And welcome to your Friday Links!
It’s officially December tomorrow, so there are only four (4) Fridays left in 2018.
Let’s get to it!
Google Street View Xmas Postcards
A street view adaptation that overlays animations, snowfall and other seasonal effects. Like this.
I really like this.
Created by Dani Well, who also created the Nyan Cat Song.
An interesting little randomized geometric pattern generator. I like it!
Live Air Traffic Control
Nerdy, yes, but still cool.
A startling number of airports and landing strips are included here.
Sent in by Mark F.
Pass the ball.
Drag, aim, release, hopefully they catch the ball.
It gets hard for sure. Fun!
Sent in by Mark L.
Way back in the 1980’s you used to be able to download computer games from… the radio?!
This Twitter rant on the imperial measurement system is… gold.
McSweeney’s: Nihilist Dad Jokes.
And that’s it!
I hope your Friday is great, and your weekend even greater.
Welcome to your Post-US-Thanksgiving Friday Links!
Let’s get going…
A self-described “paper engineer”, Mr. Shlihan’s paper sculptures evoke a sense of motion I don’t think I’ve seen anywhere before. Really beautiful work. Extremely detailed.
“Beginning with an initial fold, a single action causes a transfer of energy to subsequent folds, which ultimately manifest in drawing and three dimensional forms. I use my engineering skills to create kinetic sculpture which have led to collaborations with scientists at University of Michigan. We work on the nanoscale, translating paper structures to micro folds. Our investigations extend to visualizing cellular division and solar cell development. Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles; I see their inquiry as a basis for artistic inspiration. In my studio I am a collaborator, explorer and inventor.”
“Designed By Nature”: Russian Fisherman Posts Terrifying Creatures Of The Deep Sea Again, And People Want Him To Stop
This is a story about Roman Fedortsov, who is a deep-sea-trawling fisherman. This story has made international news in the past week. The pictures he takes are really incredible but it’s an controversial line he’s walking. The deep trawling method is considered damaging to the ocean ecosystem.
Frank Stella 3D-printed Star Ornaments
We’re in the season. Here it is. These are quite pricey, but also striking.
A massively multiplayer, free-form version of Pac-Man.
I mostly got eaten by other players. Hmph.
And that’s our show!
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Well hello there, Friday folks…
Let’s get it going on!
Alan Williams: Metal Artist
Based in Brighton, England, Mr. Williams creates intricate large-scale dragons and other sculptures out of steel, copper and glass, but also using found objects.
“Jigsaw puzzle companies tend to use the same cut patterns for multiple puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable, and I sometimes find that I can combine portions from two or more puzzles to make a surreal picture that the publisher never imagined.”
These are fantastic.
Created by imaginative artist Tim Klein. You’re welcome.
You can randomize or carefully construct a distinct emoji of your very own.
I like it!
Making the rounds. Sent in by Jennifer R.
Click on things until you figure out the pattern that lights the bulb.
Some of them are frustratingly challenging.
Sent in by Ashy.
I hope your Friday is not too cold yet, not super snowy yet, and that your weekend is excellent.
US Thanksgiving next week! Exciting!
See you then.
We made it. It’s Friday!
And I have some linkages for you.
Cage Of Thrones
I am late to the game on this one. Redditor CarlosDanger100 created a gallery of every Game of Thrones character as portrayed by Nicholas Cage back in 2015.
You’re welcome (?)
See also: Nicolas Cage as Disney Princesses, linked here back in 2013.
Mr. Tabet creates whimsical, surreal portraits of animals.
Really clever work here. He sells prints of his works on Etsy.
Gift Wrap My Face
You take a carefully prepared photo of your face, upload it to the site, choose the patterns you like, and order a few rolls of your now custom wrapping paper.
Note: it is strongly recommended that you use the Firefox browser for this. I ran into numerous issues with Chrome. (Weirdly.)
Just in time for Xmas!
Sent along by Traci T.
A super challenging and addictive game. You focus the tip of a laser / line on a small approaching red ball that will avoid it. Eliminate the red ball. Repeat.
It’s a simple, pretty intense little game.
Ta daaaaa! Friday Links: Sorted!
I hope your Friday is great, and your weekend is relaxing and calm. (And not too cold.)
See you next week everybody.
And welcome to today’s Friday Links, which is mostly fine-art-related.
Han Hsu-Tung: Wood Works
This artist creates breathtaking sculptures that look like they are dissolving into pixels / bricks.
It’s a very striking effect. Beautiful.
Simon Schubert: Licht (Light)
Artworks made completely of very precise creasing of a piece of paper.
The effect is quite stunning.
Schubert is based out of Cologne, Germany.
Hero Forge Custom Miniatures
You design the character – right in your web browser – and this company 3D prints your creation as a tabletop model and ships it to you.
It’s focused on Dungeons and Dragons / fantasy table-top game fans, but you can make them just to make them. I love this idea.
A frantic little game.
In a limited time you have to move the big pixel to roll over smaller ones. Each time you do, more appear. Higher score = good.
I felt a little panicked as it went on but it’s definitely addictive.
And that is that. Finished. Kaput. Over.
Thanks for playing along at home, Friday Links-ers!
See you in a week.