Short links for October 28th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on October 28th, 2007:

Moss animals by Edina Tokodi
Moss animals by Edina Tokodi

Short links for October 10th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on October 10th, 2007:

  • Mona Lisa from recycled train tickets – Employees at the Takashimaya department store in Osaka have created four reproductions of world-famous paintings using 320,000 old train tickets obtained from the nearby Nankai Namba station.
Mona Lisa made with old train tickets
  • Graffiti Archaeology – a project devoted to the study of graffiti-covered walls as they change over time. The core of the project is a timelapse collage, made of photos of graffiti taken at the same location by many different photographers over a span of several years.
  • Dragonfly or Insect Spy? – Robobugs on the loose!
  • Smashing Magazine Best of September 2007 – Some of the most interesting web-development-related web-sites, references, tutorials, services, tools, techniques and articles.

Short links for September 23rd, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on September 23rd, 2007:

  • – Longest page? Currently 24393.72 cm long, ready to scroll?
  • Braille Graffiti – An attempt to create a unique moment for a blind person who might happen across one of these bits of braille graffiti.
  • Firefly PCB – A small (around one watt) tube-based guitar amplifier using three inexpensive and readily available vacuum tubes. The entire amp can be built for less than $200.
  • Ovi – The door to Nokia’s internet services – Ovi will include the Nokia Music Store, Nokia Maps and N-Gage games.
  • Robotic Insect Takes Off – A life-size, robotic fly has taken flight at Harvard University. Weighing only 60 milligrams, with a wingspan of three centimeters, the tiny robot’s movements are modeled on those of a real fly.
  • Build an antique style crystal radio – A crystal radio, or crystal set as it is sometimes called, is a radio that only uses the power of the radio waves picked up by the antenna to generate the sound heard in the head phones.
  • The R2-D2 Wireless Web Camera – Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the original iconic Star Wars film.

ME BIKE – The Dream Bike Festival 2007

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ME BIKE – The Dream Bike Festival highlights the question: How do artists envision their dream bike?

ME BIKE logo

From the ME BIKE website:

The Dream Bike concept is based on a Simpson’s episode where homers brother asked him to build his dream car which he calls the “Homer”, Homer adds all sorts of weird effect like bubble domes, fins and several horns that play “La Cucaracha”…

This year in Amsterdam style, over fifty international and nation artists, bike lovers, bike designers and bike riders, will bring their own dream bike to the ME BIKE – THE DREAM BIKE FESTIVAL at the Carhartt Store and the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam.

So, if you’re in Amsterdam this weekend, it might be cool to join the Dream Bike Festival and check out expositions of real bikes, paintings, sculptures and installations. There will be a BMX presentations, a children’s parcour, a big live painting session, outdoor and indoor cinema and lots more.

Some images from the 2006 ME BIKE - THE DREAM BIKE PROJECT
Some images from the 2006 ME BIKE – THE DREAM BIKE PROJECT

There’s a big city for everyone on Saturday (5.30pm) so bring your own bike and you can join.

On Sunday there are is a Graffiti-Streetart-Tour around the area, more BMX presentations and the ME BIKE – The Dream Bike Awards for the categories “Best of Show”, “Most Creative Design” and “Worst of Show”.

For more details, check the ME BIKE website.


Light Graffiti captured on photo

lichtfaktor @ Flickr is posting images of Light Graffiti, long exposure pictures featuring pieces done with flashlights, biking-lights and flashing LED lights.

lightfaktor Light Graffiti - Berlin Dom
lightfaktor Light Graffiti – Berlin Dom

They use 3 different type of lights (they all work with batteries so that you are mobile you also get nice results with fireworks & torches):

So how do you get these images?
For the best results you need a tripod. An exposure of around 10-30 sec. or longer if needed. Set the camera to ISO100 and close your aperture as much as possible, to prevent overexpose. Experiment to get the best results!

Check the Flickr page for more images.

Link via Make:Blog


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