Recent project developments

Windosill

Windosill

The IndieGames.com blog recently featured Windosill, a flash game by Vectorpark. The sound effects and playful detail are consistently excellent throughout the game, and everything contributes to what is a fantastically tactile experience. Here’s RockPaperShotgun’s praise: Vectorpark (Patrick Smith), creator of 2007’s wonderful Feed The…

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Aeroplane House

Aeroplane House

Wired presents a hotel made from a retired 727 jet. I love the transformation: from transportation to habitation. The size of a jumbo jet makes it difficult for us to experience as just vehicle. There are so many associations of the interior space with both…

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Playing with light

Playing with light

A couple of days ago, I bought myself a low-spec petrol generator. I’ve been playing with some ideas of projecting onto buildings, as a way of changing their meaning dramatically without having to touch them at all; Think of projecting a forest scene onto the…

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Urban Architecture #1

Urban Architecture #1

Experimenting with use of space The built environment prescribes what our bodies should do. Outside of the expectations set down by our built environment, sport is the only other projection of what our bodies can or should be expected to do. (Edit: Okay – I…

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You Have To Burn The Rope

You Have To Burn The Rope

You Have To Burn The Rope is an absolutely great (short) browser game. The final “cut scene” is nearly as catchy as the Portal ending. Play it!

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Pop-up books are great

Pop-up books are great

ABC3D Persil Small and Mighty Pop-up (with welsh kids)

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Psycho Buildings – Artists take on architecture

Psycho Buildings – Artists take on architecture

From Sofie and Art blog: As the internet meme understatedly puts it; “This is relevant to my interests”. I’m working on a proposal for a Masters in Fine Arts dealing with the built environment, and stumbled upon the announcement of this exhibition about a year…

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BackTrack 4 beta release

BackTrack 4 beta release

from Hackaday.com: BackTrack is a Linux distribution specifically created for security auditing purposes. For example, wardriving tools are available “out-of-the-box”, and there is an extensive exploit library. This new beta is both stable and usable. They’ve moved towards behaving like an actual distribution: it’s based…

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Personal Rapid Transit

Personal Rapid Transit

link via Slashdot: Small, automatic electric vehicles will be demonstrated in two new projects. from the Technology Review article: Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) systems are supposed to combine the convenience and privacy of automobiles with the environmental benefits of mass transit. Automated electric vehicles, or…

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Blueful

Blueful

via IndieGames.com Blueful is an interactive fiction work written by Aaron Reed. You must follow “clues” and navigate through websites to read each part of the story. It works very well, and gives a sense of travelling and exploring which fits the story. All up…

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