Just after sunset
Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish bohemian and ne'er-do-well.
... one of Jupiter's moons, which you'll know if you've read Space Oddity 2010 (or was it 2050? Sequelitis, all of them). (OK, it was "... oddessy. Pardon an old Bowie fan.)
Here are videos about making liquids and grains move and make shapes according to sound played at it.
Here is an interesting 50-minute documentary about the "Ulfberth" viking sword, which is mysterious because it was far superior to most other swords of the time, it had much stronger and purer steel, and must have been made with methods which apparently the vikings didn't have. The docu also shows the making of an Ulfberth sword for the first time in 800 years.
Believe it or not, these sculptures, created by a new kind of 3D printing, can't even be seen with a microscope, it takes an *electron-microscope* to see them!
I've been waiting for animated superhero films for adults. Well, it has started.
Ah, this is so funny. Kids express so well the horror I have at the thought of ever having to go back to film.
Fujifilm XF1 is a real pocketcamera, though not brand new. It's very light-weight, and it is quality, check the reviews. It has a manual zoom lens, much easier to control than the electronic ones usually found on compacts.
The first one is a long, but beautiful concert, celebrating both the Japanese theatrical premiere of Ponyo (one of my favorites) and the 25 years of musical collaboration between composer Joe Hisaishi and film maker Hayao Miyazaki.
"We Are All Confident Idiots, article.
Tom found this, and though it's about the same fire-painter as below, this short video is so beautiful it deserves to be seen.
(... there must be a few, now heavy metal has been main stream for 20-30 years.)
Sugru is a highly useful and fun substance, sort of a combination of moldable rubber and glue. Amazingly it sticks to virtually any surface with chemical glue, including smooth metal or plastic.
The Daily View site with the cutesy address overv.eu has some often-interesting areal views.
Here in Lancashire, England, I am having some odd issues with the Net today. Over half the web pages/sites I try to load time out. Don't appear. But sometimes they do, it's all random.
I have lost count of how many times readers have asked me: "Eolake, can you please explain, how does Danish sound to a Finn? Particularly one who is trying to amuse people in Iceland?"