Google Maps Hacks: Creating a Virtual Traffic Jam

Google Maps Hack by Simon Weckert:

99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic.

Hah, Brilliant!

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Tinderin – Side by Side photos of LinkedIn & Tinder profile pictures of the same person.

Tinderin, by Dries Depoorter:

Side by Side profile pictures of LinkedIn & Tinder of the same person. Series of 10 photo frames.

Quite sure those are the β€œclean ones” …

πŸ”₯ Be sure to check out Dries his other work too. Installations such as Quickfix, a vending machine that sells followers and likes, are really nice.

Pure CSS Francine – An 18th-Century Oil Painting Recreated with HTML and CSS

Handcrafted recreation of an 18th-century oil painting using just HTML and CSS.

Here’s an analysis of it using the Chrome DevTools, as recorded by Paul Irish:

Chrome only though:

Because of the artistic nature of this project I have not concerned myself with cross-browser-compatibility, so the live preview will most likely look laughable in anything other than chrome.

However, the results in other browsers are quite viewable (and remind me of the ACID tests)

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Polluted Water Popsicles

What if one were to create water popsicles from sewage water? Art students Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of the Arts did just so:

The group collected polluted water from 100 locations in Taiwan, first freezing the collected sewage samples and then preserving their creations in polyester resin.

The series of popsicles also comes with a packaging design:

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FedEx artworks by Walead Beshty

Artist Walead Beshty has been shipping boxes built out of laminated glass panels. The boxes are built to the exact size of standardised FedEx boxes, so that they perfectly fit inside ‘m.

The glass works are shipped unprotected, so that cracks appear with each successive shipment. The FedEx waybills, customs documentation, and any shipping stickers added to the box are considered part of the work.

The results are exactly what one would expect them to be:

Great concept πŸ™‚

(via Colossal)

Sidenote #1: Remember this 2011 video of a FexEx delivery guy throwing a computer monitor over a wall? … Busted! πŸ˜‚

Sidenote #2: Bike manufacturer Van Moof has seen a drop in shipping damage to their bikes by 70-80 percent after they started printing flat screen TVs on the boxes:

Patrick Hughes 3D Paintings

This is an amazing piece of 3D art where the closest part of the picture appears to be the furthest away, an optical illusion known as “Reverspective”. As you move around the painting, the room in the painting appears to move with you.

The mind can easily be fooled.

Here’s another one: