when the turtles entered my life, they taught me to be self-aware
Saturday, 27 May 2023

The Monsters of HR Giger, Explained

quote [ Unpacking the monsters of the Swiss painter who inspired Ridley Scott?s Alien ]

Just driving home from visiting the HR Giger museum in Switzerland and thought this might spark some interest.
[NSFW] [art] [+3]
[by stv179@9:44pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 22 May 2023

Now you can play Doom over teletext

quote [ Ooh or only 52 for a romantic couples getaway in the Slough of Despair. ]

You can play it via remote. It's near indecipherable from the looks of it.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@2:20pmGMT] [1 comment]

How Stuart Little Uncovered an Avant-garde Masterpiece Missing for almost a Century

quote [ We love a good story about a missing painting missing. This one starts in Christmas of 2008: a Hungarian art historian is at home with his young daughter Lola, watching the popular children?s film Stuart Little, when he notices a painting in the background that shakes him up so much, he almost drops his daughter from his lap. ]

Everybody needs a Stuart Little
[SFW] [art] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:06amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Drawing the Deep Sea from a Seat on the Shore

quote [ In the 1930s, artist Else Bostelmann illuminated in art what scientist William Beebe dictated to her from his cramped seat in a spherical steel bathysphere as it explored the deep sea off Bermuda. She also set up an underwater studio. ]

Deep sea diving through your mind's eye I just wanna find out why
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 12 May 2023

Suzanne Ciani Creates The Soundtrack For A Pinball Machine

quote [ Female voices ?of a higher frequency than male voices ? need almost twice as many bits of information! ]

Great little videodoc on influential synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani designing sounds and tunes for the XENON pinball cabinet. Wiki page suggests the snippet was aired on a show called Omni: The New Frontier.

(thumb source)
[SFW] [art] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:37pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 4 May 2023

Trapped in a Balloon

quote [ Guy tries to crawl into a balloon and it collapses on him. ]

An internet classic. And yet I don't remember it.
[NSFW] [art] [+2]
[by steele@8:54pmGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 23 April 2023

The Painting

quote [ We are all now lonesome cowboys; it's time to learn how to paint shotguns. ]

Quote is deep down from the comments. This is a very absurd story about some adult cartoon occupying a webcomic internet person a little too encompassed in space station research.

NSFW because they seem to have found the trope.
[NSFW] [art] [+2 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@6:23amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 2 April 2023

Schiphol Clock

quote [ I see a guy cleaning a big clock suspended from the ceiling. He seems to be wiping the clock-face from the inside. I can?t understand why so many people have their smart phones directed upwards. ]

You might now similar stuff. Back of clock in extended.

[SFW] [art] [+5]
[by Paracetamol@8:48amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 31 March 2023

'Escape From New York' at 40: those 'CG' glider graphics were achieved with physical models

quote [ To me what is fascinating is that the wireframe imagery simultaneously is simple in terms of its abstract form, and advanced, in that wireframes are drawings made by computing machines. ]

From a longer thread (nitter proxy link, may need multiple tries) with more infos on props. Somewhere, they mention more reflecting tape used by Cameron.
[SFW] [art] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:26amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 27 March 2023

Making of: infographic back page about the Kowloon Walled City

quote [ I explained in a few lectures the ins and outs of this project, and now I will do it here. ]

great story and complex infographic. It has the full visual attached which is informative in itself.
[SFW] [art] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@7:18amGMT] [2 comments]

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