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Name: Pig Chase
Maker: Utrecht School of the Arts
It may only be a concept at the moment, but we may soon be able to interact and play with animals through our mobile devices -- the latest step up in virtual pets?
The Playing with Pigs project from the Utrecht School of the Arts is in development in order to study the relationship between people and domesticated animals.
Pigs play by touching a ball of light in their pen -- which is controlled by the iPad user:
- Every time the pig touches the sphere, it creates colorful sparks.
- If a human and pig move the ball in harmony, and the ball of light moves through a goal triangle, then it creates a big display of fireworks.
- The number of goal triangle targets a person and pig hit in one session are recorded on a high score table.
Source: Playing with pigs
Name: Painting with Time
Maker: Red Hill Studios
Compatibility: iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later
This relatively new iPad application, launched Dec 2011, allows users to add the effect of passing time to images. Based on the 'Exploring Time' documentary series, the user is able to add ageing effects to photography in many different ways.
Whether you would like to use this tool to change people, landscapes, or famous scenes, there's no limit. The app comes with a handy gallery of photos to experiment on, and you can either take slices of an original photo to manipulate or use your finders freestyle.
Source: App store
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, iOS 4.0 or later.
Not sure if your partner is telling the truth? This unusual app costs $1.49 and analyses your performance based on certain factors. It monitors the motion of a bed and noise levels in realtime, and afterwards, rates your individual performance with a score of 1-10 based on:
- 'Artistic' performance
If you really want to, you can send your results to others through email.
According to the app developers:
For best results, lay your iPhone flat on the mattress, not too far from the action. Spring mattresses work best. Make sure the natural ambient noise of your room is not too loud so that your phone can pick up subtle variations. You can verify the detected ranges with the "Noise" and "Motion" monitors (scaled from 1 to 5).
Note: You need to be at least 17 to download this application.
Source: App store