Tags: craft

TARS, CASE & KIPP from Interstellar

Print out the plans, fold and glue/sellotape the paper together, and you’ve got yourself the best sci-fi robots in recent cinema history.

How We Could Actually Build a Space Colony - Popular Mechanics

This is basically porn for me.

Bernal spheres, Stanford tori, and O’Neill cylinders, oh my!

SKYLON Users’ Manual (PDF)

Tech specs for a spacecraft that doesn’t exist (yet).

Sending Webmentions with Craft — sixtwothree.org

If you use the Craft CMS to power your blog, you can now send webmentions, thanks to this handy plug-in by Jason.

Have a look through the README file on Github.

Photography, hello — Software ate the camera, but freed the photograph by Craig Mod

Craig recently had a piece published in the New Yorker called Goodbye, Cameras. It’s good …but this follow-on piece on his own site is truly wonderful.

Read. Absorb. Ponder.

Being close to the network does not mean being on Facebook, thought it can mean that, too. It does not mean pushing low-res images to Instagram, although there’s nothing wrong with that. What the network represents, in my mind, is a sort of ledger of humanity. The great shared mind. An image’s distance to it is the difference between contributing or not contributing to that shared ledger.

Craft a better web.

A new PHP-based content management system. It uses Twig for the templating, which I like.

Embracing the Medium

A lovely piece of writing from Richard on the nature of the web.

Nick Cave Winning Competition Entries - a set on Flickr

Local music shop Resident Records ran a competition to win 20 pairs of tickets to an exclusive warm-up gig by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. To be in with a chance, you had to recreate an album cover. These are the winning entries.

You’ll spot Jessica’s creation in amongst them. We’re off to see Nick Cave tonight!

Kosmograd: The death of Kosmograd

The Ballardian beauty of a dying Baikonour.

» 29 June 2012, baked by Lea Verou @ The Pastry Box Project

I thoroughly agree with Lea’s approach. It’s all about the craft.

The Keymaster: Patrick Olwell’s story - YouTube

The trailer for a documentary on flutemaker Patrick Olwell. The film should be done later this year.

Sci-Fi Airshow :: Home

I want to go to there!

This is what Photoshop is for. Be sure to watch the slideshow.

Of Austin Fame and Marches | Dolls for Friends

I am the proud custodian of one of these cute Zeldolls …I may have even nabbed a second one.

Cross-stitch iPhone case #2 - Jane Dallaway

A brilliantly cool handmade iPhone case by Jane.

Orbital Space Colonies (in form of geometric primitives) : socks-studio

A gallery of all your standard space stations: the Stanford Torus, the Bernal Sphere and the O’Neill Cylinder.

Making the QR Code InfoDressShe Bytes - Exploring Digital Art, Technology, Design

I had a lovely conversation at the Update after-party with Georgie about the infographic dress she was wearing. It’s quite lovely.

Project Icarus

A joint effort by the Tau Zero Foundation and the British Interplanetary Society to research the design of an interstellar spacecraft.

100 Year Starship Study

Now this looks like a fascinating project …and there’s a symposium happening in Florida at the end of September with Jill Tartar, Stewart Brand and more. I want to go to there.

Atlas V Juno launch - August 5, 2011 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

So long, Juno. Call me when you get to Jupiter.

Customer Stories: A Book Apart | MailChimp

A wonderfully made video on the story of A Book Apart. Mandy should have her own show.

Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth ‘Crying In Rage’ : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

An astonishing story from the Soviet side of the space race that is equal parts stupidity and sacrifice.

YouTube - Why I LOVE My 3D Printer

This may be one of the best pecha kuch— I mean, Ignite presentations I’ve ever seen.

SSI Sample Slides | Space Studies Institute

The dream of SSI is of a humanity free of the constraints of the Earth. In expanding outward into space, we can not only help to preserve our present biosphere, we can also seed other independent biospheres elsewhere, ensuring the continued survival of life despite any kind of planetary disaster.

Cthulhu Is Not Cute | HiLobrow

Of plush toys and tentacle porn.

Space craft - a set on Flickr

There's some lovely Buran porn here.

concept ships

An online animated spaceship and experimental aircraft art magazine. Gorgeous.

ChiGarden » Blog Archive » Tutorial - Making the IE Voodoo Doll

Step by step instructions for making your own Internet Explorer voodoo doll to stick pins into.

The Particle Zoo: Subatomic Particle Softies

Handmade subatomic particle plushies from the standard model of physics ...and beyond!

P8TCH | Commando Nerd Patches for iPhone Scanning

Nice QR code patches (I don't mean something that patches code, I mean a patch that you sew).

LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE AND SPACE SHUTTLE TRACKING

A real time satellite tracking web application. Over 8000 satellites are tracked and can be displayed on the familiar Google Maps interface.

Knitting Letters : A to Z

An abecedarium of knitted letters.

Sternlab.

Knitted body-technology interfaces.

Stuffed Robot - Handmade Plush Robots

Plush robots. For the robot-lover in your life. You know; Ethan, Jina ...every other geek you know.

BMWSportTouring Forums: Space Shuttle Processing: Rarely seen by the general public

This photoset of a space shuttle' journey from assembly to launchpad is bringing back memories of that behind-the-scenes glimpse of Cape Canaveral I was lucky enough to enjoy. Thanks again, Benny!

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

A new WOW hero class has been unveiled: the bard! "direct damage effects like "Epic Solo" that will rock foes into oblivion while powerful Indie debuffs such as "Tape Jam" and "Shoegazer" keep them in check."

Tubbypaws

oh hai. paper cat is paper. i can haz ceiling cat?

AssistiveWare - Videos on computer accessibility

It's easy for us to take technology for granted. This video shows how transformative technology can be. I am humbled.

LOLTHULHU

CTHULHU FHTAGN CHEEZBURGER

StarCraft II

Whoosh! That's the sound of productivity being left behind. After ten years, Starcraft 2 is finally here. Simultaneous release for Mac and PC.

Flash Element TD | Novel Concepts

This Warcraft/Starcraft-style Flash game is really addictive. You have been warned.

Ezprezzo.com - Aircraft carrier entirely made of Lego

It's an aircraft carrier. Made entirely out of Lego.

Origami artists use a little elbow crease - MIT News Office

Check out the origami nazgul and alien.