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A Delicious Visualization

“Continuing my experiments using Sunflow for web data-based visualizations, I recently finished one using data from my delicious bookmark collection. By popular demand, here’s a brief run-down of the process I used to make it.” Kyle Buza makes something very cool using Delicious, Python, ObjC, a gravity simulation and renders it all in Sunflow.
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Tangible Objects & Font Exploration

“Fontplore is an interactive application designed for searching and exploring font databases.Fontplore helps you to easily find the right typeface for your project in a collection of several thousands of fonts. It lets you browse, preview, compare and print the fonts you are interested in. And the clou is: It does all that on an [...]
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MAYA Design, U-forms and Today’s Document Databases

I’m intrigued by MAYA Design and their portfolio. They continue to craft novel, unique and useful environments, products and ideas, spinning off companies, both for profit and not, and publishing their research. In particular, I like how MAYA’s Research practice takes the notion of “design” and applies it all the way “up”. Pervasive, ubiquitous computing is [...]
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RIP Julius Shulman

Such a shame: “Julius Shulman dies at 98; celebrated photographer of Modernist architecture“. Here’s one of my all-time favorites of Case Study House No. 21.
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Big in Twitter offline

UPDATE: Fixed! Something broke during a recent OS upgrade. Hopefully will have it back up sometime today. Thanks.
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A few examples of Digital meeting Real Life

To hear the Sufjan Stevens’s track “The Lonely Man of Winter” you have to pack some headphones and travel to Brooklyn. There you will find a one Alec Duffy, contest winner and owner of the exclusive rights to the song. Duffy didn’t think uploading it and sharing it was special enough. To hear it you need [...]
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The Colors Of Verner Panton from Colourlovers

“Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark’s most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant colors.” Check out the entire post; loaded with fantastic images.
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More bacon and chocolate fun

Another in a long line of bacon + chocolate delights. Full recipe available.
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Big in Twitter is small on accuracy

Last few days have been a good example of what’s wrong with relying on a plain old Bayes classifier. Big in Twitter has had the band “The Field” up as the most popular with 671 mentions. The next, Peter King, only has 51 mentions. There’s nothing technically wrong with the classifier (I’m using the gem) [...]
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Life Magazine, Hell’s Angels, the girlfriends, 1965

The Selvedge Yard puts together another great collection, Bottoms Up! | A Love Affair with Taverns, Bars & Pubs, of pics from the Life Magazine photo archive. Look at these wholesome Hell’s Angels girlfriends. Fascinated with the one on the far right. Hair in rollers, post-nose job(?). Great cheekbones at that table too. I suppose the helmet [...]
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