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Archive for February, 2006

jbum at USC

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

I’ll be giving a free lecture-workshop at USC tonight. Most likely I will be demonstrating how to make a Karl Marx toy in Flash, but I may change my mind. Come by and say hi! Here’s the official blurb: Interactive Art & Toys in Flash Tuesday, Feb. 28 7:30-9:30 @ (USC Campus) SAL 127 Jim […]

Star Trek Comics

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

I’m working on some new coverpops, and here’s the first one out of the gate. This is a collection of Star Trek Comics, from 1970 to the present. The images were provided by Mark Martinez, at the Star Trek Comics Checklist. Thanks Mark! The images are arranged horizontally by time (older comics on the left) […]

Three Kakuro Books

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Kakuro Puzzles, for the uninitiated, are numeric crossword puzzles. If you like Sudoku, you will probably like Kakuro too — they both can be quite addictive. There is a collection of free kakuro puzzles in my puzzle section. Last year, I wrote three inexpensive Kakuro puzzle books for Ulysses Press. They can now be pre-ordered […]

Processing as a first language, compared to Flash

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

I really like Processing, the programming language. I’ve been using Processing for about a year and a half, and I use it fairly frequently. I use it almost exclusively to do quick and dirty tests of ideas where I want graphical feedback. Because very little of this work has been seen by the general public, […]

Some recent mosaics

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Happy Valentine’s Day! This mosaic was made from about 3300 candidate Flickr images containing one of the tags love, heart, kiss, hug or venus. Target Image: Detail from Botticelli “The Birth of Venus” I wrote my photomosaic software in Perl, making use of ImageMagick, and the Flickr API. I describe some techniques for making photomosaics […]

Flickr Hacks – Now tangible!

Friday, February 10th, 2006

No longer a rough cut – Flickr Hacks is now in print! Brian Sawyer, our excellent editor, posted this image, which constitutes proof. There will be some signed copies of Flickr Hacks at the Flickr 2nd Birthday Bash this saturday, as well as some other surprises which I had a hand in. Sadly, I’m teaching […]

Flickr Hacks – Now in Color!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

I’m pleased to report that the

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre is a UK based exhibition and virtual museum of automata, or mechanical sculpture. There are some amazing pieces on this site, some in the form of Quicktime movies, which you can enjoy, as well as wooden kits you can buy. Their designing kit looks particularly cool — it contains a variety of […]