Saturday, 21. October 2006
Thomas D. Mangelsen Photography
Black-browed Albatross, Falkland Islands
Driven to express the beauty and intricacy of the wilderness, Tom spends up to nine months a year in the field documenting the wild lands and creatures he so cares about. With a background in wildlife biology, he works both in cinematography and in still photography, mediums that he believes will touch people on an emotional level and move them to love and protect these fragile places and animals.
The Art of Douglas Walker
|Douglas Walker's website features a wide variety of his work, but his studies in blue are beautiful. A blue that looks to me like cobalt blue.|
A little bit of classic Chinese landscape painting, all bridges and waterfalls.
Portraits and silhouettes evoke the glamour days of the Victorian ladies, updated with swirls and curlicues.
The Art of Douglas Walker
The military engineer Agostino Ramelli produced a remarkable illustrated book in 1588 describing a large number of machines that he devised. Called Le diverse et artificiose machine del Capitano Agostino Ramelli (The various and ingenious machines of Captain Agostino Ramelli), this work had a great impact in the field of mechanical engineering. The book contains 195 superb engravings of various machines along with detailed descriptions of each one in both French and Italian. The Dibner Library has original drawings of seven of the machines and this web site has been developed to further research on these artworks.
|Play as Boog and Elliott and relive the movie adventure!|
Use the arrow keys to move, spacebar to pick up a rabbit (or Elliot) and press the spacebar again to throw.
... first throw something at the bucket ...
Roger Dean: ArchitectureDean's paintings and album covers are known around the globe, and his futuristic style has been much imitated.
The mythical beasts and dazzling clarity of light and colour are his trademark, but at the heart of much of his work are the wondrous buildings that mushroom into his cobalt skies. Fantastic as they may look, these are architectural drawings of structures that can be built.
Cyriak's Animation Mix
|Crazy animation ... like some sort of modern day Monty Python ... only the music could be better ... |
And this is Cyriak's whacky website.
(via The Presurfer)
HealthmapWeb-based maps are handy for keeping tabs on weather and traffic, so why not for disease outbreaks, too?
The new Healthmap website digests information from a variety of sources ranging from the World Health Organization to Google News and plots the spread of about 50 diseases on a continually updated global map. -- Wired News
Secrets of Greatness
|What makes Tiger Woods great? What made Berkshire Hathaway (Charts) Chairman Warren Buffett the world's premier investor? We think we know: Each was a natural who came into the world with a gift for doing exactly what he ended up doing. As Buffett told Fortune not long ago, he was "wired at birth to allocate capital." It's a one-in-a-million thing. You've got it - or you don't.|
What it takes to be great by CNN.