Monday, September 24, 2007

Daniel Stier - Pushing The Limits Of The Human Body

These photos really caught my eye this week, in the current edition of Wired 15.09.

Shot by Daniel Stier, featuring people participating in scientific experiments that aim to seek out the physical limits of the human body. There is something very retro looking despite the hi-tech and advanced nature of the subject.

Check out more of Daniel Stiers photography here.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Digital Shadow Puppets

Really nice project by Phillip Worthington, where the shadows generated by the user are 'read' by the computer and then additional elements are projected onto the shadows.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A Million Penguins - Collaborative Community Written Novel

Something that caught my eye today was the Million Penguins project. Designed with the intention to see if 'the novel' was immune from the trend of collaborative network/community based creative projects, the wiki based site allowed people to collaboratively write, edit and ammend the book. The site is now locked down, and you can no longer participate in the creation of the book - but you can read the results. I have not read it yet, and do not have high expectations of the results...but the process of making the book makes for interesting reading.

A Breakdown Of Time Spent Creating A Website

These are 'official figures', following a serious and extensive research campaign conducted by Marco van Hylckama Vlieg, and published on his blog 'The Web Is Dead'. Check out more ironic musing here.