How (many pixels) far is it to Mars?

April 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

If the Earth were 100 pixels wide, the Moon would be 3000 pixels away. Mars, at its closest, would be 428,000 pixels away. At the current state of space technology, it will take around 150 days to get to Mars.

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Distance to Mars website, created by David Paliwoda & Jesse Williams, calculates the earth’s distance to Mars in a super cool way, in pixels.

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Better to watch it on Chrome.

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Save the sounds

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.

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Sound advice

April 11, 2012 § 2 Comments

Lyrics to live by is a tumblr dedicated in finding good advice in song lyrics, ranging from classic rock to hip-hop. Time to Pretend

You can even submit lyrics and I did so!  My choice?

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make

The End by The Beatles

Now I’ll just sit and wait. In the meanwhile…

I am useless but not for long the future is coming on

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A film and its multiple interpretations

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.

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The perfect gin ‘n’ tone

November 15, 2011 § 1 Comment

What are you listening to right now? And what would you like to drink? Well, there is a drink for every occasion. A bottle of Merlot for Ella Fitzerald and  something sweeter for Adele, perhaps a vodka with coconut milk and honey.

Drinkify is a website that suggests the most suitable drink to go along with the band or musician you’re listening to.  You just type the artist name and the application suggests a well known or not so.. cocktail, wine or drink.

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Book club for design nerds

August 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

What do designers do after they read a book? Do they discuss about it as regular bibliophiles? Do they write fun fiction as regular nerds? Nope, they each create a book cover and post it on the book cover club, for your enjoyment:

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the book cover club: dubliners

via Lost at E minor 

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Videogaming hurts

May 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

And I am not talking about good-old wii injuries. I am talking about chronic, painful, disfiguring afflictions. I am talking about Game Arthritis. About a hidden epidemic that the gaming industry wants to keep secret.

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Created by Italian artist Matteo Bittanti and mischievous art collective IOCOSE, Game Arthritis is an online art installation, a powerful commentary on the demonization of video gaming.

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I really don’t know what I like the most about this project: the concept in itself (genius), the photos (clinically delicious) or the accompanying text (hilarious).  Read for yourself: “The conformity of interfaces produces deformity. It’s a fact. Call it “the reality of the virtual”. Prolonged vicarious aggression lead to permanent physical disfiguration. […] The authorities have dismissed this hidden epidemic as “mass hysteria”. But according to some scientists – who speak under condition of anonymity fearing ostracization – these undiagnosed disorders are the psychopathology of ludic societies”

game arthritis skinning

via Holy Kaw 

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