Sep. 8th, 2006

Welcome, again, to your Friday Links!

This week I decided to focus on a bunch of online flash artists. I’m a huge fan of folks like Joshua Davis and it’s been a while since I’ve seen anything like his work. So here goes. Note: you may need Shockwave and will definitely need Flash on these sites.

» Levitated.net: Gravity Index

Some really engaging flash art. Some of it reacts to your mouse, some just does its own thing. They’re all quite beautiful. Also see his “caustic painting”section.

» Meta.am

Very abstract and based on interactions you make with it. I especially recommend the “reactive” section.

» Yugop.com

Speaking of Joshua Davis… After abandoning his ongoing “PrayStation” series of online workshops and works in progress, Davis switched gears and created this site, which showcases a dazzling array of very hard to describe interactive art pieces. The selections are pretty slim right now but they’re still interesting.

» WebGobbler

An application that “wanders the web, downloads random images and mixes them.” There are some pretty insane (and beautiful) results.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Sep. 1st, 2006

Wow… there went August! 🙂

Link tiiiiiime!!!! [siren!]

» Disturbing Auctions

[self explanatory] (200 Freeze-Dried Pork Chops?!)

» YongFook: Hong Kong Gotham

Described as “High Dynamic Range images of the new and old of Hong Kong,” these photos are breathtaking, and shot as a series of composite exposures for maximum dramatic effect. Very cool. It makes the city look strangely deserted.
[Note: the rest of that site is definitely also worth a read.]

» PostSecret

You have a secret. You write it down on a postcard. You anonymously mail it to this guy. He posts it on his blog. Simple! He has even published a book!

» Diet Coke + Mentos = lookout!

Unreal! All of those videos make for highly addictive viewing. Plus check out their scientific research (no joke) With much thanx to Janet. Also see: this site.

Hope your September is amazing!

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Aug. 25th, 2006

Yes! I am back! All refreshed from a much-needed vacation in Halifax.

Here are the linkages! This is a mostly all-request Friday links.

» Starbucks: The Magic Bean Shop

A map showing how many countries are involved in producing a cup of Starbucks coffee.

» 10,000 Reasons Civilization is Doomed

[self explanatory]
Sent in by Courteney

» Lego New York City

Exactly what it says. Cityscapes of NYC made entirely of Lego.
Sent in by Janet

» Paper CD Cases:

Enter album info. Submit, print, and fold into an elegant cover for your “summer jamz” mix. (yo?)
Sent in by Kent.

Bonus Link!

» Snakes On A Plane Voicemail Constructor

Bonus link – and one week late (sorry, vacation.)

Get Samuel L. to send a very specific message to friends and loved ones. Crazy promotion for a ridiculous (but entertaining) movie.

Happy almost-end-of-summer everyone. 🙂

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Aug. 11th, 2006

ffffffffffffFFFFFFFFFFFFFFRIDAYYY!!

And I get to take a vacation this week. So no Friday links next week. (Sorry folks.)

Heeeeeere we are!

» Mammatus Clouds

Sent in by Janet. I actually lost track of this one. These are a weird phenomenon that usually appear just after an intense hurricane. They look fake, but they are not.

» Balls!

Addictive! And kinda funny. And kinda annoying. But fun!

» Hidden Exposures

Yes, more artiness. Also a nice randomized user experience. Kind of obscure but I liked it.

» Maritess vs. the SuperFriends!

Maritess is their housekeeper.

Enjoy! Have a great weekend (and week.)

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Aug. 4th, 2006

Holy Friday, Batman!

» Crash Test Olympics!

THOROUGHLY addictive.

» Songtitle.info

This is a site that has lovingly archived all musical references within TV commercials. You can search for the company whose ad you saw, and it will show you which songs were played on the selected ads. Brilliant idea (in my opinion at least.)

» Scrambled Hacks

Very, very hard to describe. A device which re-sequences video based on input provided via microphone. The demo video is long but certainly worth the look. I first saw this in December but it’s making the rounds again. So I figure: Couldn’t hurt!

» Michael Kenna

A very dramatic landscape photographer from the UK.

Hooray for Fridayyyy! (And in my country it’s actually a long weekend. 🙂 )

Have a great weekend Friday peoples!

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Jul. 28th, 2006

FrrrrrrIDAY! And stuff.

Here goes!

» Middle East Buddy List / Cheat Sheet

If you’re as bewildered as I have been lately about who likes who / who hates who in the middle east, here’s a fairly brilliant chart that describes several middle-east factions and their relationships to each other.

» Jan von Holleben: Dreams of Flying

Jan von Holleben is a Dutch photographer living in london. He’s become internationally famous mostly via online views of his online gallery. Other work is available on the site but these are some of the most creative (in my opinion.)

» A Tinkertoy Computer

Among other things, it plays tic-tac-toe. It takes no electricity and is hand-cranked by a human to operate.
Image available here:

» Live Ship Locations

Verrry nerdy. Similar to the air traffic controller viewer. (see archive) This shows the current location of all the known / registered ocean-going vessels in the world.

Happy Friday wherever you are. Stay cool this weekend. (I mean literally cool.)

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Jul. 21st, 2006

Huzzah! Friday at last.

» Zidane Headbutt Game

Sent in by Kevin. That domain name does not lie. 🙂 Now I have an alternative outlet for anytime someone says something about my mother. 🙂

» Sweet Jesus I Hate Bill O’Reilly Dot Com

Extremely self-explanatory. I bought the book!

» “Live” Space Invaders

Note: The site is in French. Totally worth the looksee. Looks like something Michel Gondry (also French — COINCIDENCE?????) would come up with.

» Concise Map of Springfield

Created in 2001. This is extremely detailed. So much so that it’s actually been added to the Harvard Map Collection.

Bonus Link!

» The Fabulous George Bush / Tony Blair Open Mic Video

Extra bonus link for this week.

Priceless.

Have a fabulous Friday (and weekend.)

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Jul. 14th, 2006

Whuhooooooofridayyyywhuhoooo!

Ahhhh summer. 🙂

Okay! Here goes!

» Four Second Fury!

Any of those of you who’ve played Wario Warez will probably kick ass at these. Frantic gameplay! Lots of variety though.

» Scott Radke’s Creepy Marionettes

[Self explanatory… {{shudder}}…]

» Fun Things To Do With Weiners (?!)

[Note: Japanese]
Insane! Complete with instructions! Only in Japan…

» Headacher!

[also self explanatory]

Thanx again Friday people!

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Jul. 7th, 2006

HelloooooooooooooffffffffffffFFFFFFRIDAY!!

» PsyOp: Coke Ad(UK)

Those of you in the digital arts fields probably already saw this but if not: you should. 🙂
PsyOp [psyop.tv] also made the new MTV HD Station ID’s.

[P.S. Yeah I know: it’s Coke. Megacorporation and all that… Grrrrr…]

» 3D Pong

I have sent this to some of you individually in the past, so apologies for repeating. This is insanely addictive. Sadly it does not keep your high score (or allow you to restart.) Still! If they had this for PSP I’d be playing it a lot.[hint!]

» The Broth

A mosaic, created in realtime, by Internet users around the world. It also features a meagre but interesting gallery.

» Facsimile Books

Accurate reprints and constructed binding of ancient texts (11th to 18th century volumes are represented here.) An insane amount of work goes into making these. They’re not cheap but they look fantastic! Much more interesting than the BBC’s “virtual” ancient books of a few years past.

Happy Friday, Friday listers!

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