Shirtigami

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7502458538500026068&q=shirt+fold

Coincidentally, it happened that this morning I had a huge pile of tshirts waiting to be folded, and so I have spent some time putting in practice the method shown in this 33 second-long video.

I must admit that I have always had some problems with folding shirts, so this was a very good opportunity to try to refine my skills, and I have to say that the method works well, though you may need to watch the video several times to understand the “flip”. A bit of advice: make sure that you’re grabbing both front and back layers of the shirt when you first pinch it, and that you’re grabbing all the layers right after you take the neck to the bottom. Notice that I say “take” instead of fold. Folding would make the neck turn inside, while you want the neck to be looking outside all the time (they show this step in more detail in the video when folding the second shirt). Give it a try!

ps. Unfortunately, the method is not as efficient on long sleeve shirts, but you can always add some extra folds here and there until it looks good. 😉

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The Universe fits in a glass

http://www.bathsheba.com/crystal/largescale/

The cosmological model for this piece is tuned to match the Sloan Survey, an investigation of all galaxies we can see in one quadrant of the sky. It takes us out to within 1000 megaparsecs of Earth. The survey isn’t finished yet, so you are looking at current research.

Bathsheba Grossman is an artist at ease with the convergence between sculpture and science. The subjects of her work, whether mathematical shapes, proteins or galaxies, are by their complex nature impossible to render by means of traditional techniques, which has led her to Continue reading The Universe fits in a glass

Kite aerial Photography

http://www.oldaerialphotos.com/History_of_Aerial_Photography.cfm

the oldest conserved aerial photograph.

(fig. 3)

Long before airplanes travelled across the skies, aerial pictures took off by means of balloons and kites. Since then, kite and photography enthusiasts around the world have kept the spirits and the pictures high, producing photographs of amazing quality.

http://scotthaefner.com/kap/

it isn’t completely ridiculous to suspend an $800 camera from a kite(…) Be sure to see my 360° virtual reality (VR) panoramas taken from a kite’s eye view.

Scott Haefner, an accomplished professional photographer, puts his skills to good use in obtaining crisp detailed pictures that are always delightful to Continue reading Kite aerial Photography

Chocolate Chip cookies

Today we feature the recipe for the “world’s best chocolate chip cookies”.
They are very easy to make and taste awesome, so grab your apron and go for it!

 

  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of margarine with 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar.
  • Next, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 2 eggs and a pinch of salt. Mix these together well and then add 2 and 1/4 cups of flour.
  • Finally, add 3/4 cup of chocolate chips (or M&M’s) and a pinch of love! Roll the dough into little balls and place them on a well-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • Your cookies are now ready. Enjoy! 🙂
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    Modular behaviours: cube world&cubees

    http://www.radicauk.com/product/05%20-%2075039.htm

    Play with one or stick two or more cubes together to build an interactive world(…) As you stack, they’ll interact and visit one another’s cubes.

    http://www.takara-usa.com/toys/cubee/index.php

    (…) if you interconnect additional Cubees, the one on top of the singing pyramid will belt out the lead while the others “sing” back-up.

    Even though the possibilities of interaction between electronic toys has been already explored for a while (like in the most recent versions of the Tamagotchi or the Digimon), it looks as though there’s a new generation of toys on the horizon which are characterized by their ability to interact with each other regardless of the active presence of the user.

    These toys generally come shaped as cubes which provide special connectors on several of their sides. Each cube is entertaining by itself, but in order for the interactions to happen, the user should Continue reading Modular behaviours: cube world&cubees

    Doom(the movie): Afterthoughts

    http://www.doommovie.com/

    The researchers at this Red Planet station have unwittingly opened a door, and all hell has broken loose. A legion of nightmarish creatures of unknown origin lurks in every corner and stalks the countless rooms and tunnels of the facility, killing what few people remain.

    Traditionally a bad thing, Doom has been a reason for expectation and happiness to almost every person that has played computer games since 1993. The Doom series was a hit that popularised the 1st-person shooter genre, and its last installment was no exception, with luscious graphics, chilling sounds and, among everything, an unparalleled atmosphere that literally took you to hell.

    With these credentials, and after a myriad of copies sold, it just seemed natural that someone wanted to make a movie based on the game. In fact, Doom, the movie is reasonably close to the game, though it’s not quite it… Continue reading Doom(the movie): Afterthoughts

    Confucius of the day

    In the Book of Songs we read:

    “The presence of the subtle spirits
    can’t be experimented nor checked;
    However, we mustn’t stop searching for them.”

    These subtle, imperceptible particles show themselves through the corporeal beings; since they really and truly exist, they can’t stop showing themselves in one way or another.

    We can’t see these subtle spirits, since they are of a nature such that they hide from our senses. They identify themselves with the concrete things, but they are universal.