Other Ten Percent 9/18/13

Sep 18 2013

What? I’m writing this before noon? Madness. That never happens anymore. Also I am writing about links from the internet that I found in an RSS reader? …Oh, my assistant has just informed me that that part is actually just what I always do and it’s totally unremarkable. Also my assistant has informed me that I don’t actually have an assistant so that’s weird.
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Critical Hits: a history of a the battle between gamers and game-designers for nuance in combat systems
I am…basically always on the side of game-designers in these sorts of arguments so it’s kind of interesting to see the cognitive blindspots that come from that sort of thing.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 16, 2013 at 06:18PM
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Plain Sight, Photos Float Out of Moving Images in Uncanny Video
I’m not sure exactly what sort of evil deceiver would reveal themselves to you like this (David Lynch?) but it is uncanny as all hell and kinda unsettling.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
September 16, 2013 at 02:57PM
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“I take songs and turn them into other songs”: The Melker Project III
Hey a new Melker Mashup! It’s really good but I feel like it’s probably going to result in a lot of unflattering comparisons because he uses a lot of the same samples (I have to assume on purpose) as recent Girl Talk mixes and Melker’s much more likely to add in a sample from a pretty awful song just to kind of troll mashup culture which probably isn’t going to win him any friends setting himself up in opposition to Girl Talk. I have to say if I’m not just reading meaning into the whole thing though (which is a very real posibility) that I like that strategy a lot better actually. There’s something kinda Nostalgia-destroying about a Melker mix. He doesn’t let you just revel in how great music used to be in the past without also reminding you that the past is where Papa Roach comes from.
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com
September 16, 2013 at 12:15PM
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Watch this dancer do battle with a beam of light
I’d kind of be interested in this technique used to the opposite effect. Instead of creating the various After Effects objects he’s interacting with he’s constantly dodging just out of their path. I mean it’s essentially the same bit but I’d like to see how the coreography is altered.
via io9 http://io9.com
September 17, 2013 at 06:46AM
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Augmented Reality: Tabula FacadeSignage projection-mapping
Just $700. Act now. Seriously, somebody act now and buy this and let me borrow it.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
September 16, 2013 at 09:00AM
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Showtime: Ultra Lab, “Hello World! Processing”
Not going to lie, I only made it to the twenty minute mark but I’ve got a busy day ahead of me. A documentary about Processing, especially a super weird one kinda deserves a look though.
via Wired: Beyond the Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
September 17, 2013 at 08:28AM
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Expensive dollar bills
Yeah, people will buy anything. Alternate title of article “I’d buy a dollar for that.”
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
September 17, 2013 at 09:07AM
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Notes on communication
John Scalzi continues to be awesome.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 17, 2013 at 08:37AM
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All the colors, once each
Yeah, not going to lie, the picture in the article is the only REALLY impressive one so far but it’s an ongoing thing so who knows what’s going to show up by the time you read this link.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
September 17, 2013 at 10:15AM
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Disney Research: computational design of mechanical characters
Is it just me or has Disney basically forgotten they have imagineers? Like it sorta seems like at some point in 1998 or so they just kinda forgot to cut off their budget and ever since then the department has been drifting totally unsupervised into weirder and weirder territory. Like if LSD hadn’t already been invented I kinda feel like the Disney Imagineering lab is the most likely place on earth for it to be synthesized right now.
via Wired: Beyond the Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
September 17, 2013 at 09:35AM
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