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Tag: Art

Recording Artist Makes NES Cartridge Music

Recording Artist Makes NES Cartridge Music
Do you still have your old NES console? Do you love electronic music? Then I know what you’re getting for Christmas. This new cartridge for the old Nintendo Entertainment System features a bunch of new “chiptunes” by electronic recording artist Animalstyle (or is that 4NIM4L57YL3?)

A New Swipe at Pixel Art

A New Swipe at Pixel Art
Pixel art can be made out of all sorts of units, from painted squares to beads… but one item I haven’t previously seen used to product pixel art? Toilet paper rolls. Well, folks, we’ll never be able to say that again.

Smash Bros. Characters Given D&D-Style Alignments: Fanboys & Fangirls Debate!

Smash Bros. Characters Given D&D-Style Alignments: Fanboys & Fangirls Debate!
Nintendo’s wildly popular Smash Bros. franchise is a dimension-shattering, world-colliding crossover in itself, but deviantART member Nakabeast added another delicious layer of nerdity by assigning Dungeons & Dragons alignments to some of the series’ most popular characters, like series newcomer Solid Snake: If you think about it, Solid Snake can’t really be anything but Chaotic Good.

Grass Covered Mouse is Always Greener

Grass Covered Mouse is Always Greener
We’ve seen some strange computer mice over the years, and here’s a new one to add to the pile of unusual mousing devices. This one is covered with grass. Created by Japanese artist Hanaoka, the Siva mouse is part of a series of grass-covered objects he’s produced for the world to enjoy.

Motherboard Mona Lisa

Motherboard Mona Lisa
While Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the great art masters, the guy who created this version of Mona Lisa entirely out of old motherboards is a modern master in my book.

IPod Cluster Media: Multiple iPod Touches Get in Sync to Form Giant Display

IPod Cluster Media: Multiple iPod Touches Get in Sync to Form Giant Display
This interactive work of art uses 20 individual iPod Touches, tied together to produce synchronized visuals across all of the displays. Created by Japan’s PROTOTYPE design team, iPod Cluster Media is an early proof-of-concept that stitches multiple independent iPod Touches into a hive-mind display wall.

905 Ping Pong Balls Turned Into an Interactive Video Screen

905 Ping Pong Balls Turned Into an Interactive Video Screen
This unique art installation uses a canvas of 905 individual ping pong balls as a projection surface for interactive video imagery. For his work titled 905, artist maybites suspended 67 strings of ping pong balls in a cylindrical formation, with each ball acting as a sort of pixel for projecting digital images.

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus Turns Literature Into Patent Drawings

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus Turns Literature Into Patent Drawings
We can file this under art, or under why?/why not?: Invented by Julius von Bismarck and Benjamin Maus, the Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus “downloads and parses a part of the text of a recent best-selling book” and then, for some strange reason, peruses the archives of the United States Patent and Trademark Office for drawings that match the essential words in the book.

Musicskins: Loud Designs for Your Gadgets

Musicskins: Loud Designs for Your Gadgets
One of the reasons why Nokia’s cellphones became so popular here in the Philippines was the fact that most of their earlier models had cases that were easy to remove and swap, providing a bit of customization.

The Weirdest Cameras You Will Ever See: the Art of Wayne Martin Belger

The Weirdest Cameras You Will Ever See: the Art of Wayne Martin Belger
It’s Strange & Wonderful Wednesday, and as I was perusing the offerings of the Internet I came upon Gerard Vlemmings’ – aka The Presurfer – link to an article on blogbits about weird cameras. They were weird alright: there was an 18-carat gold plated Pentax LX and even a pistol-shaped camera.

Insect Lab Steampunk Bugs: Creepy Crawly Critters

Insect Lab Steampunk Bugs: Creepy Crawly Critters
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of bugs – except maybe under my shoe – then they’re pretty cool. And these hybrid steampunk insects are enough to give me nightmares. Created by Mike Libby of Insect Lab, these steampunk bugs combine mechanical components with REAL bug carcasses.

Edison the Grand Lamp:the Yao Ming of Lamps

Edison the Grand Lamp:the Yao Ming of Lamps
With a height of 35.43 inches – almost 3 feet – the Edison the Grand lamp is 5 inches taller than Danny DeVito. Okay it’s not really taller than ol’ Penguin, but compared to other lamps, it’s practically a lighthouse.

Wire Pod Extension Cord: Functional Art, Refreshing Design, Luxury Price

Wire Pod Extension Cord: Functional Art, Refreshing Design, Luxury Price
Designed by Joris Laarman, Artecnica’s Wire Pod manages to avoid the messy tangle of wires that we’ve come to expect from an extension cord while actually adding style to a space. This is one power cord that you won’t want to hide even if it’s not being used.

Hard Drive Clock is the Most Beautiful Hard Drive Clock Ever

Hard Drive Clock is the Most Beautiful Hard Drive Clock Ever
This wouldn’t be the first time I’ve seen a clock fabricated from an old hard drive. But this is by far the most amazing, dramatic hard drive clock you’ll see today. Or any day for that matter.

Maxwell From Scribblenauts Gets the Pixel Art Treatment

Maxwell From Scribblenauts Gets the Pixel Art Treatment
Fans of the just-released Nintendo DS puzzler Scribblenauts, here’s something fun for you. It’s a pixel art tribute to the game’s protagonist, Maxwell. Created by Faith over at The Girl Gamer, Maxwell is constructed out of fused Perler beads, a popular medium in the geek-pixel-craft world.

Ceramic Speakers: Don’t Play Anything Too Heavy

Ceramic Speakers: Don’t Play Anything Too Heavy
This beautiful pair of ceramic speakers, designed by Joey Roth, “are designed to leave the sound untouched, warm, dry, and detailed.” The handcrafted 4″ speakers are made of porcelain and cork, which the product’s page calls “acoustically dead.”

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