Design Portfolio From The 16th Century

July 16, 2009 at 9:14 am | Posted in Books, Design, History | Leave a comment
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Typography like it’s 1599

Big Book Search

November 21, 2008 at 3:05 am | Posted in Books, Webware | Leave a comment
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A search engine for book covers, and other surfaces.

Free Books To Read & Download

September 14, 2008 at 1:45 am | Posted in Books, Gratis, Literature, Reference | Leave a comment
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How about 25 places to read books for freeOr 50 places to download them?

What Book Got You Hooked?

August 4, 2008 at 6:28 pm | Posted in Books, Charity | Leave a comment
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Share the book that first got you hooked on reading, find out what your favorite celebrities said, and help get those books to kids who could really use a good first book.

Lessons In Electric Circuits

May 10, 2008 at 8:11 pm | Posted in Books, Crafts, Reference, Technology | Leave a comment
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Free electrical engineering textbooks are just the thing you need to start a new and dangerous hobby.

Dive Into Python

April 9, 2008 at 5:55 am | Posted in Books, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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Hard to argue with a free programming textbook.

On The Map

April 5, 2008 at 1:33 am | Posted in Art, Books, Eye Candy, Literature, Statistics | Leave a comment
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The literary visualizations of Stefanie Posavec are quite lovely.

The Fxtbook

March 7, 2008 at 5:51 am | Posted in Books, Gratis, Reference, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

“Algorithms For Programmers,” a handy guide.

Mrs. Brisby & The Rats Of NIMH: A Play In Five Acts

March 3, 2008 at 5:44 pm | Posted in Books, Fantastic, Literature, Mashup/Remix | Leave a comment

Iambic pentameter has never before made your childhood favorites seem so awesome.

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.


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.

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.

The Mindscape Of Alan Moore

January 31, 2008 at 11:33 pm | Posted in Books, Esoterica, Film, Literature, Philosophy, Religion | Leave a comment

Writer and self-described magician Alan Moore spells out his views on writing, magic, and various other topics in the only feature film he has ever agreed to actively collaborate with.

Books That Make You Dumb

January 26, 2008 at 1:47 am | Posted in Books, Education, Psychology, Technology | Leave a comment

Empirical evidence (sort of) that some books make you smarter than others!

Better World Books

January 16, 2008 at 11:09 pm | Posted in Books, Commerce, Webware | Leave a comment

An exciting for-profit charity organization, Better World Books offers free shipping on a stuffing array of popular books, and gives a portion of the profits to fund literacy.

Bioshock: Breaking The Mold

October 30, 2007 at 11:40 pm | Posted in Art, Books, Drawing, Fantastic, Games, Painting, Weapons | Leave a comment

Look, Mr. Bubbles!  A free, high-resolution Bioshock artbook!

Kuka the Robotic Bible Scribe

October 29, 2007 at 8:45 pm | Posted in Books, Crafts, Religion, Robotics, Technology | Leave a comment

Continuous calligraphic biblical inscription by an industrial robot.

Open Text Book

October 26, 2007 at 5:04 pm | Posted in Books, Gratis | Leave a comment

A blog dedicated to free textbooks available online.

The Deep

October 8, 2007 at 8:41 pm | Posted in Biology, Books, Photography, Science | Leave a comment

Claire Nouvian’s new book devoted to photographing deep sea life has an excellent web site.

The Discworld Reading Guide

October 3, 2007 at 5:22 am | Posted in Books, Literature, Reference | Leave a comment

In case you were thinking of reading them out of order.

Codex Gigas

September 26, 2007 at 7:50 am | Posted in Art, Books, History, Religion | 2 Comments

The “Huge Book” (hugest and most Devilish of all medieval manuscripts) is back in its native Czech surroundings, but you can browse it if you’d like.  The ‘About The Author‘ portrait may amuse you.

The Book Autopsies of Brian Dettmer

September 20, 2007 at 12:42 am | Posted in Advertising, Art, Books, Sculpture, Weapons | Leave a comment

Celebrating books by desecrating them.

Dungeons & Day Traders

September 17, 2007 at 10:32 pm | Posted in Books, Economics, Fantastic, Fashion, Games, Kinesthetics, Webware | Leave a comment

Fantasy dungeon stock market simulation.  No, really.

Marry Our Daughter

September 13, 2007 at 5:46 pm | Posted in Books, Webware | 2 Comments

Behold a service so shady, so archaic, so morally questionable, and so unintentionally hilarious that it’s amazing it’s legal.

Information Policy For The Library Of Babel

September 11, 2007 at 3:35 pm | Posted in Advertising, Books, Chemistry, Dance, Mathematics, Painting, Reference, Statistics | Leave a comment

Inspired by a wonderful short story by Borges, James Grimmelmann has outlined how to manage impossibly huge amounts of information.


September 11, 2007 at 3:32 pm | Posted in Books, Games, Webware | Leave a comment

A cute (if somewhat easy) flash-based puzzle game.


August 9, 2007 at 9:00 am | Posted in Advertising, Books, Commerce, Crafts, Film, Literature, Photography | Leave a comment

Can Amazon do for information media what Cafepress did for shirts?

ASCII Stereogram Movie

August 8, 2007 at 9:29 am | Posted in Animation, Books, Eye Candy, Fiction, Vehicles, Webware | Leave a comment

I’m not sure how it’s executed, but I’m impressed.

Ball Revamped 5: Synergy

August 8, 2007 at 9:29 am | Posted in Books, Games, Webware | Leave a comment

A cute, well-executed flash game to distract you for 20 minutes.

The Sun In Motion

August 5, 2007 at 7:53 pm | Posted in Astronomy, Books, Eye Candy, Psychology, Science, Vehicles, Webware | Leave a comment

Ever wonder how the sun moves?

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