- Search Flickr Creative Commons by colour
That’s a word I have never used!
Fantasticism Fan*tas”ti*cism\, n. The quality of being fantastical; fancifulness; whimsicality.
- Google + colour searching
Well it is about time that the Google folks mimicked the Canadian search giants – yes, that’s us! Google introduced colour search to image searching. Nice. Of course it will be awesome! Still no multicolour on Google but you can try a simple hack to get the poor man’s multicolour on Google: search for a colour using a keyword (for example blue sky) and pick a different colour from the drop down. Voila! No great image search results but hey it is a start…
Now if you want the play with the real deal in multicolour searching head over to the Idée lab!
Love how a blog post on LifeHacker about Google’s colour search moves into a full discussion of Idée’s technologies namely: TinEye and Multicolor search. Fun times in the Ideeplex!
- Multicolr Fun
Every once in a while we get an email from someone who has played with our lab technologies and built something fun and exciting. Last month I received an email from my good friend Patrick and since then it has been sitting in my inbox begging for attention! I am such a delinquent when it comes to emails! But that said: Patrick has an awesome career: he spends his time building exciting project, exploring how technology can enhance people’s lives and experiences. You may have seen some of his projects around Toronto. Just recently he built the TXTris wall version 2 which was showcased during HoHoTo on Monday. It was awesome, and I know a few of us spent time sending Tweets just to see them scroll down the screens (some the tweets were not fit to print so we won’t be repeating those here!).
Patrick was inspired by our Multicolr search to build a little prototype: this prototype basically takes a stream from a webcam and picks out the dominant colours and passes them through our Multicolr Search to find photographs that match those colours. Very, very neat and you can view it here:
- TinEye a librarian’s friend (and superhero)
Patricia’s list of technology resources and toys included TinEye this month. Patricia is the Head Librarian for the Dentistry Library of the University of Michigan and her list includes some pretty cool technologies to try and add to your arsenal. I would add to it Multicolr – because I am biased and it is a great tool! Thanks for the TinEye mention. Always great to hear from and about our users.
- Stunning Multicolr search from the good folks at idée
Thank you. Thank you. Now back to work!
- Multicolr lab
Yesterday was October 23 and that was Smurf anniversary! And I missed it. I had all the intentions in the world of doing blue searches on the Multicolr lab but you know bizness got in the way! If you are not familiar with the Smurfs, hurry up and read up (thank you wikipedia). For me, growing up, the Smurfs were Les Schtroumpfs.
Their stories were bold adventures and they made Spirou my favourite magazine! Now in honour of Peyo and his Schtroumpfs, I gave you blue multicolr searches! If you want to try these yourself head over to the Multicolr lab and have fun. Happy belated Schroumpf day!