Glass Wings Blog: October 2007

Art work to appreciate

Sun, 30 Sep 2007 23:27:55 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul


Wait 'till you see this imagery!!!  -bill

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Recreation of the Apollo moon landing as art

Tue, 02 Oct 2007 11:09:44 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
"Going to the moon was the best art project of the twentieth century."
--Tom Sachs

http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/beverly-hills-2007-09-tom-sachs/

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Sorted Books project

Tue, 02 Oct 2007 17:59:03 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.ninakatchadourian.com/languagetranslation/sortedbooks.php

"The Sorted Books project began in 1993 years ago and is ongoing. The project
has taken place in many different places over the years, ranging form private
homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every

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Evangelion

Wed, 3 Oct 2007 00:58:59 +0900

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

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
Here is latest version of Evangelion (released at 1st Sept):
http://www.evangelion.co.jp/
You can see teaser trailer: http://freemv.b-ch.com/view/eva/tr_01.html

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Micro-knitting

Thu, 04 Oct 2007 18:50:29 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bugknits.com/gallery/garments3.htm

"Curiosity is what made me see if I could use a .009" wire to knit these tiny
1:144 scale cardigans (this is dollhouse for a dollhouse scale). There are
approximately 80 stitches per inch."

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The top ten Sputniks

Thu, 04 Oct 2007 18:52:20 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://collectspace.com/news/news-092507a.html

As a tribute to the five decades of space exploration that it set into motion,
collectSPACE.com is counting down the "top" ten Sputniks, one per day, leading
to the 50th anniversary on October 4, 2007.

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Where the Great Old Ones Are

Thu, 04 Oct 2007 23:19:16 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://torenatkinson.deviantart.com/art/Where-the-Great-Old-Ones-Are-20882194

Mixing the two great tastes of H.P. Lovecraft and Maurice Sendak

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Wallace and Gromit: Trouble At' Mill

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 16:19:03 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
It’s a ‘who-doughnut?’ mystery Gromit!
http://www.wallaceandgromit.com/forum/read/590

Wallace and Gromit return to TV
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7024834.stm

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Kiddie Rekord King

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 18:14:42 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
I'm not that ancient, but I do remember inheriting some of the records on the
below link:

"What Is A Vintage "Kiddie" Record? If you are old enough, do you remember
listening to 78-rpm "kiddie" records when you were growing up? Or maybe your

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Henson to Do Monster Blood Tattoo

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 19:23:31 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
How cool is this. I actually helped push D.M. Cornish's book into winner
status with the Aurealis Awards. Now it's about to become a Henson film with
Muppets and all.

http://www.filmick.co.uk/2007/02/three-books-optioned-by-hensons-one-of.html

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Vocaloid

Sat, 06 Oct 2007 20:09:18 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Vocaloid is Yamaha's singing voice synthesizer software, available in
English and Japanese:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocaloid

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2007 Ig Nobel Awards

Sat, 06 Oct 2007 23:24:54 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
The 2007 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
http://www.improb.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html#ig2007

The 2007 Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony and Lectures
http://www.improb.com/ig/2007/2007-details.html

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Birthday party photos

Sun, 07 Oct 2007 15:12:33 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Photos of my 40th birthday party in Melbourne last month are now online:
http://www.glasswings.com.au/photos/2007/index.html#D2007-09-15

See also Paul Fenwick's photos of the party:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfenwick/sets/72157602154843810/

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Fwd: Because you're just too darned cheerful :-)

Tue, 9 Oct 2007 00:23:23 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
<http://www.marcofolio.net/imagedump/top_40_demotivational_posters.html>

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Maps of Wikipedia

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 11:08:43 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://scimaps.org/maps/wikipedia/

More information:
http://abeautifulwww.com/2007/05/20/visualizing-the-power-struggle-in-wikipedia/

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35 Great Visualizations

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 11:09:59 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Very cool:
http://abeautifulwww.com/2007/02/10/35-great-visualizations/

Share and enjoy,
               *** Xanni ***

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Japanese moon probe photos

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 15:45:47 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2007/10/20071009_kaguya_e.html

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) performed the separation
operation of one of the onboard baby satellites, the Relay Satellite (Rstar,)
of the "KAGUYA" (SELENE,) and the Rstar was released at 9:36 a.m. on October 9

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Finn Magee

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 12:22:05 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Functional paintings:
http://www.finnmagee.com/finnmagee/Flat_Life.html

Also check out his other work including the "Remote Control" video.

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Strange Stuff with Legos

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 18:22:49 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
Learn about the history of microbiology:

Great Microbiologists
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ArusOqt8EM

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The TARDIS at Pooh Corner

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:17:21 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
SF writer Peter David's 2002 Winnie the Pooh / Dr. Who crossover fanfic:

http://peterdavid.malibulist.com/archives/001443.html
http://peterdavid.malibulist.com/archives/001441.html
http://peterdavid.malibulist.com/archives/001439.html

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Newstopia

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 01:18:05 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
If you missed the first episode of Sean Micallef's very funny new
comedy/news show, be sure to watch it online:

http://programs.sbs.com.au/newstopia/

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Time Bandits map

Wed, 17 Oct 2007 11:13:18 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.fire-house.net/Metropolis/html/TB.html

"I have always wanted a copy of the map from Time Bandits. I recently decided
to create my own replica of this exquisite prop.

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Artistic ad for cashmere knitwear

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 15:11:48 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Amazing Japanese cashmere knitwear advertising:
http://www.uniqlo.jp/uniqlock/

Music.  Dance.  Clock.

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China support Virtual Environment

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 21:02:52 +0900

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

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
China will support Virtual Environment Service like Second Life.

UOneNet Has Chinese Virtual World In The Works
http://www.worldsinmotion.biz/2007/10/uonenet_has_chinese_virtual_wo.php

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Source of "Dramatic Chipmunk"

Fri, 19 Oct 2007 12:56:40 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://tvinjapan.com/blog/2007/06/23/breaking-dramatic-chipmunk-from-japanese-tv-show-hello-morning/

"What you might not know, is that the clip is from the Japanese TV show Hello!
Morning which is a morning talk show full of girls that chatter like chipmunks.
Also, what you might not know, is that the chipmunk in question is actually a

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A must see video from the TED talks

Fri, 19 Oct 2007 02:46:34 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul

From: "I.W. Stalew" <iw.stalew@gmail.com>
Subject: A must see video from the TED talks

10 ways the world could end

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must see this artwork...ah, the Japanese mind!

Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:27:35 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2007/10/22/protect_yoursel.html?p=0#more

Protect yourself against muggers with transforming vending machine skirt

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Wired article on Manga and Doujinshi

Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:19:48 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/magazine/15-11/ff_manga

"This spring I spent two months in Japan looking under the hood of the
manga industry. I met with key players in the supply chain — from the
artists who create the work and the editors who polish it to the

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Balloon Dog anatomy

Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:05:53 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://freeny.deviantart.com/art/Pneumatic-Anatomica-53318794

"After months of observations, dissections and a 25 minute intro to clown
school, I have finally successfully mapped the inter workings of the domestic
balloon dog."

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Geek stars: The secret (nerdy) life of celebrities

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 19:49:32 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9043739

"We've done some digging and came up with a list of geek stars --
celebrities who work at traditional artistic pursuits to make their way
in the world, but have been known to kick back with a little

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Cat Man Do

Sun, 28 Oct 2007 19:45:40 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
A short animated film:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmwqpHsMExg

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Fwd: Man levitates videos

Mon, 29 Oct 2007 03:07:36 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul


Subject: Man levitates | NEWS.com.au

<http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22634351-2,00.html?from=mostpop>Click

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"There She Is"

Tue, 30 Oct 2007 01:26:22 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
Good news - this very charming Korean animation about cat and rabbit
cross-species love now has funding to complete the last three parts of
the series.  The first two parts are available in both Korean and
English here:  http://www.sambakza.net/amalloc/amalloc_frameset.htm

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Banpresto showers Gundam fans with gadgetry, doodads

Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:34:45 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
have fun with this...

http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2007/10/30/banpresto_showe.html

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London underground dinner party

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 00:11:41 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
Courtesy of Ceredwyn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywLhNwSBizE

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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