book forthcoming...The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
A compendium of the urges, vibes, aches and demons inhabiting the interior psychological landscape. Its mission is to harpoon, bag and tag wild sorrows, then release them back into the subconscious.
attn: polka loversGarmoshka
html5 version of tetrisTetr.js
'for your optic nerve'Vinepeek | Watch the world in realtime
odd design elementsSkeu It! – "a celebration of arbitrary and gratuitious user interface decisions"
keeping old tech aliveMuseum of Endangered Sounds
notorious manipulationsPhoto Tampering throughout History
'The journey is yours...'The Single Lane Super Highway
[Eduardo Morais' stream]
a message to the futureerasing.org: Egg
oh so painful!Comic Sans Project
We are the Comic Sans defenders. We fear no fonts and we will make the whole world Comic Sans. Because Helvetica is sooo 2011[.]
and now... 'microvideo'Keek - Share Microvideo Status Updates...
wordplayword[is(not equal to)]art ~~ word!=art
'Get over it.'Godsboard – "Make a billboard in the name of God!"
(post title based on this board)
'time travel' for images64yourself(beta)
a chat with QuertyWhat A Chat Bot Taught Me About Being Human
buzzwords in the newsNewswordy: Word of the day
Beware of links to external news sites with heavy and/or intrusive advertising.
for creating 'expanding texts'Telescopic Text
guess the titleFamous Objects from Classic Movies
Which movie does the object come from?
'basically a crappy blog'Uptown Almanac | San Francisco: Where 20-Somethings go to Retire (some mature content)
new retroEverything Ages Fast vintage technology ads
flash diversionsSP*C**L D*F*CTS (Flash)
changes (for the better)Prescience (Or: Who Wants A Stylus?)
timely narrativeWhat happened in my birth year?
new take on an old gameBrowser Pong
...designed to take advantage of emerging HTML5 features (including Audio elements), intentionally breaking compatibility with older browser versions and substandard contemporaries such as Internet Explorer. Good for Macintosh. Best in Safari 4, Chrome 4, FireFox 3.5, and Opera 10 in that order.
eating and drinking streetsStreats of London
for your entertainment...Jim Carrey (Flash)
'retrocomputing' and other funFloodgap Systems [Trivium]
electronic music toyHobnox - Audiotool (Flash)
What if...?Question Suggestions – "small voyages into the collective psyche of humans who ask google questions" [OneFloorUp]
submitted moonwalk videosEternal moonwalk - A tribute to Michael Jackson. (Flash)
interactive music videoCold War Kids | 'I've Seen Enough' video | Explore, re-create, enjoy. (Flash)
weird animated photosthree frames
virtual graffiti spaceWild Style City (Flash)
'think carefully'Useful advices for photographers
for critter loversall creatures [great and small]
'play god now'bugworld - a generative vermin installation (Flash)
'fake album covers'AlbumJam
indie music outdoors
'tis the season themeTinseltown Firefox theme
Tinseltown is a Christmas theme with holiday imagery including Christmas lights, snow, reindeer, presents and more. This theme is made even better with great Christmas icons from Watiworks and a semi-transparent URL bar. Get in the holiday spirit!
answers on postcards - 'slow twitter'dawdlr – "a global community of friends and strangers answering one simple question: what are you doing, you know, more generally?"
'arts magazine'Narwhal Magazine – "publishes offbeat news, flash fiction with a focus on humour"
'slightly controversial opinions'Smugopedia – "We offer you the chance to buy a fleeting sense of self-satisfaction at the small cost of alienating your friends and loved ones."
a story unfoldsTelescopic Text – "An exploration of scale and levels of detail. How much or little is contained within the tiniest, most ordinary of moments." [Ireneo's Memory]
How many can you guess?The 100 Most Common English Words
'connections between people'NNDB: Tracking the entire world – "an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead" [Deeplinking]
comic character blogHello. Darcel here. – "Living one disappointing moment after another."
online since 1996The Airbrush Museum & Séance Room – "a serious site with a twist of humor"
word association 'game'Human Brain Cloud (Flash)
[Riot | Booked]
pixel pictures toyCubescape - Your own digital landscape
'party effects' includedMIDAS: Homemade Dorm Room Home Automation System
what people are sayingtwistori – "the first step in an ongoing social experiment..."
open source aerial funWhere On Earth Is Waldo?
'gridded people'the human calendar®
'sounds in the environment'A Blog Of Notes – "sound samples that consist of a note or handful of notes" (Thanks Marie!)
DrawerGeeks is a fun thing we do every other Friday, where professional artists (mostly from the animation, comic book, illustration and design fields) all draw their own version of a chosen fictional character.
interactive narrativeswebyarns.com: stories for the web (Flash)
comics gone socialPixton™ - The User-Generated Comic Strip
many facesDaily Mugshot – "a free service which helps you chronicle and share how you look every day"
click-thru amusementBarack Obama Is Your New Bicycle
[kegz.net < Disarranging Mine]
'most acceptable rodent'Hamster prices triple in China
living in store all weekMark Lives In IKEA
[One Floor Up]
'textorize a picture'Textorizer – "vectorise a picture using text strings"
hexakosioihexekontahexaphobiaUS town escapes 666 phone prefix – "A town in the US state of Louisiana is to be allowed to change its telephone prefix so that residents can avoid a number many associate with the Devil...."
now ya know...Did Coke really turn Santa red and white?
It's often said that Santa's red and white robes were the creation of a Coca-Cola advertising campaign. Is that true?
No. Santa's outfit is believed to have been inspired by the Bishop of Myra in the 4th Century... long before the soft drinks market realised its potential."
'nowhere-neat' artSquare the Square
'rapid game development'Kloonigames - Monthly experimental games
little animationsGif Collectif – "a collaborative visual public forum"
an odd visual blogSilhouette Masterpiece Theatre
'judgmental nitpickers'Can You Say Nazi? – "A How To Guide to getting Accepted in the Exclusive World of Web Elitists"
'sound art project'Let them sing it for you (note that 'player' automatically opens in a pop-up window upon entering site)
in search of a national slogan1,000 mottos for the UK
National mottos have been around almost as long as nation states, yet the UK has been characteristically demure about committing a spirited slogan to paper....
...So, in the interests of representing Britain in all its rich diversity, below, we present not 10, not 100 but 1,000+ of the best mottos for the UK, submitted by our readers.
how to 'tattoo' your teeBleach on fabric tutorial
'perverse genius of inventors'The Museum of Unworkable Devices
bicycle timelineBicycle Museum of America
[what about the plastic animals?]
experiments and demosFace Research – "psychology experiments about preferences for faces and voices"
experiments and demosFace Research – "psychology experiments about preferences for faces and voices"
quirky newsBBC: Also in the news – "Odd and surprising stories from around the world" [plasticbag.org]
a new 'encyclopedia'Imaginopedia – "celebrates the freedom of the imagination"
obscure music and filmsirritablecolon.com
symmetrical drawing toolQbesq (Flash)
'pointless, narcissistic lists'5ives – "a collection of lists of five things"
Flash and Java simulationsPhET: Simulation Index
gallery of unused objectsthe 'best before project'
originals vs. clonesWebClones.net - The thiefs of the web.
'create-a-word game'Verbotomy! The creative word challenge
'public intervention'Tree in Front of Billboard
imaginative airport signshistory of art for airports
interactive collageREMIX (Flash)
[The Stingy Scholar]
cool web toyt.y.p.o.r.g.a.n.i.s.m : ASCII-O-Matic
animated collageBook of Numbers (Flash)
Ego!Dead2.0: Why do I blog?
To summarize: I'm an egotistical bastard who, like everyone else, writes a crappy blog but usually finds it fun to do and enjoys the occasional link from the outside world.
true. or not.Report: Entire world to blog within 12 months
'get unaffiliated'Dead2.0: 11 Suggestions For Not Being a Dot-Bomb 2.0
plastic cameras...seductive mistake-ography
just click the kittens...KittenAuth "is a new system for human-checking that forgoes all the useless random string crap that people cannot read, and replaces the whole lot with pictures of cute animals."
widespread misuseThe word is not "riddens". It's "riddance". Sheesh!
sounds of the cityfolksongs for the fivepoints (Flash)
users' top ten linksThe Year In The Internet 2005
spoken search resultsSpeegle Speak Perfect Web Search
'online photo editing'PXN8.COM - Photos Made Easy
'uses fancy AJAX'isnoop.net's fridge 3.0. Play with my magnetic words.
making things...Instructables – "step-by-step collaboration"
searchable listingThe Internet Pinball Machine Database
more manholes...Boston Manhole Covers
retro imagesSeventies Design – "A collection of 70's pictures"
ads from 1911 to 1957Ad*Access – "a pilot project to make a selection of historical advertisements available for study and research"
'Real Americana'The Fat Truckers Union – "We draw our inspiration from one-horse towns, lonely highways, rusted junkyards and neon deserts..."
disposed coffee cups...daily serving
Daily Serving is a collection celebrating that NYC icon, the "We are happy to serve you" Greek-style coffee cup. Each cup is photographed with a camera-phone upon its discovery amidst the trash and street junk, and immediately moblogged to preserve it in an obsessive, repetitive, up-to-the-minute archive of horribly low-resolution images.
cubist art effectsNew software turns family albums and home movies into Picasso masterpieces
Visual IllusionOptical Illusions and Visual Phenomena
a sculptor's workThe Portable Cellphone Booth (Quicktime)
amusing signage...swanksigns dot org – "dedicated to the art of mocking public works"
AORTAL - the anti-portal,
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