Archive for the 'Fun' Category

Games: Google Driving Simulator

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Japanese Flash developer Kohring has just released a new version of his 2D driving simulator that uses street maps and satellite images from Google Maps as a playing ground.

While the simulation is still quite simply and does not detect collisions or road boundaries, its definitely a new way to use web 2.0 interfaces. We are looking forward to the first 3D simulation within Google Earth and other virtual world databases.

Preset locations include…

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Music: Censor bar art

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Great video from The Brighton Port Authority demonstrating that black censor bars can also be used in humorous and creative ways.

If the of the voices in the song “Toe Jam” sound familiar to you that’s because it’s David Byrne (Talking Heads) and popular East End rapper Dizze Rascal. The person behind The Brighton Port Authority is Quentin Leo Cook aka Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook whom you might also know from his band The Housemartins or his solo house music album Pizzamania….

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Weekend activity: Create some paper toys

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If its raining or its too cold (or too hot) or whichever other reason you have not to go outside here are some unusual paper toys that surely will impress your friends (or kids).

Many of these toys can be made with just a few sheets of paper, scissors and some tape, others like for example the the Paper Rose or Flower paper (see link section below) are more elaborate but should still be mastered by everyone.

The toys we chosen for this article are more like the ones you would create when you sit together with a group of friends or want to show your kids something old Daddy or Mom can do. There are of course many others that use templates to be printed on photo paper, cut with an art knife and then glued together. We provide links for these too…

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Images: A first impression from the Bol d’Or – Geneva

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Every year in June the SNG in Geneva, that is also home to the current Americas Cup winner Alinghi, together with other sponsors, arranges Europe’s biggest lake regatta – the Bol d’Or. This year’s Bol d’Or Mirabaud was presented by Girard-Perregaux and attracted almost 600 boats from all over Europe.

What’s so great about this event – besides its sheer size – is that hobby sailors can compete with the top elite of the world.

Now in its 70th year, this year’s Bol d’Or was again…

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Video: Adrian Munsey – The Lost Sheep

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We know the 1970s were a strange and sometimes confusing time for many, but for Adrian Munsey this period must have been extra challenging. Demonstrating outstanding Dadaist qualities, Adrian Munsey together with an orchestra of friends (and a few sheep) performs this ode to sheep live and…

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Animation: Love your Neighbours

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An absolute classic stop-motion film from 1952. Starts a bit slow but worth watching in full length. We can only imagine the efforts required to create this film without digital technology…

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