Glass Wings Blog: April 2010

Peep Dioramas

Thu, 1 Apr 2010 13:38:22 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Well, you know it's that time of the year when Peep dioramas start popping up
everywhere. Personally, that's all I think they're good for. Yech! They're
gooey. But some people can't get enough. Nevertheless, these are pretty darn
cute:

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Towel-folding robot

Fri, 02 Apr 2010 14:01:21 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~pabbeel/personal_robotics.html

"The goal of this project is to develop robots that can assist in
everyday household and office tasks."

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Geometric Sculpture by George W. Hart

Sat, 03 Apr 2010 18:24:33 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.georgehart.com/sculpture/sculpture.html
http://www.georgehart.com/propello/propello.html

"As a sculptor of constructive geometric forms, my work deals with
patterns and relationships derived from classical ideals of balance and

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Hajime Robot Restaurant

Tue, 6 Apr 2010 08:55:11 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This looks like something straight out of Freefall
<http://freefall.glasswings.com/> or a Phil Foglio strip
<http://www.airshipentertainment.com/info/comics.php4>.

SAMURAI ROBOTS! Woohoo! They either serve you your food or bust a dance move

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No less comfortable than regular high heels

Tue, 6 Apr 2010 22:51:33 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/circuit-board-shoes/

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Awful Scifi Books

Wed, 7 Apr 2010 08:28:19 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
And here is just a sample:

Love in the Time of Large Hadron Colliders

"Can love be charted, Thad? Can it be measured and compared to previously

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8-bit Dr Horrible (part 1)

Thu, 8 Apr 2010 13:47:28 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This won't mean a thing if you haven't seen Dr Horrible (or played 8-bit
games). But if you have, this is hilarious! I love the Bad Horse musical
interlude.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_9x9m8F1b4

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When an Elephant Seal is your Bestie

Sat, 10 Apr 2010 10:36:42 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This is just sweet beyond words. I want an elephant seal cuddling me!

http://www.dogwork.com/seal/

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Fwd: VIDEO

Fri, 9 Apr 2010 23:42:41 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
unfuck the world video...

Begin forwarded message:

From: Robert Horn <hornbob@earthlink.net>

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Hevisaurus

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 11:32:49 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Finland is crazy for heavy metal. Maybe it has something to do with their dark
winters.

This is a CHILDREN's heavy metal group. Wiggles gone mad.

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More Hevisaurus

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 11:39:14 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Sorry, this has to be seen to be believed.

Warm moment between little girl and her black studded leather wearing dinosaur
friends in heaven.

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Euphorie

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 11:04:59 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This French group put on amazing light shows to go with their electronic
music. If you aren't into the music, just turn the volume down and enjoy the
shows. They are beautiful.

http://www.vimeo.com/10758510

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More Lights, Animation and Music

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 11:13:05 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This is in a more dulcet vein with harp-like tones. I like the floating
numbers.

Sonar
http://www.vimeo.com/5324878

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Design for the First World: The Rest Saving the West

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 14:10:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://designforthefirstworld.com/

"We have been focus­ing our energy and resources on try­ing to solve our
Third World prob­lems to become more like the First World. But per­haps
it is time that we, the so called Third World minds, focused our energy

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Final Call: Strange Blessings

Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:19:52 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
You have only three more opportunities to catch my show Strange Blessings. I'm
finally beginning to receive some reviews...good ones. My favourite is from
Alison Uren on Splodgenoodles: "Somewhere between Dr Seuss and Shakespeare."

Strange Blessings

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This is fricken amazing....How to get drunk without drinking

Thu, 15 Apr 2010 04:05:34 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zryGzTbU49I&NR=1

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10 Little Known Relatives of Famous Animals

Sat, 17 Apr 2010 11:14:39 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This is a great list of amazing animals. Several are animals of which I have
been fond for a very long time. Okapi's are so beautiful, pygmy hippos are so
cute, and the colossal squid WOW, I've actually seen one of its eyes at a
marine research facility in New Zealand.

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Fwd: : Cat vs. iPad

Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:24:44 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
Begin forwarded message:

From: ckason@aol.com
Date: April 17, 2010 4:11:15 PM PDT
To: Rikkistein@aol.com

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octopus steals my video camera and swims off with it (while it's Recording)

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:19:36 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This octopus at one point is quite mad (red flush) because it wants its stuff.
The funniest thing about this video is the subtitles. Be sure to read them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5DyBkYKqnM

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Yuan Yuan Tan Interview

Tue, 20 Apr 2010 23:40:56 +0900

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

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
Greeting from Tokyo.

This is Yuan Yuan Tan interview in DanzaBallet.
http://www.danzaballet.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3474

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Balloon Weirdness

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:50:31 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
I've been twisting balloons for my comedy festival show. I'm thinking of doing
it again in a different context for my fringe festival show. In my search for
interesting shapes I found this guy:

http://www.jasonhackenwerth.com/

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Big Catch The Movie

Sun, 25 Apr 2010 09:34:17 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This is a nice bit of CGI animation with martial arts seagulls, oblivious
fishermen, and Wile E. Shark.

http://www.vimeo.com/10704776

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Space Geekery

Sun, 25 Apr 2010 09:54:12 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This has the most awesome high-speed photography of the Apollo 11 Saturn V
launch. Flames, steam, bits of high-speed ice, WHOOSH!

http://www.vimeo.com/4366695

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Dog injures nose

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:05:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/8116189.Dog_injures_nose/

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Japan Gears Up to Launch “Ikaros” Solar Sail Spacecraft

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:42:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/28/japan-gears-up-to-launch-%E2%80%9Cikaros%E2%80%9D-solar-sail-spacecraft/

"Solar backpacks and sun-fueled vehicles are impressive, but a
solar-powered spacecraft just blows our minds.  Japan’s Aerospace
Exploration Agency, or JAXA, plans to launch a spacecraft powered by

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Bunny Trials!

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:02:35 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Forget Babe. You want bunnies hopping over little fences and herding little
sheep:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6BK8qtuqeg

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