Apr. 28th, 2006

This week brings a mostly artsy Friday Links list. Slightly earlier than usual as I am headed off for the weekend. (Yay!)

» Branislav Kropilak: Garages

This one is making the rounds. But rightly so. Some quite beautiful photographs of garages. His sense of composition is pretty awesome.

» Banksy

Some of you creative types have likely already seen his work (especially those of you lucky enough to live in the UK.) His work is stellar. He elevates graffitti to a real artform.

» Kazuhiko Kobayashi: Gate Vision

Winner of the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival. Kaleidescopic video of vehicular motion. Difficult to describe and quite beautiful.

» Paper Forest Blog

Check out new origami / glued paper model layouts every day so you can “build” your own forest.

Have a faaaaabulous weekend!

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Apr. 21st, 2006

Ohhhhhhhh Friday! Yes!

» NanoMame

MAME software (arcade emulation) on an iPod Nano, complete with handcrafted cabinet. Yes… I am a nerd…

» Chicago’s Damen Station, created with Photoshop and Illustrator

Photorealistic images of this Chicago transit station, created solely by hand using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (but no camera.) Compare the first image to this photograph.

» Poke-A-Sheep

Weee!

» National High-Five Day

Which was actually yesterday. (Oops!)
So a happy belated National High-Five day!

Have a great Friday everyone.

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Apr. 13th, 2006

This is a special Good Friday link listing, because in my country tomorrow is a holiday. Early posting for everyone else who has to work on Friday. 🙂

» link to blog entry

I can’t describe this adequately but check it out. What can I say? This made me laugh.

» IBM’s “Seeds of Imagination” installation

You plant a seed, then talk to your plant by typing into a text box. Positive words get recognized and alter how your plant grows. Check out the gallery too. Some very beautiful abstract pieces in there.

» Pimp My Snack!

Soooo… is there anything left that cannot be “pimped”?

» CompuPromo

[via Digg]
A humorous take on photos from the early days of computing. Note: Lileks also hosts the Gallery of Regrettable Food, previously mentioned here…

Happy Easter Weekend, Fridaypeople!

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Apr. 7th, 2006

Fri-i-i-i-i!
DAY!

» The Chevy Apprentice Ad Creator

“Not exactly going as planned…” Indeed. Read the comments for numerous examples. One I particularly liked: right here.

» Rapatronic Nuclear Photographs

This site describes the cameras used to photograph nuclear detonations. Fascinating (if you’re a camera nerd like me.) The other links following that article are also pretty interesting.

» The Most Annoying Video Ever?

“What happens when a man covered in microphones walks into a room covered with speakers? Feedback. Lots of it.” [You’ll want to watch out for the volume on this one.]

» CabSpotting!

Cabspotting traces San Francisco’s taxi cabs as they travel throughout the Bay Area.

Have a most excellent weekend.

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