These are real board games with lovely rich detailed artwork.
via Enrique Flouret (@Development01) on Twitter
"The entire track is created only out of tuned sand tones. No additional sounds or waveforms.
I emphasized the inner notes of the sand grains and mapped them on a sampler as a series of instruments. The grooves are all played live with various techniques, including taping two piezo films to my fingers."
Very cool and interesting experimentation with sand and its sounds factors. Wait a little bit, the tune picks up and is quite fun and light hearted.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/25/2009 11:12:00 PM
I love isometric illustrations! They can be wonderfully complex and keep drawing your attention to all the beautiful details.
Cody Walker has created a series of tutorials on how to create isometric illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. Be sure to check out his illustrations on his blog - http://vanishingpointstudio.blogspot.com/
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/25/2009 02:24:00 PM
Something to bring back memories for all of us old school gamers.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/25/2009 11:09:00 AM
"British environmentalist David de Rothschild, author of Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook, met with the San Francisco Conservation Corps on Wednesday to talk about “Plastiki,” a 60-foot catamaran made from recycled plastic (except for the masts), which he’ll use to sail from San Francisco to Australia: an 11,000 mile voyage!"
Also check out Wired's article "Swept Away: Tracing the Origins of Debris"
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/23/2009 05:06:00 PM
"Tilt-shift photography refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium format cameras; it usually requires the use of special lenses.
"Tilt-shift" actually encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpflug principle. Shift is used to change the line of sight while avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings.
In many cases, "tilt-shift photography" refers to the use of tilt and a large aperture to achieve a very shallow depth of field."
If you like this you should check out Keith's other videos. Bathtub IV is very cool as well.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/21/2009 09:07:00 PM
This morning I woke up laughing. I also had a huge headache. But since I was in a good mood, I decided to ignore that little fact.
My kids love Dragon Tales. We watch it every morning at 7:00am. Quetzal, pictured left, is a teacher and bilingual. He has a gravelly voice with a heavy spanish accent. He tends to say the same Spanish phrases in every episode. So I decided to talk like Quetzal all morning. "Holas niños!" I shouted with enthusiasm. "Bésame mucho ahora!" and "te amo mucho mi hijas!" were also thrown out.
The end result was I had my daughters giggling, and I even got my wife to laugh. And the morning routine was much smoother then usual. Mission accomplished.
I even got rid of my headache. Have a great day! Adiós!
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/11/2009 11:03:00 AM
Another one for you gamers. It's very cool, but I'm not sure I would ever eat this.
"So they aren't stalking you, this cake is a game?" hahahahahaha!
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/11/2009 09:51:00 AM
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
- Franklin P. Adams
This pretty much describes how I find out stuff on the internet. Lost in the world of tangent links ...
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/07/2009 07:25:00 PM
Ed Ulbrich, the digital-effects guru from Digital Domain, explains the Oscar-winning technology that allowed his team to digitally create the older versions of Brad Pitt's face for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/04/2009 10:38:00 PM
Alexandre Duret-Lutz, a French photographer, specializes in creating what he calls "Wee Planets"
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/03/2009 11:46:00 PM
Amazing pictures of waves caught in mid motion, imagery full of the Aloha spirit. The explosion of colors as the sunlight is filtered and warped leads to the interpretation of sculpture and liquid blossoms.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/02/2009 11:06:00 AM
Sheer awesomeness. This appeals hugely to the child inside - I can't stop replaying and grinning madly!
via the folks at Nemo! @JoshPope, @rodgerb and @trevoratnemo
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/01/2009 08:07:00 PM
A USB drive meticulously crafted from hand-polished brass and copper by an enterprising modder over in Russia. Very cool, and immediately goes on the WANT list.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 3/01/2009 04:54:00 PM