Monday, October 2, 2017

Link Round-Up: October 2, 2017

"The Goonies" by George Bletsis

A Short Trip is an interactive illustration by Alexander Perrin. Use left and right arrows to move. (Requires WebGL)

Aston Martin partnered with Triton Submarines to create “Project Neptune,” an upcoming limited edition luxury mini submarine that will allow up to three people to explore under water at depths of around 1,650 feet at a max speed of 3.5 miles per hour. The ritzy air-conditioned sub, which will be 5.9 feet tall and 8,800 pounds, is currently still a concept design and will eventually go into production.

Electrical engineer Greg Leyh has a long history of building amazing Tesla Coils, some of which have been featured in Survival Research Labs shows and at Maker Faire. He is currently is working on bringing the world’s largest Tesla Coil to life and he’s nearly completed the project, but unfortunately, he lost his creative space at The Big Art Studios at American Steel in Oakland, California when the building was sold. Rather than look for another studio, Leyh is raising funds through Indiegogo to outfit a custom mobile trailer from which he can work to finish the coil.

The guys behind the cooking show SORTEDfood demonstrate how to make their own alcoholic version of Butterbeer from the Harry Potter series. The full recipe is available on SORTEDfood.  It's pretty much the perfect autumn beverage.

How to Care for Your Introvert: A (humorous) manual for extroverts.

Looper takes a look at the easter eggs, hidden references, and things missed in season one of Netflix's incredible series, Stranger Things.

Say Goodbye to the Blob. Google's New Emoji Have Arrived

Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko uses her architectural and 3D modelling background to create desserts like geometry the figure, cake "chocolate block", and many others. Kasko has recently collaborated with Miami-based kinetic artist José Margulis to create geometrical kinetic tarts. More of Kasko's work on Instagram.

Updated your mental image of a dinosaur to include feathers? You're probably still not picturing a plausible animal, much less a realistic depiction of a dinosaur. Artist C.M. Kosemen points out that paleoart historically has just "skinned" the fossiled remains, creating improbable creature designs that lack all kinds of soft tissue and features that wouldn't show up in most fossils. To illustrate our collective failures of imagination, he's re-envisioned swans, baboons, elephants, zebras, hippos and rhinos as if they were drawn by future paleontologists working only from fossilized remains.

Visual effects and animation studio Framestore released an facinating video and write-up that breaks down the magical visual effects work that they put into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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