geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • Game of Thrones Transit Maps [#geekgirl] [#GoT]

    [Image Credit: Michael Tyznik]

    [Image Credit: Michael Tyznik]

    [From an article at tyznik.com] “Inspired by the work of Cameron Booth and his awesome Transit Maps Tumblr, I created these rail maps of Westeros and The Known World. Hopefully fans will notice some small touches — the closed stations along the Wall Line, for example.”

  • 2059: FutureCoast [#geekgirl]

    [FUTURECOAST: Image Via Fast Company]

    [Image Via Fast Company]

    [Via Fast Company] “FutureCoast, launched in early February with the help of a National Science Foundation climate education grant and Columbia University, has at least a hundred other messages like the Last Lobster. Some are funny: Like the one woman in the seaside town of Brighton who can’t get home because the tide’s gotten too high and needs to seek shelter in a “flotel” for the night. Others are devastating. In one message, a woman with a trembling voice asks her friend in government if he might be able to help her locate her partner, who’s gone missing after having gone to interview protesters at a “refugee rights” demonstration.

    The emotional tenor and imagination of the messages range widely, but the futures aren’t actually that far off. In the FutureCoast world, voice messages are leaking into the present day from futures between 2020 and 2065. And some, like the disappearance of certain flora and fauna, mass political unrest, and water shortages, are incredibly realistic–just go and read the latest IPCC report.”

  • Tired of the constant flood of #Cthulu and #zombie games? [#geekgirl]

    “…part of the reason they’re everywhere is that they’re both well known and free to use, and a lot of people who make games aren’t aware of just how many good stories they’re carrying around with them.

    There are SO MANY other stories and characters out there that are also free to use…Whatever the reason, a lot of these stories aren’t out there in games yet. So let’s MAKE SOME!

    Why not make a Robin Hood archery game, a Sherlock Holmes point-and-click adventure, or go crazy and make a Les Miserables bullet-hell shmup?

    1) Find a PUBLIC DOMAIN story or character
    2) Make a game between May 17 and May 24
    3) Submit it to the jam page.”

  • The Ongoing #Design Impact of the “Unknown Pleasures” Album Cover [#geekgirl]

    Data Visualization Reinterpreted by VISUALIZED from VISUALIZED.

  • Announcing “Wish4[0]” [#geekgirl] [#elit]

    Wish4[0]

    Wish4[0]

    ‘This project is based on a poetic interpretation of the maxim ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’. The title of the work, Wish4[0]is a truncation – and linguistic reworking – of the idea of wish fulfilment in the digital age, one where willing users and audience members are subjected to an “always-on” news cycle, where social media and content streaming are the preferred method of information sourcing and privacy is an elastic concept.

    The inspiration for Wish4[0] came from an article describing how the use of mobile devices right before bed makes the production of melatonin – a substance human bodies produce naturally in order to induce sleep – less likely. This disruption of our normal sleep cycle via our voluntary use of tech designed for ease-of-use led me to ponder the subject of the allure of the digital news cycle – how many of us feel compelled to be perpetually connected, 24/7, to shareable “news”? Wish4[0] explores the perpetual pull of a user’s desire to be continually digitally connected.

    This project takes as its inspiration this perpetual tugging at a user’s consciousness by the digital: each day, for 40 days, I’ll create and post a creative response that will take as its immediate inspiration a headline – or item – drawn from the electronic news cycle of that specific day.

    |||This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.|||

  • TINY: A Story About Living Small [#geekgirl]

    TINY: A Story About Living Small (Teaser Trailer) from TINY on Vimeo.

  • The #Pixel #Painter [#geekgirl]

    The Pixel Painter

    “Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.

    Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.

    Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter.”

  • Haiku Dance Meets Digital Performance [#geekgirl]

    Hakanaï – 1mn excerpt from Adrien M / Claire B on Vimeo.

    “Hakanaï is a haiku dance performance taking place in a cube of moving images projected live by a digital performer.
    In Japanese, this word Hakanaï is the union of two elements, one alluding to man and one alluding to the dream. It is used to define the ephemeral, the fragile, the transitory, the intangible nature of matter.
    This words together with the tulle covered cube, create the starting point for this piece.

    The four projectors reveal on the tulle a graphic universe in constant evolution. Performed by an artist as a “digital score”, it is generated and interpreted live. The dancer’s body enters into a dialogue with the moving images in motion. These simple and abstract black and white shapes behave according to physical rules that the senses recognise and to mathematic models created from the observation of nature.
    The audience experiences the performance in several stages. They first discover the exterior of the installation. As the dancer arrives, they gather around to watch the performance. When the choreography has ended, the audience can then take some time to wander amongst the moving images.”

  • Have Your 3D designs Made Into a Full-Colour Paper 3D Print [#geekgirl]

    Fab Lab Adelaide

    “Calling all artists and designers who are interested in having your 3D designs made into a full-colour paper 3D print! Fab Lab Adelaide are partnering with DGS 3D (the Australian distributor for Mcor IRIS 3D printers), for the launch of the IRIS 3D printer. These printers use Selective Deposition Lamination, a simple and innovative process of full colour paper 3D printing.

    Your 3D printed model will be exhibited in the gallery at the launch of the IRIS in Sydney, Rydes Hotel, Parramatta on Thursday 25th July, and a copy of the model will also be mailed to you.

    If you are interested in taking part you will need to submit your designs in OBJ, STL or VRML formats by Friday June 21st. Here are a few guidelines for the models…”

  • “It is only half an hour” [#geekgirl]

    Saying No

    “‘It is only half an hour’ — ‘It is only an afternoon’ — ‘It is only an evening,’ people say to me over and over again; but they don’t know that it is impossible to command one’s self sometimes to any stipulated and set disposal of five minutes — or that the mere consciousness of an engagement will sometime worry a whole day … Who ever is devoted to an art must be content to deliver himself wholly up to it, and to find his recompense in it. I am grieved if you suspect me of not wanting to see you, but I can’t help it; I must go in my way whether or no.”

    “No” makes us aloof, boring, impolite, unfriendly, selfish, anti-social, uncaring, lonely and an arsenal of other insults. But “no” is the button that keeps us on.”

    [From Creative People Say No by Kevin Ashton]