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Posts from May 2009

Forestle: search engines go green

A “green” search engine, Forestle uses Google’s great system to perform searches - but as an added bonus, with each search they protect 0.1 m² of rainforest and have so far protected 467,587.0 m².  Every little bit helps, I think. They have a convenient search plugin you can install for that default search box at [...]


The Cult of Done Manifesto

by Bre Pettis and Kio Stark:
The Cult of Done Manifesto

There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
There is no editing stage.
Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you [...]


Cut Copy Dance

The Cut Copy Dance, a signed print you can order - by Justin David Cox.


Ryan McKinley photographs (NSFW)

Ryan McKinley’s photographs are beautiful vignettes, moments of fragmentary human experience.  The nudity is fascinating since it signifies not necessarily sexuality but rather vulnerability, movement, visibility, fragility, freedom. See his site for more of his photographs, they are striking in a larger series.


London - where the edges overlap

Artist and animator David Hubert has created a portrait of London set to a remix of Daft Punk consisting of over 3000 photographs set in motion.

(via Digital Urban)


tweenbots, kacie kinzer (video)

I have been completely infatuated with this art project by Kacie Kinzer.
She created small types of robot she calls Tweenbots. On her site with a fabulous essay explaining her project, she explains:
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, [...]