Apr. 17th, 2015

Friday has arrived.Right on time…

Let’s hit the links!
(Wait, is that a golf joke?)

» Local Eyes Project

“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.”
This is a pretty in-depth project. I like it.

» big blue boo

Some great abstract animated gifs from artist Charlie Deck.

» veryman

This is a 3D model in your browser that you can customize (weirdly) and then export as a gif.
Because of course you can.
If you don’t want to bother customizing your own, you can click the “new friend” button and a completely random character will be generated.
This is easily the weirdest thing I have seen this year. (And it’s only April.)

» Kill The Plumber

i.e.: Reverse Mario Brothers. You play as all the enemies of Mario.
Pretty fun!

Bonus Link!

» The Average Faces of Rock

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:
“We wanted to include KISS with makeup, however the result was just a white and black mess. As for ZZ Top, that image was simpl(y) a mashup of sunglasses and facial hair.”
Doesn’t mean we still wouldn’t want to see it. 🙂
Well done.

Happy Friday everybody.

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Apr. 10th, 2015

Yayyyy Friday!

And where I am, it’s rainy. Bleah.

So! Time for some links!

» HTML5 Drum Machine

Yes, a drum machine in your web browser.
You can save your patterns and everything.

» I created these VHS covers for april’s fool

There is a longer article (in French) available here.
They look pretty accurate for around 1982 – 83 or so. Great work.

» The Worst Internet Things Bracket

Final Four was last week, I know, so my timing is off. But this is still a great read. (And funny.)

» Orbit or Beat

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.

Bonus Link!

» All the presidents’ delightfully awkward first pitches

A great little collection. Just in time for baseball season!
Sounds like an odd film title. (Starring Dustin Hoffman?)

Happy (rainy) Friday everybody.

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Apr. 3rd, 2015

It is Friday!

It is April!

It is (where I live) a Long Weekend!

It is time for your Friday Links! 🙂

» Vector map

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. 🙂

» Inside Insides

Andy Ellison does some “Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Foods”
A great little find sent in by Cassie P.

» Catcordian

[= cat + accordian]
Because the Internet.

» Google Maps Pac Man

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.)

Bonus Link!

» Fake Self-Help Books

These are just great.

Enjoy!

See you next week. Have a great (long) weekend.

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Mar. 27th, 2015

It’s the last Friday in March 2015.

That was fast!

Are we ready for some links? Oh yes we are…

» Plane Safety Cards Explained

This is the funniest thing I have seen on the internet this year.

» MacGyver Wiki: List of problems solved by MacGyver

An example:
“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.

» Airport Codes

Ever wanted to know what your city’s airport code stands for? Now you (mostly) know.

» Hunting Contest

An unexpectedly violent version of Duck Hunt, only with bunnies.
Still strangely addictive.

Bonus Link!

» Flamingo’s Art

Replacing iconic subjects in classical art with Flamingos.
… I mean obviously
These are actually expertly done.

Happy Friday everybody!

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Mar. 20th, 2015

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!

» A True Copy: Famous Images Recreated

“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.

» SAFE MODE / Tony B

Now you can be a DJ from the comfort of your own web browser.

» Google Feud

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.

» Pacxon

“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.

Bonus Link!

» Bauhausify It

“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.

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Mar. 13th, 2015

Friday…

…the thirteenth!! [orchestra!]

And only one more week until Spring!

So: Links time!

» Google Maps Puzzle Game

This is quite challenging. I like it.

» Das Kreative Haus

A clever set of typography presented as extremely detailed animated gifs, from the group at Deep Blue Networks.
Great work.

» Circle Push

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.

» Party Hard

Secretly murder as many party guests as possible without getting caught.
It’s a frantic little game.

Bonus Link!

» Gravity Points

A neat little particle / gravity simulation right in your browser.

Happy, happy Friday everybody!

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Mar. 6th, 2015

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.

» B4-XVI beforesixteen

“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.

» Hi-Res Images Of Chemical Elements

[self explanatory]
These are great! Some of them are not what you expect. Great little find.
Sent in by Tyler M.

» Frantic

A simple little arcade shooter. It gets pretty challenging in later levels. Fun!
Sent along by Traci T.

Bonus Link!

» Don’t Call Me Oscar

“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.

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Feb. 27th, 2015

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

“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!

» Coin Jewelry Company

“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.

Bonus Link!

» Flight Stream

“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!

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Feb. 20th, 2015

Welcome to Late-February Friday!

It has to warm up soon, right? One more month until Spring!

Links time!

» SampleStitch

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

“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.

» Daft Punk Harder Faster SoundBoard

Pretty self explanatory, and endlessly fun to play with.
Discovered by kottke.org.

» Zombie Typocalypse

Zombie pops up, you type the word beside them, you kill the zombie.
A frantic, goofy little game. (And more cartoonish than scary.)

Bonus Link!

» Matthew Grabelsky: Works

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.
Great work.

Happy Friday everybody. Thanks for joining me.

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Feb. 13th, 2015

Friday… the 13th! [orchestra!]

One of only three this year. Welcome to Friday!

Let’s get to the links!

» A Way To Go

“Way To Go is an interactive experience for human beings between 5 and 105 years old.”
A neat little piece of browser art.

» 50 Of The Most Majestic Libraries In The World

[self explanatory]
Some of these structures are huge! Amazing.

» Solar Eclipse Finder

“Solar Eclipse Finder is a JavaScript-based web application that displays past and future solar eclipses that pass through a user defined location.”
Pretty fantastic.

» Color Tiles

“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.

Bonus Link!

» Mashable: 1890’s Burlesque Dancers

These are kind of interesting.
Sent in by Erin L.

I hope your Friday (the 13th) is amazing!

See you in a week!

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