Infrared Tree Photography

January 17, 2009 at 2:24 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Photography | Leave a comment
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Seeing the world through very different eyes.

Post #2001: Ireneo’s Top 5%, Again

January 16, 2009 at 5:25 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Just under two years ago, I listed the fifty best links of my first thousand posts.  Here, now, are the best of the best from the second generation:

1. Knytt Stories: A free, extensible, and elegantly minimalist platforming game with rock-solid controls.

2. Gear’s Heart: A frankly astonishing piece of handiwork.  Just turn to crank to experience (and recover from) heartbreak.

3. Complexification: Proof that making software that makes art is itself art.

4. One Year In 40 Seconds: Soothing time-lapse photography/animation.

5. Catatumbo: The Everlasting Storm: In Venezuela, there is a storm that has raged every night for hundreds of years.

6. This. Fucking. Election.: We’ll remember the buzzwords far longer than we remember the scandals.

7. Chicken Chicken Chicken: Chicken Chicken: Chicken chicken chicken chicken.

8. 5 Card Nancy: Telling a story competitively and cooperatively.

9. The World Community Grid: Do the right thing.  Donate those clock cycles you aren’t using to charitable science.

10. And I Refuse To Forget: A short film about the power of love and the dangers of memory.

11. “Weightless” by Erika Janunger: A clever and stylish piece of media art.

12. How To Deconstruct Almost Anything: Why computer scientists probably shouldn’t take up literary criticism.

13. Cake Wrecks: The very best of the very worst of commercial cake making.

14. “Garbage Island” by VBS.TV: A raw and striking documentary about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”

15. The Light Blubs of Pieke Bergmans: Light fixtures in need of a diet.

16. Dean Kamen’s “Luke Arm”: The future of prosthetic arms.

17. Evolving Clocks: Proof that evolution is a blind watchmaker, provided the clocks can breed.

18. The Comedy of Victor Borge: Classic pieces by one of the all-time great musical comedians.

19. The Junior Science Club Musical Archive: The life’s work of the prolific Logan Whitehurst.

20. Portrait Of The Godfather Using The Hand-Drawn Script: A stunning combination of design and obsessive compulsion.

21. The Loudness War: How digital recording, instead of enriching popular music, is draining it of its essence.

22. Modern Hobo Code: How hobos find the best ATMs.

23. team9: Superlative music mashups from down under.

24. “The Ecstacy of Influence” by Jonathan Lethem: A thoughtful essay about the artistic merit of plagiarism.

25. Using Photographs To Enhance A Static Scene: New tools with which your eyes can be lied to.

26. The Hauntening: Short film showing what happens when the ghosts aren’t too bright.

27. Garfield Minus Garfield: Easily the most brilliant of the Garfield remixes on the net.

28. Keepon: The most adorable of all the robots.

29. How To: The Droste Effect: Escherize your photos.

30. Teach The Starlings: A mad quest to educate starlings about their origins.

31. “City of Shadows” by Alexey Titarenko: Haunting, eerie long-exposure photography.

32. The Reimagined Still-Life Paintings Of Jose Manuel Ballester: Imagine your favorite paintings with all the people removed.

33. Wordle: A powerful and intuitive new text visualization web application.

34. Principles of Economics, Translated: What economists really think about, behind the buzzwords.

35. The Disumbrationist Hoax: One man humiliated the art world by revealing that it will accept anything as genius.

36. Kids In Mind: Movie Ratings That Work: Forget G through NC-17.  This site has the best movie rating system you’ve ever seen.

37. Ladies of the Ages: Beauty through the generations.

38. The Wooden Mirror: Your reflection, in animatronic wood.

39. “My Paper Mind” by Javan Ivey: The baffling beauty of stratastencil animation.

40. Seven Deadly Glasses: The sins, as hilarious wine glasses.

41. “Always Outsiders, Never Outdone” by The Prodigy: A free album of solid remixed electronica.

42. Igudesman & Joo: Comedic chamber music, provided the chamber is a rubber room.

43. The Journey of Mankind: Our current best guess at human migration.

44. Books That Make You Dumb: See what kind of brains those who like the same books as you are sporting.

45. Lost Cities: Photographing the ruins of lost civilizations the world over.

46. How To Make A Crowd Without Extras: How to turn a car load of props and a couple of guys into an entire war.

47. Map of Humanity: All that we are, in geographic form.

48. Ambigram.Matic: If you’re looking for a site that generates ambigrams, look no further!

49. Beyond Red & Blue: Understanding America’s political landscape using subdivisions other than state lines.

50. Norwegian Recycling: A young kid with real talent for chopping & mashing music.

Little Big Star

January 16, 2009 at 4:40 am | Posted in Education, Games, Gratis, Music, Software | Leave a comment
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Tired of Rock Band/Guitar Hero and want to learn a real instrument?  Behold the next generation of rhythm game, now with extra Gratis.

Star Wars Retold (By Someone Who Hasn’t Seen It)

January 16, 2009 at 4:37 am | Posted in Animation, Film, Humor, Mashup/Remix | Leave a comment
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Hans?

The Cadillac “World Thorium Fuel”

January 16, 2009 at 4:29 am | Posted in FutureTech, Technology, Vehicles | Leave a comment
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Yes.  It is in fact the Cadillac W.T.F.

Freezebubbles

January 16, 2009 at 4:07 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Photography | Leave a comment
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The crystaline splendor of icy spheres.

An Interview With Dali

January 16, 2009 at 4:06 am | Posted in Animation, Art, Drawing, Mashup/Remix, Painting | Leave a comment
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Would you define the word Paranoiac?

The Little Engine That Could Kill

January 14, 2009 at 6:52 pm | Posted in Games, Gratis, Literature | Leave a comment
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An incredibly complex murder mystery game for eight intrepid role-players.

A Tiling Database

January 14, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Posted in Design, Reference, Webware | Leave a comment
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Need some tiling patterns?  Or possibly hundreds of them?  Look no further!

“Jaydiohead” By Minty Fresh Beats

January 13, 2009 at 5:25 am | Posted in Gratis, Mashup/Remix, Music | Leave a comment
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Radiohead vs. Jay-Z Mashup Album.

Apophysis

January 13, 2009 at 1:12 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Gratis, Mathematics, Software | Leave a comment
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A free piece of software that allows you, too, to create stunningly beautiful fractal images.

The Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

January 12, 2009 at 5:02 am | Posted in Biology, Philosophy, Religion, Science | Leave a comment
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A series of very thorough rhetorical arguments demonstrating the intellectual dishonesty of the modern creationist movement.

The Prisoner

January 12, 2009 at 5:00 am | Posted in Gratis, Television | Leave a comment
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Watch the original 1967 Paranoid Epic for free!

“Marco Polo’s Travels” by Nora Sturges

January 12, 2009 at 4:58 am | Posted in Art, Painting | Leave a comment
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The accounts of an ancient traveller, reimagined.

One Year In 40 Seconds

January 12, 2009 at 4:54 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Photography | Leave a comment
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See the seasons turn.

Modern Hobo Code

January 12, 2009 at 4:53 am | Posted in Humor | 1 Comment
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How hobos find WiFi.

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