September 25th, 2015

Good Afternoon.

Already it’s the last Friday in September 2015. And the first Friday in Autumn (in the Northern Hemisphere.)

This year feels fast. But hey: it’s Friday!

To the links!!

Alexander Khokhlov: Weird Beauty

Working with makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan, photographer Alexander Khokolov creates truly impactful photographs that look like they’re computer generated, but are actually captured in-camera. Breathtaking. More coverage all over the place, but the most concise appears on VisualNews.com.

The Family Album

“The life and times of a family with a surprisingly large amount of well-known friends…”

I love these. Not new, but certainly well-done. Sent in by Alison L.

American themed places in Europe and European themed places in America

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Kind of odd. But cool.

Rick And Morty’s Rushed Licensed Adventure

From the folks at Adult Swim. Side note: if you haven’t seen Rick and Morty, you certainly should. It’s amazing.

Bonus Link!

Miserable Tambourine Players In Western Art History

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Some light reads for a change.

Scenes From Our Unproduced Screenplay: ‘Strunk and White: Grammar Police’

It might be a tad nerdy, but I like it.

Hit Charade: Meet the bald Norwegians and other unknowns who actually create the songs that top the charts.

Starting with Max Martin. This is a fascinating read.

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

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September 18th, 2015

Welcome to your Friday Links.

Just a quick note that next week is the official end of Summer. (Cry)

Here we go!

Fragmented Frames

“Artist, Matthew Cassidy, started by taking apart an old broken camera to see what was inside. Realizing how unique, interesting and beautiful the pieces were he meticulously placed them within a frame and gave it to his partner for her birthday. ”

You can buy some of them too.

Sent in by Kate S.

Askandy: Disney Princess Pinups

L.A. Artist Andrew Tarusov, among other things, reimagines several Disney princesses as 1950s style pin-ups. Really well done. (Also: Hurry before lawyers…)

Cat Purr Generator

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My own cat didn’t respond to this at all, but your mileage may vary.

Delicious Cortex

One of the best old-style arcade games I’ve played in ages. You can lead a horde of zombies through numerous little adventures. Beautifully achieved.

Bonus Link!

Justin Trudeau or Zoolander

Test your knowledge. Which one said it? Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, or comical faux-fashion magnate Derek Zoolander? Some of these are actually pretty tricky…

[Extra bonus extra: I want a garden igloo (when I grow up!)]

Some readses…es.

McSweeney’s: An Interactive Guide To Ambiguous Grammar.

“A lazy dog was involved in a jumping incident with a quick brown fox.” Indeed!

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

This one has been making the rounds and is certainly worth a read.

See you in Seven Days! Have a great weekend everybody.

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September 11th, 2015

Hello Friday fans! Here we are again.

I hope your first unofficial post-Summer week was a good one. (And short!)

Here we go…

Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator

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My first one was for a place named Irwin and Stanhope, and started with Salt – 11. I like. Also: heavy on the bison. (Is that bad though?)

Frankensim

A bizarre, artistic little fake-os emulator. Very cleverly styled.

Autoboat

It’s a small boat, with an outboard motor, controlled by your smartphone. Designed by featuring – featuring. It’s not exactly “steered” by your phone, instead you give it a destination and it drives you there.

Love the design. This appears to be in the prototype phase.

Gateway 2

A challenging puzzle game. I had never seen Gateway 1 but I kind of want to after this one. Takes some effort. I like.

Bonus Link!

Exploride

A pretty slick IndieGogo crowd-funding project for a device that turns any car into a smart car. Looks great.

Reads!

The Future of New York City Transportation: Goodbye Cars, Hello Rails

A great little article about NYC’s potentially car-free future.

Remember The Warriors: Behind The Chaotic, Drug-Fueled, And Often Terrifying Making Of A Cult Classic

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Also, I know it made the rounds this past couple weeks, but have you guys seen that Socality Barbie Instagram account? Yes. You probably have.

Have a great weekend everybody.

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September 4th, 2015

Welcome to Friday. And September. And nearly-no-Summer.

Links time!

Are You Good Enough To Be A Tennis Line Judge?

A quick Wall Street Journal interactive feature where you can test your mad tennis call skills (skillz?)

BBC Future: Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

“How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth’s core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath…”

Well done.

Kanye West: Late Registration – The Samples

A great infographic where you can “Dive into Kanye’s signature productions and follow the sample connections to explore the musical DNA of one of the most critically acclaimed LPs of the last decade.”

[Also, fyi, this album is now ten years old. Holy cow.]

X-Wing

A great (great!) Star Wars x-wing fighter simulation. Really well done. Very addictive and challenging.

This is not an official game so it may not last long, but it’s pretty great.

Bonus Link!

We took a tour of the abandoned college campuses of Second Life

Remember Second Life? No? Yeah me neither, really.

Some reads!

The WTF Economy: Workers in a World of Continuous Partial Employment

Perhaps a bit depressing. Big changes are coming for stable employment overall. This puts a fine point on industries that are ripe for further automation.

How The Internet Causes Depression

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Thanks again for reading. And see you next week!

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