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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Apr 27, 2012

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