The Gallery of Lost Art
, from the Tate. Flash-intensive, autoloading, with background noise.
"A paper around her neck said she was Ida,
but Ida said nothing at all." So tells the story of the saddest, unluckiest girl that ever lived. [more inside]
Friday flash fun,
a day late. The National Gallery of Art has some awesome Flash apps intended for kids, but lots of fun for adults. My favorites: Flow
Cover Art: The Time Collection [Flash]
"In 1978 Time
Magazine gave to the National Portrait Gallery
some 800 works of original art that had at one time or another appeared on its covers." The gallery has created an online-only exhibition of the covers (the museum is closed for renovation until July 4, 2006). "And while one may normally imagine ornately framed oils of distinguished luminaries when thinking of the NPG, the Time covers offer a much closer to 'street level' survey of the prominent figures of any specific period." [via CSM]
The Lotus Eater
... a creepy gallery that has a flash
interface that doesn't actually suck.
Nice Flash presentation of images
on his site from photographer Hans Neleman's books "Night Chicas", "Moko-Maori Tattoo", "Body Transformed", and "Silence". NSFW, fer shure. (Note that you can switch
from slideshow mode to manual with controls on the right.) More Neleman
at Kodak's Legends Online
(work-safe), and more from "Night Chicas" here
(almost work-safe, but if the policy is strict - don't go.)
Just My Type.
Sharpen your eye for letterforms by matching each close-up snapshot with the letter it came from, or test your eye for color with Color Me RGB
, a couple of the interesting braincandy games
from Scott Kim
. (Also see his gallery of Inversions
; I love "Figure
", and the clickable tessellating alphabet
Yeah baby! Bite my toenails!
, it's all about the luuurve. Remics Vol. 3
features illustrations by 29 artists on the theme of "love"; past editions (Flash and some sound) explored thoughts on "Place
" and "Birthday
Stories of Krishna: The Adventures of a Hindu God
is a lovely interactive Flash presentation from the Seattle Art Museum: Click an image and hear the accompanying tale (or read the transcript), then click "close the story" and mouse over the image icons to explore the characters and view details. After you are finished you can test what you've learned with a drag and drop card game. No broadband? View images of Krishna here
, and read some background
Once Upon a Forest
It's the weekend; head for a gallery. Some interactive, some not. Stereo sound makes it more fun.