Year: 2024

LEGO blocks as budding flower

What a wonderful idea! The “growing” of the LEGO piece, but also the notion of having a Sunday Sketch series, looking at a familiar object and reinterpreting it.

Croquet posts on BlueSky

BlueSky is the new Twitter alternative social media platform. It currently has 4.9 million users. Tired of the algorithm on Twitter? Wish you can create your own feeds? One of the cool things about BlueSky is that lets users create their own feeds of content. I made a feed for any posts that mention croquet. …

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Art schools that teach laser cutting, wood engraving, 3d printing, and plotter drawing

How many art schools teach things like laser cutting, wood engraving, 3d printing, and plotter drawing? Basically, any computer-driven printing/plotting/etching. If I were in art school again, I’d be all over this stuff. Right now, I haven’t been able to experiment with any of these, because of the cost. My local library is creating a …

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NBA court is a giant flat-screen TV

The NBA All-Star events this weekend are going to take place on a court that’s a giant flat-screen TV. Youtube preview. Whut. Wow. Mark this as a landmark moment. Years from now, we’ll look back at it like, “Yo, it is so completely normal to watch sports played on a video screen with tracking movements. …

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Trying ooo ooo Temu

The 2024 Super Bowl ad that stuck out to me is the “Oooo Ooooo Tumu” ad. The earworm jingle. The weird animated characters. The swaths of bright orange. It really pushed that branding over and over in the ad. The ad itself played like five to six times. The next morning I thought I’d check …

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A radio station that plays entire albums

In an age of streaming singles, imagine a station that celebrates whole albums, providing insights between songs. It’s a deep dive into the artistry behind the music. 📀🎧

The double cicada invasion in 2024 isn’t as much as they are making it to be

You know how they talk about Illinois seeing two cicada broods overlap this year? The 13-year cicadas and the 17-year cicadas. And this only happens once ever 221 years. (the last time being 1803). Well, the two broods just BARELY overlap in Central Illinois. Here’s a map. Since the overlap is on the fringes of …

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