August 31st, 2018

Happy Friday!

We made it. But sadly it’s also the last Friday in August 2018.

Summer: it’s running out!

Here we go!

The Secret Door

The Secret Door

A “Myst”-style discovery game in your browser using random Google street view locations. Pretty much every time you visit this you end up in a completely different location. I like that.

teamLab: The Haze

teamLab: The Haze

“In the centre of the space due to a haze being created a three-dimensional object is born.

“Light Sculpture – Fog series. Reconstruction of ambiguous space with smoke and light, construction of ambiguous solid objects.”

This is beautiful, and I imagine in person it’s also a little overwhelming.

teamLab’s other work is also definitely worth a look.

Not A Single Origin

Not A Single Origin

“Sydney folk come from all corners of the world. We created chocolates to tell the stories of us; where we came from and where we settled.”

This is a chocolate… confection… product… art… data… thing. A collaboration between Small Multiples and Bakedown Cakery, both out of Sydney, Australia.

a) These look delicious

b) The flavour choices are really interesting.

They are available for purchase via the website but as of this writing they are sold out.

A pretty great project. I like.

Sliders

Sliders

The point is to slide only one tile so it clears the level.

It gets challenging pretty quickly.

Nicely done!

Have a great, great (long?) weekend everybody.

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August 24th, 2018

Only one more Friday in August after this one folks!

Use it wisely…

…by visiting these links of course!

Meteorshowers.org

Meteorshowers.org

A really brilliant 3d simulation of how meteor showers work in our solar system. You can select from a variety of different seasonal meteor shower events.

There are a bunch of different views you can use, and you can move the camera around to see how they intersect the different planets, etc.

Really great work. Created by Ian Webster.

Live London Underground map

Live London Underground map

“This map shows all trains (yellow dots) on the London Underground network in approximately real time.”

Created by one Matthew Sommerville. Well done sir!

It has a silly feature where the dots can be turned into the “Pac Man” icon.

Prinker

Prinker

A portable device and mobile app that lets you create and print a temporary tattoo of your own design (or pre-existing ones.)

A pretty cool idea.

Zanac-Ex

Zanac-Ex

No, it’s not a mood altering prescription drug, it’s an old-school 80s style arcade shooter.

And it’s pretty well done. 🙂

Bonus Link!

salvage•design

salvage•design

“Kristen Meyer is a multimedia artist currently residing in New Haven CT with her husband and two daughters.”

She puts together some pretty innovatve designs created with the remnants of a broken or sliced thing.

The instagram account is worth a follow.

Ta daaaaa! Friday Links! Sorted!

Have a great Friday everybody, and a lovely (and warm?) weekend.

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August 17th, 2018

Welcome back Friday.

We sure missed you!

It’s link time!

Pippa Dyrlaga

Pippa Dyrlaga

“I am a paper cutting artist and printmaker based in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire, England. I use traditional techniques to create contemporary artworks.”

Holy crap! Her work is outstanding.

Mini Museum

Mini Museum

“I’ve spent most of my life collecting rare and fascinating objects. Over the years, I’ve been able to assemble an incredible collection which I am now sharing with the world.”

It’s a weird array of things. Apollo 11 Command Module foil (it’s been on the moon!) Meteorites. Core samples.

A pretty interesting site. I like it!

Insta Repeat

Insta Repeat

“Déjà Vu Vibes 🌲 Wander. Roam. Replicate.”

Basically a dig at the common themes of several “influencer” Instagrammers.

The repetition is striking!

h/t kottke.

Breakfast Brawl

Breakfast Brawl

A frantic, funny remake of Punch Out.

Super fun!!

Bonus Link!

Rick and Morty Green Screen Tattoo

Rick and Morty Green Screen Tattoo

“It’s called a green screen, Morty.”

I mean… I wouldn’t get a tattoo of it, but that’s a cool little gimmick.

And there we go. You are now Friday Linked!

See you next week everybody. Stay cool.

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August 10th, 2018

Welcome to your Friday Links.

I hope it’s not too hot where you are. Or too flooded. Etc. My city got both in the past few days. Yikes.

Here we go…

Lucy Sparrow

Lucy Sparrow

“In May 2017, Lucy undertook her first solo show in the US, opening The Convenience Store, a New York bodega stocked with 9,000 felted artworks. Scheduled to run for a month, the store was an instant hit, selling out in just over two weeks to a constant stream of art lovers, most of whom had queued for an hour to visit the store.”

She hand-creates each item out of felt. These are amazing.

Her official website had hit bandwidth limits when I found this, but it’s also worth a look.

Guessmoji

Guessmoji

You guess film titles based on the emoji you’re presented with.

I got pretty far but they become really difficult really quickly.

Sol Coffee

Sol Coffee

“This innovative mobile architectural experience is built from an upcycled 1979 Toyota camper truck powered by onboard solar energy.

“As a direct service mobile unit we are available for special events, catering, festivals, farmer markets, and street locations throughout Colorado.”

I wonder if they’ll get into franchising. This is a pretty great idea.

Bango.io

Bango.io

A multi-player soccer game.

Super fun! Very challenging.

And that’s that! Friday Links: accomplished!

Have a great (moderately temperate, dry) weekend everybody.

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August 3rd, 2018

Welcome to your Friday Links.

I hope your August is already off to a smashing start.

Let’s begin!

HeyJackass!

HeyJackass!

A site that meticulously documents and analyses gun crime in the city of Chicago.

This was brought to my attention in light of rising gun crime in my own city of Toronto. We definitely still have a ways to go before we’re a contender for this level of gun crime insanity. (Note: Chicago and Toronto are cities of approximately equal size and population.)

philip barlow

philip barlow

Note: these are paintings. Made by hand.

Really beautiful, expressive works.

McMoon: How the Earliest Images of the Moon Were so Much Better than we Realised

McMoon: How the Earliest Images of the Moon Were so Much Better than we Realised

These were effectively medium-HD images, created and digitized from space in 1966.

This recovery effort is astounding.

The recovered, super hi-res versions are available at the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project.

Running Round

Running Round

Simple. You’re a box. You are running on top of a circle. Jump over gaps. Avoid obstacles.

Simple…. 😉

Bonus Link!

Female Money

Female Money

(ssssort of.)

Created by Noora Schroderus who creates other stuff too.

These have been your Friday Links, your weekly dose of tolerable, non-aggravating Internet.

See you next week!

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