lego my google
In more practical terms, Gadgets API is what lets you create a fun Google design theme that looks like legos. In a design-crazed world, the revolution doesn’t stop at the internet! My email homepage is now attributed to Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (“aka JCDC or King of Pop is a designer who has inspired the interplay between Fashion, Art and Design for 40 years” as stated on Google’s website).
This ability to easily create Flash content and embed it anywhere else on the web reminds me of Sprout Builder, a little widget featured at last week’s NY Tech Meetup at FIT. Sprout’s still in beta (i.e. FREE, you recessionistas!) so it’s worth playing around with, especially if you have video content to feature. PR folks — it has obvious value as a promotional tool for entertainment (musicians, actors, clips of any kind) but, everyone else, I’m sure you can think of unintended use for this little piece of Flash technology. (I think it’s Flash, anything slick and cartoony I assume is Flash)