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November 18, 2007 3:08 PM   Subscribe

Collective Perception
posted by Soup (38 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite

 
Context is really overrated. But that site does have some really cool imagery which I would like to learn more about. Overall ADD-approved.
posted by SassHat at 3:17 PM on November 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


very neat
posted by farishta at 3:19 PM on November 18, 2007


I feel like I'm looking at the artsy, intellectual version of Time Cube.
posted by hjo3 at 3:20 PM on November 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


I began to enjoy it as soon as I stopped trying to understand what was happening, and what it meant.
posted by horsemuth at 3:22 PM on November 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


What an interesting, quirky site. Love the animation of a tesseract. (a wrinkle in timecube?) Definitely bookmarked.
posted by mayfly wake at 3:24 PM on November 18, 2007


Yeah, hjo3, I had the same feeling.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:36 PM on November 18, 2007


Bookmarked for later--a large sausage pepperoni black olive pizza is on it's way (priorities, ya know) but way cool. Thanks.
posted by wafaa at 3:38 PM on November 18, 2007


Extremely cool. Salvador Dali would have been proud...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 3:39 PM on November 18, 2007


yuck, sausage
posted by Eekacat at 3:46 PM on November 18, 2007


yuck, sausage

It ain't no Jimmy Dean saugage.
posted by wafaa at 3:58 PM on November 18, 2007


sausage, god...
posted by wafaa at 4:00 PM on November 18, 2007


Sausage, pepperoni, black olive, onion, and green pepper, and a winner would be you.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 4:00 PM on November 18, 2007


Hold the olives for me; I wouldn't turn it down, but I would eat less of it.

HEY! I just discovered a way to diet! Olives on everything! My reality just changed!
posted by wendell at 4:18 PM on November 18, 2007


My reality just changed!

A paradigm shift instigated by pizza! I got your Demming!
posted by wafaa at 4:24 PM on November 18, 2007


Zone.
posted by paladin at 4:25 PM on November 18, 2007


Very cool! question: is this site all done with XHTML?
posted by zardoz at 4:36 PM on November 18, 2007


question: is this site all done with XHTML?
<body onload="site = new CollectiveFeed();"></body>
View source ain't what it used to be...
posted by gwint at 4:53 PM on November 18, 2007


The underlying sites are quite cool, like the Societ architecture one and the Thierry le Goues photography. And the postal t shirts is a good idea though a bit pricey.
posted by Rumple at 4:54 PM on November 18, 2007


I've actually had quite a reasonable hit from this site over the last few days and spent a bit of time trying to play around with the css bits and bobs in the view source and also chasing it up on a blog search. The best I understand is that all or virtually all its traffic came from fffound. It's not just a feed aggregator I don't think, or if it is, it's like something tweaked through yahoo pipes and then augmented. The link they give to my site is a search term and the only place I know or seem to remember that occurring was in a 3Quarksdaily piece on BibliOdyssey a couple of weeks ago. Weird. But then again, I like weird.
posted by peacay at 5:10 PM on November 18, 2007


Actually, forget that. The search link to Bib on collective perception hasn't been posted anywhere previously.
posted by peacay at 5:17 PM on November 18, 2007


Ok, I'll read the link now.
posted by Citizen Premier at 5:40 PM on November 18, 2007


Wow.

God, I wish I could make that layout with pure CSS.
posted by vertigo25 at 5:41 PM on November 18, 2007


A bit of investigating (clicking) on this neat image yielded a trip to this blog with a shit-ton of similar interesting imagery.

Yet no (at a cursory glance) context. Anyone know anything about that original image?
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 5:50 PM on November 18, 2007


SmileyChewtrain, I'm about 97% sure I found it at the ex libris museum but I can't remember who the artist was.
posted by peacay at 6:13 PM on November 18, 2007


uh... you could ask peacay... three comments up. It's his blog.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 6:14 PM on November 18, 2007


I liked the T-shirts, but too pricey.

Oh, and the Douglas Adams' quote was a nice touch. Most of the rest of it either went over my head or under my feet.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:20 PM on November 18, 2007


I don't know what the hell i'm looking at here, but i love it.

Can someone explain to me what's going on?
posted by empath at 6:22 PM on November 18, 2007


There's some tangential visual similarity between that work and Richard Olmsted, though he's more of an anti-capitalist anarchist.
posted by The Straightener at 6:22 PM on November 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


uh... you could ask peacay... three comments up. It's his blog.

Holy cow, I should stop getting too excited about posting a comment before reading all the previous comments. Sorry about that Peacay, and thanks for the info!
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 7:08 PM on November 18, 2007


Some really cool stuff. Loving peacay's blog.
posted by Onanist at 1:23 AM on November 19, 2007


It's almost the hypertext version of The Art of Looking Sideways I've been waiting for, nice find!
posted by elphTeq at 3:08 AM on November 19, 2007


ooh, just noticed the multi-column trickery, super cool!
posted by elphTeq at 3:12 AM on November 19, 2007


All I get is a firefox loading icon.
posted by Eideteker at 4:16 AM on November 19, 2007


I like it, but don't quite know why.
posted by triv at 6:03 AM on November 19, 2007


Wow... thanks for that Richard Olmstead link. Powerful stuff.
posted by poweredbybeard at 10:17 AM on November 19, 2007


This is exactly what the Internet is all about. Looking at this site makes me as happy as when I was 12 and sorting through Gopherspace for all of its very neat things. It's original, thought-provoking, pretty, and easily digested. Thanks!
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:19 AM on November 19, 2007


Turns out it's run by these folks, who seem a bit over the top.
posted by phrontist at 6:45 AM on November 22, 2007


I am coming back to this thread to express that it has probably become my favorite site on the entire internet at this point.
posted by mayfly wake at 11:42 PM on December 1, 2007


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