April 8th, 2016

Hey buddy, your Friday’s here where do you want me to put it?

Here we go…

50 cents

50 cents

“This is our Really Big Coin. It is big because it makes other things look small when photographed next to it.”

Oslo-based design studio Skrekkøgle shows the process of milling their own 50 cent euro coin for the purposes of creating an in-camera illusion. Great stuff! Note: you can also download the 3d model and create your own.

Wonder and Mystery Spots – Where the Laws of Natural Gravity Seem to be Repealed

Note: some pretty glaring spelling and grammatical errors on this page, but it’s a cool little find.

These are two tourist attractions from the 1950s where you could take puzzling photographs which appear to bend the rules of physics.

You can still visit the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, CA, but the Wonder Spot (formerly in Lake Delton, WI) closed down in 2006.

The Next Rembrandt

“Blurring the boundaries between art and technology, we set out on a challenge to see if the great Master can be brought back to life to create a new painting”

ING and Microsoft collaborate to create a “new” Rembrandt painting using artificial intelligence and deep learning.

“Blurring the boundaries between art and technology, we set out on a challenge to see if the great Master can be brought back to life to create a new painting”

I think this is fascinating! The video is also worth a look.

Swing By

A very challenging but also fun game (also available for mobile) involving orbital physics. You have to force a planet into a variety of different orbits to circle around different targets and collect prizes and money.

It’s difficult but satisfying.

Bonus Link!

Peter Schafrick: Toys

Photographer and artist Peter Schafrick takes a variety of toys (Barbie dolls, balls, plastic wrenches, etc.,) dips them in paint, spins them, and photographs the results.

He’s worked on some pretty high profile product campaigns. This is what he does for fun. 🙂

Also hey how about those Panama Papers hey? Eeeeeeeyikes!

And that is that! And see you next week.

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