Other Ten Percent 11/29/12

Nov 29 2012

Woooo writing up OTP before I go off to Book of Mormon. I’ve got to say, there were a lot of links on the web today but I’m not really that excited about any of them. That’s not to say these links aren’t good, they’re chopped down from 16 different rad ones in fact. Instead I’m just not sure I have super interesting things to SAY about most of these links which kinda saps my enthusiasm. Here those links are now that I’ve talked shit about them.
World’s first computer-art sculpture was stacked and laminated in 1968
I’m always interested in super early computer art, mostly because despite (because of!?!?!) the toolset being much smaller they managed to do stuff that seems much more interesting than a lot of computer art these days. Also because I’m really amazed how early it shows up.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
November 28, 2012 at 12:56AM
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Freaky realistic optical illusions
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
November 28, 2012 at 08:00AM
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Extreme card flourishes
Okay I was actually just straight up impressed by this.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
November 28, 2012 at 09:38AM
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Carbomorph, the conductive, 3DPrintable plastic
Oh hey the march of awesome materials to 3D print with until we just have a replicator continues. That metaphor doesn’t work at all but I’m too lazy to go back and change it now.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
November 28, 2012 at 01:01PM
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Floppy Table, A Wonderfully Designed 3.5″ Floppy Disk Coffee Table
Okay it was actually the animated gif that sold me on this one.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
November 28, 2012 at 08:30AM
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Fujitsu’s Wandant dog pedometer tracks your pet’s moves, uploads them to the cloud
Alright so now dogs have better self-quantification tools than humans that’s…I probably should have seen that coming actually.
via Engadget http://www.engadget.com
November 28, 2012 at 12:19PM
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Watch an amazing time lapse movie of Central Park changing color with the seasons
Yeah I’m just straight up impressed with this video as well. Not entirely sure how it was technically done which is the best way to impress me.
via io9 http://io9.com
November 28, 2012 at 12:20PM
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“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its…”
Brian Eno why is your writing about music so much better than your music? There. I said it. I’ll probably get excommunicated from the church of Bowie for this but I couldn’t hold it in any longer.
via Ben Bashford – Notebook of Things http://journal.benbashford.com/
November 28, 2012 at 01:41PM
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What sort of town is Richard Scarry’s Busytown?
Of course Busytown is vaguely Orwellian. OF COURSE IT IS.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
November 28, 2012 at 01:46PM
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Dead Media Beat: Ten digital technology failures
Not sure I agree with Sterling that nobody ever says their technology was just TOO GOOD for users. I’d say he hasn’t spent enough time around people whose startups have failed but he’s Bruce Sterling so…yeah he has.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
November 28, 2012 at 02:20PM
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