Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2006-08-28 21:45
Interesting Wikipedia article of the day.
Did you know Russia has a tradition of open-tuning guitar playing?
(Found while editing articles on the history of Russian rock music...)
Lots more information here.
Posted by ats at 2006-08-28 19:13
"Monument (If it bleeds, it leads), an installation by Caleb M. Larsen, comments on the media's fixation with tragedy."
"Each time it finds an article, an algorithm determines the number of deaths, and instructs a ceiling-mounted mechanism built from Legos to drop one yellow BB per person."
It's certainly an interesting way of visualising things -- you can imagine using it to track web hits or something instead.
I think it'd be neater if it moved around and dropped BBs in particular places, though; for this application, you could make it drop BBs on a world map in the appropriate place.