April 19th, 2019

It’s Friday again!

And not just any Friday: Good Friday!

Whuhoo! And also it’s Friday Links Time. Win / win.

Photo Mosh

Photo Mosh

Glitchify any photo, or an image you capture with your webcam. Save as a variety of formats.

A fun little tool!

Red-Flare Easter Eggs

Red-Flare Easter Eggs

Lesley A. Jensen (aka Red-Flare) is an artist and hobbyist from the US who has created numerous collections of carefully decorated Easter Eggs. She covers the Marvel Universe, the Walking Dead, and several others. These are terrific!

This Woman Makes Tiny Homes for Her Wild Bird Friends

This Woman Makes Tiny Homes for Her Wild Bird Friends

Jada Fitch is an artist and illustrator based in Portland, Maine. She’s also a self-professed ‘birder’ who not only enjoys birdwatching and illustrating them (her bird drawings are wonderful), but also making tiny homes for her winged friends and filling them with delicious treats.”

She creates quite a bit of other content, and has an online shop, but this tickled me.

Play For Good

Play For Good

Instructions are primarily in French but you’ll definitely figure it out.

Press and hold to build up your jump, then release to jump.

Extremely addictive!

And there we go! Alllll Friday’d up!

Have a great (long?) weekend everybody!

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April 12th, 2019

Well hellooooo Friday!

Welcome back everybody.

Finally warming up, where I live.

Let’s get to it!

Colorize Photos

Colorize Photos

“Use Deep Learning to Automatically Colorize Black and White Photos”

A pretty amazing little tool.

Not that everybody has tons of B&W photos but it’s a neat trick in 2019.

Mickey Rooney’s Wacko Businesses

Mickey Rooney’s Wacko Businesses

e.g.: “Mickey Rooney’s Potato Fantasy Family Restaurant” (which only served potatoes. Period.)

I had NO IDEA! This is a fascinating read.

See also (related?) “Mickey Rooney’s amazing sex life“.

Berlin Transit Map

Berlin Transit Map

Given that I live in Toronto and we still have our piddly 2.5 lines of subways, this is magnificent.

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

A first-person shooter populated entirely by eggs. (First-egg shooter?)

Just in time for easter! (I guess)

And that’s that!

Have a fantastic Friday everybody.

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April 5th, 2019

Welcome to Friday!

Ahhhhh that’s better.

Links time!

Suzanne Jongmans: Mind Over Matter

Suzanne Jongmans: Mind Over Matter

Dutch artist Jongmans recreates Renaissance clothing from recyclable materials like bubble wrap, foam sheets and industrial plastic wrap.

This is making the rounds and so beautifully done.

Ring Geometry Generator

Ring Geometry Generator

Produced using the ganja.js Geometric Algebra library.

Beautiful! Sadly no method of outputting the data so you could actually size and 3d-print the ring.

Chun Kwang Young: Artworks

Chun Kwang Young: Artworks

Most recently Mr. Young created what he refers to as “aggregations”, which are large-scale sculptures formed by thousands of small paper parcels.

It is incredibly intricate work.

h/t: Collossal.

Turnstile Mint Reprise

Turnstile Mint Reprise

Imagine a weirder version of pac man with oddly designed mazes.

I like it. Definitely very challenging, but then also SO satisfying to clear a level.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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March 29th, 2019

Hello again Friday, and goodbye March 2019.

That was fast!

Links time!

Great Escape

Great Escape

“Escape is an inspirational flight search engine that helps you choose a destination and find the cheapest flight for your next vacation.

“It is developed by the MIT Senseable City Laboratory, Singapore.”

This is how I think I’ll book any flight going forward. Just a seamless, simple experience. Very satisfying.

Recreated Tang-dynasty outfits based on cave paintings

Recreated Tang-dynasty outfits based on cave paintings

Based on murals “From mostly the Mogao Caves“.

Tang Dynasty = 7th – 10th centuries.

These are beautifully realized!

The original Chinese gallery is here and includes further reconstructions based on miniature figures from the era as well.

Vermeer: The complete works

Vermeer: The complete works

“Vermeer’s 36 paintings all in one place”

[self explanatory]

Created by Google Arts and Culture which has a series of other galleries that are also worth a look.

Beautifully done.

Braains2

Braains2

While the timer counts down, try to move objects to block entry ways that zombies will try to get in. Then collectively try to last as long as possible when the zombies attack.

It’s definitely a challenging, collaborative multiplayer game.

Bonus Link!

Digital Comic Museum

Digital Comic Museum

“Our mission with this site is providing as close to a free resource as possible where users can easily download public domain golden age comics without the need to ask or worry about searching the net for them.”

I am not a huge comic book guy, but this resource is crazy.

Sent in by Tia T.

Well there we go! Links… es… are done. n.

Happy Friday!

See you next week.

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March 22nd, 2019

It’s the first Friday of Spring 2019 (in the Northern Hemisphere)!

Welcome!

And here are this week’s links!

Neil Dawson

Neil Dawson

“Neil Dawson has produced many public sculptures throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the UK.”

His work is really interesting. Some of it is large-scale cartoonish. I love it.

More info here.

generative.fm

generative.fm

“The pieces featured on this site are not recordings. The music is generated by a different system created for each piece. These systems have been designed such that each performance is unique and plays continuously without repetition.”

I notice some of these bog down my browser, so it is definitely doing some real-time processing that takes some processing power to achieve.

These are interesting! Especially just leaving it on in the background, it develops over long periods of time.

h/t: kottke.

“Under” – Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

“Under” – Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

“Located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, where the sea storms from the north and south meet, the project is situated at a unique confluence. Marine species flourish here in the both briny and brackish waters to produce a natural abundance in biodiversity at the site.”

Also:

“In Norwegian, “under” has the dual meaning of ‘below’ and ‘wonder’.”

Huh! Interesting.

Looks beautiful!

3-3 Gravity

3-3 Gravity

Gravity has been turned off.

It’s up to you to turn it back on.

It’s a confusing game but I found it super entertaining.

This was again the result of a game jam, developed in a super short amount of time.

I would play this on my phone no problem.

That’s all I’ve got this week.

Now get out there and… spring! Or something.

See you next week.

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March 15th, 2019

Happy Friday!

And, I guess – if you’re superstitious – beware!

We made it you guys!

Here are this week’s Friday Links!

The Boat

The Boat

“An interactive graphic novel about escape after the Vietnam War. Based on the story by Nam Le, adapted by Matt Huynh.”

Created to promote the SBS Australia show “The Boat“.

This is really beautifully executed.

1969 & 70 – Bell Labs

1969 & 70 - Bell Labs

“I spent a couple of years as Operations Manager at a Bell Labs data center in Oakland, CA developing what was the a state of the art database search system. One day I brought a camera to work and this was the result.”

Those outfits! That super-old computing equipment. That guy with the guitar! It’s a crazy gallery but so good.

h/t: kottke

Matthew Simmonds: Sculptures In Marble And Stone

Matthew Simmonds: Sculptures In Marble And Stone

“Inspired by a life-long fascination of stone buildings, and drawing on skills learnt as an architectural stone carver, Simmonds’ work takes stone architecture, and particularly sacred architecture, as a central theme.”

This is impressive work. More info here.

Rocketate Next

Rocketate Next

A pretty challenging little game!

You mostly move by rotating the playing field. You only occasionally use your jetpack, because it doesn’t have much fuel.

I like it!

There we go. All done! Good work everybody!

See you next Friday.

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March 8th, 2019

Happy Friday!

I wish it was warmer, is my main message this Friday. But at least the days are getting longer where I live.

Heeeere we go…

Crypto Voxels

Crypto Voxels

“Cryptovoxels is a virtual world where the city is owned by different people on the Ethereum blockchain.”

It’s a weird, but well-rendered virtual environment. It’s definitely not what I thought would result from cryptocurrencies, but there we are.

Scientists Have Built a Real Star Trek ‘Replicator’ That Builds Objects With Light

Scientists Have Built a Real Star Trek 'Replicator' That Builds Objects With Light

“…Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have found a shortcut: a printer that can fabricate objects in one shot using light – and which could, potentially, revolutionize rapid manufacturing technology.”

White paper available here.

What a crazy invention!

Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2019

Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2019

[self explanatory]

Some breathtaking work here.

Tanks.pw

Tanks.pw

A multiplayer tank game. It’s actually pretty good. It depends on how many people are connected obviously, but it’s fun.

Bonus Link!

25 Times People Asked To Cover Up Their Scars And Birthmarks, And Tattoo Artists Nailed It

25 Times People Asked To Cover Up Their Scars And Birthmarks, And Tattoo Artists Nailed It

[self explanatory]

These are great!

And that… is that!

Enjoy the rest of your Friday everybody. Thanks for playing along at home.

See you next week!

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March 1st, 2019

Happy Friday! And welcome to March.

Spring is on the way…

And now: some links!

If 2019’s Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth

If 2019's Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth

A bit dour, but still funny.

Sent in by many subscribers.

Kubrick.Life

Kubrick.Life

An impressive synopsis of the life amd works of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Some really excellent content here, and a lovingly-created user interface.

Beautiful.

Noclip – Nintendo Game Map Viewer

Noclip - Nintendo Game Map Viewer

“CLICK AND DRAG to look around and use WASD to move the camera”

This is a pretty amazing site if you’re a classic game nerd.

A lot more information here.

Amazeballs

Amazeballs

“Paintball your way through an invisible maze!”

What they don’t tell you is: don’t touch the walls! Just shoot paintballs to identify where the wall is.

It’s hard!

Bonus Link!

Move » LAYER

Move » LAYER

“Move is a prototype airline seat for Airbus that utilises smart textiles and clever functionality to improve the experience of Economy Class short- to mid-haul flying.”

These prototype designs look amazing!

See also: Redesigning the Boarding Pass.

This has been a Friday Links Production!

See you next week everybody.

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February 22nd, 2019

Welcome back to Friday!

And it’s the last one in Feb. 2019. That was super fast.

And now! Some links.

Nordic Style: These Vintage IKEA Catalog Covers Will Blow You Away

Nordic Style: These Vintage IKEA Catalog Covers Will Blow You Away

Or at the very least, they’re pretty well designed. 🙂

Click-baity headlines = dated! Oh well…

CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild

CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild

Browse the web using an in-browser emulation of the first web browser from 1990.

e.g.: the Friday Links!

It’s a little more complicated than expected. I started browsing using Mosaic in 1994. The web is old!

Why Flying On The Hindenburg Zeppelin Was So Expensive

Why Flying On The Hindenburg Zeppelin Was So Expensive

“Between 1931 and 1937 the Graf Zeppelin crossed the South Atlantic 136 times. The trips took about four days in each direction, and a one-way ticket was about $400, which translates to about $7,050 in today’s money.”

I find it interesting that many of the interiors look like mid-60s office meeting rooms.

Also: Smoking rooms. On a zeppelin. Filled with hydrogen gas. Yikes!

UFO Attack 3d

UFO Attack 3d

A really challenging arcade shooter. Nicely designed!

I would play the crap out of this on my PS4. No joke.

There ya go! That was easy right?

Let’s do it again next week!

Have a great weekend.

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February 15th, 2019

Happy Friday!

And welcome to your Friday Links! It’s mid-February, and where I live, we get a long weekend. Huzzah!

For whatever reason, this edition is half Dutch. It just worked out that way. Please know that I really did try for three-quarters.

Experience The Night Watch

Experience The Night Watch

An interactive examination of this seminal Rembrandt work presented by the Rijks Museum.

Really beautifully done.

Maptime Amsterdam #5: Street Patterns

Maptime Amsterdam #5: Street Patterns

“This is a tutorial on using OpenStreetMap road data to make physical visualizations using Fablab equipment.”

Search for a specific intersection or area of a map. Generate data from that map, transform that data into an SVG image (and its data) and 3D print that into a model of that intersection. Or print a t-shirt of it. Or whatever else you want to do with it.

A great, fun little idea.

Candida Höfer – In Mexico

Candida Höfer - In Mexico

“Her archetypal images capture the interiors of grand spaces including libraries, theatres, churches and museums—spaces of public congregation that in her photographs are rendered devoid of people.”

This is making the rounds, and currently installed at Sean Kelly in New York.

These are very large format prints covering nearly 600 years of Mexican architecture.

Really beautiful, striking work.

Mario-Combat

Mario-Combat

[Flash is required, sorry]

Mario Brothers, but Mario fights Bowser.

Challenging. Well made. I thought it would be a Mortal Combat mashup but sadly, no.

Get out there and have an excellent (long?) weekend everybody!

Happy Friday!

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