Thursday, April 27, 2006

Ask not what your Slayer can do for you

Ask what you can do for your Slayer. June 6.

And one from the, Honey Sticks are not for the Uncoordinated file: I just watched a guy bail an entire 12 oz mocha all over himself because of a honey stick. I don't know. I think they should be banned. The issue is, when squeezing the honey stick to get its contents into your coffee, soda, nose, whatever, you need exceptional control over the squeezing dimension as well as the downward force you're using. For successful honey deployment, you must reduce downward force gradually so that you are at or near zero when you run out of honey stick, lest you slam your hand into the coffee cup, soda, or, in the case of your nose, punch your own face (just as Herzog wants you to), just creating embarrassment for yourself. Perhaps I'm just sore.

Currently listening to John Frusciante, "Shadows Collide with People"

Friday, April 14, 2006

Sell, sell, cells!

More interesting design tangents via Pruned.

Plant science, targeted gene experession. Be sure to check out photo section 1 and photo section 2 (drosophila) - hundreds of confocal microscopy (microscopy of small areas with very direct, specific light that yields higher resolution) pictures. Specifically, the plant cell architecture series is just mind-blowing. Nice navigation scheme and layout, too.

Microscopic wood anatomy. With great links: 1 (Central European Species) 2 (Michael Wolf, Architecture of Density).


As a follow-up from my previous post, Art from Code and The Rasterbator. Yeah.

And yay, a fun toy from one of my favorite math-y authors. And, of course, fractint.

Currently listening to Jandek.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Computational art

Some cool sites that got my attention today. Some Java, some native. Some typography and font-related. I love this stuff. Recommended if you like stuff like John Maeda's work.

These came to me via Typographica.

Currently listening to Slint, "Spiderland".
good night my love / remember me as you fall to sleep....

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Coffee makes me, well, work.

Lots of good shit out there to read. Here goes.

Great discussion of what this guy calls, "remedial landscapes". "The terminology of mining will be replaced with that of surgery, and the terminology of war will be replaced with that of medicine..." Whoa. Via e-tat.

Get your dope mixtapes and stream captures from Barefiles.

Check out the gorgeous presentation (a Flash app you shouldn't block) and ideas by Mary Miss. For fans of urban architecture as well as works by people like Noguchi and Cristo.

Software you can "get behind" is available from Ranchero Software, makers of MarsEdit and Net NewsWire for Mac. These tools just make sense and they're cheap.

Watch dust devils blow across the surface of Mars.

The new Jesu record is out. It just gets more and more beautiful. Justin K. Broadrick's blog.

If anyone has 3D Studio Max and can help me with this, I'd greatly appreciate it. I want to make some movies!

Currently listening to Mare, self-titled album.

Oh yeah, fuck Citizen Cope. That music suuuuucks.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Colors. Patterns.

A few flickr sets that have caught my eye recently: 1 2 3

Listening to Jesu, self-titled CD.