think they are quite enjoyable. I am in no way addicted to playing it, but I know others who probably are.

AYTM have recently done a study into the addiction of Angry Birds and they put together a handy infographic to show their results to people like me who like pictures. You can find the original post here.

Space travel According to John

Recently I’ve developed a real interest in space exploration.

This is mostly sue to the recent retiring of the space shuttle program, and also the future plans for sending robots/satellites to places like Mars and Jupiter. My recent interest in all things space has made me remember times when I was a kid, when I would just be struck my the sheer enormity of space, and how my mind would imagine things about that the other planets would be like.

This week I stumbled upon a video that encapsulates perfectly the imagination of a child. His name is John, and this is what he thinks about space. Enjoy.

Space travel According to John from Jamie Stone on Vimeo.

Something unexpected: A cool government website

Governments are not known for their cool websites. In fact every single one I have ever had the privilege of visiting has made me consider gouging my eyes out.

This changed last night when I found a cool website from the Australian Bureau of Statistics to promote this years census.

Basically you put a minimal amount of info into a nice looking interface, and it explains some stats relating to you. It also creates a nice info-graphic so you can show your mum. Mine is below. You can do it for yourself here.

The Beast File: Apple

I love stuff apple make. My MacBook and iPhone have made my communication much easier that it would of been without them. It also means that I’m on twitter and facebook more than I should. I love apple because they make software that is really easy to use, and they also make hardware that looks quite nice.

Hungry Beast recently did a Beast File on apple, and I found it to be interesting, so I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized

Continuing in the theme of cool videos this week, I thought I would post something that is mildly educational. Unless you have been living on mars for the last few years, you would know that the world has had a bit of a crisis with its money. And if you are anything like me, you don’t really understand how it all happened. Well this neat video should explain everything to you.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

The Beast File: Google

I’m on holidays this week, so I’ve been having a little down time. This also means that i spend alot of my time on the web looking for cool things to watch.

Motion graphics are especially good for passing the time, and there is usually heaps of that out there to look at. Sites like and Vimeo are great ‘one stop shops’ for really well done videos. But the video below comes from a little closer to home.

On the ABC 2 years ago a great show started up. It is called Hungry Beast and it was started to give a group of budding journos and graphic design freaks, free reign over creating a show that people would like. Well I really like it, and this is one of my favourite videos they have produced. It’s about google, enjoy!


Wallpaper for April

With mission on last week I completely forgot that the month had changed. Smashing Magazine have another set of brand spankin’ wallpapers this month. This is the one I chose, there are lots of season related ones this month. And because I’m in the southern hemisphere, they don’t really apply. But there are still a bunch of cool ones that Australian’s can use.