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stevelawler.com 1/31/04 Description:
experimental Flash plus music and visual art
Different webpaths often lead to the same place. I guess I must have missed a turn last March when another recent pick led me to a cool gallery of photographic creations. Actually, I think maybe I didn't take the time to explore Steve's unique interface at the time and missed the fact that it also led to good things. Impatient? Me? Naaaw...;~þ Anyway, a new path taken this morning led me back to Steve's site, only this time I clicked... and I clicked... and I clicked... and over a dozen menu choices eventually appeared, leading to all kinds of goodies. Flash experiments (check out "Flesh" and "Fusion"), some real good music (if you press the keys), and yes, that gallery originally found elsewhere. It's all good if you keep drivin'...
subwaysleeper.com 1/20/04 Description:
photography by drew goren
I'm not sure who Willi Zucker is, a house painter perhaps, but the updates tell me he's not doing too well these days. There's also a picture of him in the Visitors' Gallery thanks to Drew's participation, which I really appreciate. How wonderful it would be to get another shot, sometime soon, with Willi up and at 'em again. Drew Goren's portfolio selects has some of best portrait and documentary photography I've seen. The subwaysleeper seems to thrive on capturing musicians in their best light and the tear-sheets tell me he's a professional (as virtually all the photos do). But the site is free of promotional copy, simply presenting the best of Drew's art. Great works don't need to be hyped. I've got a strong feeling Drew's obsession with photography goes much deeper than making a living. Just a hunch...
Your Amazing Brain 1/17/04 Description:
Explore your brain, take part in real-life experiments and test yourself with our games, illusions and brain-benders.
Things I didn't know yesterday. "A single female Bombay moth carries more than 1.5ug of pheromone at any one time. This is enough to lure 1 billion billion males at close range!" But, don't buy androstenone spray unless it's pigs you want to excite. "Dreams may help us arrange thoughts in our mind." I've always suspected that was true. "There seems to be a powerful mechanism that makes most of our dreams inaccessible shortly after waking." There's a few tricks that dream analysts suggest to help remember your dreams. "How good is your memory?" Go visit today's pick and play the memory game, which was my entry point. Amazing, your brain... [W6 Daily]
pacdesco 1/3/04 Description:
bringing together the design files of new media designers from across the globe
2004 marks "new beginnings" for the site and though based in Hawaii with a name that implies it's about the local design community, its goal is to reach out to new media designers around the world. Marc Ebalaroza's concept is simple. Designers learn from other designers and through interviews of professionals and novices alike, along with their design files, the site hopes to provide some exposure for its participants and a lot of inspiration for its readers. Any designer can submit answers to the 10 standard questions. If accepted, they'll receive 10 more questions to answer. There's already 20 interviews posted (with work samples) and a dozen or so more in the queue. Like Marc, I find many of the interviews intriguing... [Newstoday®]
HEAD 1/2/04 Description:
visual arts magazine (Flash)
I've gotta start with a big thanks to Kai at Lounge72, not only for pointing me to today's pick, but also for the many other cool sites I've discovered there – the home of visual amusement indeed!
In addition to publishing 6 issues since August with works from an assortment of talented contributors, this classy magazine has also put out 2 special editions focusing on individual photographers. With truly top-notch photos and illustrations throughout, it's one of the best visual arts magazines I've seen online...