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The Whitezone 5/28/07 Description:
the lab of the weblog 'Central Scrutinizer'
Marco, who happens to have another site previously reviewed here, says The Whitezone exists to "collect the experiments made" in his Central Scrutinizer weblog. Besides some amusing material and cool scripting experiments, both the lab and the blog (just like that other site) sport really cool designs – impressive!
The Vintage Mac Museum 5/24/07 Description:
vintage Mac screenshots and simulations
If you're into old computers and programs, particularly in the realm of the Mac, you'll fall in love with the site with its true black & white, 1-bit graphics. Today's pick is a museum of screenshots (and some simulations) of the oldest of applications running on vintage Macs starting way back with System 1, circa 1984 – just imagine running with only 400k total disk space! I gotta pull my old AT outta the closet one of these days...;~))
Hannes Caspar Photography 5/21/07 Description:
people and others (Flash)
Selected primarily for its content, today's pick features the photography of Hannes Caspar in 2 categories. On one side of the hand, a link leads to a collection of down-to-earth portraits of very real people – some extraordinary faces. And on the others side, an assortment of things, some abstract – like the amazing color of frisch gepresst and perfect balance of das ziel ist der weg – freshly pressed and the goal is that way...;~))
Barroga Obscura 5/18/07 Description:
a 'commemorative sheet' of photos, stories, and found objects (Flash)
"What do you do when you find yourself in Hong Kong–avoid the tourist spots and shopping areas and hit the back roads." The story accompanies a photo of a treasure found in a cemetery along with "a defective Shenzhen Metro single journey ticket." Today's pick is a collection of odd photographs (or plates), each with its own envelope inviting you, the curator, to reveal its stories and found objects "for your personal safekeeping." What a unique creative space!
HB's Photo Stream 5/15/07 Description:
a photo project by Kostadin Hristov
Besides 5 streams of photos, some rather spectacular (in my opinion), I really like the site design/layout. Each photo stream is browsable via slices of the contained images (interesting compared to using thumbnails) and each expanded slice is also available at x2 zoom along with details. And I really enjoyed Stream 01.people...;~))
Tom 7 5/9/07 Description:
Tom Murphy VII welcomes you to the internet.
Coming from a long line of Tom Murphys (not to mention "the bajillions of other Tom Murphys" in the world, especially in Pittsburgh), this particular Tom Murphy goes by the name of "Tom 7," brilliantly cutting through the ambiguity. Today's pick is the serious web page of Tom 7, a graduate student involved in programming languages research at CMU, but his academic papers, as interesting as they may be to some of you, have absolutely nothing to do with my featuring his site. I'd rather call your attention to his other important endeavors like the art movement he started and one of its key projects, or an innovative invention, for which he is solely responsible. "I love to make things," says Tom 7. Indeed...;~))
foto.jens hauspurg 5/6/07 Description:
photography by Jens Hauspurg (Flash)
The odd Flash interface leads to over a dozen series of photos, some with corresponding Konzept documents in .pdf format. Textual content is mostly in German but Jens' photographic works are outstanding on their own. I particularly liked the to-day and ...bei Weimar series and the experimental Epson shot (for which the concept is also explained in English).