|Friday has arrived.Right on time…
Let’s hit the links!
“We get on an airplane, with our travel guides and notes of friends. It starts with the discovery of a new land. We hope to meet locals, who would show us something new and unexpected. We are looking for something new, unknown, surprising. A few weeks before our departure, we will send selected locals a disposable camera. Our route will let us pick it up once the film over. It is once returned to France that they will get developed . So finally, our travel photos, it’s the locals who will decide.”
Some great abstract animated gifs from artist Charlie Deck.
This is a 3D model in your browser that you can customize (weirdly) and then export as a gif.
i.e.: Reverse Mario Brothers. You play as all the enemies of Mario.
A shaving company used computers to “average” the faces of all the members of several rock groups. The effect is kind of interesting. You can tell which band it is even without being told. I also like this quote:
Happy Friday everybody.
And where I am, it’s rainy. Bleah.
So! Time for some links!
Yes, a drum machine in your web browser.
You can save your patterns and everything.
There is a longer article (in French) available here.
They look pretty accurate for around 1982 – 83 or so. Great work.
Final Four was last week, I know, so my timing is off. But this is still a great read. (And funny.)
You orbit a circle, and music plays. You have to avoid obstacles by orbiting on the inside or outside of the circle. More challenges rack up from there.
Definitely challenging. A fun little distraction.
A great little collection. Just in time for baseball season!
Sounds like an odd film title. (Starring Dustin Hoffman?)
Happy (rainy) Friday everybody.
It is Friday!
It is April!
It is (where I live) a Long Weekend!
It is time for your Friday Links! 🙂
A pretty interesting piece of code that overlays any Google Maps view of the earth with vector graphics.
It looks like any futuristic map from a late-70s / early-80s sci-fi movie. 🙂
Andy Ellison does some “Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Foods”
A great little find sent in by Cassie P.
[= cat + accordian]
Because the Internet.
Making the rounds but just amazingly well done. You can pick any street! (At least: you can now. This may be an April Fools Only situation.)
These are just great.
See you next week. Have a great (long) weekend.
It’s the last Friday in March 2015.
That was fast!
Are we ready for some links? Oh yes we are…
This is the funniest thing I have seen on the internet this year.
“MacGyver rigs an electric panel using wire and an alarm clock to disrupt the slot machines and lights in the casino at a certain time.”
And yes, there is a MacGyver Wiki.
Ever wanted to know what your city’s airport code stands for? Now you (mostly) know.
An unexpectedly violent version of Duck Hunt, only with bunnies.
Still strangely addictive.
Replacing iconic subjects in classical art with Flamingos.
… I mean obviously…
These are actually expertly done.
Happy Friday everybody!
This is the last Friday of Winter, 2015 (and / or the first Friday of Spring, 2015.)
A pretty great day yes? I hope so.
And now: Friday Links!
“In their studio photographers Joakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger reconstructed the world’s best known photographs: the Concorde take-off, the Loch Ness monster, the footprint of the first human on the Moon and many others.”
These are fascinating!
Also reported in Wired and My Modern Metropolis.
Some extremely meticulous work here.
Now you can be a DJ from the comfort of your own web browser.
Google’s search autocomplete turned into a version of Family Feud. Guess how Google will autocomplete certain terms and you progress.
Completely addictive and entertaining.
Sent in by Emily J.
“Your goal is to fill the empty space and capture the monsters by building a wall around them.
You can advance to the next level once 80% of the space is filled.”
So basically: Pac Man meets Qix (a game I used to love!)
Pretty great. Very addictive.
“Designers know that putting words and visuals at an angle makes everything look more dynamic and interesting. Yet the Web is and has always been boringly straight. Introducing Bauhausify It, the bookmarklet that lets you see the web in a new, more interesting way.”
Try it on something really cluttered. It looks a little crazy.
Have a great weekend everybody!
See you in a week.
…the thirteenth!! [orchestra!]
And only one more week until Spring!
So: Links time!
This is quite challenging. I like it.
A clever set of typography presented as extremely detailed animated gifs, from the group at Deep Blue Networks.
You, uh…, push a circle. Until it matches the circle beneath it. And repeat.
It gets more challenging for sure.
Sent in by Natalie R.
Secretly murder as many party guests as possible without getting caught.
It’s a frantic little game.
A neat little particle / gravity simulation right in your browser.
Happy, happy Friday everybody!
So here we are: March!
And of course: Friday!
Ready?…. Ready! Links time!
» FLRN GIF
A small little tumblr site full of clever, geometrically satisfying animated gifs created by Florian de Looij.
I like these.
“Highlighting an invisible conversation between hip hop and art before the 16th century.”
Curated by Cecilia Azcarate, juxtaposing and comparing current hip-hop and rap artists to art from the 16th century and prior.
Some of these are just excellent.
These are great! Some of them are not what you expect. Great little find.
Sent in by Tyler M.
A simple little arcade shooter. It gets pretty challenging in later levels. Fun!
Sent along by Traci T.
“One child’s journey through the Best Picture Nominees.”
This got to me a bit late but it’s no less adorable.
Well done. Sent in by Cheryl S.
Have a lovely, warm, fabulous weekend.
See you in a week.
Welcome to the final Friday in February. (Illiteration.)
And now it’s time for the Friday Links!
» Cut Maps
Cut Maps sell a series of laser-cut maps manufactured from sheets of steel, EVA foam, or plywood.
They’ve made these for a surprisingly large number of cities. Beautiful.
“Spaceprob.es catalogs the active human-made machines that freckle our solar system and dot our galaxy. For each space probe, we’ve affectionately crafted a short-and-sweet summary as well as handpicked geeky hyperlinks we think are worth exploring.”
I am a spacecraft nerd, so this is kind of right up my alley. But it might be your thing too!
“I thought it would be really cool to take an everyday object and repurpose it into art. I’ve always loved coins. The history, the designs, the collectability. So I thought, how can I make them even more special than they already are?”
These are great and surprisingly affordable. I like.
Sent along by Kim N.
» Wheely 4
An interesting little puzzle game. Fun to tinker with.
Sent in by Olivia W.
“Experiment to map many of the airline flights between world airports. It’snot showing real time positions (which would be amazing but I don’t have that data) but rather, great-circle routes between major airports based on flight data from the Open Flights site.”
A great little simulation.
Have a great Friday, and a fantastic weekend. Whuhoo!
Welcome to Late-February Friday!
It has to warm up soon, right? One more month until Spring!
A hip-hop sample reconstruction soundboard / game.
At least to me it kind of feels like a bit of a game. You’re trying to re-build the sound of certain beats and samples from iconic hip-hop artists and producers.
This is hours of fun.
“Chinatown is a Chinese translation of the trademarks in a graphical way. It’s a carefully arranged series of artworks showcasing 20 well-known western brand logos with maintained visual and narrative continuity.”
I’m sensing a quasi-Blade-Runner motif here. It looks great, I’m just uncertain what the motivation was.
Sent along by Kyrsten L.
Pretty self explanatory, and endlessly fun to play with.
Discovered by kottke.org.
Zombie pops up, you type the word beside them, you kill the zombie.
A frantic, goofy little game. (And more cartoonish than scary.)
Grabelsky’s “Anomaly” series depicts fabled creatures like satyrs or yetis in a modern setting, doing things like riding the subway.
It’s a bit of a crazy series but I like the “serious art” look of it.
Happy Friday everybody. Thanks for joining me.
Friday… the 13th! [orchestra!]
One of only three this year. Welcome to Friday!
Let’s get to the links!
“Way To Go is an interactive experience for human beings between 5 and 105 years old.”
A neat little piece of browser art.
Some of these structures are huge! Amazing.
“Click on a blank space.
If the color matches the nearest neighboring tiles,vertically or horizontally,
from the clicked space, you get the matching tiles.”
Extremely, massively addictive.
These are kind of interesting.
Sent in by Erin L.
I hope your Friday (the 13th) is amazing!
See you in a week!