Glass Wings Blog: July 2008

The Buzzball, A Motorized Hampster Ball For Humans

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 11:59:48 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://laughingsquid.com/the-buzzball-a-motorized-hampster-ball-for-humans/

"At the heart of the Buzzball is a dual motor configuration, enabling
the pilot to control the motion and direction of travel via left and
right control triggers, which provides power to the driving wheels.

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amazingly fun photo shopped images

Fri, 4 Jul 2008 00:26:38 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Some wonderful images via PhotoShop:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080702/ap_on_go_ot/solar_public_lands;_ylt=ApSpM7Tv0QKgj.2jrlNZLagNJ_wE

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photo shopped magical images ( i send WRONG URL)

Fri, 4 Jul 2008 13:43:56 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
http://www.vertustech.com/blog/2008/02/11/32/

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Grass Art

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 13:24:55 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/grass-art/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bowdie/2646095323/

"The artists essentially use grass as a form of photographic paper,
projecting a black-and-white negative image onto a patch of grass as it

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Human mirror

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 13:25:39 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://improveverywhere.com/2008/07/06/human-mirror/

"For our latest mission, we filled a subway car with identical twins,
creating a human mirror. Enjoy the video first and then see below for
our report with tons of photos."

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Contact lenses or displays

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 12:07:55 +0000

campbell_hewston [at] ekit.com

griffin.png
Prototype personal display

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jul/03/led.contact.lenses

How about his job nanotechnology and microfabrication useing self-

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Cupcake Ninja

Wed, 9 Jul 2008 12:10:54 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
This woman is delightfully mad:

http://cupcakeninja.net/

I'm in love with the karate cupcakes:

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sappy but so touching...even if you have seen it before...

Tue, 8 Jul 2008 22:51:24 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
About a lion brought up with people then released into the wild and
years later...

this is sappy but I liked it....

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Entertaining science videos

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 17:46:27 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://arstechnica.com/journals/science.ars/2008/07/08/science-video-bullets-laugh-along-with-science

"These videos are somewhat different from our usual fare, in that
they're all trying to sell you something. Fortunately, they're doing it
with solid science and, in most cases, a good sense of humor. Here, in

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octo-pied building

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 13:20:01 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://filthyluker.deviantart.com/art/octo-pied-building-90953286

"a house with tentacular cancer
inflatable sculpture in partnership with Pedro Estrellas"

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US Air Guitar, San Francisco Regional Championships

Sat, 12 Jul 2008 13:35:47 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://sfjukebox.blogspot.com/2008/07/25-june-2008-us-air-guitar-san.html

For those unfamiliar with the magic and mystery of air guitar, it is an
annual collection of freaks, wannabes, amateur comedians, and rock
lovers who "play" air guitar on stage.

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Lawns

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 14:04:46 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2008/07/21/080721crbo_books_kolbert?currentPage=all

"Americans can’t live without their lawns—but how long can they live
with them?"

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Demolition from the bottom up

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 14:06:45 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.pinktentacle.com/2008/07/video-daruma-otoshi-skyscraper-demolition/

"Unlike conventional demolition that begins at the top of the building,
Kajima’s new method starts at the bottom. As each floor is demolished,
the support columns are cut and replaced with giant computer-controlled

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Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:56:33 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
Joss Whedon's latest project launches today:

It's a low-budget, Internet streaming video musical about superheroes
and villains!

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Douglas Adams' typewriter at Abe Books

Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:17:01 +0930

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

Katherine Phelps
Anyone in need of a used typewriter? Andrew sent me this:

THE HITCH HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, First Edition in FINE Condition.
Sold together with DOUGLAS ADAMS' TYPEWRITER owned by Adams (whilst
writing 'Hitch Hikers') and SIGNED IN THICK FELT PEN BY THE AUTHOR

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NASA's Deep Impact Films Earth as an Alien World

Sat, 19 Jul 2008 12:32:13 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/epoxi_transit.html

"NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft has created a video of the moon
transiting (passing in front of) Earth as seen from the spacecraft's
point of view 31 million miles away. Scientists are using the video to

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Science! T-shirts

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:55:17 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://wearscience.com/

"Science! is dedicated to bringing you the finest in off kilter science
t-shirts with a faux sarcastic nerd loving absurdist bent."

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Robocars

Fri, 25 Jul 2008 14:16:24 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.templetons.com/brad/robocars/
Where Robot Cars (Robocars) Will Really Take Us

Or how computer geeks can enable the electric car, save the planet and
millions of lives using near-term A.I. to make taxis and trucks deliver,

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Call Cutta in a Box

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:53:32 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
An intercontinental phone play
http://www.rimini-protokoll.de/website/en/project_2766.html

Review (more on the site above):
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2008/jul/26/theatre

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Marvelous wooden kinetic art

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 00:27:37 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.dugnorth.com/blog/2008/07/amazing-wooden-machine-video-with-no.html

"This gentleman has constructed an amazing device using only wood and
glue -- no nails, no screws or ball bearings."

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Worlds Only Bar INSIDE a Tree

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:23:09 +0930

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.lifeinthefastlane.ca/worlds-only-bar-inside-a-tree/offbeat-news

"A bar inside the trunk of a Baobab tree has tourists flocking from far
and wide just to drink a cold brew in the amazing tavern. It was
fashioned inside a massive 72 foot (22 meters) high tree in a garden in

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