Anomalies & Curiosities

Whew. It's not just me.

I've always thought the bing logo looked like it had been sat on.

The Cloud by MIT

This video/art installation is proposed for the 2010 Olympics by uber-geniouses at MIT. Called The Cloud, a tower supports a cluster of enormous translucent spheres that each project images and video. It's powered by energy culled from the people who interact with it, so it's Green, too. This is so compelling, it might get me over my aversion to sports. At least, long enough to check this thing out, and then have a snack and a nap on the couch.

Like the Macy's parade. Only French, and interesting.

A French street theatre group called Royal de Luxe produced this giant marionette show in Berlin. The massive wooden puppets are operated by a system of crains, pulleys and people leaping and hoisting cables.

Augmented Reality: The Good vs. Bad

Augmented reality is all the rage and truly astonishing technology, but are magic maxipads really necessary?

Trippy Facade Projection

One of the coolest things I've come across in a while.

Compute whatever can be computed about anything

The new Wolfram|Alpha site is just advanced enough to seem a bit magical.

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If FORM were a person, this would be a little peek into its brain. Cool things. Random thoughts. Even the silly and stupid stuff. Only without all the icky gooey bits.

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Desktop Friday
"Goldfish" - Kory

"Goldfish"
Kory
Dec 17, 2010

Someone Said

Open Quote Is hot dog one word or two? Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Route" - Steve

"Route"
Steve
May 02, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote Murderer at nine o'clock! Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Asleep" - Teresa

"Asleep"
Teresa
Dec 02, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote It's like a pair of pants, for your car. Close Quote

Blog
Thom Stauffer

Thom Stauffer
Steve
Dec 19, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Daytime" - Alexis

"Daytime"
Alexis
Apr 27, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote I'm sorry I'm not a sock connoisseur. Close Quote

Blog

A Pale Blue Dot
Josh
Dec 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Blackout" - Teresa

"Blackout"
Teresa
Aug 12, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote No, you need megadoses of vitamin D. Close Quote

Blog
Melting Wood Frames

Melting Wood Frames
Steve
Dec 06, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Stitch" - Teresa

"Stitch"
Teresa
Jan 04, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote I'm bringing iFrames back. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Garbage" - Jeff

"Garbage"
Jeff
Aug 26, 2006

Someone Said

Open Quote I'm going to look up thesaurus in the dictionary. Close Quote

Blog
Shorpy Inspiration

Shorpy Inspiration
Teresa
Oct 07, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Waffle" - Jeff

"Waffle"
Jeff
Apr 04, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote It's broken. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Uncanny" - Joshua

"Uncanny"
Joshua
Oct 26, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote How am I supposed to get through my workday when I have to take care of all these tiny people in my phone? Close Quote

Blog
Place in Time

Place in Time
Teresa
Sep 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Mortality" - Josh

"Mortality"
Josh
Feb 04, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote If it's not moist, I'm not interested in having it thrown on my desk. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Burst" - Teresa

"Burst"
Teresa
Oct 28, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote A person can be positive and inappropriate. Close Quote

Blog
Outmatched

Outmatched
Teresa
Aug 15, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Refresh" - Teresa

"Refresh"
Teresa
Nov 02, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote It's like, the future. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Hotel" - Josh

"Hotel"
Josh
Feb 21, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote I'm programming in my head. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Overpriced" - Teresa

"Overpriced"
Teresa
Mar 31, 2006

Someone Said

Open Quote Did you just raise the roof on jQuery? Close Quote

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