Apologies for the late Friday links post! I had a rather epic Friday the 13th. Apparently there are two more of them in 2012 which is a lot for one year. (Damn these leap years that start on a Sunday!) I think I’ll spend those other two in bed. Or better yet, a cave. Anyway, to the good stuff…
Matt Jones sent us a link to this blog entry about the portrayal of Mars as a communist utopia in Russian popular culture. It’s worth having a look for the images if nothing else.
Also via Jones came a link to the new BMW Art Car designed by Jeff Koons which Jones described as “well new aesthetic“:
Joe sent us a link to this BBC News story about Sesame Street teaming up with Microsoft and using the Kinect to create “two-way television”.
Nick sent a link to this video of dynamic face remapping which is both fascinating and quite creepy:
Face Substitution from Kyle McDonald on Vimeo.
Simon sent us a link to PINOKY which looks like it might be fun to play with for all of about 15 minutes:
Finally, via our friend and former BERG colleague Tom Armitage we discovered Fingle, the iPad game based around the thrill of touching someone else’s fingers:
Fingle Gameplay Trailer from Game Oven Studios on Vimeo.
That’s it for
this last week’s links! Enjoy your week!
1. Kosmograd said on 17 January 2012...
Thanks for the link. But the phrase “It’s worth having a look for the images if nothing else.” makes me want to weep salt tears.
2. Kari Stewart said on 17 January 2012...
Oh no, now I feel really bad! I did find the whole blog entry really fascinating.
Gentle reader, don’t just look at the images. Read the whole thing! You will almost certainly learn something that you didn’t know before.