Hands On A Hard Body

August 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm | Posted in Film, Journalism, Vehicles | Leave a comment
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Somewhere, in the heart of Texas, 23 people came together and placed their hands on a hardbody pickup truck.  Dozens of hours later, the last person to take their hands off the truck got to take it home.  This documentary is their story.

Telescopic Text

August 25, 2008 at 8:11 am | Posted in Literature, Webware | Leave a comment
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Less is more (once you’ve done some clicking).

The Underwater Photography of Philippe Ramette

August 25, 2008 at 8:10 am | Posted in Art, Photography | Leave a comment
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Under the rubrick of “rational exploration,” Mr. Ramette sends his subject underprepared into the briny deep.

Strange & Mysterious Sounds Of Earth

August 25, 2008 at 8:08 am | Posted in Fantastic | Leave a comment
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The world is full of strange sounds, some of which we have yet to explain.

The Sculptures of Jennifer Maestre

August 25, 2008 at 8:05 am | Posted in Art, Eye Candy, Sculpture | Leave a comment
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Pencils have never looked so organic.

The 38 States of C. Etzel Pearcy

August 22, 2008 at 7:57 pm | Posted in Cartography | Leave a comment
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A radical re-drawing of the United States based on its current demographic composition.

Word Spectrums

August 22, 2008 at 7:55 pm | Posted in Eye Candy, Reference | Leave a comment
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Lovely visualizations of Google’s immense Bi-Gram database.

“The Archive” by Sean Dunne

August 22, 2008 at 7:54 pm | Posted in Commerce, Film, History, Music | Leave a comment
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The world’s largest record collection is available for sale for pennies on the dollar, but no one is buying.

“Selections From H.P. Lovecraft’s Brief Tenure As A Whitman’s Sampler Copywriter” by Luke Burns

August 22, 2008 at 7:52 pm | Posted in Food, Humor, Literature | Leave a comment
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Few men dare to ask the question ‘What is toffee, exactly?’  All those who have investigated this substance are now either dead or insane.

Chemical Party

August 22, 2008 at 7:21 am | Posted in Chemistry, Humor | Leave a comment
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How the elements dance at parties.

Deus Ex Machina: The Wearable Motorcycle

August 22, 2008 at 7:20 am | Posted in FutureTech, Technology, Vehicles | Leave a comment
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We are officially one step closer to the world science fiction promised us in our youth.

Tetrapod Beaches Of Japan

August 22, 2008 at 7:17 am | Posted in Architecture, Photography | Leave a comment
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When the government feeds the construction industry’s endless appetite for needless pork, the results can utterly transform the landscape.

That Was Epic

August 19, 2008 at 12:09 am | Posted in Art, Webware | Leave a comment
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Crappy comments, decontextualized, become artCheck out the promotional video (and also check out the source of the music that the creator shamefully failed to attribute)

“Baghdad, 5 Years On” by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

August 18, 2008 at 11:28 pm | Posted in Film, Journalism, Photography, Weapons | Leave a comment
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Mr. Abdul-Ahad’s war journalism has been celebrated before, but his most recent film (in three parts) is particularly concise and effective.

“African Kings” by Daniel Lainé

August 18, 2008 at 8:13 am | Posted in History, Photography | Leave a comment
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A striking gallery of African royalty.  Don’t take my word for it: take a look at this sample.

The John Cleese Podcast

August 18, 2008 at 8:10 am | Posted in Humor | Leave a comment
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The podcast, with its affiliated Cleeseblog, tell us two things.  First, Mr. Cleese is by no means retired.  Second, he is willing to embrace science.

Galaxiki

August 18, 2008 at 7:58 am | Posted in Astronomy, Science, Webware | Leave a comment
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A wholely fictional galaxy whose content is user-created.

Using Photographs to Enhance Videos of a Static Scene

August 17, 2008 at 9:31 am | Posted in CG, Technology | Leave a comment
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Never, ever, ever trust your eyes again.

The Rollersuit

August 17, 2008 at 9:29 am | Posted in Kinesthetics, Technology, Vehicles | Leave a comment
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Tired of the Olympics?  See the future of racing-from-any-body-position technology, especially down a mountain.

Database Machine Drawings

August 15, 2008 at 7:33 pm | Posted in Design, Drawing, History, Technology | Leave a comment
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Mechanical illustration from the Middles Ages up through the early Renaissance.

The History Of The Olympic Medal Count

August 15, 2008 at 8:16 am | Posted in Cartography, History | Leave a comment
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The New York Times has an excellent interactive visualization displaying the medals earned by each country ever since 1896.

78Records

August 13, 2008 at 9:29 am | Posted in Gratis, History, Music | Leave a comment
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One man.  Thousands of 78 rpm record, long out of print.  One massive archive of free mp3 recordings.

The Sea Orchestra of United Airlines

August 13, 2008 at 9:26 am | Posted in Advertising, Animation, Art, CG | Leave a comment
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As commercials go, I’d say this one is super-classy. (.mov warning)

The David Rumsey Map Collection

August 13, 2008 at 9:24 am | Posted in Cartography, History, Reference | Leave a comment
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A vast collection of maps, some of which have a Google Maps overlay of real satellite photography.

I Met The Walrus

August 13, 2008 at 9:22 am | Posted in Animation, Art, Film, History, Music, Philosophy, Politics | Leave a comment
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A delightful film animating one 14-year-old’s impromptu interview with John Lennon.

This Is Sand

August 13, 2008 at 9:20 am | Posted in Webware | Leave a comment
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Click-and-hold (or double-click for a continuous stream) and let the pointless sandbox fun begin.

Making Faces

August 13, 2008 at 9:19 am | Posted in Crafts, Humor, Photography | Leave a comment
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An adorable application of magnets, ping pong balls, and Plasti Dip.

Polymeme

August 11, 2008 at 12:51 am | Posted in Journalism | Leave a comment
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A different approach to news aggregation? Possibly.  The stream of results certainly seem distinctive and interesting.

Maps of India

August 11, 2008 at 12:45 am | Posted in Cartography, Economics, History, Politics, Reference, Religion | Leave a comment
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They’ve got maps of IndiaLots and lots and lots and lots of maps of India.

The 100 Most Common English Words Quiz

August 11, 2008 at 12:43 am | Posted in Games, Webware | Leave a comment
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How many can you name?

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