Stuff I Like
By marfdrat on March 11, 2014
This is a fantastic kinetic sculpture by Chris Burden that pushes 100,000 toy cars per hour around a huge motorized set of tracks. It’s on view at the Los Angeles Museum of Art. From the museum’s website:
By marfdrat on February 25, 2014
Renowned nature-program narrator David Attenborough turns his attention to the curious “sliding curlers,” who thrust their nuts across a frozen river to the center of their target nest. Funny stuff.
By marfdrat on February 17, 2014
I mess around with photography, and roses are one of my favorite subjects. In color or black & white, they’re beautiful.
By marfdrat on January 26, 2014
This looks like such an amazing idea and project. This BreakThru Films production will be a full-length animated film featuring the paintings, drawings, and people in Vincent van Gogh’s life. The whole thing will be hand-painted in the style of van Gogh. It’s only 18% funded with 10 days to go, so if you have a few extra bucks, go over and give them a couple.
By marfdrat on January 16, 2014
This is funny. It’s sort of like us Americans watching rugby or hurling or Australian Rules football, and not really understanding what’s going on.
By marfdrat on December 12, 2013
I love sitting next to the window when I’m flying. You never know what you’ll see out there, so I find it hard to look away unless there’s total darkness. Paul Williams looked out the window on a flight from London to New York and saw this:
By marfdrat on December 11, 2013
Sure, you could get prints of your Instagrams, or have them applied on metal, but this idea is much better: turning your Instagrams into something edible.
Instagram has turned the average smartphone owner into a photographer, and the app has spawned a number of businesses that help its users to make more of the snaps they take. We’ve already written about Stitchagram— which places Instagrams on hand-made cushions — and now UK-based Boomf enables anyone to put their favorite photos onto marshmallow candy.
By marfdrat on December 1, 2013
I saw this on a segment of 60 Minutes tonight. Jeff Bezos showed Charlie Rose how Amazon’s Prime Air service will work. For packages under 5 pounds (which is over 80% of the products they sell), and delivery destinations within 10 miles of a distribution center, they’ll be able to deliver to your front door via an electric octo-copter drone. It’ll take another couple of years for them to roll the service out, as FAA rules aren’t even written to govern this kind of air traffic.