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22 May 2012 | A third helping of brain kibble

Here is the final large serving of brain kibble…

Ze Frank on ideas and brain crack. I miss The Show. UPDATE: He’s back! — An invocation for beginnings

APOD has a lovely sequence of photographs of recent aurora activity.

I want these and these to breed.

I have been thinking that I should write a manifesto. Found some instructions.

Relief of gastrointestinal obstruction of a green turtle. “Someday, perhaps, humanity might quit throwing away plastic altogether.”

If I had a fortune, this is how I would lose it.

A nice example of forced perspective.

“Take a deep breath. Even if the air looks clear, it’s nearly certain that you’ll inhale tens of millions of solid particles and liquid droplets.” (link)

Information visualization — so many interesting possibilities. The information aesthetics blog is an excellent resource. See also this assignment from a programming class I have taught.

Macroscopic, sound-manipulated, fluid dynamic sculptures.

Unbelievable flying objects. Things were so much more interesting before we really knew how to do it.

Best bubble reference ever. (Thank you, Sam.)

Privacy, please.

Improv Everywhere always makes me smile.


POP!Tech — You cannot beat Vanessa German’s way of opening a presentation

Radio Lab — Must listen with headphones.

The news release archive of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment — 16,412 17,467 17,929 22,943 ultra-high resolution images of Mars. — It is much too easy for me to get lost in these images. — Can you find Opportunity in this recent image? Answer.

Never miss another eclipse. Let’s just say I missed one and I was not happy about it.

Bill Rankin’s Chicago Boundries and Eric Fischer’s continuation of the idea.


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The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes.
— Susan Sontag, On Photography

21 May 2012 | Brain kibble, seconds, please

Here is a second big helping of brain kibble. One more big serving to go before switching to amuse-bouche mode…

Bubbles and ferrofluids! At the same time! And macro!

Enjoying being part of the 3.15%.

Best rapid-prototyping set-up ever.

Waxing, waning and wobbling.

Gelatinous life

“He was pretty good, that guy. It was the first time I didn’t call the police.”

How to disappear completely.

Hot bodies have less drag. (Made you look.)

This has all colors of trouble printed all over it.

Nine glorious minutes of starlings flocking.

Roiling clouds and spinning stars.

If you are going to start an avalanche(!), you should have a means of escape. (Hunter, don’t try this.)

“Nice. Wow. This is cool.”

I must say that I prefer 06902 33797 30026 07243 90700 18295 81471 45296 66417 46047 to 10097 32533 76520 13586 34673 54876 80959 09117 39292 74945. But that may just be me. (via)

Grimpoteuthis bathynectes

A journey into the competitive world of free flight duration aeronautics.

Magnetic resonance images of veg and fruits.

Mommy, where do candy bars come from? Powered Belt Chicanes and Aligners/Partial Product Rejectors. (But what I don’t understand is why two different kinds of candy bars are going into the same wrappers. What, you don’t have a machine for that problem?)

A lovely visualization of water usage in the United States.

I feel like someone is watching me.

So, if this thing is around twice the size of Earth, I want to see detailed close-ups.

I love that I live in a world where things like this are created.

Back in outer space…amateur astrophotographers unwittingly help scientists track comet.

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Do anything, but let it produce joy.
— Walt Whitman(?) or Henry Miller(?)

20 May 2012 | Moving brain kibble from one container to another

Food for the brain. Feed the brain. Here is a heaping helping of kibble. (I am moving this from my teaching notes; future kibble will be posted here on the blog.)

See also Visual resources in my teaching notes for a few major image repositories that I enjoy.

And now, on with the show…

Make good art. — Yeah. What he said.

Nice to see a girl putting handles on cups instead of knocking them off and the rabbit is a fur-coated, warm-blooded animal. Dated gems of instructional filmmaking.


He’s back! — An invocation for beginnings

OMG! A giant bubble machine! by Nicholas Hanna

Air and water. Earth and fire, anyone?


A lovely meditation on the work of an artist creating ceramic vessels and sculptures.

I am smaller than a tiny speck.

Now I know why I never can find a tape measure when I need one.

Expérimentations enflammées — painting with fire (light) and more here.

Well worth a watch (for creatives and presenters).

This is my kind of rigid body dynamics with fracturing. More here.

Looking and seeing differently.

Let go my Lego.

The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” — Robert Doisneau

“A good theory or idea is one where you don’t assume more than you have to.”
John Kostick (Here is a lovely video about one of his bodies of work.)

Simulate this.

How to: Bunnies and Penguins.

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A good mind is the greatest treasure in a man’s body.
— Isocrates

29 April 2009 | 10% human...

…90% bacteria. I love this stuff. We truly are the sum of our (1,000,000,000,000 + 10,000,000,000,000) parts.

“[They] were incredibly small, nay so small, in my sight, that I judged that even if 100 of these very wee animals lay stretched out one against another, they could not reach to the length of a grain of coarse Sand.”
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, describing his discovery of bacteria

See illustrations and reproductions of van Leeuwenhoek’s microscope here.

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No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
— Alice Walker

15 April 2009 | Hmmm, most of row 5, F3 and B4...

They said they’d come back for me if I said anything.

[Via Coudal Partners]

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There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
— Albert Einstein

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