Well, friends, after over 15 years of posting things found on the internet to this site, it's time for me to move on. Giving the front page a lot of love this past month has been great fun, but also extremely time consuming. And with a son who's old enough now to notice his dad is always distracted, and twins arriving in a few months, I suppose it's time to grow up and sort out my priorities.
Thanks for sticking with it all these years. I hope it was mostly enjoyable for you. It certainly has been for me.
Spherical Harmonics is about the strange power of the CGI image. It is a hermetically sealed fantasy, full of digitally created memories, counterfeit physics and controlled accidents. A place where reality fails because it's too perfect, and where spectacular CGI setpieces are replaced with more introverted and complex fantasies - fantasies of the digital-artist-as-god, lost in uncanny valley.
This is fantastic!
This thing looks practical and fun. Hopefully they get someone to manufacture it for them.
But there’s a bump in the story. In 2011, Hutan Ashrafian, a lecturer of surgery at Imperial College London, noticed an odd thing about Vitruvian Man. You can be forgiven for not gazing much at Vitruvian Man's package. But not everyone has been so modest, and while looking at Leonardo's illustration, Ashrafian noticed an odd bulge near Vitruvian Man's bulge. This protuberance, slightly above the left side of his groin, looks exactly like a medical problem that plagues about 30 percent of men and 3 percent of women in their lifetimes: an inguinal hernia.
T-shirts inspired by 8-bit art.
No goats were actually sliced up, but they sure to seem to be having fun!
A first person shooter that uses music as its weapon doesn't really sound all that cool on its own, but the trailer may have convinced me. From the same studio that created Rock Band.
I want to live in a world where rabbits follow me around and defend my honor.
Make some noise!
Start with the bottle (a skull) from Crystal Head Vodka and turn it into its corresponding face.
I can't quite call them "castles," but they sure look neat.
Sad and beautiful photos in this series.
Earlier today, Indonesia's Mount Kelud erupted violently, killing two, sending massive ash plumes miles into the air, and causing more than 100,000 to evacuate parts of Java. The explosive eruption could be heard by residents more than 100 miles distant.
At long last, Back to the Future fans, power laces are finally within your reach!
They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for as long as three years and still remain good to eat.