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10 Amazing Milestones of Early Computer Animation

This past weekend, you relived the wonder of <i>Jurassic Park</i> and remembered the first time you saw convincing CG effects on screen. But <i>Jurassic Park</i> …

A New Landscape For Digital Art

<p>Joe Hamilton’s <i>Hyper-Geography</i> has an earth-shattering effect on us.</p><p>Landscapes have a long and rich history within the artistic traditions of virtually every culture. In fact, in 1993 two artists performed a study/sociological art experiment where they conducted a world-wide …

Digital Art

Reframing Tumblr: Hyper Geography

<i>Hyper Geography is a Tumblr created by Joe Hamilton. He describes the blog on the site in a quote: “What in the history of thought may be seen as a</i> …

Mathematical Portraits Of Famous People, Plus A Cat

<b>Wolframalpha</b> has an ever-expanding collection of ‘parametric function’ portraits featuring noted figures, past and present.<p><b>They appear</b> to be …

Mesmerizing Mechanized Sculptures Reflect Silhouettes

New York-based artist Daniel Rozin has created a series of kinetic sculptures that move according to an algorithm; however, the motorized structures also respond to outside interaction. His interactive installations, titled <i>Angles Mirror</i> and <i>Fan Mirror</i>, each serve as intriguing mirrors, offering …

Sculpture

How Far Is It To Mars? A pixel based journey by David Paliwoda - The Fox Is Black

Off the top of your head, how far away from Earth do you think Mars is? If you were to ask me I’d say something ridiculous like, “a million billion …

Stamen’s New Map Tool Looks Like SimCity On Acid

Nokia’s HERE maps go from 3-D virtual realities to new aesthetic wonderlands in just a click.<p>We used to have cartographers. Before satellites took over, these scientist-artists painted our view of the world. I can only imagine the feeling of unrolling a scroll, and following a coastline of ink–an …

Maps

A Smartphone Game That Tests Your Ability To Think In 3-D

Typically, matching games are based on memory. You flip over two cards at a time, gradually building a mental map of what lies where until you can match pony with pony or parakeet with parakeet. Rotal, a simple game for Android smartphones, takes the same basic setup–a grid of objects, each with …

3D

‘Tweetping’ Web App Lights Up The World With Tweets In Real-Time

<b>Web designer</b> Franck Ernewein has created Tweetping, a stunning visualization of tweets posted from every location around the world.<p><b>Representing</b> each …

An App That Makes Music From A Dynamic Diagram Of Sound

Instrument? Visualization? With SphereTones they’re one and the same.<p>The tiny, true-to-life drum kits in Apple’s GarageBand iPad app are one approach to touch-screen instruments–miniaturized digital replicas of the things we’ve been banging around on for decades. But for the same reason there’s …

Music Production

Infographic: An Amazing, Invisible Truth About Wikipedia

Hiding inside Wikipedia’s geotag data are maps of old wartime allegiances, and invisible interest groups.<p>Every Wikipedia entry has an optional feature we take for granted–geotagging. An entry on the Lincoln Memorial will be linked to its specific latitude and longitude in Washington D.C. On any …

GeoTagging

The Case for Automated Driving

Sartre's maxim that "Hell is other people" never becomes more obvious than when you drive through Manhattan. The cabdrivers are more interested in …

Driverless Cars

iPhone Maps For The Blind, Using Haptic Tech

Moving pins on a perforated screen gives the visually impaired a constantly updated way to navigate the urban environment.<p>Imagine an urban route you know well–extremely well. It’s the kind of comfortable path you walk from your front door to the bus stop five days a week, or the shortcut you follow …

Prototyping

Languages of New York, via Twitter

In a follow-up to their map on most used languages in London, James Cheshire and Ed Manley, along with John Barratt, mapped the most commonly used …

The Cleveland Museum of Art creates a nuanced relationship between artwork and viewer - The Fox Is Black

Technology has a way to change the way we interact within public space, even if it doesn’t change our behavior. Or wait– I think I have that …

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Charlie Hoey. Charlie Hoey created a playable version of The Great Gatsby with 8-bit, Nintendo like graphics for all your nostalgia needs.

Charlie Hoey created a playable version of The Great Gatsby with 8-bit, Nintendo like graphics for all your nostalgia needs.

App shows what the Internet looks like

Users can view Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet exchange points, universities and other organizations through two view options — Globe and …