99 Smartphones im Bollerwagen führen zum virtuellen Stau in Google Maps

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99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic.

Wer auf seiner Straße Ruhe haben will, weiß dank des Berliner Künstlers Simon Weckert nun wie.

Where are all the Bob Ross paintings?

Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show — so why are they so hard to find? We solve one of the internet’s favorite little mysteries.

Bob Ross hat in 403 Episoden der 31. Staffeln von »The Joy of Painting« zwischen 1983 und 1994 genau 381 Landschaften gemalt hat und die jeweils in drei Versionen, also insgesamt mindestens 1.143 Bilder. Dennoch kann man keines seiner Werke kaufen. Nicht online, nicht in Galerien, nicht bei großen Auktionshäusern. Die New York Times ist dem Grund dafür nachgegangen und hat daraus eine sehenswerte, 10-minütige Videodokumentation gemacht.

The Very Slow Movie Player

VSMP is an object that contains a Raspberry Pi computer, custom software, and a reflective ePaper display (similar to a Kindle), all housed inside a 3D printed case. Every 2.5 minutes a frame from the film stored on the computer’s memory card is extracted, converted to black and white using a dithering algorithm, and then communicated to the reflective ePaper display. This adds up to playing the film at a rate of 24 frames per hour, which is in contrast to the traditional speed of 24 frames per second. That’s the slow part, obviously.

Großartiges Projekt von Dash Marshall, das ich mir auch sofort in Wohn-, Schlaf- und Arbeitszimmer stellen würde. (via Kottke)

Your favorite tumblr for the next 5 minutes (52): replaceface

replaceface nimmt klassische Portraits und ersetzt die Gesichter durch die von modernen Berühmtheiten:

George Dawe was an English portrait artist who painted 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia. I’m using digital copies of these paintings as a basis for my own work which involves incorporating celebrities into the paintings using photoshop.

Alle Bilder sind als Prints verfügbar und ich bin kurz davor mir ein imposantes Nic-Cage-Portrait zu kaufen.

Short Trip

Short Trip is the first instalment in a collection of interactive illustrations created for the web. It has been created as a study into capturing the essence of graphite on paper within a digital context, and to learn more about web-based graphics technologies. Short Trip will run on most devices supporting WebGL, including mobile devices.

Sehr tolle und beeindruckende Arbeit von Alexander Perrin. (via Waxy)