September 21st, 2018

Happy Autumn everybody (in the northern hemisphere. Of earth.)

And welcome to Friday! And today’s edition of Friday Links! And Friday!

Let’s begin…

Christy Lee Rogers: Muses

Christy Lee Rogers: Muses

Nashville-based artist Christy Lee Rogers creates breathtaking images reminiscent of epic baroque art by suspending her models in water and using creative lighting effects.

It’s stunning.

Making the rounds and worth every second.

More info here.

Rave.dj

Rave.dj

There is no information on this site about how it does what it does, but it’s a video mashup service that allegedly uses some kind of A.I.

More info here.

Sneaking into an Abandoned Soviet Circus in Moldova

Sneaking into an Abandoned Soviet Circus in Moldova

“Moldova’s Chisinau Circus was built in 1981, back when the nation was known as the ‘Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic’ under the USSR.”

There are some quite lovely artistic details in this piece. Really beautiful.

Funny Man

Funny Man

“Place shapes on the playing field to make it possible for you to move your character from one side to the other.”

Note: gravity is involved. It can mess things up.

I like this game but it needs a better title.

Sent in by Amy S.

And that’s that.

I hope your Friday is fantastic and your weekend is awesome.

See you next week.

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September 14th, 2018

Welcome to mid-September Friday!

September. Already nearly done. So fast.

But! It’s Friday! And look: I found these links!

ungermario

ungermario

Mario Unger restores and carefully colourizes old photographs. His work is really incredible. A photo from 1900 can look like it was taken this week.

So good.

Prop Store Auction Sept. 20th

Prop Store Auction Sept. 20th

A ton of pretty iconic props are going on the auction block next week. I love perusing some of these. Costumes and models from Aliens! Indiana Jones’s hat! The teddy bear from A.I.! Some cool stuff here (if you can afford it, of course.)

Airport Walking

Airport Walking

“At some point in college, I found myself at the Tweed New Haven airport at an odd hour, and decided to try my hand at walking downtown rather than taking a cab. I found that it was surprisingly pleasant, and the distance was not outlandish.”

A well-documented listing of walking routes to several US airports.

I live in Toronto. This takes 5 hours. And people have done it! (e.g.: this)

Tetris With Physics

Tetris With Physics

Tetris, but with gravity, friction, and collisions.

I find it impossible, and also hilarious.

Bonus Link!

Adam Hillman: Object Arranger

Adam Hillman: Object Arranger

You can buy prints at his website.

Perfect for any of your OCD friends. 🙂

And that’s that.

I hope your weekend is amazing, and dry, and safe, and warm, and lovely.

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September 7th, 2018

I welcome you to your Friday Links, Friday fan!

Are you sitting comfortably? Good.

Stellarium Web: Online Planetarium

Stellarium Web: Online Planetarium

[self explanatory]

It asks for location data to show you “your” sky. (You can opt out.)

See a star you want to know more about? Click on it.

Really well done and nicely designed.

18 Iconic Album Covers With Deceased Band Members Removed

18 Iconic Album Covers With Deceased Band Members Removed

[self explanatory]

Christopher Bauder: Polygon Playground

Christopher Bauder: Polygon Playground

First: this site has a great UI. Very sleek. I like it.

Second: this Polygon Playground installation is beautiful, and intricate, and well executed.

Incremental Popping

Incremental Popping

Click where you know the balls will end up and hopefully pop many of them. Upgrade and repeat.

I found this very satisfying. (Note: this screenshot includes my actual, no joke score.) They should make this into a mobile app.

Sent in by Stella R.

Bonus Link!

How BoJack Horseman Got Made

How BoJack Horseman Got Made

[self explanatory]

A great exerpted oral history from the forthcoming book.

Well that went by fast. That’s all the links I have today.

Have a lovely Friday, and a fantastic (and dry, and not too hot) weekend.

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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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July 27th, 2018

We have arrived… at Friday.

And it’s the last one of July 2018. That felt way too fast.

Here… are your links…

Evan Leeson (ecstaticist)

Evan Leeson (ecstaticist)

Mr. Leeson’s nature photography is gorgeous.

He plays with light via dew that’s condensed on the plants he photographs. Really interesting effect.

Sleep Science: In the Era of Screens, Rest is Crucial

Sleep Science: In the Era of Screens, Rest is Crucial

This is an incredible read which I thought was worth sharing.

Nearly everybody I know is having rough sleep this year – I mean: 2018 right? – so this seems to be a timely article.

The CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual

The CIA's Simple Sabotage Field Manual

From 1948. Declassified some time in the 1980s.

These guys were assholes. 🙂 Lots of sneaky, frustrating ways to cause strategic damage to your opponents’ plans.

Full text is available at Project Gutenberg. It’s an interesting read.

Orbity.io

Orbity.io

“An online multiplayer orbiting simulation.”

This is a very challenging game. The goal is to launch from the earth into a stable orbit for as long as possible. That is not easy at all. I keep running out of fuel. You only have a small number of controls and there’s a lot to crash into.

Still: fun!

Bonus Link!

They Fight Crime!

They Fight Crime!

“He’s a suave pirate boxer living undercover at Ringling Bros. Circus. She’s a plucky hip-hop Valkyrie from Mars. They fight crime!”

An odd little single-use website.

Sent in by Ashy T.

And this concludes the Friday Links for July 2018.

Have a lovely weekend, everybody.

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July 20th, 2018

Welcome back to Friday!

Are you ready? I’m ready!

Let’s go!!

Below The Surface Amsterdam

Below The Surface Amsterdam

“Along the banks of the Amstel, at its mouth in the IJ, a small trading port originated about 800 years ago. At Damrak and Rokin in the city centre, archaeologists had a chance to physically access the riverbed, thanks to the excavations for the massive infrastructure project of the North/South metro line between 2003 and 2012.”

This is a really comprehensive website documenting allllll the stuff they found when they dredged the River Amstel.

I find this fascinating.

It’s making the rounds. It’s worth it.

Road Trip

Road Trip

“This app will read to you about the places and points of interest you drive by.”

As you drive, as long as you have location turned on, and an active network connection, this app will ready from wikipedia entries found

in my case (at my office, not driving) it decided to tell me about The West Mall, a Toronto neighborhood.

You can skip ahead. It seems to primarily talk about geographic locations, not necessarily pop culture or historical topics.

But it’s also pretty new. I love this idea.

Random Object Generator | Science Museum Group Collection

Random Object Generator | Science Museum Group Collection

[self explanatory]

It updates every 10 seconds. It really is “random”, too.

Microbe Chain

Microbe Chain

Basically: keep your little microbe inside the circle.

It gets pretty difficult. There are also “power-ups”, not all of which are beneficial.

Bonus Link!

badly photoshopped timmy

badly photoshopped timmy

“turns out Timothée Chalamet has been an inspiration to artists as far back as da Vinci”

Odd. But I like it!

It’s apparently blowing up also. Yay! (Yay?)

Happy Friday everybody!

See you next week.

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