July 13th, 2018

Well helloooooo Friday! (…the thirteenth!!) [orchestra]

And welcome, to your Friday Links!

It’s another hot one where I live. Get ready.

Here we go…

Papermau

Papermau

This is a blog that documents paper models used in dioramas.

Some of them are quite intricate.

I wish I had this kind of time available to me. 🙂

Torn Apart / Separados

Torn Apart / Separados

“A rapidly deployed critical data & visualization intervention in the USA’s 2018 “Zero Tolerance Policy” for asylum seekers at the US Ports of Entry and the humanitarian crisis that has followed.”

A pretty comprehensive data visualization of the chaotic “zero tolerance” immigration policy currently in place by the US governement.

The credits are worth a look for a breakdown of how this all came together.

Mini Strandbeest Assembly Kit

Mini Strandbeest Assembly Kit

This is a model kit you can build in your own home.

What’s a strandbeest? Here.

2048 Solitaire

2048 Solitaire

The number matching of 2048 with the card stacking of solitaire.

I like it, and I’m also currently terrible at it.

There are mobile versions. You’re welcome.

And that’s what I’ve got. That’s it. Done. Kaput!

Well… for this week anyway.

Have a lovely Friday, and a spectacular weekend.

See you in seven days.

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July 6th, 2018

Welcome back to Friday!

I know we’re done with all the fireworks etc., but what the hell: set some off anyway this weekend!

But first! Some links.

librairie_mollat

librairie_mollatThis independent library in Bordeaux started photographing their staff and other people matching up book covers with their faces.

Much like the “sleeveface” epidemic of a few years back using LP covers (covered here a few times.)

It’s pretty great!

h/t: Colossal.

Dead Coins

Dead Coins“A Complete List of ICO Exit Scams & Extinct Coins”

800 and counting. (Probably even more by the time I publish this entry.)

I was not aware of just how many scam bitcoin knock-offs there were. Crazy!

Faces Of Auschwitz

Faces Of Auschwitz“The goal of the project is to honor the memory and lives of Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoners by colorizing registration photographs culled from the museum’s archive and sharing individual stories of those whose faces were photographed.”

Colorization really does make things feel more present, more recent.

This is an important project.

h/t: Nag On The Lake.

Traffic Car Racing

Traffic Car Racing

A little clumsy in its design but it’s certainly a challenging game.

Avoid cars (duh), collect orbs.

Sent in by Amy S.

Bonus Link!

Daily Itinerary Of The Killer In A Slasher Movie

Daily Itinerary Of The Killer In A Slasher Movie

“10:07 PM— I follow a couple of teenagers from the camp into woods. I know what they’re up to and I DON’T LIKE IT.”

And there we go. Links! On a Friday!

I hope your (not long) weekend is fantastic.

Happy July!

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June 29th, 2018

Happy Friday!

And where I live, it’s a long weekend. Hooray!

And now it’s time for some links.

Calligraphr

Calligraphr

“Transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font!”

Pretty great. There have been other variants on this functionality previously, but nowhere near as well-designed.

Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)

Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)

“DESCRIPTION: 5 tons of plastic waste pulled out of the Pacific Ocean, turned into a 4 story tall whale for the 2018 Bruges Triennial – a reminder of the 150,000,000 tons of plastic waste still swimming in our waters”

This is quite the creation! Beautiful, daunting, depressing.

kiszkiloszki

kiszkiloszki

“Hello! I create short animations about my true love to the mankind. My name is Kajetan Obarski and I’m a deadly serious person.”

These are reminiscent of Monty Python. Quite well done. Funny!

Unstable

Unstable

A very much 8-bit inspired platformer. Someone should make this into a cartridge for Atari 2600! 😉

I liked it. It’s fast!

Bonus Link!

Click For Corgi

Click For Corgi

Click button. Get picture of Corgi. Repeat!

Especially these days: Why the hell not? You bet: click for friggin’ Corgi!

A single-use website. Sent in by Stella H.

Have a lovely Friday and a wonderful (long?) weeekend.

See you next time.

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June 22nd, 2018

Welcome to Friday, everybody. To your right you’ll see we now have Summer in our showroom…

Let’s begin…

Megan Alessio

Megan Alessio

Among the many clever things Ms. Alessio creates are really life-like depictions of customers’ dogs.

She has a knack for making them appear quite real. They look awesome.

Etsy available here

h/t BoredPanda.

Couchmates

Couchmates

“Turn your roommates into on-demand couriers so you don’t have to leave your couch.”

Is this the zenith of the gig economy? 🙂

Site created by Burrow, a couch manufacturing company.

I like it!

AdWeek: These Shameless Cocaine Ads Prove the ’70s Were a Hell of a Time to Be Alive

AdWeek: These Shameless Cocaine Ads Prove the ’70s Were a Hell of a Time to Be Alive

Some 100% crrrrrazy print ads for genuine cocaine-use-related products.

Kinetikz

Kinetikz

A simple (?) game where you shoot “discs” at a “puck” to get it into a target.

Not the best looking game, but it is challenging.

Sent in by Carla S.

Bonus Link!

Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life

Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life

[self explanatory]

Nutshell: Kodak will again start producing Ektachrome slide film (!) later in 2018.

I for one am very excited.

Have a great, great weekend, Friday peoples.

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June 15th, 2018

Welcome to the last Friday in Autumn, 2018.

We’re halfway through the year everybody!! We made it! U! S! A!

[adjusts tie]

And now, the links…

Ancient Earth

Ancient Earth

A 3D globe of planet earth with the ability to see what its oceans and land masses looked like long, long ago (like: hundreds of millions of years ago.)

Bonus: you can look up your own address and it will approximately place it wherever that was those millions of years ago.

Pretty cool!

The Kinetic Wood Sculptor

The Kinetic Wood Sculptor

“David Roy’s kinetic wood sculptures are a symphony of movement.”

These creations are quite stunning. I love it.

They’re also (expectedly) quite expensive. Online store available here.

Awkward Family Portraits of Yesteryear

Awkward Family Portraits of Yesteryear

[self explanatory]

Uuuugh.

Ricky BerPong

Ricky BerPong

“Game I made based on a video from Ricky Berwick. He’s going to put it up on his new website soon.

“Pretty buggy cause I made it pretty quick.”

I’m pretty sure he means this video.

This game takes a lot of your CPU but it’s a fun / weird port of the original Pong game.

And that’s that. Friday Links! Wrapped for Autumn.

See you next Friday.

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June 8th, 2018

Happy Friday.

What a week! We could probably say that every single week.

It’s links time! Let’s go!! Exclamation points!!!

Kyle Lambert: Toy Shining

Kyle Lambert: Toy Shining

“After the release of Toy Story 3, I came up with the idea of using PIXAR characters to tell other stories. My friend and Pixar director, Lee Unkrich, is a big fan of Stanley Kubrick’s movie The Shining, so I thought this would be a perfect place to start.”

His artwork is spot on. Fantastic.

Scribit

Scribit

“The world’s first write & erase robot”

It draws custom artwork on your wall.

Well… when it’s finally created. It’s currently a kickstarter that over-met its goal. We’ll see if it comes out.

I love the idea though.

Broken Chains

Broken Chains

“Seeking out the restaurant and retail chains thought long-gone”

Defunct restaurant chains, primarily from the 1960s – 1980s.

Clancy’s looked like a cool little place.

Tough Growth

Tough Growth

You are a box.

The goal is to surround a smaller box, and grow.

Repeat until you consume all the boxes. And don’t get shot.

Good luck.

These have been your Friday Links.

Now get out there and enjoy your weekend everybody!

See you next… Friday? Maybe?

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June 1st, 2018

It’s Juuuuuune-uh!

Very exciting. And also: Friday!

Let’s visit some links!

Longest Poem In The World

Longest Poem In The World

A site / algorithm that matches tweets into rhyming couplets.

The source code is publicly available too.

The process is time consuming but it definitely finds them. Bonus: it seeems to also match Japanese text to English text for its rhymes. Is that a bug or a feature?

3D Murals by Peeta

3D Murals by Peeta

Tromp-l’oeil effects galore. Really beautifully done.

His website and instagram are both worth a look.

Artist Creates Sculptures out of Babybel Wrapping Wax

Artist Creates Sculptures out of Babybel Wrapping Wax

The artist is Gianluca Maruotti.

He does much more than just cheese-wrapping art. Check out his website. Very good work.

Throw Ice Cream

Throw Ice Cream

A surprisingly graphically intensive game for such a simple premise.

And: it’s tricky. It fakes you out. Challenging…

Bonus Link!

Sphero: R2Q5

Sphero: R2Q5

A mobile-app controlled Star Wars droid.

$110 in Canada.

Awww?

And there we have it. Your Friday Links.

I can’t believe it’s already June!

Have a great weekend everybody. See you in a week.

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May 25th, 2018

If you can believe it, it’s already the last Friday in May 2018.

But that also means that June starts next week, which is awesome.

Welcome, to your Friday Links!

The Secret Annex of Anne Frank in 3D

The Secret Annex of Anne Frank in 3D

An online interactive experience where you can visit the Anne Frank house in some considerable detail.

Making the rounds, along with some interesting new discoveries in the original Frank diary.

Robbie Barrat: A.I. created paintings

Robbie Barrat: A.I. created paintings

“AI researcher Robbie Barrat decided to see what would happen when he fed a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) thousands of nude portraits from a dataset and then trained it to create its own bizarre artworks.”

He features his art on (of all things) a github site.

To be clear: the nude portraits are “bizarre”, but still fascinating. The landscapes are quite lovely.

His twitter feed is also worth a look.

FlopStarter

FlopStarter

“Flopstarter is a real crowdfunding site.

“A platform for bad ideas.

“So far we have had hundreds of submissions to the site, all of them useless.”

Funny! And real(?!)

Sent in by Mandy C.

Mouse Dodger

Mouse Dodger

Simple: move the box (aka: your cursor) to avoid the larger obstacles.

It’s challenging. I’m a little addicted.

That’s all I got!

Now get out there and enjoy the last Friday in May!

Happy Friday.

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May 18th, 2018

Happy Friday!

And where I live, it’s a long weekend. Whuhoo!

And now, the links.

Legoland Royal Wedding

Legoland Royal Wedding

39,000 bricks to create this diorama of this Saturday’s festivities.

Created by the fine folks at LegoLand Windsor (Of course.)

Not The Moon

Not The Moon

“NOT THE MOON really is a pancake, digitized as a high-res, film quality scan, its texture applied to a true-to-scale sphere representation and virtually photographed with a 600 mm telescopic lens using minimal shutter and small aperture.”

One of the stranger art projects I think I’ve seen but I also love it. A little bit of a prank but definitely still lovely.

lobe.ai

lobe.ai

“Build, train, and ship custom deep learning models using a simple visual interface.”

This is a fascinating tool.

You have to request to join their beta. No notice anywhere on whether they distribute what your AI learns, etc. Still: super interesting.

Three Seconds

Three Seconds

A hyper challenging game. You have to race to clocks to gain 3 more seconds in the hopes of eventually escaping / conquering / winning.

Stressful! But fun.

And that’s that. That’s it. I have HAD IT! (wait. no… wrong thread.)

Have a lovely Friday, and a lovely (long?) weekend.

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May 11th, 2018

Friday is back in town.

…And this summer, he’s not taking anything sitting down… [action music]

Welcome! To your Friday Links!

Here we go…

Accidentally Wes Anderson

Accidentally Wes Anderson

[self explanatory sort of]

Some beautifully designed environments, photographed symmetrically.

Moritz Stefaner: Multiplicity

Moritz Stefaner: Multiplicity

“This interactive installation provides an immersive dive into the image space spanned by hundreds of thousands of photos taken across the Paris city area. Using machine learning techniques, the images are organized by similarity and image contents, allowing to visually explore niches and microgenres of image styles and contents.”

I find it kind of mesmerizing.

Sent in by Kate S.

SkyKnit: When knitters teamed up with a neural network

SkyKnit: When knitters teamed up with a neural network

Some really fascinating designs came out of this. What an odd choice.

Tomolo Bike

Tomolo Bike

A frustratingly challenging game.

I did only kind of okay at this game, but I still like it.

And that’s all I have this week.

I hope your Friday is most excellent.

Have a great weekend.

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