Glass Wings Blog: November 2006

Sketch furniture

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 17:32:38 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
The four FRONT members have developed a method to materialise free hand
sketches. Pen strokes made in the air are recorded with Motion Capture
and become 3D digital files; these are then materialised through Rapid
Prototyping into real pieces of furniture.

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New photos: Hahndorf

Sat, 04 Nov 2006 18:39:38 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Katherine took some great photos of our neighbourhood today:

http://www.glasswings.com.au/photos/2006/2006-11-04-Australische-Voegel.jpg
http://www.glasswings.com.au/photos/2006/2006-11-04-Bridge.jpg
http://www.glasswings.com.au/photos/2006/2006-11-04-Flowers-in-our-street.jpg

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Chocolate Sushi

Sun, 05 Nov 2006 16:38:25 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Now this is food art:
http://www.kookisushi.com/

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Cute and practical

Sun, 5 Nov 2006 21:32:02 +0000 (UTC)

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] zimbra.dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
Robots have made their debut at a Japanese hospital where an android
receptionist and two porters now work alongside their human counterparts.
Aizu Central Hospital in Aizu-Wakamatsu some 200km north of Tokyo introduced
the trio on October 28 at a cost of $660,000.
The receptionist robot, produced by Japanese robot maker Tmsuk Co. Ltd.,

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Internet acronyms illustrated

Tue, 07 Nov 2006 11:43:47 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Teh Internets:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/goopymart/sets/72157594362502502/

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                *** Xanni ***

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Donald Rumsfeld Quotes

Thu, 9 Nov 2006 03:19:37 +0000 (UTC)

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] zimbra.dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
Ah, how sad he's gone ;-)
http://www.timble.me.uk/fun/item.php?id=25
Pity about Arnie getting back in :-/
AJ

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Zero-G fashion

Thu, 09 Nov 2006 15:02:07 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
On the Runway: Spacewear Meant to Dazzle, Even in Zero Gravity
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/16/science/16find.html?ei=5090&en=5f46776d1336c38f&ex=1305432000&adxnnl=1&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1163032346-yGvJcTSf6rbVbx2oAidyyw

Spacewear fashion show: looking fly in zero-g
http://www.pinktentacle.com/2006/11/spacewear-fashion-show-looking-fly-in-zero-g/

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Transparent concrete

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 08:58:15 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
In co-operation with Christoffer Dupont, student of engineering; Lene
Langballe, student of architecture and Dalton Beton (a Danish
manufacturer of concrete components), the Innovation Lab project team
has developed the first screen of transparent concrete that the world
has ever seen.

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Dog hops on bus to go to pub

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 18:12:39 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
A dog owner is having to chain up his pet to stop him hopping on to the bus
and going to the pub.

Gary Kay's terrier Ratty regularly got on the bus on his own to go to the
Black Bull pub, in Hull Road, York.

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Doctor Who joins Pooh on icons list

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 18:21:55 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
The Tube map, the red telephone box, Doctor Who and English weather are among
21 new "icons of England".

They also include roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, Winnie the Pooh, and the
stiff upper lip.

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Okay, My Last Ananova Article

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 18:29:11 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Cameron faces up to funny features

Conservative leader David Cameron may want to be taken seriously as a
politician - but he has the face of a comic, new research has shown.

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interesting fun stuff

Sat, 11 Nov 2006 02:23:56 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
Check this page out once and awhile...fun stuff appears here...

http://blog.scifi.com/tech/

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have fun with these special effects and Donald Rumsfeld

Sat, 11 Nov 2006 02:54:19 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
I am amazed at how creative people can be in the media!  --bill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmLToYe8nRo

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Gallery of Famous Artist's Cat Art

Sat, 11 Nov 2006 21:58:01 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This artist does a decent job of imitating various famous artists and
inserting cats:

http://www.thecatgallery.com/

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The Wearable Instrument Shirt

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 08:11:57 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/air-guitar-down-to-a-t-shirt/2006/11/13/1163266457568.html

It's called the WIS - the Wearable Instrument Shirt - and it is tipped
to make the air guitar as obsolete as the horse and cart.

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Dolphins sing 'Batman' theme

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 19:25:40 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1473208.htm

Scientists have taught dolphins to combine both rhythm and vocalisations
to produce music, resulting in an extremely high-pitched, short version
of the Batman theme song.

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Amazon Indians use Google Earth, GPS to protect rainforest home

Thu, 16 Nov 2006 11:35:11 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://news.mongabay.com/2006/1114-google_earth-act.html

Deep in the most remote jungles of South America, Amazon Indians are
using Google Earth, Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping, and other
technologies to protect their fast-dwindling home. Tribes in Suriname,

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Classic video game scarves

Sat, 18 Nov 2006 17:28:51 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.b2d4.com/

Remember when 8 bits and 16k of memory were enough to create a universe?
Remember how you rescued the princess, attacked the invaders and saved
the world to the sound of blips and beeps? Now wear your trophy with

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Wikipedia comics

Sat, 18 Nov 2006 17:43:51 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Wikipedia articles summarised in comic form by "The Tampa Tribune"
illustrator Greg Williams:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Greg_Williams

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European Cities Do Away with Traffic Signs

Mon, 20 Nov 2006 12:52:57 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Are streets without traffic signs conceivable? Seven cities and regions
in Europe are giving it a try -- with good results.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,448747,00.html

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Ms. Darcy's Knitted Cupcakes

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 10:04:38 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=ms%20darcy%20knitted%20cupcakes

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                *** Xanni ***

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Katamari Damacy earmuffs

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:01:38 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://thriftyknitter.com/?p=84

"Aren’t they freaking adorable? Besides being very cute and silly, they
also have a secret compartment."

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Coney Island taxidermy artist Takeshi Yamada

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:18:05 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.sideshowworld.com/SSA-15.html

My current super-realism artworks reflect my investigation of the unique
and distinctive culture where I live in the Coney Island area of
Brooklyn, NY.  This special culture is called Coney Island Circus

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Fwd: Tom Mabe

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 03:37:18 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
The best link so far to this hillarious recording!!!!   --bill

<http://howtoprankatelemarketer.ytmnd.com/>http://howtoprankatelemarketer.ytmnd.com/

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"Livingstones" pillows that look like rocks

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 10:54:55 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.smarin.net/index.php?page=polaire&head=product&head2=product2&text=p

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                *** Xanni ***

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Gift Ideas

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 13:19:08 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Need some ideas for Chrissie? Try these!

Ninja and Pacman ties, need I say more?
http://www.ex-boyfriendcollection.com/products/ties.php

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Dr. Ledoux Critter Splitter Series

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 13:32:50 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
All right, I'm not through with the strange gift ideas:

These little critters can be mixed and matched to come up with bizarre
creations and super cute combinations. From the mind of the former art
director of Sub Pop Records and the brains behind LeDouxville, Jesse LeDoux's

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Liquid Floor Tiles

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 13:38:48 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
For ME for Christmas, COOL!:

Modular Liquid Floor Tiles - Walking on them creates play and movement of
light stimulating sensations of nature and atmosphere. The Mono-chromatic
tiles leaves a diminishing ray of colors tones the memory trace of a

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Gift Madness Day

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 13:44:50 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Sorry, I'm having fun:

Your eyes will deceive you! Each page is a stereographic background for your
writing or drawing. Put on the 3D specs and see your lines float above the
page!

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Light Fingers

Wed, 29 Nov 2006 18:29:52 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
The Tron love in me just can't get enough of this stuff:

Light Fingers

 A hypnotic light show at your fingertips; put on your favorite music, turn

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New Scientist 50th: Weird and Wonderful

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 09:04:39 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
For New Scientist's 50th anniversary they've put out an issue with all sorts
of funky articles:

What is reality? By Roger Penrose

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Real Google Earth

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 19:21:39 +0900

"Yukihiko YOSHIDA" <yukihiko [at] s6.dion.ne.jp>

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
Here is "Real Google Earth"
http://japanese.engadget.com/2006/11/29/real-google-earth/

Share and Enjoy.

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A Shoggoth on the Roof

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 23:13:54 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
There are some things man was not meant to adapt to musical theatre...

http://www.cthulhulives.org/Musical/

A Shoggoth on the Roof: the Musical is a real Broadway-style musical

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modular pie-cosahedron

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 23:50:57 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
constructing a pie with the topology of a sphere from 20 triangular
sub-pie modules attached with amazing magnets.

http://www.instructables.com/id/E0ITVPSI3WEV1BEH2D/?ALLSTEPS

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