links for 2009-02-19
He stood so still while the world moved on around him. Just a little animated gif made from two shots I took walking past this gentleman staring so intently at his phone. He didn’t move a bit but because I was walking the shot shifted some allowing me to animate it and give you this 3D feel. I know I’ve seen this before but my memory of the name for it is hazy. It did lead me to stereoscopy, stereo photography and animated stereograms so sometimes a bad memory leads to good things. And it turns out at least one person would call this a stereoscopic animated gif. I also figured this was a #ds106 assignment and was not disappointed. Since this was the first #ds106 assignment I’ve done in a long while, I threw in a tutorial as a form of tithing. I do all of this of my own free will and in spite of Jim Groom’s personality rather than because of it.
Things I learned from watching 24 hours of Investigation Discovery. : humor “If you want to murder someone, just send them to Birmingham, Alabama. Someone will take care of it for you. “ tags: alabama murder reddit weekly cloud piano “This installation plays the keys of a piano based on the movements and shapes of the clouds. A camera pointed at the sky captures video of the clouds. Custom software uses the video of the clouds in real-time to articulate a robotic device that presses the corresponding keys on the piano. The system is set in motion to function as if the clouds are pressing the keys on the piano as they move across the sky and change shape. The resulting sound is generated from the unique key patterns created by ethereal forms that build, sweep, fluctuate and dissipate in the sky. “ tags: augmentedreality poetry clouds piano music weekly Octopus Protects Eggs for 4.5 Years – Neatorama She was never observed away from her egg clutch, he said, and probable never ate during her 53-month vigil. “Everything we know suggests she probably didn’t eat,” Robison said. Octopuses typically experience a single reproductive period after which they die. The low temperature at the depth of the nest is suspected to be the reason the eggs took so long to hatch, and would also explain how the mother lived […]
The Beauty of Craig’s List Toucan needs a home He doesn’t like his home but he can curse “keep away from children” Office desk free Some imperfections, will not hold. Have phone, don’t call. Pedagogical Agent The “pedagogical agent” camped out in the uncanny valley, built a home, and had generations of creepy kids. Awards The VA Attorney General rewarded me with this very special fireworks show for completing my conflict of interest training. I also got a retirement watch.