Engine porn. Full view of the gear driven cams on an awesome little Benelli.
Perfectly, post-apocalyptically Vespa.
Nice lines on this yellow Honda cafe. The light drizzling of water drops does not hurt the look of these shots.
Gaming and Culture
SEGA has a yakuza based game for play station. How good is it? Jake Adelstein asked 3 “guys” to have a look. Other than the red shirt…
Art, Images, and Design
Elsa Lanchester was the original Bride of Frankenstein. Madeline Khan will always be my favorite BoF, but you have lots of images to choose from in this round-up by Wicked Halo. NSFW — erotic monster nudity.
We’ve all done it; let our sense of dread overwhelm our common sense, and been embarrassedly chagrined at our silliness in the end. Smoothly animated with soft sculptures and quirky cardboard, Something Taken, Something Left Behind, reminds us that children aren’t the only ones given to irrational catastrophizing. (Video, 10:14)
off you go into the rainy weekend…
Photographers Guerry and Prat (no website yet) are making very special portraits of very special bikes. This Vincent Rapid is swoon worthy.
Equally black and elegant looking is this ’68 CB450 K1 also shot by Guerry and Prat.
Rumor has it… and the prices have been announced. Buell race machines from $16,900. Also “Erik Buell Racing is reporting that is has a few trackday bikes…” for $10,500 get yours now.
Tech and Gadgets
Code Swarm is a software project visualization tool. Not a visualization of the code, but of the team and it’s functioning as revealed by the activity in the source code control system.
It’s a little bit out of order, but here’s the code swarm view of the ilomilo game development project. If you look down in Art, Images, and Design you can find the trailer for the game.
Art, Images, and Design
Anamorphic public art isn’t new. But the simple, brush-stroke based lines used to create these illusions are so much less aggressive and threatening that the charm just oozes. Toronto subway system.
Ilomilo — a new xbox game for the pastel rompers set. But oh my the lovely graphics. I gotta agree with the gent on boing-boing who said he wanted the floppy eared dog fish as a plushy toy. Trailer (Music)
Someones very sassy grandma. Vintage summer photo.
happy zombie day…
A new direction in electric motorcycles, looking back to the 50’s. Hammarhead builds the Volta, a retro looking battery powered machines on a modern frame. If you can call the Enfield Bullet modern…
In case you saw today’s BikeEXIF, the Falcon Kestral, and wanted the back ground. Here’s the press release and bunch of links, as well as the pics. I am unmoved but I know some of you all will love it.
Paul Van Denton is a recent grad of the Royal College of Art. He does some pretty outlandish cafe racer/futuro concept bikes. Pipeburn collected some of his best images. PVD also has a love of rods and drag racers so some of the photos on his blog are worth a look. The link is in the story.
Science, Tech, Gadgets
You simply cannot fail to appreciate that we live on a planet that has a massive crystal structure at its core. Really — it’s like something out of a movie. It’s also why seismic waves move faster when going along the meridians than the latitudes.
Society and Culture
David Weinberger is a info geek. He reads widely and recently he read through a couple of issues of Game Developer magazine. His reflections on the roles of morality in gaming and games reminds us that the real world is rarely simple enough for good/bad choices. And that moral choices sometimes have fuzzy consequences. Perhaps this is a good thing. Binary narratives are boring.
Art, Images, Design
I have no clue why the first image is upside down. Not that it makes the picture any stranger. Characters who just won’t stay in their books.
OMG-level awesome: Jud Turner’s GreedEater. An assemblage of parts. Follow it up with Internal Combustion #2 — Bone Machine.
and that’s the mid-week review…