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Snippet of Anna Weatherup performing Tasmin Archer’s Sleeping Satellite, live at The Second Gateway Bridge Opening in Brisbane.
Over 175,000 people attended the opening.
Filmed by Christian Bowman
Tonight ICANN the worldwide internet authority revealed the 1930 applicants for a Top Level Domain name or TLD. This is the most significant step made by the organisation to progress the Internet domain structure since it’s conception. Google and Amazon dominated the applicant lists with 101 and 76 applications respectively.
A Top Level Domain refers to the letters after the dot – eg. domain.com (.com is the top level domain)
The “Reveal Day” was the public announcement of all of the applications for a TLD. This is also the time when comments and formal objections can be made to ICANN about the appropriateness of any applicant applying for a TLD.
It was always inevitable that if companies like Google or Amazon were to apply that they would be competing for several names.
In this case, they will be competing for:
.app, .movie, .music, .play, .shop, .show and .talk
Movie and Music attracted 8 applicants each so it will be interesting to see who takes the crown for this and how much they pay.
There were several domains with multiple applicants, here are the most notable properties being sort:
Of course, a lot of the biggest brands worldwide have participated in the new TLD program including:
Microsoft (11) applying for their key brands .windows .office .bing etc.
Dell for .dell
Apple for .apple
BBC for .bbc
BMW for .bmw
In Australia, there are 41 applicants. With the top banks CBA, ANZ and NAB all applying.
Interestingly, 4 Australian universities have applied which makes them the leader worldwide for applications with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) the Ivy League university in the USA as the only other higher education institution applying.
Over 100 staff and students from Bond University pulled out some unexpected magic of their own during the trailers of a screening of the final Harry Potter film. Patrons at the Event Cinemas VMax theatre at Robina were tricked into thinking that it was just another night at the movies. However, just after an advertisement advising viewers to put their phone on silent, audience members found themselves turning on their cameras instead.
One patron said “That scared the living daylights out of me!”, when what appeared to be a distressed woman stood up and screamed for a doctor. This lead to a group of dancers in doctor’s coats to stand up and start dancing in front of the sold-out cinema. This was then followed up by dancers dressed up in different outfits taking to the floor with not only dance moves, but acrobatic flips in the air.
Dancers then appeared to “come out of the woodwork” literally as they came out of cinema curtains, hidden doors and from the audience to form a “Flash Mob”.
Audience members were in awe as they not only started to join in on the action, but also provided a thunderous applause at the end of the 2 minute Flash Mob performance.
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Filmed at the Woodford Folk Festival, December 2010
Ferrari have been under fire over their F1 car branding as being subliminal to the tobacco brand Marlboro. In 2005 tabacco sponsorship of F1 was outlawed but it appears that these recent claims aren’t as “rediculous” Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo comments.
Check out the photo above to make up your own mind as to whether or not they are playing silly buggers with their branding.
To me, its a bit convenient and it’s definitely worth investigating. Visual branding is definitely reliant on proportion, colour and composition and Ferrari “barcode” satisfies all of these criteria.
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Christian Bowman is a Design Graduate from the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia and has over 10 years experience in the are of visual communication, photography and design. For more information or media enquiries email email@example.com or Phone +61.405157417