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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Kinetix Studio

Interesting idea. A.I turns your videos into 3D figure animations by uploading a video of you dancing.


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Jokelub

Not sure if this works. I want it to. A.I to help you write jokes


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Dreamlike Art

Another text-to-image tool


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Ponzu

An A.I tool to generate textures for 3D models


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Vizcom

A.I drawing assistant. You rough out your sketch, let A.I add the detail.


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Erase Things From Images

Photo clean-up tool


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Mage Space

Another A.I text-to-image tool


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Diffusion Land

Another text-to-image AI tool. This one uses Midjourney.


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Playground A.I

Great text-to-image tool that uses Stable Diffusion or Dall-e.


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Craiyon

A.I Text-to-image tool. Nice results (formerly DALL-E)


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Huge Collection of A.I Tools

Large directory of A.I based tools.


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HTML Names Colour Wheel

A color-picker but for the names of HTML colours.

 


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Story Machine

Nice little A.I tool that writes the next few sentences in your story.


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MusicMouse

An incredible music making app. And it sends to midi. Wow!


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Easy Lang

EasyLang is a web-based programming language that is simple and doesn't have arbitrary syntax.

This is how Python started, a language to help people learn coding. Really excellent.


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Oh My Git

A game to teach GIT


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Openverse: Creative Common Search

An updated Creative Commons search engine (sponsored by Wordpress). Much better.


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WordStream

Really interesting text visualisation tool


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Decker

Based on Hypercard, this web-based authoring tool looks great.


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Tuneflow

An online music sequencer that is pretty amazing AND A.I generation of tunes and chord progressions is built in. Amazing!


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Alice 3

Amazing 3D tool. You can create scenes and interactions using Scratch-like coding.


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Relight

A tool that "relights" a photo using A.I


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Natron

Open source video compositing tool, which I think is, putting videos together from other videos and special effects etc


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Whiteboards

Nice collection of both free and paid whiteboarding tools.


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EveryoneDraw

Collaboratively create HUGE pixel art.


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A Film In On Photograph

Each one like a digital Rothko. I like these.


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Groove Is In The Art

Lovely Tumblr of psychedelic album covers.


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Floor796 PixelArt

The most amazing piece of animated pixel art I've seen


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Below The Surface

They drained a canal in the Netherlands and this is what they found.


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Impermanence

A site where the image degrades each time someone views it. Quiet genius.


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Tree Visualisations List

An amazing collection of tree visualisation types


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AI Art Resources

Huge list of A.I Art Tools


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Wordcraft

Interesting article on writing with A.I, using it to augment rather than generate or polish ideas.


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Herzog Chats with Zizek

As stand up goes... A.I generates a conversation between two intellectual heavyweights.


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Interview with Meghna Jayanth

During her decade in the gaming industry, Jayanth, a British-Indian immigrant, has become known for highlighting the effects of British colonialism as much as for her award-winning work on games such as inkle’s 80 Days and Guerilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn.


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Print Patterns

Just a lovely collection of print designs.


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The Bible Illustrated By A.I

The bible passages put into an A.I text-to-image tool


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Cine Times

Unusual collection of free and mainly retro movies.


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Robot Overlords

A TikTok account that shows A.I responses to these creepy prompts.


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Handy Mnenomics

Article about a particular way to remember things


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IBM 1401, A User’s Manual

nspired by a recording of an IBM mainframe computer which Jóhann’s father, Jóhann Gunnarsson, made on a reel-to-reel tape machine more than 30 years ago, the piece was originally written to be performed by a string quartet as the accompaniment to a dance piece by the choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir.


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Wikipedia Haiku

Haikus that are found accidentally in wikipedia text.


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Country Comparisons

Select a country to view its performance relative to the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries and see how it compares with other countries. Dark green circles show the social foundation and ecological ceiling. Blue wedges show social performance relative to a threshold associated with meeting basic needs.


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MRI of the Earth

Interesting project looking at "The Earth" and climate change etc.


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Where have you cried?

Interesting project documenting where people have cried, and why.


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How is Felix today?

Lifelogger put his entire life into one database.


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The Polish System

Really interesing article about one way of displaying historical information.


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Polytopias

An article introducing the ideas of polytopias (and how to get there) and world-building... linked with sci-fi and interactive narratives too.


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How A Mechanical Watch Works

Amazing interactive visualisations of the inner workings of a watch.


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3D Texture Collection

Collection of A.I generated textures.


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Women's Generative Art

Brilliant collection of women generative artists.


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Voicy

Lots of short audio samples, or "soundboards" that you can download.


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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.