Posts Tagged ‘nerd’

Ben Rubin’s San Jose Semaphore

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Perhaps my favourite digital art piece, Ben Rubin’s San José Semaphore. Photo by Peter Elst.

From Ben Rubin’s Vimeo:

San José Semaphore, by artist Ben Rubin, is a permanent public artwork commissioned by Adobe Systems Incorporated in collaboration with the City of San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affair’s Public Art Program.

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There was a ship and it was going to crash into the mothership.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Screenshot from the internet. Dialogue between man-boy and his girlfriend:

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Ambigrams

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

This post is for Paul, who recently pointed out that the “ouno” logo above is an ambigram, and who suggested looking at the work of Scott Kim who made the two animated ambigrams above and below. I did know that “ouno” was the same right-side up as upside down—it was partly chosen for that—but I didn’t know there was a name for this phenomenon.

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Malcolm

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Malcolm is an Australian film released in 1986. I’ve been thinking about it for years. Maybe it automatically rates because it is full of homemade Rube Goldberg machines and nerd contraptions, because I grew up around those, but there’s also the enjoyable fact that they’re all produced by a naive and strangely appealing mechanical savant played by Colin Friels.

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Cynthia Maxwell, cool science design nerd girl

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Cynthia Maxwell, who is not only a mechanical engineer who has just finished a PhD on “Sound Synthesis from Shape-Changing Geometric Models” at Berkeley and has been part of the audio group at Apple and has worked for NASA, she also has a great eye and a sense of humour.

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