February 24th, 2017

Well here we are! The last Friday in February 2017.

The felt really fast already. Where I live, it’s been unseasonably warm. So happy early Spring!

Here we go…

Image to Image Demo

This is a specialized A.I. which uses Tensorflow to take your sketch and produce a photorealistic representation.

It’s very narrow: building facades and cats. But it is impressive. Also, at the moment, a little creepy-looking / goofy.

The future! It’s here!

Miniature Calendar

Miniature Calendar

Brilliantly composed diorama-style scenarios of everyday life. Beautifully shot and conceived by artist Tatsuya Tanaka. Just lovely.

Progress Bar Of Life

Enter some basic information (no emails, you can lie about all of it) and this simple website will create a custom progress bar based on your country’s current life expectancy.

Kind of a downer but beautifully rendered.

Freeway Fury 3

Steal cars. Drive like crazy. Cause damage. Etc.

A great little stress-reliever. I like!

There are previous versions, of course.

Bonus Link!

Feature Shoot: Dozens Of Vintage Snapshots, All With The Same Creepy Shadow

[self explanatory]

Yyiiii!

A bit of a study in context. 🙂

These have been your Friday Links for the end of February 2017.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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February 17th, 2017

Welcome to Friday!

And your Friday Links (of course.)

Begin! (Bang!)

Whale Synth

A great little browser toy that simulates whale songs with a variety of customizable parameters.

They also created an instrument plugin for Ableton Live. Brilliant!

Favelagrafia

“The Favelagrafia Project (portuguese for slum photography) brings a new look onto Rio’s favelas.

“A new perspective.

“Here, the slums are shown in a truthful way, by those understanding most about it: its own residents.”

This is a stark but well done photo essay / web installation.

Underwater Photos Of The Year: 2017

Underwater Photos Of The Year: 2017

A great, great selection.

So beautiful. Making the rounds, and justly so.

Y8 Warships

A multiplayer warship game. Navigate and attack other players’ vessels, upgrade and accumulate better armament, etc.

It’s addictive and cartoonish and a good little timewaster.

Bonus Link!

Here are the post-apocalyptic death machines of Fury Road but with googly Pixar eyes

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Comedian Paul Savage has taken up this new hobby… 🙂

I love it!

And there we have your weekly Friday Links!

Have a lovely weekend everybody!

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February 10th, 2017

You guys we made it! It’s Friday!

And it’s time for your Friday Links. Right? (Right.)

Okay!

Your Favorite TV Shows Brought To Life With Amazing 3D Floor Plans

Your Favorite TV Shows Brought To Life With Amazing 3D Floor Plans

There are some extremely detailed renderings of these tv show sets. Wow.

Suggested by Kate S.

Doonald J Trump

“Doonaldjtrump.com is an endless time capsule of the unnerving present. It uses elements  of randomization to create new juxtapositions with each visit. It was made by Zach Scott and published on February 6, 2017. You can see what else I’m working on at weinventyou.net.

“Trump and those that actively support him have been very clear about the  kind of world they want the rest of us to live in. We should take them  at their word.”

…Trippy (?)

Warren Keelan: New Release Prints

Mr. Keelan is a photographer from the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia who photographs massive ocean waves.

These are really beautiful…

Penguin Diner

A stressful-yet-cartoonish diner / waiter simulation.

Make sure new penguins get tables and that you take their orders in a timely manner.

Like work, only in cartoon-penguin form.

Sent in by Jennifer R.

Bonus Link!

The Unlikely Odds Of Making It Big

“What three years and 75,000 shows in New York tell us about the chance your favorite band will succeed.”

A very cleverly told and insightful piece about just how much effort it takes to “make it” in a variety of ways in the live music industry. Great stuff.

And there you go! Alllll Friday’d up!

See you again in seven days.

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February 3rd, 2017

It’s Friday!

It’s February!

It’s links time!

Impact Earth

Choose a projectile type, and size, and composition, give it an angle and velocity, and send it hurtling towards earth. Check out the impact analysis. Repeat.

Adam Makarenko: Photography

Adam Makarenko: Photography

Toronto Based Makarenko specializes in miniature photography. Some of these are breathtaking.

Mr. Bingo: Valentine’s card (for single people)

Single people on Valentines day are a bit like homeless people on Christmas day, it’s a day to be reminded what you don’t have

This year I’m offering a service of Valentines cards specifically *for* single people.”

A clever, touching idea.

Sent in by Tara P.

Ratherd

A fairly harsh version of “Would you rather” paired with a hint of “Cards against humanity”.

Fun! Slightly nsfw.

Bonus Link!

Rescued Film: 1,200 Rolls, 1 Photographer

This funded IndieGogo campaign will attempt to rescue the images from a huge amount of film preserved (but for some reason never developed) by one photographer during the 1950’s.

Shades of Vivian Maier

You are now officially “linked” for the week.

Have a lovely February weekend everybody.

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