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Morning Linkage (May 25)


Pure e‑powered hybrid sports car pron. Porsche 918. The 12 minute PR video. Ignore that crack about mod­er­ate dri­ving style.  You’re gonna need a smoke after this one.

First com­ment for the win. “Ger­man guy in Switzer­land builds an Amer­i­can bike and gives it a Span­ish name.: El marinero bor­ra­cho. Shov­el head with gold leaf? it’s kin­da cool though.

Mat­te black, not-really an Indi­an but … swoon.

Science and Tech

Anoth­er stab at algae based fuels. This one mim­ic­k­ing the process of cre­at­ing oil from dinosaurs. Sort of.

Image mak­ing always finds a use for exist­ing tech­nolo­gies and push­es to find new one. In this demo reel, immer­sive media push­es it’s new imLive 360 expe­ri­ence. Pan around and catch the blast flash­es as you watch Texas Sta­di­um come down around your ears. No music just explo­sions.

Art, Images, and Design

ID — nice design using human ges­ture to con­trol light­ing. A desk lamp worth having.

Okay, this is a lit­tle mind bog­gling. In 1883 the cir­cus came to Colch­ester VT . Posters were put up every where. Includ­ing one house where they were quick­ly cov­ered up with new sid­ing. And there they stood, until 1991 when the own­ers of the house decid­ed it was time to do some­thing about the decay­ing sid­ing. Off came the old sid­ing and what was seen? The cir­cus posters. North­east Doc­u­ment Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter’s web­site walks you through the process of tak­ing the posters down and pre­serv­ing them. As well as the cir­cus intrigue that their work revealed! Video slide show on site and  a link to the flickr set with commentary.

Christo­pher Walken — dead sexy.

off you go my freaky darlings,

Morning Linkage (Mar 10)


Ply­wood pad­dler for the junior set. Fun­ny how much the logo looks like Harley David­son from a dis­tance. Cute though.

1923 BMW fac­to­ry floor. Lots more vin­tage in the Vin­tage Motor­bikes Flickr pool but beware of bad cap­tions, and wild ass guess­es as to makes and models.

Scroll down once for hot girl in short skirt on a real rock­et of a bike. And I love how the cape stays ful­ly extend­ed while she’s sit­ting still on the desk. Yeah — it’s a Japan­ese super­hero toy. (SFW)

1937 Harley bob­ber. Anoth­er fab Dan­ish builder, Cus­toms from Jamesville.


Science and Technology

A look at what’s under Nia­gara Falls. In 1969 the Army Corps of Engi­neers stopped the water flow over the falls in order to be able to inspect and but­tress up, if nec­es­sary, the rock face. In the com­ments look for Bla­tanville he’s got more info. Bitchin’ pics.

If you’ve got a stream with decent flow (7.5 ft/sec) you can have 500 watts of elec­tric­i­ty from a device that weights 25 pounds. Very use­ful. (7.5 ft/sec is about 8 miles/hour — which is pret­ty fast for a big riv­er but not so fast for a creek or stream.)

Test­ing struc­tures and new designs for resis­tance to earth­quakes at UNC’s Con­struct­ed Facil­i­ties Lab. Cruise the gallery for a look at cur­rent reasearch and projects. Lots of big (red) machines.


Art. Images, and Design

Creepy lit­tle hand-made char­ac­ter dolls. In that quaint Dick­en­sian night­mare vein.

I’m claim­ing this is art. Scan­ning micro­scope images of the grooves in an LP. Images 2 and 3 look like the geog­ra­phy of memory.

These are hys­ter­i­cal. Old pho­tos with mod­ern goofy, think Car­toon Chan­nel kid’s show, char­ac­ters pho­to­shopped in. Rel­lano de Mono from Chile. (His per­son­al web­site is down. Not sur­pris­ing. I hope he is safe.)

A friend­ly reminder that it’s not about the gear or the jar­gon or even the tech­ni­cal prowess, but the see­ing. A medi­a­tion on what it means to be a pro­fes­sion­al (pho­tog­ra­ph­er) or an ama­teur. Applies to all artists.

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