March 22nd, 2019

It’s the first Friday of Spring 2019 (in the Northern Hemisphere)!

Welcome!

And here are this week’s links!

Neil Dawson

Neil Dawson

“Neil Dawson has produced many public sculptures throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the UK.”

His work is really interesting. Some of it is large-scale cartoonish. I love it.

More info here.

generative.fm

generative.fm

“The pieces featured on this site are not recordings. The music is generated by a different system created for each piece. These systems have been designed such that each performance is unique and plays continuously without repetition.”

I notice some of these bog down my browser, so it is definitely doing some real-time processing that takes some processing power to achieve.

These are interesting! Especially just leaving it on in the background, it develops over long periods of time.

h/t: kottke.

“Under” – Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

“Under” – Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

“Located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, where the sea storms from the north and south meet, the project is situated at a unique confluence. Marine species flourish here in the both briny and brackish waters to produce a natural abundance in biodiversity at the site.”

Also:

“In Norwegian, “under” has the dual meaning of ‘below’ and ‘wonder’.”

Huh! Interesting.

Looks beautiful!

3-3 Gravity

3-3 Gravity

Gravity has been turned off.

It’s up to you to turn it back on.

It’s a confusing game but I found it super entertaining.

This was again the result of a game jam, developed in a super short amount of time.

I would play this on my phone no problem.

That’s all I’ve got this week.

Now get out there and… spring! Or something.

See you next week.

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March 15th, 2019

Happy Friday!

And, I guess – if you’re superstitious – beware!

We made it you guys!

Here are this week’s Friday Links!

The Boat

The Boat

“An interactive graphic novel about escape after the Vietnam War. Based on the story by Nam Le, adapted by Matt Huynh.”

Created to promote the SBS Australia show “The Boat“.

This is really beautifully executed.

1969 & 70 – Bell Labs

1969 & 70 - Bell Labs

“I spent a couple of years as Operations Manager at a Bell Labs data center in Oakland, CA developing what was the a state of the art database search system. One day I brought a camera to work and this was the result.”

Those outfits! That super-old computing equipment. That guy with the guitar! It’s a crazy gallery but so good.

h/t: kottke

Matthew Simmonds: Sculptures In Marble And Stone

Matthew Simmonds: Sculptures In Marble And Stone

“Inspired by a life-long fascination of stone buildings, and drawing on skills learnt as an architectural stone carver, Simmonds’ work takes stone architecture, and particularly sacred architecture, as a central theme.”

This is impressive work. More info here.

Rocketate Next

Rocketate Next

A pretty challenging little game!

You mostly move by rotating the playing field. You only occasionally use your jetpack, because it doesn’t have much fuel.

I like it!

There we go. All done! Good work everybody!

See you next Friday.

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March 8th, 2019

Happy Friday!

I wish it was warmer, is my main message this Friday. But at least the days are getting longer where I live.

Heeeere we go…

Crypto Voxels

Crypto Voxels

“Cryptovoxels is a virtual world where the city is owned by different people on the Ethereum blockchain.”

It’s a weird, but well-rendered virtual environment. It’s definitely not what I thought would result from cryptocurrencies, but there we are.

Scientists Have Built a Real Star Trek ‘Replicator’ That Builds Objects With Light

Scientists Have Built a Real Star Trek 'Replicator' That Builds Objects With Light

“…Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have found a shortcut: a printer that can fabricate objects in one shot using light – and which could, potentially, revolutionize rapid manufacturing technology.”

White paper available here.

What a crazy invention!

Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2019

Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2019

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Some breathtaking work here.

Tanks.pw

Tanks.pw

A multiplayer tank game. It’s actually pretty good. It depends on how many people are connected obviously, but it’s fun.

Bonus Link!

25 Times People Asked To Cover Up Their Scars And Birthmarks, And Tattoo Artists Nailed It

25 Times People Asked To Cover Up Their Scars And Birthmarks, And Tattoo Artists Nailed It

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These are great!

And that… is that!

Enjoy the rest of your Friday everybody. Thanks for playing along at home.

See you next week!

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March 1st, 2019

Happy Friday! And welcome to March.

Spring is on the way…

And now: some links!

If 2019’s Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth

If 2019's Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth

A bit dour, but still funny.

Sent in by many subscribers.

Kubrick.Life

Kubrick.Life

An impressive synopsis of the life amd works of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Some really excellent content here, and a lovingly-created user interface.

Beautiful.

Noclip – Nintendo Game Map Viewer

Noclip - Nintendo Game Map Viewer

“CLICK AND DRAG to look around and use WASD to move the camera”

This is a pretty amazing site if you’re a classic game nerd.

A lot more information here.

Amazeballs

Amazeballs

“Paintball your way through an invisible maze!”

What they don’t tell you is: don’t touch the walls! Just shoot paintballs to identify where the wall is.

It’s hard!

Bonus Link!

Move » LAYER

Move » LAYER

“Move is a prototype airline seat for Airbus that utilises smart textiles and clever functionality to improve the experience of Economy Class short- to mid-haul flying.”

These prototype designs look amazing!

See also: Redesigning the Boarding Pass.

This has been a Friday Links Production!

See you next week everybody.

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