June 3, 2012 § 1 Comment
Sounds in danger of extinction? Well, it seems that there are sounds that are about to extinct, to be forgotten and lost forever, like the sound of a tape in a tape recorder, the loadind of VCRs, the symphonic startup of a Windows 95 computer, the ringing of an old Nokia mobile phone. But Brendan Chilcutt aim’s is to preserve these sounds: the sounds of old technologies and electronics equipment. In his site, the Museum of Endangered Sounds, you can hear all these sounds and remember an era before it is totally forgotten.
December 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
A film is a different experience for each of us. A different interpretation based on our interests, experiences, life. The Silver Screen Society created by Trevor Basset, Brandon Schaefer and Adam Hanson is a website which invite artists each month to create art based on a chosen film and present their own ‘visual’ interpretations of their favourite film.
See more after the jump
April 28, 2011 § 2 Comments
April 12, 2011 § 3 Comments
Everybody is obsessed with typography, lately. And it’s OK, the only problem being that not everyone has a design degree or money to spend on a designer. Now, there are designers who will turn your phrase into a typographical masterpiece for free.
Just head to the phraseology project, submit a word or phrase (less than 20 characters) and check back in a few days to find it fully designed in a typographical form.
April 7, 2011 § 2 Comments
As if you didn’t already know that.
Still, if you get caught up in Conflict History, a very interesting, google-maps-based website that puts all the wars known to mankind (from 4000 BC to now, sourced from Wikipedia) on the map, you can’t help but be amazed by the amount of conflict that went on at any point in time. You might know about the big ones, you know about the current ones, but, believe me, there has never been a peaceful moment on this planet.
April 2, 2011 § 4 Comments
Sometimes everybody is in on the secret, and somehow you are left out. That’s the case with me and wordle. So, if there’s anyone else in this world who hasn’t heard about wordle yet (which I doubt), this is what it does: it is a web app that creates beautiful word clouds from any text or URL you submit. It allows you to change fonts, colors and layout. It basically allows you to create stunning infographs based on word occurance to use in an essay, presentation or website and blog post. Try wordle-ing articles, novels, song lyrics, letters, ads or whatever else comes to mind.
It is very addictive; I’ve just spent the last half an hour wordle-ing the lyrics of some of my old favorites. Can you guess what they are? (Highlight the text to view the artists and songs)
Highlight: PJ Harvey “The Mess We’re In”
Highlight: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Maps”, Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Under The Bridge”
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April 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Our latest background for April (which some of you might have seen a bit earlier, oops) comes from Pattern Cooler. It is an amazing web service that allows you to edit online and download hundreds of seamless background patters for your desktop, twitter account, blog or mobile device. You can download the ready-made backgrounds as they are, or edit their colors and pattern size. It has a huge selection, but we particularly liked the minimal, japanese and geometrical series.
For April we decided to go retro. Find our background here.
March 31, 2011 § 3 Comments
Everybody has one. A conscious mind I mean. And with it comes the self-referential ability of theorizing about it. Philosophers of Mind, Cognitive Scientists, Neuroscientist and Religious Scholars have all put out theories on what consciousness is (especially in the last 20 years it has become a hot topic of study,and, believe it or not, zombies have central role).
What is Consciousness? Make up your mind is a short and sweet web app that gives you an overview of the main theories of Consciousness, lets you choose what you find more plausible and in the end hits you with an almost post-modern description of your theory.
P.S. I actually am not a Identity Theorizing Emergent Dualistic Higher Order Theorist.
March 28, 2011 § 1 Comment
Can you imagine how would things turn up if all the stories you know in life and fiction would start from the end and end up in their beginning? Ifyouwatchitbackwards is a tumblr site which points out the opposite path that life and fiction can take.
March 21, 2011 § 1 Comment
I love contrasts. Of color, of texture, of style. And a contrast of style is what first caught my eye in Ming Makes Cupcakes. That and my weak spot for cupcakes, that is. But back to the point: I just love the contrast between the luscious maximalism of the cupcakes and the severe minimalism of the layout. Oh the conflict, the tension!
But I want to give (more) credit where credit is due. The recipes themselves are great, with some twists and surprises (flourless chocolate cupcakes anyone? Sour cream fig cupcakes? Port wine and cherry chocolate? Beet chocolate?). I plan to start trying them ASAP.
Oh, and a last note on usability: although every recipe (image & text) is an image, the blog has a text only version where you can read and copy/paste text from. Nothing to complain about.
March 12, 2011 § 1 Comment
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a dj for just one night? Now you can with a “virtual mixing console” that the Japanese breakbeat band, Hifana, has incorporated on their website. Fresh Push Play gives you the opportunity to play with different channels, use a turntable, and add effects to the band’s latest tracks.