Glass Wings Blog: July 2011

The Art of the Factory

Sun, 3 Jul 2011 23:30:43 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
For his new project, Err, artist Jeremy Hutchison contacted various factories
around the world, and asked if one of their workers would produce an
'incorrect' version of the product they make every day: in doing so, the
functional objects became artworks.

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Before and After with Art

Sun, 3 Jul 2011 23:36:53 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Robert finds already existing paintings or photographs at swap meets or garage
sales and then puts his own pop culture twist on them. It's pretty incredible.

http://g1988.blogspot.com/2011/06/introducing-robert-brandenburg.html

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Geek Girl Bill of Rights

Mon, 4 Jul 2011 00:01:32 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
* I have the right to be taken seriously for my interests and not be
accused of getting into video gaming, comic books, science, or other
traditionally male-dominated geek interests to impress a guy.

    * I have the right to enjoy non-geeky things without losing geek cred.

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Transmedia and Crossmedia Convergence in a Connected World

Mon, 4 Jul 2011 12:21:34 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Wanna know what I'm doing with my time? I'm making a cross-platform
(transmedia) computer game. And here I'm being interviewed about it.

http://convergenceishere.weebly.com/interviews.html

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Heavy Metal Man: 50-ton Gigantor Statue Gives Kobe Hope

Wed, 6 Jul 2011 14:38:26 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Can a giant robot save Japan? Yes, yes it can! Well, sort of… in the city of
Kobe, a 50-ton statue of Gigantor standing nearly 60 ft tall was built to
spark and symbolize the city’s recovery in the aftermath of the devastating
Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995.

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Dalek Dress

Wed, 6 Jul 2011 14:56:05 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
You know you want. Perfect for debs, weddings, and nights out at the opera.

http://globalgeeknews.com/2011/06/22/diy-doctor-who-dalek-dress-pic/

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Japanese pop star revealed to be computer generated

Wed, 6 Jul 2011 18:43:11 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
This week, Eguchi Aimi, the newest member of the all-girl Japanese pop group
AKB48, was revealed to be a fake human. She was perfectly cute, but Eguchi was
nothing more than a computer composite of her six band mates; she existed only
in a virtual world. The bizarre, and clever, publicity stunt was unveiled in
the above video, which shows exactly how the virtual beauty was created.

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L'Homme Chat

Wed, 6 Jul 2011 19:45:52 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
A documentary about Béla, a street performer who travels through the south of
France with his cats.

http://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/2011/06/lhomme-chat.html

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The Guild Goes Bollywood

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:22:14 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Wonderful song and dance number about computer gaming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMrN3Rh55u

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Awesome Visual Trick

Sat, 16 Jul 2011 10:36:35 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Before taking photos, make sure your background scenery suits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2cfX5ArbR8

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Sad Baby Monsters

Sat, 16 Jul 2011 16:44:24 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/26/sad-baby-monsters-cthulhu/

You know it had to be done.

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Chinese animation: "Legend of a Rabbit" and "Dorjee the Tibetan Mastiff"

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 01:41:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
The first Chinese-made 3D animated feature, showing in cinemas in China
since 11 July.  Cartoon Network has already bought TV rights for
Australia and New Zealand:

<http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/02/first-teaser-for-chinese-animated-action-comedy-legend-of-a-rabbit.php>

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Awesome Egg House

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 08:41:50 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Amidst China’s soaring housing prices, an innovative egg-shaped mobile home
became the talk of the Internet, reflecting the living conditions of many out-
of-towners who land white-collar jobs in Beijing. However, the mini house was
removed on Dec. 3.

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How to Undress a Victorian Lady in Your Next Historical Romance

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:31:30 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Deeanne Gist stood in a packed hotel conference room wearing nothing but her
underwear.

For most people, giving a presentation in skivvies to 100 professional peers
sounds like a bad dream. But Ms. Gist was giving a workshop on Victorian

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Winsor McCay and his First Animated

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:24:45 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Adorable little video about how Winsor McCay made his first Little Nemo
animated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcSp2ej2S00

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a revolution in europe

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 23:07:33 +1000

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixAaBV7W5xc

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2011 Bulwer-Lytton Contest results

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:29:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/2011.htm

Winner:  "Cheryl’s mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine,
chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a
growing pile of forgotten memories." -- Sue Fondrie, Oshkosh, WI

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surreal photos

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:26:39 +1000

Kat Achkar <katarinaachkar [at] gmail.com>

Kat Achkar
http://www.pdnphotooftheday.com/2011/07/10368

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San Diego Comic-Con Cosplay Spotlight: Gender Bent Justice League

Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:23:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/2011/07/gender_bent_justice_league.php>

Gender Bent Justice League is a group of cosplayers who have taken
characters associated with DC's Justice League and transformed them into
something that is more Rule 63 than it is crossplay.

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