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Things We Found No.11

Spring is in the air, lambs are frolicking, and the time is ripe for Issue 11 of Things We Found to burst into flower.

Without further ado, we kick things off this week with Chrome Music Lab, a collection of interactive experiments that let anyone, of any age, explore how music works. The experiments, built using some of the latest browser technologies like WebGL and the Web Audio API, all look and sound lovely. And, as an added bonus, Google have open-sourced all the code, which can be found here.

Next up is this project by Alphabet aiming to attract more students to Hyde Park Picture House, a tiny 100-year-old cinema situated in the middle of Hyde Park, Leeds. Particularly nice is the big A-frame board used to display the day’s listings using bespoke wooden letter blocks.

Finally, this impressive video by Nicolas Vuignier demonstrates a Matrix-style bullet-time effect created using little more than an iPhone, some wire and a small aerodynamically designed phone holder. In the event you don’t have such a holder, don’t fret, you can pre-order one here for 39 Swiss Francs (about £28 at the time of writing). However, Nicolas has also made the blueprints freely available, so you can make your own at home if you have access to the right equipment. No iPhones were harmed in the making of this video.