Glass Wings Blog: June 2008

Web Zen 6th anniversary: Feline Zen 2008

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 11:22:16 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.chaoskitty.com/webzen/archive.php?choice=77.29.08

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Laser projections

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 13:25:05 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
15 meter laser projection in Odaiba, Tokyo to promote "The Water Horse":
http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=3644

More about laser fountains:
http://www.laserspectacles.com/pages/fountain.htm

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Valhalla Arms F&SF art

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 13:56:19 +0930

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

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

Chris Kramer makes beautiful ray guns, light sabers, jeweled daggers,
fantasy costumes including Discworld characters, and amazing computer
cases including a very impressive Egyptian case made of limestone!

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Graffiti Animation

Tue, 3 Jun 2008 14:36:22 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
This is a little trippy, but WOW the kind of work that went into it is
incredible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGaqLT-gO4

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imagery: this should be relevant for you

Mon, 2 Jun 2008 23:46:49 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
This is really amazing art...look at the whole site...but
particularly click on  Projects then ALONG THE WAY


here's oakland art

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If you would like to send your name to the moon...you have a few days to get it listed...see below

Tue, 3 Jun 2008 03:23:28 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
If you want to add anyone you have until June 27th.  --bill


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/nametomoon.html

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manta ray

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 02:53:10 +0000

campbell_hewston [at] ekit.com

griffin.png
Air Ray: The Blimp With Wings

Air_ray, modelled on the manta ray, is a remote-controlled hybrid
construction consisting of a helium-filled ballonet and a beating
wing drive. Its light design makes it possible for it to swim in

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The Geek Must Have List

Thu, 5 Jun 2008 09:21:38 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
If you're a geek and have been told, "Hey, you should get out and get a little
fresh air," then here's the answer for you:

http://www.tokyomango.com/tokyo_mango/2007/02/usb_face_mask_c.html

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Wood Robots

Thu, 5 Jun 2008 09:29:02 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
OMG! Must have one...must have one:

http://www.wanderingpandacomics.com/blog/woodbot.php

Kawaii!

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Prototype robot teddy bear car navigation system

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 15:35:40 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.pinktentacle.com/2008/06/robot-teddy-bear-car-navigation-system/

"On June 3, engineers at iXs Research Corporation unveiled a robotic
teddy bear designed to work as a talking car navigation system. The
prototype robot stands 30 centimeters (1 ft) tall and has 6 joints in

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Fwd: This ought to keep your minds busy for awhile...

Thu, 5 Jun 2008 15:17:23 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
So if you think you want to test yourself...this is the
mother-page-portal to a lot of tests...enjoy...at least it will keep
you out of Facebook, Twitter, Plurk or your email!  :-)   --bill

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/index_surveys.shtml

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Big Buck Bunny released

Sun, 08 Jun 2008 01:08:12 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
"Ice Age" style short film available for free download:
http://www.bigbuckbunny.org/index.php/download/

You can also share it, show it anywhere or use the source material to
make your own sequel!

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Fwd: Full Earth-rise taken by the KAGUYA HDTV

Sat, 7 Jun 2008 17:06:17 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
video clip at:
http://space.jaxa.jp/movie/20080411_kaguya_movie01_e.html

press release (text below) with illustrations at:
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2008/04/20080411_kaguya_e.html

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Moscow Cat Theatre

Mon, 9 Jun 2008 22:16:57 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
This cat circus is great! You see, my boys could have been stars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLEA1BgJ6YQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmd2W36VgPg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDwAl6ASxQY

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Hello Kitty kaleidoscope projector

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:28:21 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.kilian-nakamura.com/blog-english/index.php/hello-kitty-mangekyo-kaleidoscope-projector/
http://www.kilian-nakamura.com/catalog/hello-kitty-mangekyo-kaleidoscope-projector-p-228.html

via BoingBoing and Hello Kitty Hell:
http://www.kittyhell.com/2008/06/08/hello-kitty-kaleidoscope-projector/

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Cool Soviet Sci Fi Illustrations

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:36:22 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
Looks good, even in black and white, 50 years later.

This extremely rare series of illustrations to various books by Alexander
Kazantsev (one of the first Soviet science fiction writers) shows very
clearly what kind of future the communist dreamers preferred. Think cool

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Fwd: Anticipating the Future to ' See' the Present (NYT)

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 23:33:49 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
By BENEDICT CAREY

Staring at a pattern meant to evoke an optical illusion is usually an act of
idle curiosity, akin to palm reading or astrology. The dot disappears, or it
doesn't. The silhouette of the dancer spins clockwise or counterclockwise.

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3D Hypertext and Project Xanadu

Wed, 18 Jun 2008 00:13:02 +0900

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

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
FYI, original Hypertext project, Ted Nelson's Xanadu 
Project<http://www.xanadu.net/> releases the tool, Xanadu Space 
<http://xanarama.net/>

You can read additional articles from this website.

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so futuristic! looks like something from a SCIFI movie

Fri, 20 Jun 2008 18:11:50 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
watch the videos

http://dvice.com/archives/2008/06/this_is_what_10.php#more

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GOOD Guide: to the Shadowy Organizations That Rule the World

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 13:06:09 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.goodmagazine.com/section/Guide/good_guide_to_the_shadowy_organizations_that_rule_the_world

"[...] we present six organizations that have been accused of plotting
world domination, along with an assessment of who they are, what they
do, and just how powerful they actually are. From what we can tell, no

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Tokyo Toy Show 2008 with video and photos

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 14:00:28 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.kilian-nakamura.com/blog-english/index.php/tokyo-toy-show-2008-with-video-and-photos/

"This year, as we’ve written about extensively in the past, almost every
major toy manufacturer was knee-deep in toys that either help you cook,
make characters out of food, or are dessert-related in some decorative

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Martian Skies

Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:43:21 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/06/martian_skies.html

"With an amazing number of six current live probes exploring Mars (two
rovers, a lander, and three orbiters), there are many thousands of
images available. Only a few, however show atmospheric phenomena.

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If you haven't seen this I think you will love it...bridleless Bareback

Sun, 22 Jun 2008 23:16:48 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Very special bonding between a woman and her horse...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=XxUGEN9kS9o

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George Carlin obituary

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 01:52:15 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25322638/&GT1=43001

He produced 23 comedy albums, 14 HBO specials, three books, a couple of
TV shows and appeared in several movies, from his own comedy specials to
“Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” in 1989 — a testament to his range

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Fwd: Predicting Where You'll Go and What You'll Like (NYT)

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 15:12:35 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
I hope this isn't too long for the DL.  --bill



By MICHAEL FITZGERALD

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dancing huh?

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:41:14 -0700

Linda Page <lightlady27 [at] gmail.com>

Linda Page
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080624/od_nm/phone_dc_1

LONDON (Reuters) - What do you do if you are stuck in a field at a pop festival
but there's trouble ahead because your mobile phone's battery is about to run
out?

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Italian Spiderman

Thu, 26 Jun 2008 21:41:51 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
A local Adelaide production, weekly episode 6 (of 10) was posted today.

http://www.myspace.com/alrugo
http://www.youtube.com/user/dariotown

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Immune Attack

Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:18:03 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://fas.org/immuneattack/

"The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) presents Immune Attack™, an
educational video game that introduces basic concepts of human
immunology to high school and entry-level college students. Designed as

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