September 16th, 2016

This is the last Friday of Summer 2016 (in the Northern Hemisphere.) :'( Wah!

But don’t fret old chum: here are some links! 🙂 (“Chum”?!)

(ahem)

Current Condition

This makes me feel old, and slightly nostalgic. In the late 70s and 80s, there was always a channel on your TV set that would show weather and the current time. This is a replication of that system (using html5) which instead just randomly selects music to play, and shows a variety of odd, humorous messages.

I like it!

Living Portraits: Carl Van Vechten’s Color Photographs of African Americans, 1939-1964

Living Portraits: Carl Van Vechten's Color Photographs of African Americans, 1939-1964

[self explanatory] Gallery link is here.

Dizzy Gillespie! Ella Fitzgerald! Eartha Kitt!

There are some pretty fantastic shots in this gallery.

Wikiverse.io

A 3D graphical interface to explore Wikipedia.

I am not a fan of the user interface but the idea is great.

Sent in by many subscribers.

Topple Trump

A game where you alter the success of the upcoming US election by exercising your knowledge of which words Donald Trump has used in speeches.

It’s tricky, and kind of fun.

Sent in by James H.

Bonus Link!

 

Reiner Riedler: The Unseen Seen

“The concept is to confront the viewer with the image of an object (filmrolls) and in doing so recall images from the spectator’s memory. By reading the movie title, I want to generate emotions and images from our memory.”

Film reels of classic cinema. Not images from the movies themselves, just the reels of celluloid used to present the movies.
I’m struck by how distinctly different each of these are. (The Godfather especially.)

And there we go! All linked up.

Happy Friday, friends. 🙂 And happy last weekend of Summer.

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