The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

February 29, 2008 at 11:36 pm | Posted in Commerce, History, Humor | Leave a comment

Whenever you are, we’re already then.”  Retail just got surreal.

The MusicArt of James Plakovic

February 29, 2008 at 3:13 am | Posted in Art, Commerce, Drawing, Music | Leave a comment

Orchestral drawing/Photographic composing.  Some are for sale.

The Art of Michel de Broin

February 29, 2008 at 3:11 am | Posted in Art, Humor, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Michel de Broin creates art to challenges your assumptions, often (but not always) on a large scale.

The Turbo Ocho Sessions

February 29, 2008 at 3:02 am | Posted in Music | Leave a comment

One band. Eight days. One album. One triumphant concert.

On Fruit: Tastiness & Easiness Charted

February 29, 2008 at 3:01 am | Posted in Comics, Food, Webware | Leave a comment

When xkcd declared “FUCK GRAPEFRUIT,” the Ermanian Network replied, “YOU DECIDE WHETHER TO FUCK GRAPEFRUIT OR TO PRAISE IT.”

Garfield Minus Garfield

February 29, 2008 at 2:58 am | Posted in Comics, Humor, Mashup/Remix | Leave a comment

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?

Howl’s Moving Castle, Made From Paper

February 25, 2008 at 8:35 pm | Posted in Art, Crafts, Film, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Build your own!

The Ebb And Flow Of Movies: 1986 – 2007

February 25, 2008 at 8:08 pm | Posted in Art, Economics, Film, History, Statistics, Webware | Leave a comment

The New York Times is host to one of the most stunning interactive visualizations I’ve seen in years.  Unsurprisingly, this visualization has caused a bit of a stir.

“My Paper Mind” by Javan Ivey

February 25, 2008 at 5:19 pm | Posted in Animation, Art, Crafts | Leave a comment

A pioneering work of animation in the so-called “stratastencil” technique.

Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (The Kirby Mix)

February 25, 2008 at 8:28 am | Posted in Games, Humor, Mashup/Remix, Music | Leave a comment

Hip Hop’s lack of reliance on instrumentation makes it prime material for repurposing, sometimes with hilarious results.

Bravit, The Multi-Flame Candle

February 25, 2008 at 8:26 am | Posted in Design, Technology | Leave a comment

This gorgeous conversation piece seems at once brilliant and obvious, one of those bits of design that makes you say, “Damn, I should have thought of that!”

Retro Sabotage

February 25, 2008 at 8:23 am | Posted in Games, Humor, Mashup/Remix, Webware | Leave a comment

Classic arcade games get their chance to bite back.

The Crimes Against Art Of Rob Liefield

February 25, 2008 at 8:22 am | Posted in Drawing, Humor | Leave a comment

Progressive Boink gives us a blow-by-blow of 40 egregiously bad bits of comic book art by the absurdly successful and depressingly mediocre Rob Liefield.

The 5th POVRay Short Code Contest: Animation

February 23, 2008 at 8:40 pm | Posted in Animation, Art, CG, Mathematics, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

What animations can these virtuoso POVRay enthusiasts manage with only 512 bytes of instructions?

Free Dingbats!

February 23, 2008 at 8:38 pm | Posted in Gratis, Software | Leave a comment

A set of free (!) and useful (?) dingbat fonts!

Academy Award Winners For Best Cartoon (Short Subject)

February 23, 2008 at 8:38 pm | Posted in Animation, Art, Drawing, Film, History | Leave a comment

The cream of the animation crop over the years.  Perhaps the strangest and most technically impressive is the surreal Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase, achieved pre-digitally using a unique “clay paint” technique.

Book Beta

February 23, 2008 at 8:35 pm | Posted in Books, Technology, Webware | Leave a comment

A demonstration of how a book-like interface can be achieved on the Web.

Dean Kamen’s “Luke” Arm

February 20, 2008 at 9:58 pm | Posted in FutureTech, Health, Technology | Leave a comment

The inventor of the Segway is inching steadily toward making us all modular cyborgs.

A History Of Evil

February 20, 2008 at 5:54 pm | Posted in Animation, CG, History, Humor, Philosophy, Religion | Leave a comment

A lovely little animation about a distinctly unlovely topic.

Howard Wiseman’s Hobby: History

February 20, 2008 at 4:35 am | Posted in Cartography, History | Leave a comment

Maps, essays, and general historical geekery. Eighteen Centuries Of Roman Empire is especially good stuff.

Hollywood Blockbusters As Russian Woodcuts

February 20, 2008 at 4:33 am | Posted in Art, Film, Humor, Mashup/Remix | Leave a comment

Can you tell which movies are representedEven with (bad) translation, many remain mysterious.

The Art Of The Joint Mathematics Meetings

February 19, 2008 at 5:03 pm | Posted in Art, CG, Eye Candy, Mathematics, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Math is pretty.

The Man With The Musical Crystal Goblets

February 16, 2008 at 9:36 am | Posted in Music | Leave a comment

Who is the man rocking the house on crystal glassware?  Some have opined that it is Petr Spatina.  Or perhaps he’s a reincarnation of Ben Franklin.

“Floor Games” by H. G. Wells

February 16, 2008 at 9:30 am | Posted in Games | Leave a comment

Turns out between writing epic tales of adventure, Wells loved to overtake his floor with miniature wars.


February 16, 2008 at 9:28 am | Posted in Books, Commerce, Webware | Leave a comment

WOWIO’s business model is interesting: you can download entire books for free, but the first and last few pages are ads.  The ads pay the authors directly for the content.  In other words, it’s a way for you to get free books and support authors, but in a way that is still for profit.


February 16, 2008 at 9:26 am | Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

A full apartment’s furniture in a portable box.

The Secret Museum Of Mankind

February 14, 2008 at 6:50 pm | Posted in Books, History, Photography, Propaganda | Leave a comment

Shoddily manufactured, haphazardly arranged, and overtly racist, The Secret History of Mankind is a 1935 pulp coffee table book that unintentionally shines a light onto the xenophobias and xenophilias of the early 20th century.

Blue Marble Next Generation

February 12, 2008 at 4:55 pm | Posted in Astronomy, Photography, Science, Technology | Leave a comment

NASA would like to remind you that it studies the Earth as well.

The Photography of Rarindra Prakarsa

February 12, 2008 at 4:53 pm | Posted in Eye Candy, Photography | Leave a comment

Photography whose composition and color is so striking, you’ll swear it was photoshopped.

The Tesla Coil Guitar Amp

February 12, 2008 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Music, Physics | Leave a comment

More physics, less musicality!

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