Friday… the thirteenth! [orchestra!]
Friday has arrived. We can all exhale again.
Are you ready?
Here we go…
Frank Kunert – Photographs of Small Worlds
Mr. Kunert’s works are all over the place but so interesting. He has a series of miniature constructions including interiors that are pretty breathtaking.
Discovered via The Guardian.
A Most Curious Doctor’s Bag
This is quite the find. Worth a read. Some really fascinating things here, and it’s well written.
Sent along by Traci T.
A motion graphics designer who creates some pretty fascinating virtual looping animations.
His instagram is a delight as well.
A really, really basic platformer, but I found it entertaining (and quite pink.)
Sent in by Emma S.
And those are the links I have this week.
It’s finally warming up where I live (sort of.) Spend part of your weekend outside.
Welcome back to Friday everybody!
All set for the weekend? Not yet!
Here we go.
Olivier Ratsi: Echolyse
“The Echolyse is an ensemble of works that deal with the perception of space. Using various devices, geometric structures are projected into different architectural sites with the aim of simulating immaterial three-dimensional spaces. Depending on the project, the resulting immaterial space can provide a virtual extension or a means of perturbing the existing space.”
“The projected structures come to life, decomposing and breaking into fragments over time.”
I particularly like the “Onion Skin” portion of this installation.
Some beautiful, beautiful works here. There are others on his site as well. Really exceptional work.
A fascinating, quite in-depth… thing from XKCD.
Really well done. You’ll see
Climate Atlas of Canada
“The Climate Atlas of Canada combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians. ”
Pretty sobering stuff. My region has already seen some of these effects in the past several years.
Speak & Spell (US, 1979 Version)
A free online emulator of this essential late-70s tech toy.
There you have it. All linked up.
Have a lovely weekend and see you next Frrrriiiiidayyyyeee
The last Friday in March. Another fast month. Crazy.
Let’s get started!
“Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum.”
Some great artwork and overall design work here. Scathing.
Outrider: Bomb Blast
“Experience the power of a nuclear blast in your area”
Since it’s 2018, we were bound to see another of these simulators. This one is pretty lean but definitely gets the point across.
17 Harmless April Fool’s Pranks That Are Easy To Pull Off
128k – a detective game
“You have been assigned to find a lost password that’s hidden in an old Macintosh.
“This is a difficult game, please give it time.”
A pretty great little Original Mac simulator too. To a point.
Have a lovely (long?) weekend, and a wonderful Friday!
See you next week. Stay safe!
It’s Friday again! Which I love. Which you love!
We love Friday!
And so here are some links…
“Old Toronto is an open-source map tool created by Sidewalk Labs that provides block-by-block browsing of historic Toronto photographs. The tool maps more than 30,000 (and growing!) historic city photographs from the City of Toronto Archives, which holds more than 1.7 million photographs dating back to 1856.”
This is great. There are some examples (e.g.: this one ) that show quite a progression across a really long time period. Really well done.
And so refreshing to see a thing like this that is finally NOT only made for New York City. 🙂
h/t CBC MetroMorning
Where Is Roadster?
A site that tracks Elon Musk’s “Starman” Tesla Roadster’s orbit in real time.
Check back in eight months. It’ll be interesting to see what they add to this site (if they do.)
Stanley Kubrick Memorabilia Auction: Aste Bolaffi
“Stanley Kubrick memorabilia from the collection of his assistant Emilio D’Alessandro up for auction, including Jack Torrance’s jacket in The Shining and the Eyes Wide Shut clapperboard.”
The goal is to shoot a projectile into a somewhat stable orbit.
Also: you can fire multiple times, so the projectiles also react to each others’ mass and velocity.
It’s tricky. I like it.
And this is the end of today’s Friday Links, the first of Spring 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere.
Have a great, great weekend everybody. See you next week.
Next week = sprrrinnnnng! (in my hemisphere.) I’m pretty excited because this winter has felt… well… super long.
And now! Some links. And this week it appears to be predominantly art-oriented.
Alma Haser: Within 15 Minutes
“Alma photographed sets of identical twins and made them into identical jigsaw puzzles. She then swaps every other piece of their puzzles, completely mixing them half and half.”
This is some quite beautiful work.
Josef Schulz: Sign out
“Photographer Josef Schulz created striking images of something typically mundane to most Americans, by taking deadpan photos of roadside corporate signage and removing all branding and text. It is a curious comment on how forms and graphics work together to make something as a whole.”
Exhibit portfolio here.
Diana Sudyka: Postage Stamp Storybook Scenes
“Chicago-based Illustrator Diana Sudyka uses vintage stamps from Europe as the starting point for fanciful paintings created using gouache, ink, and watercolor.”
Not included on the artist’s website.
This is a weird, 3D-rendered, multiplayer online version of the board game Monopoly.
It’s buggy (the creators even tell you that) but it’s neat.
Invite your friends!
And that’s what I’ve got for you. That’s it. No more. Okay? God!
Happy Friday everybody!
Happy Friday! And welcome to your Friday Links.
Disco’s glory days were a kaleidoscope of yes
“Emerging from its urban working-class origins in the early 1970s, disco got real big real quick.”
This feels much longer ago than I was expecting.
Don’t Call Me Oscar (2018)
They’re back. 🙂 A family recreates still images from the current crop of oscar-nominated films. Cleverly done.
Little Quill Studios
Rachel Beltz is an illustrator who works at a teeny tiny visual scale.
Some great work here.
A pretty challenging, weird, funny, cleverly designed little 2-player game. Fun!
Unbelievable Latte Art
Including, pictured here, 3D animals.
They don’t say how long each of them take to make but holy crap: some incredibly talented, patient people make these things.
This has been your Friday Links, for Friday March 9th, 2018.
Have a great (daylight savings) weekend. See you in a week!
And welcome to March. That was fast.
Six Degrees Of Wikipedia
You can see the interconnections between really different topics, people, places, etc.
What a great idea!
Dogs In Food
Some great photography that maps the faces of several breeds of pooches into carefully photographed culinary delights.
Yes, of course, there is an Instagram.
Jelly Mario Bros.
It’s not really the game it’s just… you’ll see. 🙂
If it’s possible, it’s even harder than normal Flappy Bird.
And this concludes the Friday Links!
Happy Friday! And have a lovely weekend.
Welcome back to Friday.
We are only 26 days away from Spring everybody! Hang in there.
And here we go…
“The Negative Collection is a unique site that has scoured flea markets and auction houses for forgotten negatives and Kodachrome slides and then makes high quality, limited edition prints from them.”
What an interesting, random idea.
“We invite you to write a short story, or a number of stories (250-350 words each) based on one of the images found on the home page.”
A bit of an odd concept, but people are participating, and the writing is overall pretty great.
Sent in by Taylor M.
Deepsky is a photographer from Tokyo.
And that’s just about all I know.
Some great, great work on this Instagram feed.
A pretty straightforward 8-bit archery game.
It’s slightly more challenging than you might think. I like it!
Paris made out of Lego
Think of the hours that this took to create… wow.
This concludes your Friday links for February 23rd.
Have a lovely weekend.
Happy Friday! And welcome to your Friday Links.
Maria Kreyn: A millennial with an Old Master’s hand
This twenty-something Russian artist creates artworks that look like they’re from the Renaissance.
They’re quite something. Really beautiful.
Vox: Figure Skating Jumps Explained
[self explantory explanatory]
I found this interesting!
Sent in by a few subscribers. Thank you!
Candy Heart messages written by a neural network
As with most current “not enough data / not enough training” neural nets, this one is occasionally hilarious.
“LOVE 2000 HOGSYEA”!!
I’d eat ’em.
Sent in by Ashy T.
If you’ve played 1024 before, this is sort of like that. You need to match numbers, and the highest number is 7.
This is a crazy addictive game. And yes: mobile versions are available.
James Nolan Gandy: Mechanical Drawing Machine
Mr. Gandy creates mesmerizing generative artwork using a pair of complex mechanical drawing machines. The results are pretty amazing. The gallery is worth a look, as is his Instagram.
There we go! Friday: linked!
Happy Friday and have a lovely (long?) weekend.
Great to see you all again.
Let’s get to it!
On his instagram page, Mr. Lipchansky recreates what’s going on just outside of the frame of several well known album covers.
Hilarious! Also cleverly executed.
Tom Ryaboi: Rooftopping Toronto
Caution: not recommended if you have a fear of heights.
Some breathtaking photography of my city from way, way up.
Christopher David White – HUMAN:NATURE
“American artist manages to give his creations the organic aspect of wood, creating surrealist works of fascinating beauty”
And he does so by creating them out of ceramic.
Not simple. At all. Really beautiful work here.
An odd little online game. Created by polymath Nick Cicierega.
A Miniature Video Store Offers a Tiny Slice of ’90s Life
As someone who worked in an indie video store, I would also add “a tiny slice of mid-80’s life too.”
This is delightful.
Created by Andrew Glazebrook, who works in makeup effects, props and miniatures for the film industry.
And finally: This discussion of setting up the Super Bowl half-time show is a little mind-blowing.
That’s that! Have a great Friday everybody, and stay warm.