“An iron-bound strongbox for storing valuables in the 16th and 17th centuries, often with a large, complicated lock on the underside of the lid. Some were for the use of officers at sea, and would have been bolted to the deck of the owner’s cabin. Usually of German make, the chests could be anything from a few inches to 6ft (1.8m) long. the name itself was a fanciful Victorian invention recalling chests imagined to be used by the Spanish Armada.”
I chanced across this fascinating study that explored why colored droplets seemed to behave like living cells – moving and interacting with one another.
This project references the trope in a lot of crime/tech TV shows, where someone is able to use a computer to “zoom in and enhance” an image. It’s an old gimmick, and laughed at a lot because… well, you can’t just zoom in on a fuzzy image and have it magically get clearer.
Has it really been twelve years since Line Rider debuted? Oh wow, and the original version was on Deviant Art? I feel pretty good about having a post from 2006 talking about it, but that fact also makes me feel impossibly old.
It’s incredible to watch Saffitz’s dedication to this process – and how many (failed) attempts it takes, with countless variations and tests and “hey, taste this” requests. While I don’t see myself wanting to make a gourmet candy anytime soon, it’s a pleasure to watch really talented people do their thing.
This video has Hart and Segerman performing all the parts of a round, but presenting it in a single, continuous video that you can observe. Not only that, but multiple versions of each person exist (and interact with objects like sheet music and a hammer).
I hope you like these videos, and end up subscribing. It’s hard to fathom how much time these videos must take (both the building/recording time, as well as the editing time).
For those of you familiar with Yakko’s World, this is a variation on the original… with all the countries spoken through dialog found in movies.
It slowly dawned on me that someone sent this to me as a gift, though I have no idea who the sender might possibly be. Thank you, whoever you are, for this lovely little surprise on a random Thursday evening.
Thomas Dambo is an artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and works primarily with recycled materials. His “Forgotten Giants” series consists of six, large-scale sculptures that are hidden in the woods.
I meant to do a more in-depth post, adding in screenshots from the movie alongside each illustration. But that was an ambitious idea, and I am a lazy man. So I’m mostly just going to post up the photos of the thing, without much commentary.
“The beests have evolved dramatically over the years. They first learned to walk, and now have many mechanisms to keep them safe in storms and away from the rising tide. In time each beest outlives its evolutionary role and becomes part of Theo’s fossil record.”