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Cool stuff:
  • Simball [Wired Magazine] - any of the players of Wohl Center pinball will be interested in these virtual recreations of popular machines, apparently with fairly realistic play and sounds: Black Knight, Addams Family and more. I haven't tried them yet... hopefully Fire! and Whirlwind(?) are coming too.
  • Analog to digital to analog -- Wooden Mirror, Trash Mirror
    As the trash pieces have irregular shapes, the surface is very different from the orderly X by Y grid that is used for digital displays and the trash pieces do not come through as "pixels", instead the piece celebrates the ability of computation to make sense and orchestrate even the messiest of substances.

    Because the trash that comprises the surface of this piece has many shades and colors and varies in shape and size, the computer needs to be extra smart to decide how to move each piece in order to create the best reflection of the viewer. In order to do so the computer has a very intimate knowledge of every piece of trash...
  • Will Ferrell rides again as the Presidentialist: White House West.
permlink     2 comment(s)  
You mean Cyclone?
      ...posted by jjg on August 5, 2004 8:03 PM
Never mind, turns out there is a Whirlwind.
      ...posted by jjg on August 5, 2004 8:05 PM
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