I hadn't heard anything about this animated film until today, but the style of it blew me away. Bonus: the hero of the dystopian marvel is a cyclist, resisting the influence of evil commercial forces in his head.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Unlike silkworms, spiders will fight among themselves. That's just one of the problems faced by researchers trying to recreate a technology from the 1880s to harvest natural spider silk. The spiders themselves are more incredible than the fabric; I've never seen the like.
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Monday, September 28, 2009
is a group working with various kinds of interactive technologies. In this video, we see people playing with several distinct programs, each of which is scrupulously designed with its own parameters and characteristics. The potential for installations is boggling.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
These accessories by two industrial designers in Australia each have a living organism attached; the wearer will care for their accessory and develop a symbiotic relationship. The idea is to carry the environment with you through the cement and noise of the urban milieu. Are they telling me that bird is real? Is it tied to the post or what? Is this a good idea?
Friday, September 25, 2009
On Spatial Robots a incredible video demonstrates an interplay between graphic art and architecture: animations projected onto buildings. What a wonderful way to enjoy a familiar building anew. Its a project of NuFormer Digital Media in the Netherlands.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I don't care how good the food is, I'm not eating there! Found via Fark: Restaurants with nasty names. They missed Fuk Yuen Seafood in Honolulu, a great place just outside of Waikiki that would serve Peking duck without an advance order until 1a.m.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Freaky New Ghostshark ID’d Off California Coast | Wired Science | Wired.com
Previously, my favorite shark was the cookie-cutter shark, an ancient shark that was known as the most bioluminescent of its kind. This might be even better. It has a thing coming off its forhead for mating. Handy for a quickie, I guess.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Found this in my RSS feeds today: a cool article at Not Exactly Rocket Science shows a prehistoric animal actually giving birth. There's more than one fossil like this around I gather. Beautiful.