Posts Tagged as: found-online

June 27, 2013

Browser Pong

If you’re on a desktop computer, check this out: http://stewd.io/pong/.

I could explain but I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

Via Tim Holman on Twitter

June 26, 2013

Rasterize Layer

Wish I’d thought of this.

Via Reddit

June 18, 2013

Steven Seagal’s Energy Drink Commercial

You’ll think this is a joke until you see Mr. Seagal himself at :19.

Then you’ll think, woah, is this a real ad?!?!?

Then you’ll see the total length is 1:54 and realize it was never meant to be broadcast in a paid media environment.

Then you’ll just feed bad for Steven Seagal. Until you read this article about how much of an asshole he is. Then you’ll laugh a little bit and continue on with your day.

Found via Reddit

June 17, 2013

Face/On

This website looks amazing: thatsmyface.com. Apparently it can make a 3D model of your face based on photographs, then print it on action figures, legos, 3D sculptures, and more.

If anyone tries it let me know!

June 13, 2013

Pouring a Gold Brick

This video is pretty amazing. It shows how a bucket full of earrings, watches, and other gold hardware is converted into one of those classic gold bricks. I didn’t think I’d watch the whole thing, but I did.

What It’s Like Directing The Emmys

While watching big live televised events over the years, I’d figured something like this was happening behind the scenes. But it’s cool to actually see it in action.

This is video shot by CBS Exec Jodi Roth (@rothjodi) of the talented director Glenn Weiss doing his thing.

June 2, 2013

A Million Dollars Isn’t Cool…

I just found out about this 2009 art piece called “One Billion Dollar” by conceptual artist Michael Marcovici. It’s described as consisting of 12 shipping pallets stacked with 10 million hundred dollar bills, making it the most expensive piece of art ever. Conceptually it’s pretty cool, and reminds me a little of Damien Hirst’s For the Love of God, a skull covered in diamonds with a value of around $100 million.

But I was curious – who fronted the money for “One Billion Dollar”? Maybe it was a government? Or a fabulously wealthy art fiend?

Well it turns out nobody did. The art piece isn’t real money at all, but a small scale sculpture as I discovered in this video, screenshot below:

In any case, it’s still an interesting concept for an art piece. If you’re interested in visualizing more money, check out the amazing site Demonocracy.

May 13, 2013

The Stepkids Cover “Suit & Tie”

File this under “so wonderfully unexpected.”

The thing that makes this quirky jazz rendition of “Suit & Tie” so amazing is that these guys aren’t your run-of-the-mill Holiday Inn trio; they’re The Stepkids, a world-class eclectic trippy R&B trio with fans across the globe (including Radiohead’s Thom Yorke).

Bravo for embracing the genre, and for not taking themselves too seriously.

Kanye West Hitting His Head Ringtone

Apparently Kanye West hit his head while trying to avoid photographers today. So I thought it would be pretty cool if I made a ringtone from it.

Here’s the official Kanye West Hitting His Head Ringtone. Download it and have some fun.

May 8, 2013

The User is Drunk

An interesting way to think about website usability, created by Squareweave.

Basically, if you assume your users are drunk (blurry vision, short attention span, etc…) you can make a UI that gets out of the way and makes your website easier to use.