Archive for the 'wacky' Category

Corkers

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

ha, these are awesome. I’ll have to get some of these for my next wine party.

“These made my day. Corkers are a design collaboration between Oded Friedland and Reddish Studio forMonkey Business are push pins that you can prick into wine/champagne corks to turn them into little creatures! The options are ?Monkey?, ?Deer?, ?Buffalo?, ?Bear?, ?Bunny? ?&? ?Crow. The packaging turns it into a fun wine bottle hang tag/gift ~ perfect for the next bottle of wine… Take a peek at more details up close on the next page.”

via notcot 


SOPA: Stop Online Piracy Act

Monday, January 16th, 2012

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For those unfamiliar with SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), you must read and dig into this crazy Act that can and will pretty much screw up any freedom and innovation like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Reddit, etc if it happens. Please sign up to petition against it HERE. Learn more about it from the video above from Chris Hayes.


Never Wet

Monday, January 16th, 2012

This blew my mind away. NeverWet is a treatment to makes any surface liquid resistant. It’s a Hydrophobiccoating that repels any liquid, even thick liquids like syrup, paint, ketchup, etc and repels them off any surface (much like you see on plant leaves). Check out the video above and be awed when you see the white shoes come out of the muddy wet pool. Imagine all the crazy magical applications.

They even applied it to an iphone and let it sit under water for an hour and it was fine.  Personally I want to treat all my furniture with this stuff, then treat my car, shoes, rugs, etc…. No word on if it is toxic or not, and the product is expected to be available to consumers in 2012.

“At Ross Nanotechnology, we have developed a super hydrophobic coating that completely repels water and heavy oils. Any object coated with our NeverWet  coating literally cannot be touched by liquid. Any liquid placed on this coating is repelled and simply rolls off without touching the underlying surface. Not only is this amazing to see, but it solves a myriad of problems.”

via NeverWet


What happens if you ask Google Images what’s most similar, starting with a blank image, repeating the process 2951 times?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

awesome!

“Sebastian Schmieg of the Netherlands created this video by feeding a transparent image to Google Image Search and asking it to find similar images, and then taking the top result and feeding it back into the similarity algorithm, 2951 times. It’s a wonderful look at an evolutionary process.”

via boingboing
Search by Image, Recursively, Transparent PNG, #1 (via Kottke)


Boston Dynamics Petman!

Friday, November 4th, 2011


My inner geek in robotics and knowledge in the complexities that come along in making a 2 footed robot walk naturally yet alone survive a big shove to the side while maintaining balance has just been remedied by Boston Dynamics demo video of Petman! Watch it here and perhaps be amazed as I was. This is hard stuff, next come the petdog that will run around chasing after a ball and withstand cars and all obstacles only to bring you back your ball with a wagging tail (for balance) and a smile (programmed in).

via youtube. Thanks Chuck Pell!
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Glass Beach – Nature Corrects Another of Our Mistakes

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
A true beach full of glass sand! Very cool and compelling story!
Mirrored images after the jump via kuriositas.

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Ulric Collette: Genetic Portraits

Friday, August 19th, 2011

009 - Cousin

Wow, this is weird, but cool!

“In the “Genetic Portraits” photo series, Canadian photographer Ulric Collette combines the portraits of two members of the same family into one half-and-half composite in order to illustrate the family’s visual similarities. My Modern Metropolis interviewed Collete about the ongoing project.

photos by Ulric Collette

Mirrored images after the jump via laughingsquid

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Penwald: 4: Unison Symmetry Standing

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Penwald: 4: unison symmetry standing from Tony Orrico on Vimeo.


Some pretty neat work by artist Tony Orrico. Check out his drawings and videos. Or a quick Google Image Search will show you his work.

Tony Orrico is a visual artist, performer, and choreographer. His Penwald Drawings have been presented and exhibited internationally, attracting attention from prominent collectors and institutions.”


EG Conference 5: Jonathan Trappe

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Jonathan R. Trappe is a pilot of an unusual aircraft: literally a towering cluster of toy balloons. Didn’t you have this dream, as a child? Just holding onto a cluster of balloons, and floating off into open space? Trappe flies exactly this fantasy aircraft, in manned flight, through open skies.”

via EG


EG Conference 5: Stephen Tobolowsky

Friday, August 12th, 2011

“Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in film today. USA Today listed Stephen as the 9th most frequently seen actor in movies. He has appeared in over 100 films and 200 television shows. He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Sammy Jankis in Memento, Werner Brandes in Sneakers, Happy Chapman in Garfield, and Mr. Bates in Freaky Friday.”

via EG


Clone Factory

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011




Wow, this is bizzarre, cool, and ever so slightly creepy! A shop in Akihabara called Clone Factory will scan you face, produce a very realistic 3D-print of your head, then attach it to a 20 inch doll of your choice! The creepy part is how real the head looks compared to how doll like the bodies are. For an in-depth pictorial documentation in the process, look at our ever so loving dancing Storm Trooper Danny Choo’s documentation here!

A few pics from dannys process mirrored after the jump.
via LaughingSquid

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Praha Opening

Monday, July 25th, 2011


I’ve always wondered what us humans might do if we could fly in a cluster! Looks fun… one day I’ll be able to do this!
via youtube