Friday, 29. February 2008
KunstbarChoose a cocktail:
Henri Matisse, Yves Tangui, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock ...
Kunstbar - a short created/directed by The Petrie Lounge - Denis Gonzalez, John Halfpenny, Chris LaBonte, Paul Teglas and Steve Whitehouse.
Covering the MouseThis is a fantastic audio blog!
Covering the Mouse devoted to covers of Disney songs:
E.g. I listened to Usher's rendition of a "Tarzan" tune, Jimmy Cliff's take on "The Lion King" (see below), The Supremes revisiting "Pinocchio", and Bobby McFerrin's version of that magical "Cinderella" melody " Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" ... all are so great!
Put it together and what have you got? Bibbidi-bobbidi-wonderful!!!
Hakuna Matata - Lebo M & Jimmy Cliff:
I Wan'na Be Like You - Smash Mouth:
Ascii Cam & Alien CamIf you have a webcam - maybe one into your laptop? - try this out!
Ursi @ the Ascii Cam
This is a Flash-based web app that turns your webcam into an ascii cam - in real time. Just click the 'allow' button and you see yourself rendered as ascii art. Jou also can try 'full screen', 'hi' or 'lo', 'black', 'white', and 'rgb'.
Check also the Alien Cam, the KaleidoCam and the other stuff from KrazyDad for you to enjoy!
Ursi @ the Alien Cam
Thursday, 28. February 2008
Tim McKenna Photography & Teahupo'o
Surfing is probably one of the purest sports in terms of harmony with nature. This interaction with the ever-changing natural elements also makes it one of the most photogenic activities of all. The aesthetic aspect of surfing has inspired many photographers and artists during the last century. Since the1980s, some photographers have thus specialized in surf photography, catering for the increasing demands of specialized publications, sponsors, photo agencies and other media.
The unique quality of surf photography lies in the wide array of possible angles and the variety of equipment used.
Teahupo'o is a world-renowned surfing location off the south-east of the island of Tahiti, French Polynesia, southern Pacific Ocean. It is known for its heavy, glassy waves, often reaching 2 to 3 m and higher. See here Billabong Team Riders Shane Dorian, Laurie Towner & Dylan Longbottom ins action:
I always saw Tahiti as a honeymoon escape, a place where couples can go for the ultimate romantic escape ... lol!
Bullfrog BalletUploader Jeff from the Vancouver Aquarium notes:
Frogs Forever? ... only if we leap in to save them. There's a global crisis facing amphibians -- frogs, toads and salamanders -- they're vanishing before our very eyes.
We're losing them to habitat destruction, pollution that includes household chemicals and pesticides, climate change, and over-harvesting for food, but the most deadly cause is a disease called the chytrid fungus.
It's a crisis that has sparked the Vancouver Aquarium to take action.
"Frogs Forever?" a new exhibit at the Aquarium trains the spotlight on the plight of the world's frogs, with tips on how we can help save them.
It's part of the global initiative to save frogs launched by Amphibian Ark (a coalition of research and conservation groups that include zoo and aquariums), which has declared 2008 The Year of the Frog.
(via Boing Boing)
GRAVITAS: Portraits of a Universe in MotionGRAVITAS is a visual and musical celebration of the beauty in a dynamic universe driven by gravity. Animations from supercomputer simulations of forming galaxies, star clusters, galaxy clusters, and galaxy interactions are presented as moving portraits of cosmic evolution. Billions of years of complex gravitational choreography are presented in 9 animations - each one interpreted with an original musical composition inspired by the exquisite movements of gravity. The result is an emotive and spiritually uplifting synthesis of science and art.
GRAVITAS: Portraits of a Universe in Motion - Online for free!
Grab your 3D Glasses and go be amazed!
Lost your old red and blue 3d glasses? Make your own cheaply and easily: Instructions are here.
(via Boing Boing)
Wednesday, 27. February 2008
Peter Murphy's Panoramic VRThousands gathered at the Sydney Harbor last Sunday to bid a fond farewell to the most famous ocean liner in the world, the Queen Elizabeth II (QE2), while welcoming her luxurious sister ship, the Queen Victoria: More here.
The Queen Victoria in Sydney
From the tower at the top of the Harbour Bridge
Where can you find a slice of daily life in Sydney, Australia?
Australian photographer Peter Murphy chronicles events and locales in and around Sydney that capture his interest. His blog contains an eclectic collection of fullscreen panos reflecting everything from photos of ships and the Harbour, urban environment and cultural heritage issues, parades and protests and crowds, art exhibitions and performance art, sunrises and sunsets, street scenes and much more.
Fitzroy Falls - Southern Highlands
But did you know that they are very good swimmers ... I mean UNDERWATER ...
The view across Sarasota Bay extends for miles to the north and south.
Spectacular sunsets create majestic silhouettes of Longboat Key along the horizon.
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 1 powder room.
14,243 square feet under roof, situated on a 35,578 square foot lot.
Offered at $9,950,000
And don't miss the Virtual Tour
The home was built by Laughlin's Luxury Lifestyles in 2006. But it seems no one has the budget for the extreme extravagance ...
Tuesday, 26. February 2008
Birds Eye View Over Sri LankaEnjoy this 10 minute aerial trip over Sri Lanka.
Created by JWT Sri Lanka for the Sri Lanka Tourism Board: Small Island Big Trip.
Toupee Lander & Robo Brawl
|Use the arrow keys and help bald Mr. Peterson get his toupee back on his head:|
Join the action at the Intel's Xeon Robo Brawl game.
Make Your Own Hollywood StarHave you ever wanted to receive your own Hollywood star?
Just type in your name and voila!
Monday, 25. February 2008
How to Cope with Death
Old Images of AsiaThe pillars of the mosque located in Kutub complex depicts some typical Hindu ornamentation:
Colonnade, Hindoo Pillars, Kutub Minar - India 1905
Vintage images of the 50 countries of the world between the Suez Canal and the Sea of Japan. Nearly 60% of the world's population. Over 3.7 billion people.
Old Images of Asia
The Hanzen-Ji in Kyoto is a prime example of traditional Japanese architecture:
The Hanzen-Ji, Kyoto - Japan 1905
ABC of FitnessDo you want to be fit? Here you can learn fitness exercises online: ABC of Fitness.
They have a database with 37 flash presentations, that helps to illustrate the correct way to do muscular exercise. The presentations show not only the movement and the correct body position, also the group or groups of muscles that benefit from the current exercise.