Musician Martin Molin (a member of the band Wintergatan) created a fantastic device that’s powered by 2000 marbles. The device handles percussion, xylophone, and bass, all the while recycling a torrent of marbles that makes the machine seem less like an instrument… and more like an entity with its own circulation.
“Despite its big brain and weird eyes, the cuttlefish is colorblind. Which is curious because it is a color magician of the deep. Like a lactose-intolerant cheesemaker, the cuttlefish is unaware of its own gifts.”
Gems of Wikipedia is an amazing Tumblr featuring fascinating entries on Wikipedia. I’ve only had the chance to browse a few entries, but I got utterly sucked in. It’s amazing.
“The videos activate our voyeurism, the sound recordings tempt us with secrets, and the data promises a kind of omniscience, but all of it is a mirage — there is no one here to watch, there is no secret to find, and the data, which seems to be so important, is actually absurd. In this sense, the project mirrors the experience of browsing the web – full of tantalizing potential, but ultimately empty of life.”
They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign, where they hope to raise funds to add a million new words to the site. I think the project is a worthy one, and if you’re a writer or lover of words… I think you should consider being a backer, if you can.
While I’m a fan of Apple products, I like that this makes me laptop feel a little less like everyone else’s. I don’t quite have the money to pull off a custom cover, so for now… I think tabtag stickers will be the way to go.
The video (above) I mentioned a few years ago. But on recently returning to his Vimeo page, I found a ton of other great vids. Like this one of David Hasselhoff, performing the theme song to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
Since 2014, Product Hunt has gotten a lot of attention. And it’s now become part of my daily routine, as it’s something I check pretty much right when I get in to work. PH is one of those sites where the things you see… you’ll likely encounter them again in a few hours, or a day later, trending on Twitter of Facebook.
Artist Michelle Erickson recreates a very interesting piece called a “puzzle jug.” Filmed while Erickson was a Ceramics Resident: World Class Maker at the V&A (2012), this is a fascinating bit of video to watch.
Liz and I spotted this, while heading home yesterday. We were going south on Lake Shore Drive, and saw this large pickup truck hauling a very pink Barbie truck in the bed.
Jon White is some kind of crazy, obsessed guy. But you know what? He’s also one of those incredibly talented guys who gets crazy and obsessed over something. And when you look at Seventeen People (a beautiful, single-page website he created as a tribute to his favorite West Wing episode), it’s a pretty fantastic combination.
The Bionic Woman saves a clueless child from certain death. Also pictured: the world’s shittiest lumberjack.
Spaceteam is a free “cooperative shouting game” for phones and tablets. And you know what else? It’s awesome, in every way.