I’ve started a new Cardboard Obama group on Flickr, curating the various situations people find themselves in when faced with a smiling, life size, two dimensional version of our new president. Please feel free to join and/or contribute your own photos of cardboard Obamas. A few highlights so far:
This was a total revelation to me. I hadn’t really known what kind of music was used in DJ/Rupture’s “No Income Tomorrowland,” and then driving home my friends Brent and Mariko from the airport last night KPFA (same excellent station which hosts Negativland’s “Over the Edge” weekly live broadcast) rocked me.
Anyway, here it is. The first track is kind of not as rocking as I would want you to have as your first track, but tracks two and track are awesome. Then it sort of slides in and out of awesomeness and newageness.
Any SFers want to go when they play at Yoshi’s?
Photosynth smartly and automatically stitches together user photos to create an explorable 3-D environment. It gets better as more photos come in. See also the map of other synths from the inauguration.
The New York Times published a great interactive piece a few days ago allowing readers to explore the salient and new terms in all past U.S. inaugural speeches.
For a similar visualization of a much nerdier domain, check out my yummy tag timeline.
Apologies in advance if this post makes you nauseous. Via Burak’s twitter feed, these wonderful old animated photos offer a real sense of three dimensionality simply by flipping between two close perspectives:
Makes me wonder what we could do with two cheap digital cameras mounted a few inches apart. Also, I dare someone to create a 3-D interface using this technique. See more on ffffound and cursivebuildings.
And if that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, here is a snippet of dialogue:
“Black Dynamite, that was the best lovin’ I ever had.”
“That goes triple for me.”
“Shh — you’re going to wake up the rest of the bitches!”
Can. Not. Wait. Genius new film premieres at Sundance. I think we can safely assume it’ll get picked up for nationwide distribution.