In the 80s I used to “fry” my Atari (switch it on and off until it freaked out) to get cool stripes and sounds. I even used them in a college project years later. Now it’s a full fledged art form and I love every bit of it (pun intended?) I’m planning to make some more of my own once I have a spare moment.
The Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. Personally, I can’t wait for the guitar hero version of this.
Colin Mochrie plays with Star Wars action figures
Sure you may have a bunch of these packed away MIB in your closet, but crack them open! This is the sort of fun you’re missing out on!
A catchy little ditty that required a couple listens to get all the clever rhymes. I guess Sesame Street is trying for the Gabba crowd?
Skippy the rock skipping robot
Look at it, resting so peacefully by the lake skipping stones. I suddenly don’t feel so worried about the robot uprising… until someone loads this thing up with throwing stars.
Slit-scan video effects
I love this effect. See also the “time dilation” in related videos. It’s one of my favorites.
A date with a virtual girl in augmented reality
Go for a walk in the park with a girl only you can see. It can’t look any weirder than people talking on their hands-free devices. I’m not sure why the first thing this guy does is bop Hatsune Miku on the head, but I think it’d be funny if he kept it up and her virtual ass walked right out the door and ended the program.
Look back in time to the coagulating center of our universe, or CMB and find out how you can help name all the “mountains” and “oceans” therein.
Why McDonald’s burgers look better on the menus
I’m fascinated by the are of food photography, and only slightly deterred by the fact that this is a McDonald’s product. These burgers get less touching up than your average fashion model, so there’s that.
Lead Breakfast (Pulp Fiction Remix)
A catchy remix song from Pulp Fictions produced by POGO.
The programming of Space Invaders in timelapse
Youtube user irrationalistic recorded programming Space Invaders for his Game Tech class. Captivating!
GTA R2-D2 mod
Artoo goes apeshit on the people of Liberty City. I had no idea he was so well armed!
Photo of the week:
I got a blacklight at a yard sale and messed around with some highliters. Fun!