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Archive for November, 2011

Blue Monster

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Sean Bogg’s Blue Monster contains a very slowly rotating spiral full of googly eyes, inside a ring of blue monster fur. As it rotates, the eyes shift, in their sockets in a charming and alarming way! Here’s a link to Sean’s page, where you can see a movie of the artwork in action. I found […]

Keaton Music Typewriter

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

A rare music typewriter that was patented in 1936, there are only about twelve Keatons known to be in existence. This one is going for $6000, which puts it out of my league! It was marketed in the 1950s and sold for around $225. The Keaton music typewriter was intended to make it easier for […]

The Ins and Outs of Slitherlink

Friday, November 4th, 2011

One of the most difficult Slitherlink puzzles I publish is the Laves Slitherlink, which you can find in its own collection, as well as in my variety slitherlink collection. I recently helped a reader, Billy, solve one of these monsters, and I thought I’d share the tips here. We explored a handful of advanced solving […]

Krazydad’s Sound and Audio Workshop

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

My next workshop “Processing for Musicians” (or “Cool shit with Sound in Processing for Musicians and Non-Musicians alike”) is tomorrow night at Crash Space in Culver City. There are still a few open slots available! The workshop is 60 bucks, and the money goes towards a good cause (Crash Space). Among the topics covered: How […]

Björk’s Gamelan-Celeste

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The Gameleste – a custom instrument for Björk from Andy McCreeth on Vimeo.