2016 Jun 2, 10:32 2015 Feb 12, 9:15 2010 Jun 22, 7:31 2010 Jan 13, 9:35
A live stage performance of The Two Gentlemen of Lebowski.
2009 Dec 13, 1:27
I was reading Makers, Cory Doctorow's latest novel, as it was serialized on Tor's website but with no ability to save my place within a page I set out to find a book reading app for my
G1 Android phone. I stopped looking once I found Aldiko. Its got bookmarks within chapters, configurable fonts, you can look-up words in a
dictionary, and has an easy method to download public domain and creative common books. I was able to take advantage of Aldiko's in-app book download system to get Makers onto my phone so I didn't
have to bother with any conversion programs etc, and I didn't have to worry about spacing or layout, the book had the correct cover art, and chapter delimiters. I'm very happy with this app and
finished reading Makers on it.
Makers is set in the near future and features teams of inventors, networked 3d printers, IP contention, body modifications, and Disney -- just the sort of thing you'd expect from a Cory
Doctorow novel. The tale seems to be an allegory for the Internet including displacing existing businesses and the conflict between the existing big entertainment IP owners and the plethora of fans
and minor content producers. The story is engaging and the characters filled out and believable. I recommend Makers and as always its Creative Commons so go take a look right now.
2009 Sep 28, 5:09
Biker high fives folks hailing cabs in New York.
2009 Sep 18, 5:52
"We recently came across a series of colorfully decorated safety posts at the Standard Hotel in New York." The Knit Graffiti Crew strikes again.
2009 Sep 18, 5:47
Photos of the NYC garbage cubes
2009 Sep 18, 5:46
Artist sells NYC garbage wrapped in lovely designed packaging to prove the correct packaging can sell anything.
2009 Jun 4, 11:08
"For our latest mission, Agent Lathan gave out 2,000 high fives by standing next to a subway escalator during the morning rush. Five additional agents spread out along the adjacent stairs, holding
signs that prepared commuters for the upcoming high five fun."
2009 Apr 13, 10:17
If the face drawn onto the robot hadn't been as cute I doubt as many people would have helped =). "Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they
encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to
reach their goal."
2009 Mar 6, 5:36
"The Moth, a not-for-profit storytelling organization, was founded in New York in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer
evenings on his native St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where he and a small circle of friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales on his friend Wanda's porch."
2008 Dec 29, 2:45
Cool tech art projects from ITP.
2008 Nov 22, 6:01
"There is a commonly held belief that Helvetica is the signage typeface of the New York City subway system, a belief reinforced by Helvetica, Gary Hustwit's popular 2007 documentary about the
typeface. But it is not true - or rather, it is only somewhat true"
2008 Oct 14, 12:50
Cardboard filter that turns video monitors into an array of large color-changing boxes applied to public video billboard ads: "Pixelator turns those ugly, blinding video billboard ads into art."
2008 Oct 10, 10:11
"Once inside Banksy's pet store, you discover such things as breaded fish that swim in a large round bowl while hot dogs are living the high life under heat lamps in cages near the cash register."
2008 Sep 23, 1:11
"...a film crew and a renowned scientist are plunked down on a busy city street corner, and an impromptu Q&A session with the public ensues." I like the concept. Two videos on the topic
2008 Jul 7, 11:38
Many sets of twins board a subway and act innocent forming a sort of mirror on the train.
2008 Jul 7, 10:44
"My sons Arthur, 5, and Gustav, 3, are obsessed with the New York City subway system."
2008 May 13, 10:55
"A side by side comparison of a photo tour in New York City and Liberty City...crazy details! More coming soon!"