September 27th, 2019

Howwwww is it already the last Friday in September? So crazy.

Welcome! To your Friday Links!

Let’s get started…

Design With AI

Design With AI

“AI Driven Logos for your Brand”

They’re pretty pedestrian but once in a while they have some interesting output.

It’s still a work in progress, and it costs money to customizer them, but this is interesting.

The Guardian: British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 winners

The Guardian: British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 winners

Nihilistic Password Security Questions by Soheil Rezayazdi

Nihilistic Password Security Questions by Soheil Rezayazdi

“What is your ex-wife’s newest last name?”

Electrio

Electrio

“Connect all the electrons in a single chain. Lines must not overlap each other.”

It gets pretty challenging pretty quickly. I like it!

Sent in by Brigit A.

And that’s that! Poof! Done! Links! Friday! Done!

Have a great weekend everybody.

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September 20th, 2019

If you can believe it, it’s Friday!

Here we go!

Danny Dutch: Watch Animated Visualisations of the Bass Lines for Motown Classics

Danny Dutch: Watch Animated Visualisations of the Bass Lines for Motown Classics

“Sideman James Jamerson, Paul McCartney’s musical hero and a co-author of the Motown sound, is a great illustration of the bass’ importance in pop and R&B history.”

This type of visualization is pretty mesmerizing and educational to watch.

GREGORY GROZOS / Miniature Worlds

GREGORY GROZOS / Miniature Worlds

Three dimensional dioramas in a space the size of a wristwatch.

Really beautifully done.

Rotary Signal Emitter

Rotary Signal Emitter

“Artwork by Reuben Sutherland for Audiovisual duo Sculpture”

A good little tumblr featuring several custom Zeotropes and other artworks.

What Goes Up

What Goes Up

“A platformer without falling.”

It’s challenging in totally different ways. I like it!

This concludes our weekly link dump.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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September 13th, 2019

Happy Friday everybody!

Friday… THE THIRTEENTH!!

And it’s the second-last Friday in Summer 2019. Wah.

But it’s Friday! And we’re going to get through this!

Let’s go!

Online Tone Generator: Hearing Test

Online Tone Generator: Hearing Test

Note: definitely use headphones.

Turns out my hearing is better than I thought! (And I had chronic intermittent hearing loss for the past several years.)

It goes a little fast but it’s a good little tool. And it’s free!

Behance: OTONIEL BORDA GARZON

Behance: OTONIEL BORDA GARZON

Specifically his exhibit “SÓLIDOS DEFORMES” project is quite something. They look like rock erosion but they’re made from huge books. Difficult to describe. Really well done.

A Library For Bartenders

A Library For Bartenders

“For the new generations of bartenders these rare volumes, dating from the 1820s through the 1940s, are financially out of reach. However, these sources of research are crucial to career development and creative inspiration as well as to personal advancement in a profession that has rediscovered a justifiable sense of pride and purpose.”

Now you can learn to make a “Punch Royal” the way George Washington would have wanted it.

Crack The Balls

Crack The Balls

Carefully position where you will drop your missile, and it bounces and smashes a series of balls on the way down.

A little addictive. Not bad.

Well there ya go! All Friday’d up in here.

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

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September 6th, 2019

Welcome back!

Second last Friday of Summer 2019. (Or for you southern-hemis: Winter 2019.)

So fast.

At least we have these links to get us through it! Let’s go!

GoodAfterNine: Rings

GoodAfterNine: Rings

Beautifully rendered rings with animal faces, most notably birds.

Really lovely.

R2bEEaton’s Phonetic Reverser

R2bEEaton's Phonetic Reverser

“When we say “phonetic reverser” we mean that rather than simply reversing the order of letters, we show you exactly how to pronounce something backwards.”

What an odd, but entertaining tool.

There’s also a YouTube video describing the development process of this… thing. Interesting!

Nailing jelly to a wall: is it possible?

Nailing jelly to a wall: is it possible?

“In this experiment I attempt to establish, one way or the other, the validity of the old proverb.”

This is quite old, but I find it fascinating.

Incremental Memory

Incremental Memory

A fast-paced memory game. You are shown a series of boxes for a brief amount of time and must correctly select their location.

It ramps up pretty quickly.

Extremely challenging!

And that is that! Done! Kaput!

Have a great Friday everybody! Thanks for reading along at home / work / wherever.

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August 30th, 2019

It’s Friday!

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

And it’s sunny! And warm!

And Friday!

OK let’s go…

AnalyzeWords

AnalyzeWords

“AnalyzeWords helps reveal your personality by looking at how you use words. It is based on good scientific research connecting word use to who people are.”

Specifically your Twitter words.

Star Trek Motion Stabilized

Star Trek Motion Stabilized

“When the USS Enterprise was hit with an enemy attack, it would rock the entire starship, throwing crew members over equipment and to the floor. Most people know the effect on the old Star Trek television series didn’t have the budget to put the set on a shaker, and the old school movie magic effect was created simply by shaking the camera and have the actors throw themselves around the set as if the room was in sudden movement.”

I mean it’s funny, but also (to me) shows the physicality that the performances required to sell the whole thing.

It may be cheesy, but it works.

Mapgen4

Mapgen4

“Paint mountains, valleys, and oceans on the map! It will simulate evaporation, wind, and rainfall to determine biomes and rivers.”

Sort of rudimentary output but still pretty fun. And it runs in your browser!

Pocket Pilot

Pocket Pilot

A fun, early-80s style shooter.

I like it!

That’s what I’ve got for you.

Have a great (long?) weekend.

See you next Friiiiiiday!

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August 23rd, 2019

It is Friday at last.

And only one more left in August already. How did that happen?

Are you ready?

Okay!

Kirsty Elson

Kirsty Elson

“Unique driftwood sculptures, created in Cornwall”

Delightful tiny dioramas made of items found by the seashore.

Sent in by Julia M.

Found: A Stash of Mystical Charms and Amulets in Pompeii

Found: A Stash of Mystical Charms and Amulets in Pompeii

“It’s really a remarkable discovery,” says Drew Wilburn of Oberlin College, a specialist in the ancient Roman practice of magic. “Finding magic and evidence of the practice of rituals like this, it’s pretty uncommon.”

From Atlas Obscura of course.

Caution: graphic desriptions of earthquake death.

Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music

Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music

Can’t tell your breakbeat from your tech house? Now you can.

Works a lot like Google Maps, but for electronic music.

Zoom in to a particular genre and click on a segment. An example track will play.

Exhaustive and well made.

One Tap Quest

One Tap Quest

Carefully time your click, and hope your little dude makes it across the playing field.

The tension can be quite something.

And there we go!

Enjoy you nearly-last August Friday.

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August 16th, 2019

I’m so glad it’s Friday!

And there are these links to share!

Let’s go.

Dan Marker-Moore: Eclipse

Dan Marker-Moore: Eclipse

This is the total solar eclipse on July 2nd, 2019 near Santiago, Chile.

Mr. Marker-Moore is a photographer and cinematographer based out of Los Angeles.

Prints are of course available.

There’s also a link to how he achieved these shots.

So good.

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”

This is an important series of essays which discuss the historical “long tail” of racism in American society, politics, policy, etc.. Really well presented also.

Sent in by several subscribers. Thank you.

McSweeney’s: Critically Acclaimed Horror Film of the 2010s or Your Ph.D. Program?

McSweeney's: Critically Acclaimed Horror Film of the 2010s or Your Ph.D. Program?

Expertly written by Erica Vause.

VoxelBot

VoxelBot

Think “Q-Bert”, but in a more pastel palette.

And that is that, y’all. (“Y’all”?!)

See you next week!

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August 9th, 2019

Oh hey Hiiiii Friday!

Good to see you. Let’s go!

Touch This Art: The Nautilus

Touch This Art: The Nautilus

“The Nautilus is a constellation of 95 interactive poles that are activated by touch. Passersby are invited to engage with the immersive space or observe others’ interactions from its central enclosure.”

Located in NYC’s Seaport District

MORPH: Robotic Sculpture

MORPH: Robotic Sculpture

“MORPH is a modular and kinetic interactive installation that reaches beyond two-dimensional pixels and embodies three-dimensional information.”

An intereting little piece of interactive art. A ton of tech went into this. Really impressive.

One of many such interesting creations from Mindbuffer.

Yael Kirav: Conductive Origami

Yael Kirav: Conductive Origami

“A series of lighting fixtures that are produced using 3D printing directly onto textiles. Stiff printing on canvas allows creating complex fixtures. When the printed material conducts electricity, the tangent points created by the wisdom of origami folding, produce a new opportunity – lighting the fixture by shrinking and stretching the structure.”

Yael Akirav is an Industrial Designer based in Jerusalem.

Hex Blaster

Hex Blaster

It’s breakout, but with bouncing and sequences and points and… I really find it addictive.

Not a mobile game, but probably should be. Super fun!

Therrrrre we go. Links. Friday. Friday links!

See you next week everybody!

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August 2nd, 2019

Hooray for Friday!

It’s here again! yay.

And now some linkages… es.

Snack Packaging Turned Into Amazing Art

Snack Packaging Turned Into Amazing Art

This is the work of a Kobe-based art student named “Harukiru“.

It’s really quite something. He completely transforms these packages into intricate, beautiful, often whimsical sculptures.

Somewhat making the rounds. Excellent work.

Dog Photographer Of The Year Winners (UK) 2019

Dog Photographer Of The Year Winners (UK) 2019

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See also (unrelated / but similar): Ravi Zupa: Dog Posters and Matchboxes

So good!

Poolside.fm

Poolside.fm

An odd little retro-90s experience in your browser.

It presents a mid-90s computer desktop interface and streams audio and videos from that era with a tv scan-line filter on it.

Sent along by Kate S. I like it!

Cub ‘n Pup

Cub 'n Pup

“Drag cub to the star”

Starts off simple, then clever, then… uh… challenging.

Sent along by James F.

Have a great (long?) weekend everybody.

See you in a week.

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July 26th, 2019

Happy Friday!

And where I live: it’s hot!

Let’s get started…

Diary Wheel

Diary Wheel

A somewhat odd little… thing that creates a tiny diary based on a series of randomized interactions.

Suggested by Tara P.

Trennd.co

Trennd.co

“Trennd surfaces rapidly growing google search topics – so you can find the next big thing!”

As of this writing, Stranger Things, the Women’s World Cup and the 2019 Cricket World Cup were all top trending (3 month.)

Dazzling Color Photos of the Legendary Romanov Costume Ball of 1903

Dazzling Color Photos of the Legendary Romanov Costume Ball of 1903

Some pretty excellent portrait photography from the era, colourized by Olga Shirnina, who has colourized several other things as well.

I love that the quality of this work keeps improving. It’s mind-blowing.

Boink!

Boink!

This is a two-player game.

Left side player uses wasd, right player uses keyboard arrows. You want to knock your opponent out of the ring.

It’s fun and funny.

Soooooo there you go! Links! For your Friday.

Stay cool out there everybody. See you in a week.

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