June 10th, 2016

Your Friday has arrived…

Links time!

Astrotour

“A free, educational, customizable, scriptable model of the solar-system. Have fun! Learn Something!”

Extremely well developed. You could choose a specific date and see the plantary position on that date. Or you can “follow” a specific planet’s orbit. Nicely done.

Musicmap.info

Musicmap.info

Created by Kwinten Crauwels (and a large team) this interactive site lets you dive deep – and I do mean deep! – into your musical genre of choice. Those + and – buttons are a start.

This is a brilliantly-conceived site.

Thinking Machine 6

“What is happening? The artwork is an artificial intelligence program, ready to play chess with the viewer. If the viewer confronts the program, the computer’s thought process is sketched on screen as it plays.”

I suck at chess (and their design decisions make it confusing which piece is which) but this is fascinating. There is a lot of documentation behind this as well. Interesting…

Renabomb Vengeance

A sort of physics / puzzle platformer. Uuse bombs, gravity and cleverness to explode the “bad guys”.

A little bit addictive. Not the best looking graphics (and it’s noisy) but it’s a fun little game.

Bonus Link!

How To Make S’Mores 9 Ways

(Since it is basically Summer / campfire season.)

Also, those of you in Chicago looking for an interesting, nostalgic dining experience, there is a pop-up restaurant called Saved By The Max in Wicker Park, which recreates the diner from the 90s TV show Saved By The Bell. You’re welcome.

Additionally: This Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, a film I love. Festivities also located in Chicago.

See you next week!

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