Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. — Judy Garland

Apr 20 2009

Oodles of Doodles

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Oodles of Doodles

MY DOODLES

You know, those little drawings that you do while talking on the phone, sitting on a bus or train or while you’re in a meeting. Sometimes those doodles are just nonsensical scribbles and sometimes they are masterpieces of art.

I recently joined a group of creative individuals who in like-mind wanted to exchange these little works of doodle art. Within weeks doodles were doodled and mailed out by the deadline April 15th.

I have since received many doodles from across the US and from Canada. The thrill of getting small art pieces from people that I’ve never met face-to-face has been a blast and a not to say the least an inspiration and jolt to my own creativity.

For more information about how it all started check out the Doodle Swap Blog. Contact Mary, she’s the head mistress of the Doodle Swap.

Here’s the original thread started at the HOW Magazine Lounge Forum.

You can also see all the cool doodles that we have exchanged with each other at the Doodle Swap Group Flickr account.

Apr 03 2009

Gallery of Artistic Computation

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Artistic Computation Art

I came across Jared Tarbell’s beautiful art by chance and was shockingly surprised that he does it all with code. He uses algorithmic methods and manipulates the code to craft the semantics of each program. The results are remarkable.

He became interested in computers in 1987 and has since grown in direct relation to his interest in computation. He says ” I write computer programs to create graphic images.” I think they are brilliant works of art.

Along with artistic talent Jared seems to have a since of humor too. He says he’s one part Magical Mystery Tour, one part Brandenburg Concerto, and one part Somnium (Robert Rich).

Visit his site to find many more examples. His creativity is truly amazing, beautiful and thought provoking.

Mar 22 2008

Nay, Nay, Give Me Some Hay!

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Red UniverseThere’s a really cool 2D chat room named RED Universe that will blow your mind. This amazing chat room was created by RED an award-winning independent interactive agency. You’ll never look at another chat room the same way.

When you first arrive you can choose through their list of characters or you can activate the chat section and type in special words that will change your character into someone or something else. Below is a list of sayings you can try out. Cut and paste from here or retype it.

  • nay nay give me some hay = Horse
  • dead men tell no tales = Pirate
  • jiminy cricket! = Cricket (the insect)
  • the last straw = Camel (Camel Guy)
  • surley you jest = Jester (Go figure)
  • i shot a man in reno = Jailbird (Man with ball and chain)
  • rumpelstiltskin is my name = Uncle Sam (On stilts)
  • may i please have some blueberry pie? = Big man
  • i dreamt i was a butterfly = Asian Lady (Has two fans)
  • happy halloween = Skeleton
  • the funk of forty thousand years = Skeleton (In a suit gettin’ down)
  • baby got back = Man (with a fat man on his back)
  • yee haw! = old cowboy (Can shoot pistols)
  • smell my feet = Skeleton (In uniform with a gun)
  • trick or treat = Ghost
  • nay nay I never got any hay = Horse skeleton

You move around with your arrow keys and can fly. Play around with CTRL+SHIFT and other keys to figure out special moves you can make and if you get stuck, just ask someone there.

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