Video game planets by Tim Hijlkema
Functional Nintendo NES Controller Coffee Table
It may be hard to believe at first glance, but this oversized Nintendo NES controller actually works. The table is constructed from high quality materials including maple, mahogany, and walnut with dovetail joinery and mid century modern legs. If you have $3500 just laying around, you can pick it up now from Etsy.
The simplification of design and poetry of movement in this (very faithful) Russian interpretation of The Jungle Books makes this one of my favourite movies.
Lookit that Shere Khan. What a cunt.
No subtitles but, if you’re familiar with the book, you don’t need them.
Man, I love Russian animation. It always has such a unique quality to it.
ANIMAL INSIDE OUT AT THE NHM WITH BODY WORLDS.
A beautifully macabre exhibition! I want to see it so badly!
I must book tickets for this, it looks amazing!
Tweenbots by Kacie Kinzer:
Given their extreme vulnerability, the vastness of city space, the dangers posed by traffic, suspicion of terrorism, and the possibility that no one would be interested in helping a lost little robot, I initially conceived the Tweenbots as disposable creatures which were more likely to struggle and die in the city than to reach their destination. Because I built them with minimal technology, I had no way of tracking the Tweenbot’s progress, and so I set out on the first test with a video camera hidden in my purse. I placed the Tweenbot down on the sidewalk, and walked far enough away that I would not be observed as the Tweenbot––a smiling 10-inch tall cardboard missionary––bumped along towards his inevitable fate.
The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months, throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from their start point to their far-away destination assisted only by strangers. Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”
The Tweenbot’s unexpected presence in the city created an unfolding narrative that spoke not simply to the vastness of city space and to the journey of a human-assisted robot, but also to the power of a simple technological object to create a complex network powered by human intelligence and asynchronous interactions. But of more interest to me, was the fact that this ad-hoc crowdsourcing was driven primarily by human empathy for an anthropomorphized object. The journey the Tweenbots take each time they are released in the city becomes a story of people’s willingness to engage with a creature that mirrors human characteristics of vulnerability, of being lost, and of having intention without the means of achieving its goal alone. As each encounter with a helpful pedestrian takes the robot one step closer to attaining it’s destination, the significance of our random discoveries and individual actions accumulates into a story about a vast space made small by an even smaller robot.
Where the hell was this back when I was in Korean school?
So I’m posting this not for much reason other than to say that I spent like 10 minutes trying to figure out why he was using Korean to teach us to read The Koran.
I think I’m more tired than I previously thought.
LOOK AT THIS.
WHY IS IT SO CUTE
SO CUTE. OMG
I want one!
Scale this up about a couple hundred thousands times, stick some death star lasers on it and you have the cutest death machine ever built
It reminds me of robots from ghost in the shell
Apparently, you can dye easter eggs with silk neckties.
omfg tryin this