Teaching Tibetan monkes science with tinkering

I just got back from a very interesting talk by the PIE group at the Exploratorium. They spent ten days in India teaching Tibetan monks simple scientific concepts with cardboard automata.

They first had them study some pre-made automata and then had them make their own.

In true Exploratorium sprint they emphasized the playful and [...]

9 is now a movie

A while ago I posted a short film by Shane Acker called 9 that was really mind blowing. Well, I just found out that Tim Burton is producing a full length, animated feature based on the short film. Here is the trailer:

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Dan Witz

Adam Savage on Making Dodos and Falcons

It’s nice to know that sometimes even Adam Savage forgets something — dam that 0.75″s has got to sting a bit.

Thanks Lee.

Street with a view

Ever wish you knew exactaly when those google map cars were going to be driving down your street so you could run outside in a yeti costume while juggling a lamp, a bottle of katsup and a hard-boild egg?

Well, that migh jsut be my vision. But check out the Street With a View project [...]

The Machine

Untitled from mudlevel on Vimeo.

Village Pet Store And Charcoal Grill

The world famous (and very cool) mysterious-man of art Banksy has opened a pet shop in NYC.

Located at 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street and operating till October 31st (Halloween), Banksy’s pet store is officially open each and every daily from 10am until midnight.

If you live in or near NYC [...]

PLAF — Autonomous Mechanisms by Eltono And Momo

I just came across the simple, tide-powered kinetic sculptures created by Eltono and Momo, two NYC artists and found them really inspiring.

Their work is being fatured at the Anonymous Gallery (locaed on Broome St in NYC — I once lived on Broome st.) where they have the following statement:

Plaf is a word for [...]