- a retro-arcade-style shooter for Mac OS X. The author's page
describes how it was written in 3 weeks for a contest - it's entertained me for considerably longer than that.
posted by ikkyu2
on Apr 22, 2007 -
are nice to look at, but what makes a playground fun
? Experiments in play: Snug & Outdoor
) Mcdonald's (1
) Boundless Play
posted by anotherpanacea
on Apr 22, 2007 -
PicTaps: Make Your Drawings Dance!
Draw yourself a character, and then watch him dance to a silly song. The music will begin to get on your nerves, but you won't be able to leave the page, the dancing is so hypnotic! Warning, flash is involved! via
posted by LoopyG
on Feb 25, 2007 -
: for those of you who want your own video blog but don't want to mess with the intricacies of a webcam.
posted by Dave Faris
on Feb 12, 2007 -
- Inspired by the well-beloved Avalon Hill board game Acquire
, Get Hostile! is a free, web-based board game that has already sucked up hours of my time. Check out the quick tutorial to get up to speed, then play against live opponents or AI's, forming corporations, buying stock, and doing hostile takeovers!
posted by ikkyu2
on Feb 1, 2007 -
Some new gadgets, things and inventions: solar bikini that charges your ipod
, paper soft wall
, waterproof laptop
, million dollar fishing lure
, Obvio hybrid micro-car
, needle-free injection
, hi-tech dummies that can speak, breathe, bleed, react to drugs & die
, dragon bag
. Interactive sight, sound and physical objects from the student artists
of the NYU Interactive telecommunications biannual showcase
[video], including Animalia Chordata
and Botanicalls, building telecommunications between people and their plants.
posted by nickyskye
on Jan 7, 2007 -
It's Flash Friday, but surprisingly no one's mentioned this yet. Since you seem to be fans of Orisinal's work
, I thought it prudent to point out that he's put up a new game just in time for the holidays.
So, let's go play some Winterbells
, shall we?
posted by revmitcz
on Dec 8, 2006 -
- a blog dedicated to physics-simulating games, currently with 49 reviews (and counting) of well known favorites like Stair Dismount and Truck Dismount, Towers of Goo, Toribash and many, many more. (A follow up to my previous YouTube post
.) Kiss your precious, fleeting motes of productivity goodbye, cube-farmers!
posted by loquacious
on Oct 19, 2006 -
"The streets of 2030's New York remain the only venues not under the thumb of the monolithic corporations. Manhattan’s three major hacker gangs have developed black-market technology that enables them to jack into the phone network though the payphone nodes, and redirect the payment deposited into that phone into their own coffers." The premise of a new cyberpunk novel? Nope. A new street game
you can play with your friends
posted by maniactown
on Sep 24, 2006 -
of the best places in the United States assume their expert can choose the absolute best place to live, or to work, or to raise a family—for everyone. Wouldn't a better way to find great places to live in America
be based on your
unique priorities and preferences?
posted by CodeBaloo
on Aug 15, 2006 -
Fire bullets by manuevering your pixel as close as possible to the shots fired by the enemy in the center. Requires Java Runtime Environment.
(Since there's no sound, here's a sharity blog whose music would provide an excellent soundtrack: Curved Air
Game via Jay
and Good Experience
posted by klangklangston
on Aug 6, 2006 -
Graphic novels without words are the silent movies of the printed page. Now, the inestimable and erudite vacapinta
first directed us to the father of the genre, one Frans Masereel
. Up to recently, the most notable of Masereel's successors was Lynd Ward
, whose most famous work was God's Man
, subtitled A Novel in Woodcuts
. Here are some more plates
from God's Man
for sale. Yet more plates can be found, along with a bad midi, at the Texas based Woodcuts - Lynn Ward: Gods' Man
. And here are some illustrations
from Georgetwon University's Lauinger Library September 2001 exhibit Lvnd Ward as Illustrator
. Here, also, is Graphic Witness: visual arts & social commentary - Lynd Ward
. And here is his Madman's Drum
in its entirety. But now we have a contemporary working in the same vein--Eric Drooker
. More inside
posted by y2karl
on Aug 4, 2006 -
"I live in an apartment building. We have a laundry room. The laundry room has a table. People put things on the table, and other people take those things away later. It's a laundry room swapmeet. I take pictures of the things and write about them. Hilarity more-or-less ensues." Awesome. [via mefi projects]
posted by mathowie
on Aug 3, 2006 -
is the greatest website ever for people trying to get away with web browsing at work. You enter a URL, it launches a new window styled to resemble a Word Document window. It even includes a "Boss" key to convert the page to regular text. Check out MeFi in it
. [via waxy]
posted by mathowie
on Aug 2, 2006 -
Never wanna work/Always wanna play/Pleasure, pleasure every day.
What happens when the jobs go away and don't return?
Should we take the surpluses generated and pay people not to work?
What happens to the assumption of scarcity when nanotechology
allows us to generate potentially anything we want from grass clippings?
Maybe Marx had it wrong all along. Maybe, instead of fetishizing work and the authoritarian mindset that it generates, we should have been reading Paul Lafargue instead.
Just as a thought experiment, what would you do if your job category disappeared? How would you spend your time? Would you invest more time and energy in friendships and other relationships? Hobbies? If you were your employer, what technologies would you use to get rid of your position and save money?
posted by jason's_planet
on Jun 25, 2006 -
So, how many subjects are there in a split brain
? I know that at least one more mefi user is interested
. To get some background information, play this little game
from nobelprize.org. Personally, I think they
(even though the layout
is strange - for an edu site) have it right: [more inside]
posted by vertriebskonzept
on Jun 1, 2006 -