Thursday, May 31, 2012

To conclude, the best way to mitigate interventionism is to ration the supply of information, as naturalistically as possible. This is hard to accept in the age of the internet. It has been very hard for me to explain that the more data you get, the less you know what’s going on, and the more iatrogenics you will cause.
from Nassim Taleb's forthcoming book about the diminishing value, and eventual harm, of too much information.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

InstaCRT is brilliant
Take a digital photo, it gets sent to Stockholm to be photographed off of a CRT screen, and sent back to you.
youtube of how it works
Peter Brings the Shadows to Life 
A beautiful little piece of skateboard film.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

 115MPH Superbus is just plain ridiculous

Slinky on a treadmill.  That is all.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Brief History of John Baldessari, narrated by Tom Waits

Martin Grover's paintings of old 45s (via thingsmagazine)
Making a handmade cigar
Bricolo mechanical music system (w/vid)

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Russian satellite has taken the most detailed picture of earth ever captured, at 121 Megapixels

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Recursive Drawing - a very cool in-browser drawing app that allows you to construct fairly complex fractals by recursively building on basic shapes.  Video tutorial is recommended.