Cracked Screen Desktop Wallpaper

March 28, 2008 at 6:20 am | Posted in Humor, Technology | Leave a comment

Use it at work and annoy/alarm your boss!

Marylin Manson’s “The New Shit” Converted To American Sign Language

March 28, 2008 at 6:17 am | Posted in Mashup/Remix, Music | Leave a comment

Surprisingly, the resulting video is not only more compelling than any of Manson’s work in years, but suggests a new, more accessible kind of stage presence.

Zamak-Blog

March 28, 2008 at 6:15 am | Posted in Art, CG, Eye Candy | Leave a comment

An aspiring (French) CG artist shows off his wares.

Muxtape

March 28, 2008 at 6:14 am | Posted in Music, Webware | Leave a comment

Upload music to a “muxtape” and treat it as your disembodied personal mix tapeHere’s mine!

eVolo

March 28, 2008 at 6:13 am | Posted in Architecture, FutureTech | Leave a comment

Why build the skyscrapers of today when you can design the skyscrapers of tomorrow?

The Growth Of Wal-Mart (As An Animated Map)

March 28, 2008 at 6:11 am | Posted in Cartography, Commerce, History | Leave a comment

It’s like cancer for the country! :-D

“Room Escape” Games by ‘neutral’

March 28, 2008 at 1:29 am | Posted in Games, Webware | Leave a comment

The skills developed making RGB and Sphere have been honed by developer ‘neutral’ to create VISION, the single best Myst clone I’ve played since, well, a Myst game.  The twist?  It’s all done in your web browser.

BoomsticK

March 28, 2008 at 1:25 am | Posted in Games, Webware | Leave a comment

Action flash shotgunnin’!

“Who Can Name The Bigger Number?”

March 27, 2008 at 11:06 pm | Posted in History, Humor, Mathematics | Leave a comment

Scott Aaronson‘s brilliant essay on the upper limits of discrete enumeration is funny, accessible, and well worth thinking about.

“Bush’s War,” A Frontline Special Report

March 25, 2008 at 8:41 am | Posted in History, Journalism, Television, Webware | Leave a comment

PBS raises the bar on the internet-distribution of journalism, with its outstanding and masterfully produced analysis of the Bush administration’s war on terror, primarily with respect to Iraq and the rivalries of political insiders.  Already incredibly comprehensive, the site also includes over 400 extended interviews for anyone who wants more information.

Dicewars

March 25, 2008 at 8:38 am | Posted in Games, Webware | Leave a comment

Territorial dice combat!

Panda3D

March 17, 2008 at 10:05 am | Posted in CG, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment

A free-for-any-application open source 3D engine, designed as a library for Python development (with a little C++ on the side)

“Cloud” By Troika

March 17, 2008 at 10:01 am | Posted in Art, Sculpture, Technology | Leave a comment

A shifting sculpture with an appealing visual feel.

Questionaut

March 17, 2008 at 9:59 am | Posted in Education, Games, Webware | Leave a comment

A charming flash-based puzzle + trivia game aimed at young children, seeking to teach both factual knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Hellenic Converse Sneakers

March 16, 2008 at 8:56 am | Posted in Art, Humor | Leave a comment

Make your feet look like hipster Grecian urns.

Virtual Shoe Museum

March 16, 2008 at 8:55 am | Posted in Art, Design, Sculpture | Leave a comment

If you’re thinking, “Why would I be interested in a museum of shoes?” then you haven’t seen their Extreme Section.

Alvin Aronson’s Analog Digital Clock

March 16, 2008 at 8:53 am | Posted in Art, Design, Technology | Leave a comment

Probably the slickest “digital” clock ever created.

Codex Transportica

March 16, 2008 at 8:51 am | Posted in Drawing, Esoterica, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Creativity – Pragmatism = Some Very Strange Vehicles.

Phoenix The Hexapod

March 14, 2008 at 6:53 pm | Posted in Robotics, Technology | Leave a comment

“Indie robotics” isn’t exactly a huge field, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a robot superstar therein from time to time.

Celemony’s Direct Note Access

March 14, 2008 at 6:51 pm | Posted in Music, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

Celemony, creators of the powerful Melodyne software package, claim to have a new polyphonic chord editor that will be rolled out later this year.  What does this mean?  “Direct Note Access” will very possibly do to music what Photoshop did to photography. Never trust your ears again.

The Best Tool For Visualization

March 14, 2008 at 6:48 pm | Posted in Eye Candy, Statistics, Webware | Leave a comment

Here’s a fairly exhaustive list of visualization tools on the Internet that could contend for “best.”

The Brothers Brick

March 14, 2008 at 6:45 pm | Posted in Art, Fantastic, FutureTech, Humor, Sculpture | Leave a comment

You don’t know LEGO like these guys know LEGO.

1000 Albums To Listen To Before You Die

March 14, 2008 at 6:44 pm | Posted in History, Journalism, Music | Leave a comment

If you listen to one new album a week, the Guardian recommends you set aside just over 19 years before kicking the bucket.

Lockhart’s Lament

March 14, 2008 at 9:06 am | Posted in Education, Mathematics | Leave a comment

A Mathematician’s Lament was written by Paul Lockhart about the impoverished nature of modern math education.

The World’s Largest Shotgun Round (So Far)

March 14, 2008 at 9:04 am | Posted in Photography, Weapons | Leave a comment

Ultra-high-speed photography captures the incredible destructive power of a 120mm canister of ball bearings.

The Amen Break & The Golden Ratio

March 14, 2008 at 8:52 am | Posted in Art, History, Mathematics, Music | Leave a comment

The most enduring artistic formula of the Western world + The most heavily sampled drum beat of all time = One unstoppable combination.

All Linkin Park Songs Sound Exactly The Same

March 14, 2008 at 8:46 am | Posted in Humor, Mashup/Remix, Music | 1 Comment

This direct-to-mp3 link should demonstrate to your satisfaction that Linkin Park’s “song formula” could stand to be mixed up a little bit.

Do The Test

March 14, 2008 at 8:45 am | Posted in Propaganda, Psychology, Television | Leave a comment

A classic cognitive loophole is effectively exploited to make a point about how attention works.

Phun

March 14, 2008 at 8:43 am | Posted in Gratis, Physics, Software | Leave a comment

A 2D physics sandbox for all the children to play in!

Voronoi Diagrams

March 14, 2008 at 8:42 am | Posted in Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

Whether you’re making stained glass or figuring out where to set up your ice cream stand, Voronoi diagrams have something for you!

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