Latest

Here are twenty of the latest tools and inspirations I have added to the site.

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You should be able to open this up, figure out how it works and have fun with this. There are lots of online "toys" that are actually worth playing with just for the experience, they'll give you ideas.


This category is for things that may take a little learning but don't need lots of effort. 


These items will require some studying but are worth the time. You can watch a few YouTube videos to get to grips with it, right? 


These are complex tools for those who are more technically minded, or researchers or professionals. But hey, don't let that stop you. 

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NomadSculpt

Amazing 3D sketching tool. It lets you push, pull and stretch a virtual piece of clay.


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Series Rankings

Discover how your favourite TV shows episodes are ranked on IMDB.


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Sketch Machine

Doodle yourself an animated gif. Good fun!


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Flow

Absolutely amazing little image mush-up tool. Go give it a whirl.


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FlickGuy

I'm really not sure how to describe this image editor. Like nothing you've every seen. Just go give it a go.


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Vertex Meadow

Really interesting tool. You can upload an image, and that image becomes the landscape in a 3D VR world.


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Meemoo

Interesting project, like Holbein's anamorphic skull, using a really interesting visual programming tool, Meemoo.


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PhraseMe

Brilliant tool, but paid unfortunately, but you can use it once (or clear your cookies and use again).

It turns a text phrase into YouTube videos with those phrases. Amazing.


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Synthesia

Create a "talking heads" video using artificial intelligence, in multiple languages.


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Tokking Heads Avatar Animator

Choose or upload an avatar and animate it to your soundtrack.


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Aesthetic Generator

Nice character generator, or a good tool if you want a nom de plume perhaps.


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mscompose95

Scribble on this strange Mondrian-like grid, click the samples below, and instant funky rhythms. 


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Collection of Oscillators for p5js

Useful if you are trying to code audio or animations.


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p5XR

AR and VR for p5js.


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PatchCab

Modular synthesis. Twiddle those knobs and make a noise.


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Design for Inclusivity Cards

The Cards for Humanity team have created this fabulous deck of cards to help you think about inclusive design.


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Things

A site that has a collection of, er, things. I think this would be a great site for ideation, or being creative but you will have to figure out how.


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MusicalAlgorithms

An interesting tool. It's like a wizard for sonification. 


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Pts.js

A Javascript-based creating coding framework.


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Acoustic Atlas

Do you want to hear what your voice would sound like in the Temple of Love in the Taj Mahal? Of course you do. You'll need headphones for this.


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Leimma

Fun tool with which to explore microtonal tunings, and you can even send it to midi.


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Vectornator

Mac and iOS only I'm afraid, but a very cool vector editing tool.


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Prompt Up Your Life

Nice prompting tool, but for drawing.


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Collection of ML Tools for Art

Great collection of Machine Learning for Art projects, all with code samples.


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Stroll Down Flatbush

A Google Maps-like interface to 1920s USA


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Microscopic Gallery

Some of the most incredible photos ever. Go explore.


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The Structure of Stand-up Comedy

Really interesting breakdown of the text of a comedy performance.


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Collection of Visual Programming Languages

Amazing collection of visual coding tools


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Listen To Transformer

Listen as A.I generates music that "evolves" over time, or rather, has the musical notion of change and development within a song. Very clever.


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Visit the cave at Lascaux

Astonishing stuff. The earliest art works known? Or something else?


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Window Swap

Lovely peep into other worlds. 


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Poetry in motion

Really interesting exploratory interface, that slices archive texts together.


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Loom

Fantastic zooming interface to an archive collection of photographs.


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Text Visualisations

Fab collection of text-based visualisations


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Infopoetry

Wow! This in an incredible collection of students' visualisations. Absolute genius!


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Machine Learning For Kids

Lots of worksheets to do really amazing projects with machine learning and Scratch!


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REVEIL 24+1

Lovely project where on one day people all around the world will stream the sound of the dawn chorus where they are.


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Collection of MacPaint images

Nice collection of black and white images made with MacPaint and Hypercard. (See also, Hypercard at archive.org).


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78rpm Records Digitised By George Blood

1000s of really old records to listen to.


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Data visualisation by hand

Excellent article about how and why to do visualisations by hand


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Making numbers louder

Excellent article that links to a number of projects working in the area of sonification, turning data into sounds.


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Periodic Table of Storytelling

Really interesting breakdown of story types and tropes.


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Esoteric Codes

An incredible collection of really unusual coding things.


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Brian Foo

Brian Foo's site has lots of interesting art/comp sci crossover projects, working with archival material and producing both visual and audio works. Go explore.


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17 Creative Brainstorming Methods

...That (Might) Produce Brilliance!

A nice list of creativity techniques, go try them!


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30+ Creativity Techniques

A nice list of creativity techniques listed and explained. Go try a few!


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One Last Beat

Warning. Very gory/violent/crazy interactive video story. Crazy!


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VR Scout

A huges collection of articles about AR and VR projects


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Chilled Cow

AI/ML generates never-ending lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to.


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Surveillance Atlas of Infectious Diseases

Brilliant explorable dataset, with downloadable data


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Collection of Equirectangular Images

A Flickr collection of equirectangular images, many of which are Creative Commons licenced for use in your own VR creations.

Lots more here.


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Collection of Posters

Fabulous collection of posters from the U.S. Department of Agriculture  in the 1930s


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A REVIEW OF NINE INTERACTIVE NARRATIVE SYSTEMS

An academic paper about interactive narrative systems.


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Prelinger Movie Archive

Huge collection of movies.


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Freepik

Great collection of Creative Commons images and vectors to download and use if you credit the creators.

Note: As ever, watch out for sponsored links at the top of the page for paid images. And use the Filters to find what you want.


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Livecode Stacks

Large collection of stacks for you to 


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MIT App Inventor Extensions

Thunkable is based on a very similar free tool call MIT App Inventor. Because lots of people create Extensions for it, that also work with Thunkable, you can find extra code, called Extensions which do everything from rotation detection, to sound analysis, to QR code recognition and connecting to other devices.


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Public Domain Vectors

Large collection of downloadable .svg files 


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Royalty Free Video Clips

Another place to find free video clips to use.


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Royalty Free Video Clips

Lots of royalty-free videos to use. Can you tell a story with these sorts of videos?


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Animation Frames

A collection of sprite sheets that you could use to help you with your animation.


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List of Proverbs

Useful to help inspire you.


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Idiom Connection

A collection of categorised idioms.


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List of Idioms

Wonderful collection of sayings and idioms that you might use for inspiration.