This is an intriguing concept car design. The wheels morph and are designed to handle roads, water, snow.
hat tip Gizmodo
It doesn't look like this demolition worked out as planned.
some other failed demolitions
hat tip Countdown with Keith Olbermann
Ignite talks are presentations where the speaker is given 5 minutes to speak and may only use 20 slides which are automatically advanced every 15 seconds. Dr. Will Noel is the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, he is also the Director of the Archimedes Palimpsest Project. In June 2009 he gave this entertaining and fascinating Ignite talk on the work that's been done with the Archimedes Palimpsest.
Ignite - Dr. Will Noel on Restoring the Archimedes Palimpsest
Issuu - Will Noel
The Christian Science Monitor - The Archimedes Codex unpeeled by modern technological sleuthing
EUREKA! Ancient Manuscripts Revealed on the Web
wikipedia - Archimedes Palimpsest
Nuclear O'Reilly is a duo from New York who have created an album which, they claim, is the first to be produced entirely on an iPhone. They used the app Beatmaker from Intua. The album can be downloaded free from their website.
here are two demo videos from Intua.
Taylor Swift pulled this great prank on Keith Urban.
hat tip @jeweljk
Bill Guffey (blog) is an artist living in rural Kentucky. He uses Google's Street View to find scenes to paint, giving him access to inspiration beyond the cows and barns that surround him in Burkesville.
Photo credit: Bill Guffey
ABC News - Google Puts the World at the Tip of Painter's Brush
hat tip Techdirt
photo credit M+MD
Les Paul was an musician and inventor. As a guitarist he stood apart from his contemporaries with his use of licks, trills and other techniques, influencing guitar players through to the present. Les Paul also invented or discovered overdubbing, delay effects and multitrack recording. Perhaps most importantly, he was a pioneer in the development of the solid body electric guitar.
Matt Mason is a former London pirate DJ currently living in New York City. He's the author of The Pirate's Dilemma, a book about the impact of piracy on culture and whether piracy should be treated as a problem or a solution. Download The Pirate's Dilemma here
It's fascinating to see the unique kinds of materials artists will work with. And surprising to see them produce the seemingly impossible. Here is some impressive Etch A Sketch art.
Watch George Vlosich create one of his pieces.
hat tip @GuyKawasaki
There have been more than a few over-produced albums from teens pushed on us by the music industry. I can't think of too many that are worth listening too. However, there are a few teens doing some interesting work. Here are three bands creating music I think is worth listening to.
Smoosh (wikipedia) is a band made up of three sisters from Seattle, Washington. With two albums (She Like Electric, Free To Stay) already to their credit, they plan to release their third album this year.
Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Kitty Daisy & Lewis (blog, wikipedia) is made up of two sisters and a brother from London, England. They have released two albums (A-Z of Kitty, Daisy & Lewis: The Roots Of Rock 'n' Roll, Kitty Daisy & Lewis) recorded by Lewis in their home using vintage recording equipment.
This great map shows how the population of New York City (well sort of, as it doesn't show all of NYC) changes from day to night.
hat tip Gizmodo
Glenn Donnellan of the National Symphony Orchestra plays the Star Spangled Banner on a violin he made from a Lousiville Slugger baseball bat. Add some distortion and sustain and you end up with an impressive performance.
And if you are going to play the national anthem at a baseball game, it's nice to have the appropriate instrument.
Washington Post - A Swing and A Hit for Violinist
Parallel parking isn't easy, especially when there isn't a lot of room to execute the maneuver. However, if you are clever enough you can build a solution for this problem.
Of course, if you've got the skillz, you don't need a tricked out car.
hat tip boing boing
This amazing lego animation was created by Thomas Redigh and took 1,500 hours to complete. The music was composed by Daniel Larsson.
hat tip @GuyKawasaki
Director/Cinematographer Ross Ching (twitter) created this video for Death Cab for Cutie's (wikipedia) Little Bribes in an effort to take his work into a fresh, new direction. Originally created as a fan video, it caught the attention of the band who decided to make it the official video for the song.
FITM - Breakfast Club Mashup
SpeckyBoy.com - Amazing Lego Stop Motion Tutorials, Resources, Tools and Showcases
anyone described as being 'good at drawing' doesn't sound like Banksy to me. - Banksy
photo credit badjonni
photo credit unusualimage
photo credit Infrogmation
Swindle Magazine - Banksy
Esquire - I Am Banksy
WebUrbanist - Banksy, the Famously Anonymous Street Artist
WebUrbanist - Amazing Artwork from Banksy vs. Bristol Museum
WebUrbanist - The Ultimate Banksy Art & Graffiti Gallery
WebUrbanist - Banksy Art and Graffiti: The Ultimate Guide