Video Game Design 4: Matrix Bullet-time

Johnny Chung Lee pretty much shocked the entire video game world (and lots of others) with this video (5.8 million views, 5/5 star rating with 21,000 votes): This is a pretty nifty bit of engineering, using the off the shelf Wii Remote and a relatively cheap extra (safety glasses with IR leds <15$) to provide a very high level virtual reality setup. Secondly Nintendo has recently come out with the Wii Balance Board. This peripheral […]

links, cause even though

i’m at the end of the internet, you may not be. Animal of the Month: NYC Pimp What a Pimp Reads – New York Times Blog “What sort of person subjects children as young as 12 to beatings and a life of prostitution? An evidence list submitted in the case of Corey Davis, a Queens man who billed himself as “Magnificent,” might provide some insight. Mr. Davis, 36, is facing a minimum of 23 years […]

Links, lanks, lunks

Animal of the Month: Black Grouse Get the Flash Player to see this player. Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson chooses his top 10 bird songs via plump plum – some other of plump’s goodness: Nabokov on Lolita (part 2) [6m], Frank Zappa on Crossfire [21m] Wu Tang Clan Ain’t Nothin to Fuck With[3m]… at Chess [4m]: Apparently RZA is also a chess champion besides being one of the best rappers. Google News: ahh if only […]

Video Game Design 3: Golf Practice

The Wii has a lot of potential as a golf simulator/ practice program. With the introduction of the Wii balance board the opportunity for using weight distribution has become a real factor, and, though I know nearly nothing about golf, balance and weight distribution during a club swing has to be critical. Now using the balance board to monitor weight distribution is somewhat obvious. However, very accurate motion sensing from the controller would also be […]

linkeridoodah, linkeriday

I found my animal of the month, so it’s time to post some links! Animal of the Month: Tamandua (30s) The Killing Machine: “Partly inspired by Franz Kafka’s ‘In the Penal Colony’ and partly by the American system of capital punishment as well as the current political situation, the piece is an ironic approach to killing and torture machines. A moving megaphone speaker encircles an electric dental chair. The chair is covered in pink fun […]

Links, to appease the Gods of Blogs

I offer this links post as a sacrifice to the… oh I have no idea why I do this. Animal of the Month – Elephant (8:28): lies i’ve told my 3 year old recently, by raul gutierrez, as emphasized by swissmiss: Trees talk to each other at night. All fish are named either Lorna or Jack. Before your eyeballs fall out from watching too much TV, they get very loose. Tiny bears live in drain […]

Links, BEcause

Not that everyone hasn’t already seen everything on the ‘net. Animal of the Month – Armadillo girdled lizard: YouTube – A History of Evil (5:40) “Animated Documentary-Mockumentary about Evil in western civilization from Ancient Greece to present day.” Nils Frederking‘s Brilliant Folding Furniture (0:52) [via]: garfield minus garfield “Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the […]

More links, again….

More ID. Industrial Design and Interaction Design, that is. Some random links. Design: A Chat with the Designer of the Google Logo | WebProNews Advice posters 2007 – a photoset on Flickr Clarence Larkin Dispensational Charts Really well made charts for explaining heaven and the like. Shaker’s sweet success – Los Angeles Times: CONSIDER this humble sugar shaker, a staple of kitchens and coffee shops across the land. About 35 million have been sold — […]

Some Links, not that you really needed more

IGN: Bob Ross Paints on Revolution That’s right. There will be a ‘Joy of Painting with Bob Ross’ video game coming out for Wii. Bold Escape Not First Try for Inmate – New York Times Guys escaped from prison Shawshank Redemption style. Draw a pig personality test YouTube – Groovy Dancing Girl Music by DAFT PUNK – “Harder Better Faster Stronger” Video Beatbox Fame Game It’s a cooking show… kinda. plump plum: Clara Bow Blood […]

Design junkie

Perhaps two people know this about me but I am a design junkie. is my favorite blog of all time. Recently I’ve even contributed a few posts (#7106, #6974). I’m not sure what it is about design that I like so much. There is always that form/function distinction but I don’t think that is exactly what attracts me. It is more along the lines of personal engineering: with the right stuff you can do […]