Clean Graffiti? Where’s the crime?

29 06 2010

via EpicWinFTW

The authorities don’t seem to impressed by this eco-graffiti artist, even though he isn’t committing any vandalism.


I Made This

29 06 2010

Well that’s another 12 months gone.

And here is all¹ I have to show for it.

This is a collage made up of business cards and free (advertising) postcards that you pick up on campus, at restaurants and clubs etc.

Can you work out what has gone into it (and bonus points for from where)?

I used to have one made up from my cards picked up while I was at CQU and things I picked up in Japan. Sadly I lost it when I moved back to Brisbane from Sydney. My landlady said she’d send it up, but I’m still waiting, still waiting … she also has my map of the world. Bitch.

¹”All” may be a bit of an exaggeration. Hopefully I’ll get even more bonus letters after my name in under a month.

Beasts of bone and steel

10 11 2009

via iO9

Check out this gallery of awesome art pieces that combine mammal skeletons with steam-punk-esque machinations by Ron Bell.

Bell’s series “Osteomechanics” and “Crania Mechanica,” integrate animal bones into imagined machinery. With the heavy use of brass and electrical prongs, they have a steampunk feel, but Bell’s core inspiration comes from 18th Century scientist Luigi Galvani, who experimented with delivering an electrical spark to animal muscles. The sculptures are supposed to evoke a sense of mystery, leaving the viewer to wonder at the era and person that gave rise to these strange little machines, and what scientific problem they were meant to solve.

What does the internet think of you?

25 08 2009

via Christie @ OOAN

The internet gives you a right to narcissism. And now you can enjoy that narcissism in a new colourful way with Personas.

This MIT gadget scours the internet for your digital imprint and classifies your record into a bunch of coloured bars corresponding to different categories (e.g. politics, arts, sports – even stuff like aggression and illegal).

Definitely worth checking out. And as Christie notes, it will change each time you run the program.

I ran the simulation three times. I did not use my real name, the program cannot distinguish people with the same name – and there are much more prominent internet Michael Zimmers.

ZayZayEM 01

ZayZayEM 02

ZayZayEM 03

Most of the presence for zayzayem comes from Wikipedia (particularly spats and screeds). Not sure where all the sports is coming from (perhaps early days on SparkNotes).  I think the third one represents me best.

Your online identity is important. Potential employers (and dates) screen you through Google and Facebook – so there are definitely certain things you don’t want to inadvertantly place up there. This can be a useful tool in seeing what is out there on you. But it is also only a matter of time that they will be using it to check up on you.

Insert Psyschedelic Tortoise Fantasy Sequence … here

12 06 2009

Sky Gamera

Was afraid of going over my internet cap this week, so played around with GIMP to distract myself (okay, maybe I could have turned off the computer…)

This is a mash of several photos I’ve taken this year.

I’m Fungry

18 05 2009

Day 661, originally uploaded by evaxebra. (all rights reserved)

Mmmmm… Kittens.

Look closer

28 10 2008

Nikon has the results from its 2008 “Small World” Photomicrography competition.

People’s choice Chicken Embryo does simply amaze.

But I’m going to pick on these two pictures. They are very interesting, and also hard to guess. Can you work out what they are?

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