Wednesday, September 27, 2006

the realm of Toast Art

Make Magazine serves as a wonderful insight in the world of craftmanship and of handmade goods with a high nerd factor. We learn how to "Make a digital toy infrared camera" - or even better, indulge in the art of portrait on a toast.
Yes, dear Marc Bolan, you might have turned in your grave. But I love to put some marmelade on you.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

the future is a grim beta

"By 2020, the people left behind (many by their own choice) by accelerating information and communications technologies will form a new cultural group of technology refuseniks who self-segregate from "modern" society. Some will live mostly "off the grid" simply to seek peace and a cure for information overload while others will commit acts of terror or violence in protest against technology."

All right - this is one of the scenarios 700 technology experts from ICANN, the Web Consortium, from Google and IBM ("of whom more than half were online before 1993") imagined in a survey of the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
More interesting at arstechnica.

(via Pixelsurgeon)

Monday, September 25, 2006

the never ending spiral story

nice Flickr collection of all sorts of spiral windings at the spiral gallery