Sept. 26th, 2014

It’s a beautiful day for a Friday…

Oh hey there you are!

Let’s go!

» Extension 765: Raiders

In which Steven Soderbergh discusses the concept of “staging” and illustrates mastery thereof by embedding a black and white, silent (with score) version of Spielberg’s 1980 film Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The writing alone is worth it.

» 30 Famous Logos That Have A Hidden Message

Some of these are very well known, but others are definitely not. I appreciate that for once they go into more detail than your typical link-bait site.
Suggested by Laura R.

» CMD.fm

Believe it or not: a command-line music streaming site.
Kind of gimmicky, and it adds more effort between you choosing what you want to hear and actually playing the music, but it’s kind of clever.

» TinySasters 2

“Tinysasters 2 is a strategy game in which disaster could strike at any moment.”
Takes a bit more effort than most, but the results are worth it.
Sent in by Taylor M., who is addicted.

Bonus Link!

» If Your Liquor Bottles Had Brutally Realistic Captions

My favorite so far: “Vomit Everywhere”. 🙂
Sent in by Tia T.

Happy Friday everybody!

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Sept. 19th, 2014

Happy Friday To You!

Ready for some Friday Links?

Alllll righty!

» Shadowing

“As the sun sets and the street lights come on, traces of those who’ve passed under the lights are played throughout the city, re-animating the streets. As you walk under the light, the shadow of the previous visitor walks beside. While you interact or react to the shadow, your movements and actions are recorded, becoming the shadow for the next visitor.”
A great interactive installation art project designed by Playable City and Watershed. Really cool.

» Bartek Elsner: The Paper Stuff

Some really great paper and cardboard art, often placed as street art or installation art in Zurich, Switzerland.
The rest of his site is also worth a look. Great stuff.

» HumanClock TV

For every minute of every hour of every day, a specially selected 1 minute video is played that displays the current time.
A pretty impressive process must have gone in to this.

» Cat With Bow Golf

You control cat’s bow and arrow to propel the arrow (and the cat) to a hole in one.
An extremely tricky game!

Bonus Link!

» Dalton Ghetti: Pencil Lead Sculptures

Originally from Brasil, Mr. Ghetti carves intricate models from the leads of pencils. These are fantastic.

Have a great weekend.

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Sept. 12th, 2014

Friday in September! Who’s with me!!

Or at least: who wants some Friday Links??

Yeeaaahh here we go.

» SuperLooper

A neat little music generation tool online. I find this really interesting.

» Liveblog: Apple Live Event, September 9, 2014

A satirical live blog of the most recent Apple event where they launched the new iPhone and iWatch, and launched both with U2.
It is funny. I like.

» EV NY: 30 yrs and now

“Photographer Daniel Root documented the East Village of New York City in 1984. Today, he revisits the locations and documents their current state.”
Kind of cool. This is a guy who loves his neighborhood. I like.

» Curl Up And Fly

You are an armadillo.
You get shot out of a cannon.
You can spawn a rocket to go further.
You can “ball up” and impact things.
This is a crazy, definitely fun game.

Bonus Link!

» Cigarette Sales Per Capita (Packs) 1970-2012

This really puts a fine point on how smoking has declined in America.
I couldn’t find a similar gif for Canada. Interesting though!

Happy Friday everybody.

See you in a week.

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Sept. 5th, 2014

Welcome back to Friday!

And for some of you: welcome back to school! [ducking…]

And here are your Friday Links!

» The 33 Things to Eat, Drink, See, and Do Before Climate Change Ruins Everything

[self explanatory]
Among the items that may disappear: Cherries, Kennedy Space Center, Coffee.
Depressing. Urgent.

» Frank Sinatra’s 1963 Playboy Magazine Interview

“There are things about organized religion which I resent. Christ is revered as the Prince of Peace, but more blood has been shed in His name than any other figure in history. You show me one step forward in the name of religion and I’ll show you a hundred retrogressions.”
One hell of a read. 1963!

» The Telegraph: Sculptural book art by Brian Dettmer

“Brian Dettmer is an American artist who takes old books and turns them into beautiful works of art by cutting away selected parts to reveal layered images and text”
Some pretty incredible work here.

» Pong 360

Note: this game is extremely difficult to play with a track pad. If you have a regular mouse it’s much more fun.

Bonus Link!

» Oswra

A series of (self admittedly!) creepy gif animations of babies running and doing other repetitive motions in really interesting, impossible permutations.
Created by the animated artist “zolloc” (a.k.a.: Hayden Zezula) based out of Austin, TX.
Amazing, but also decidedly odd.

Happy Friday everybody!

See you next week!

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