Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Islands of Consciousness

While doing some light research on Flickr mashups, I came upon an interesting merger of random sights and sounds from two artists. The site is Islands of Consciousness. Truly inexplicable and surreal. Like a train wreck that you can’t stop looking at.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Digital music from the Sun

Roberts has just introduced the world’s first solar-powered digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio. It’s called the solarDAB and it retails for a mere £79.99. With its integrated top-mounted solar panel, the solarDAB’s battery pack is charged whenever exposed to the sun’s powerful rays. (You can also charge by hardwire if it’s dark out.) Once fully charged, it can play for 27 hours.

Available in white, black, pink, red or green.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cleaning up in Beijing

The quality of the air in Beijing isn’t the only thing that the image-conscious government of China is improving. More appealing English translations of traditional dishes have been provided to restaurants in preparation for the upcoming Olympic visitors. “Husband and wife’s lung slice” will now be rendered as “beef and ox tripe in chili sauce,” while “bean curd made by pockmarked woman” becomes “mapo tofu”.

(No, I’m not making this up.)


Saturday, July 05, 2008

10 Questions for...

Time magazine has a cool feature where they choose 10 questions from ordinary people to ask extraordinary people. In addition, they have podcast versions and visual retrospectives of the people being highlighted.

Here's one from January and Woody Allen.