Glass Wings Blog: July 2010

France's new medieval castle

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:10:41 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10440300.stm

"Deep in the forests of central France, an unusual architectural
experiment is half-way to completion, as a team of masons replicates in
painstaking detail the construction of an entire medieval castle."

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2010 Bulwer-Lytton Contest results

Sun, 04 Jul 2010 14:07:03 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/

Winner: "For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they
greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss--a lengthy,
ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she

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Collective Nouns

Mon, 5 Jul 2010 07:47:19 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This art project seeks to illustrate new collective nouns such as "a
pandemonium of pandas" or "half a glassful of optimists".

Funny and the art is terrific.

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Lost Myths and Cryptomythology

Tue, 6 Jul 2010 13:43:49 +1000

Chris Johnstone <c.p.johnstone [at] gmail.com>

Chris Johnstone
lovely.

The writers of the site are cryptomythologists--hunting for cryptic myths in
the same way a cryptozoologist hunts for secretive beasties.

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Spacerella: Dimensional Adventurer

Wed, 7 Jul 2010 17:00:26 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Things are ticking over for Spacerella. Scripts are being refined, props are
being purchased, actors are (productively) goofing around.

I have a new site which helps in keeping things ticking. And it includes a
totally awesome promo/preview of the show.

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Toy Girl Robots

Thu, 8 Jul 2010 09:29:45 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
One of my favourite movies that gets played around Christmas on SBS is Get
Ready to Be Boyzvoiced. It's a mockumentary about the pop music industry along
the lines of Spinal Tap. Here's one of their songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0JVWWkprNQ

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Artistic Paper

Sat, 10 Jul 2010 15:31:47 +1000

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://incredibleworld.net/2009/12/breathtaking-sculptures-made-out-of-a-single-paper-sheet/

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NASA game: "Moonbase Alpha"

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:00:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
NASA-funded game aims to make science more appealing
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/07/nasa-funded-game-aims-to-make-science-more-appealing.ars

"Last week a curious, free release popped up on Steam: Moonbase Alpha, a
NASA-funded game where up to six players can team up in order to save a

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Star Wars on the Subway

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 09:20:06 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
You know, I probably should just tell people to get an RSS feed from Improv
Everywhere. They are so much fun. This time they are re-enacting the opening
scene from Star Wars on a subway car.

http://improveverywhere.com/2010/07/14/star-wars-subway-car/

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you can spend hours listening to this dude

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:38:02 +1000

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/

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36 Crazy Fashion and Runway Trends

Fri, 23 Jul 2010 21:25:40 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I used to love looking at Vogue magazine in the 70s. The fashions were so over
the top that my sister and I had hours of entertainment laughing hysterically
at them.

The below brings back memories of all that hilarity.

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Double Rainbow meme

Sat, 24 Jul 2010 22:37:18 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI
The song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX0D4oZwCsA
Live performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1JGJvVfKFo
Film & game music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puj78z8u1Rk

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Farmer builds 36ft meerkat sculpture from bales of straw

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:28:44 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Each year, staff at Snugburys Ice Cream Farm, Hurleston, celebrate the summer
with a new design.

At 36ft tall and made out of straw, this impressive sculpture of a meerkat is
anything but ‘simples’.

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Beautiful old-school 8-bit colour cycling art in HTML5

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 01:42:44 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.effectgames.com/effect/article.psp.html/joe/Old_School_Color_Cycling_with_HTML5

"Mark J. Ferrari [...] invented his own unique ways of using color
cycling for environmental effects that you really have to see to
believe. These include rain, snow, ocean waves, moving fog, clouds,

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Slow Motion Lightning

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 07:49:46 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Multiple tower upward lightning flash captured at 9,000 images per second in
Rapid City, SD on 6/16/10. A preceding downward positive ground flash triggers
upward leaders from seven towers, three of which are visible in the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bvmEYxEYiA

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Light Photos

Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:13:58 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Long exposure photography seems to be the go lately with some pretty awesome
shots of people creating images with a small light source. I especially love
the light angel/plant/art-thingy in the cabin.

http://www.urlesque.com/2010/07/26/long-exposure-light-photos/

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Cellular Mitosis as Illustrated Using Krispy Kremes

Fri, 30 Jul 2010 21:50:12 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This is the best use of Krispy Kremes. The scary thought is that perhaps this
is in fact how these donuts are produced.

http://www.kevinvanaelst.com/photo10.html

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Crazy computer controlled fountain draws pictures with water

Sat, 31 Jul 2010 00:44:05 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/07/crazy-computer.php

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Jaw-dropping video shows every nuclear explosion from 1945-1998

Sat, 31 Jul 2010 01:15:23 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
The shortest and longest  12 minutes ... it really is Jaw-dropping!  What a
visualization...worth watching and noting years.  Also watch the display AFTER
the 1998 clock ticks out!  Of course the US is first with 1032 blasts.

Jaw-dropping video shows every nuclear explosion from 1945-1998

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