May 3rd, 2019

It’s Friday!

Still Spring (and not yet Summer) where I live. But soon… soon…

And now it’s link time!

Marchand Meffre: Theaters (2005-20XX)

Marchand Meffre: Theaters (2005-20XX)

“In the early 20th century, following the development of the entertainment industry, hundreds of theaters were built across North America. Major entertainment firms and movie studios commissioned specialized architects to build grandiose and extravagant auditoriums.”

“Now, many are reused as churches, retail spaces, flea markets, bingo halls, discos, supermarkets or warehouses. Some are waiting for a restoration and some others just sit abandoned.”

Beautifully shot, heartbreakingly modified.

Obvious Plant

Obvious Plant

There are some gems in here. “Funeral Kazoo“?! Hooo boy!

h/t: colossal

CO2.earth

CO2.earth

“Earth’s CO2 Home Page”

This site comprehensively tracks the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere via sensors at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.

They also have a Twitter account you can follow.

Sports Car Challenge

Sports Car Challenge

“Sports Car Challenge is a cool racing simulation game in which you can try out a sports car and test its capabilities. You can explore the vast 3D city and drive wherever you wish. “

It feels floaty in a way that reminds me of Grand Theft Auto. It’s pretty fun, and pretty challenging. (And renders in your browser. Crazy)

Bonus Link!

The Camera In The Mirror

The Camera In The Mirror

“Selfies” taken by the Google Streetview camera in a variety of interior locations.

This has been your Friday Links for Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

See you next week everybody!

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April 26th, 2019

Well happy Friday everybody!

And it’s the last on in April 2019. That went by quickly again.

And so here we go!

Flora Borsi: Selfie

Flora Borsi: Selfie

Ms. Borsi recreates historic photographs as if she were in the shot, taking it as a selfie. These are friggin’ brilliant.

Borsi was previously featured on the Friday Links for her “Time Travel” gallery, where she placed herself in historic pictures as a bystander or participant.

A Song Of Ice And Fire Speculative World Map

A Song Of Ice And Fire Speculative World Map

I am quite late to this, as it was first released in Feb. 2012. Holy crap what a comprehensive map for the fictional world of Game of Thrones!

You can browse by chapter, or by region, etc. etc. etc.

Beautifully rendered.

“Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?”

"Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?"

An extremely challenging multiple-choice quiz. Also: some pretty excellent vintage poster art.

shipz.io

shipz.io

“A Multiplayer Battleship game”

Yup. It sure is. Pretty fun, and usually several available players. I like.

And there we go! Friday all linked up!

See you in May everybody!

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April 19th, 2019

It’s Friday again!

And not just any Friday: Good Friday!

Whuhoo! And also it’s Friday Links Time. Win / win.

Photo Mosh

Photo Mosh

Glitchify any photo, or an image you capture with your webcam. Save as a variety of formats.

A fun little tool!

Red-Flare Easter Eggs

Red-Flare Easter Eggs

Lesley A. Jensen (aka Red-Flare) is an artist and hobbyist from the US who has created numerous collections of carefully decorated Easter Eggs. She covers the Marvel Universe, the Walking Dead, and several others. These are terrific!

This Woman Makes Tiny Homes for Her Wild Bird Friends

This Woman Makes Tiny Homes for Her Wild Bird Friends

Jada Fitch is an artist and illustrator based in Portland, Maine. She’s also a self-professed ‘birder’ who not only enjoys birdwatching and illustrating them (her bird drawings are wonderful), but also making tiny homes for her winged friends and filling them with delicious treats.”

She creates quite a bit of other content, and has an online shop, but this tickled me.

Play For Good

Play For Good

Instructions are primarily in French but you’ll definitely figure it out.

Press and hold to build up your jump, then release to jump.

Extremely addictive!

And there we go! Alllll Friday’d up!

Have a great (long?) weekend everybody!

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April 12th, 2019

Well hellooooo Friday!

Welcome back everybody.

Finally warming up, where I live.

Let’s get to it!

Colorize Photos

Colorize Photos

“Use Deep Learning to Automatically Colorize Black and White Photos”

A pretty amazing little tool.

Not that everybody has tons of B&W photos but it’s a neat trick in 2019.

Mickey Rooney’s Wacko Businesses

Mickey Rooney’s Wacko Businesses

e.g.: “Mickey Rooney’s Potato Fantasy Family Restaurant” (which only served potatoes. Period.)

I had NO IDEA! This is a fascinating read.

See also (related?) “Mickey Rooney’s amazing sex life“.

Berlin Transit Map

Berlin Transit Map

Given that I live in Toronto and we still have our piddly 2.5 lines of subways, this is magnificent.

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

A first-person shooter populated entirely by eggs. (First-egg shooter?)

Just in time for easter! (I guess)

And that’s that!

Have a fantastic Friday everybody.

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April 5th, 2019

Welcome to Friday!

Ahhhhh that’s better.

Links time!

Suzanne Jongmans: Mind Over Matter

Suzanne Jongmans: Mind Over Matter

Dutch artist Jongmans recreates Renaissance clothing from recyclable materials like bubble wrap, foam sheets and industrial plastic wrap.

This is making the rounds and so beautifully done.

Ring Geometry Generator

Ring Geometry Generator

Produced using the ganja.js Geometric Algebra library.

Beautiful! Sadly no method of outputting the data so you could actually size and 3d-print the ring.

Chun Kwang Young: Artworks

Chun Kwang Young: Artworks

Most recently Mr. Young created what he refers to as “aggregations”, which are large-scale sculptures formed by thousands of small paper parcels.

It is incredibly intricate work.

h/t: Collossal.

Turnstile Mint Reprise

Turnstile Mint Reprise

Imagine a weirder version of pac man with oddly designed mazes.

I like it. Definitely very challenging, but then also SO satisfying to clear a level.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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March 29th, 2019

Hello again Friday, and goodbye March 2019.

That was fast!

Links time!

Great Escape

Great Escape

“Escape is an inspirational flight search engine that helps you choose a destination and find the cheapest flight for your next vacation.

“It is developed by the MIT Senseable City Laboratory, Singapore.”

This is how I think I’ll book any flight going forward. Just a seamless, simple experience. Very satisfying.

Recreated Tang-dynasty outfits based on cave paintings

Recreated Tang-dynasty outfits based on cave paintings

Based on murals “From mostly the Mogao Caves“.

Tang Dynasty = 7th – 10th centuries.

These are beautifully realized!

The original Chinese gallery is here and includes further reconstructions based on miniature figures from the era as well.

Vermeer: The complete works

Vermeer: The complete works

“Vermeer’s 36 paintings all in one place”

[self explanatory]

Created by Google Arts and Culture which has a series of other galleries that are also worth a look.

Beautifully done.

Braains2

Braains2

While the timer counts down, try to move objects to block entry ways that zombies will try to get in. Then collectively try to last as long as possible when the zombies attack.

It’s definitely a challenging, collaborative multiplayer game.

Bonus Link!

Digital Comic Museum

Digital Comic Museum

“Our mission with this site is providing as close to a free resource as possible where users can easily download public domain golden age comics without the need to ask or worry about searching the net for them.”

I am not a huge comic book guy, but this resource is crazy.

Sent in by Tia T.

Well there we go! Links… es… are done. n.

Happy Friday!

See you next week.

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March 22nd, 2019

It’s the first Friday of Spring 2019 (in the Northern Hemisphere)!

Welcome!

And here are this week’s links!

Neil Dawson

Neil Dawson

“Neil Dawson has produced many public sculptures throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the UK.”

His work is really interesting. Some of it is large-scale cartoonish. I love it.

More info here.

generative.fm

generative.fm

“The pieces featured on this site are not recordings. The music is generated by a different system created for each piece. These systems have been designed such that each performance is unique and plays continuously without repetition.”

I notice some of these bog down my browser, so it is definitely doing some real-time processing that takes some processing power to achieve.

These are interesting! Especially just leaving it on in the background, it develops over long periods of time.

h/t: kottke.

“Under” – Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

“Under” – Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

“Located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, where the sea storms from the north and south meet, the project is situated at a unique confluence. Marine species flourish here in the both briny and brackish waters to produce a natural abundance in biodiversity at the site.”

Also:

“In Norwegian, “under” has the dual meaning of ‘below’ and ‘wonder’.”

Huh! Interesting.

Looks beautiful!

3-3 Gravity

3-3 Gravity

Gravity has been turned off.

It’s up to you to turn it back on.

It’s a confusing game but I found it super entertaining.

This was again the result of a game jam, developed in a super short amount of time.

I would play this on my phone no problem.

That’s all I’ve got this week.

Now get out there and… spring! Or something.

See you next week.

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March 15th, 2019

Happy Friday!

And, I guess – if you’re superstitious – beware!

We made it you guys!

Here are this week’s Friday Links!

The Boat

The Boat

“An interactive graphic novel about escape after the Vietnam War. Based on the story by Nam Le, adapted by Matt Huynh.”

Created to promote the SBS Australia show “The Boat“.

This is really beautifully executed.

1969 & 70 – Bell Labs

1969 & 70 - Bell Labs

“I spent a couple of years as Operations Manager at a Bell Labs data center in Oakland, CA developing what was the a state of the art database search system. One day I brought a camera to work and this was the result.”

Those outfits! That super-old computing equipment. That guy with the guitar! It’s a crazy gallery but so good.

h/t: kottke

Matthew Simmonds: Sculptures In Marble And Stone

Matthew Simmonds: Sculptures In Marble And Stone

“Inspired by a life-long fascination of stone buildings, and drawing on skills learnt as an architectural stone carver, Simmonds’ work takes stone architecture, and particularly sacred architecture, as a central theme.”

This is impressive work. More info here.

Rocketate Next

Rocketate Next

A pretty challenging little game!

You mostly move by rotating the playing field. You only occasionally use your jetpack, because it doesn’t have much fuel.

I like it!

There we go. All done! Good work everybody!

See you next Friday.

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March 8th, 2019

Happy Friday!

I wish it was warmer, is my main message this Friday. But at least the days are getting longer where I live.

Heeeere we go…

Crypto Voxels

Crypto Voxels

“Cryptovoxels is a virtual world where the city is owned by different people on the Ethereum blockchain.”

It’s a weird, but well-rendered virtual environment. It’s definitely not what I thought would result from cryptocurrencies, but there we are.

Scientists Have Built a Real Star Trek ‘Replicator’ That Builds Objects With Light

Scientists Have Built a Real Star Trek 'Replicator' That Builds Objects With Light

“…Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have found a shortcut: a printer that can fabricate objects in one shot using light – and which could, potentially, revolutionize rapid manufacturing technology.”

White paper available here.

What a crazy invention!

Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2019

Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2019

[self explanatory]

Some breathtaking work here.

Tanks.pw

Tanks.pw

A multiplayer tank game. It’s actually pretty good. It depends on how many people are connected obviously, but it’s fun.

Bonus Link!

25 Times People Asked To Cover Up Their Scars And Birthmarks, And Tattoo Artists Nailed It

25 Times People Asked To Cover Up Their Scars And Birthmarks, And Tattoo Artists Nailed It

[self explanatory]

These are great!

And that… is that!

Enjoy the rest of your Friday everybody. Thanks for playing along at home.

See you next week!

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March 1st, 2019

Happy Friday! And welcome to March.

Spring is on the way…

And now: some links!

If 2019’s Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth

If 2019's Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth

A bit dour, but still funny.

Sent in by many subscribers.

Kubrick.Life

Kubrick.Life

An impressive synopsis of the life amd works of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Some really excellent content here, and a lovingly-created user interface.

Beautiful.

Noclip – Nintendo Game Map Viewer

Noclip - Nintendo Game Map Viewer

“CLICK AND DRAG to look around and use WASD to move the camera”

This is a pretty amazing site if you’re a classic game nerd.

A lot more information here.

Amazeballs

Amazeballs

“Paintball your way through an invisible maze!”

What they don’t tell you is: don’t touch the walls! Just shoot paintballs to identify where the wall is.

It’s hard!

Bonus Link!

Move » LAYER

Move » LAYER

“Move is a prototype airline seat for Airbus that utilises smart textiles and clever functionality to improve the experience of Economy Class short- to mid-haul flying.”

These prototype designs look amazing!

See also: Redesigning the Boarding Pass.

This has been a Friday Links Production!

See you next week everybody.

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