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Archive for November, 2012

The Psychological History of a Typical Star Wars Fan, 1976 to the Present

As the wise C-3PO once said, “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” In the long journey of the Star Wars fan, there are times for joy and times for sorrow. Julia Lepetit and Andrew Bridgman charted them in sequence. Read [...]

Pinokio

(vimeo link) They call it Pinokio, but it sure looks like Luxo, Jr. the Pixar lamp! It was created by Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror, and Joss Doggett. From the vimeo page: Pinokio is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Customized computer code and electronic circuit design imbues Lamp with the ability to [...]

Batman Oversized Caped Pint Glass

  Batman Oversized Caped Pint Glass – $29.95 Are you super thirsty after a long day of fighting crime? You need the Batman Oversized Caped Pint Glass from the NeatoShop. This huge glass is perfect for those times when you just want to kick back, relax and not have to get up for another drink for a [...]

Brownie Cookie Dough Cupcakes

In my experience, for serious ice cream eaters, there is only one flavor. Cookie dough. So when someone mentions a brownie cookie dough cupcake, I am all ears. Looking for a rich and indulgent cupcake recipe? Listen lady, I saw the picture. I am ready to be indulgent. Well look no further because I’m telling [...]

Neon Lost and Found

Kirsten Hively loves neon signs, and has photographed more than 800 of them for her Project Neon. In an interview at Collector’s Weekly, she explains how she finds, photographs, and maps those signs, as well as the history of neon signs and why they mean so much. Neon signs are a fascinating combination of a high-tech [...]

The Late Movies: Habanera

“Habanera” is an aria from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. It’s such a familiar tune that it can fit into various formats and purposes, a few of which you’ll see here. The Opera Anna Caterina Antonacci shows us how “Habanera” is supposed to be performed, in the classic opera style. * Flashmob Style A flahmob performance [...]

Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest

Photo: Theo Jansen Dutch artist and designer Theo Jansen creates miniature Strandbeest kinetic sculptures, his latest is called "Animaris Geneticus Ondularis." Don’t worry folks, he has been doing this for a while. This little guy was produced by the 3D printing servie Shapeways and you can even buy one for yourself. Youtube Link Link | Via Laughing Squid

A Man Is Haunted by A Rock Monster In 40 YEARS

Some days it seems like the Earth itself has turned against you, and you just can’t win. Well, after you watch this short film entitled 40 Years you’ll feel a little bit better, because at least you don’t have a giant rock monster chasing after you! Hit the link below if you’d like to watch this [...]

Sad: William Shatner Cancels Plans to Attend the Decommissioning of the USS Enterprise

The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise was formally inactivated tonight. Her former captain, William Shatner, had planned to attend, but cancelled at the last minute: A publicist for William Shatner told The Virginian-Pilot on Thursday night that the man who played Capt. James T. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” television series was forced to abandon plans [...]