The Kewl Doodz 'n' Chyx

Saving you from dull moments. Some links may be NSFW!

Archive for January, 2011

Still life: Bent objects

Posted by Paul Smith on 27 January 2011

I really liked this – taking every day objects, and by adding some wire bringing them to life in a whole new way. Something I’ll keep in mind, and may have a go at.

Posted in Diversions | 3 Comments »

Finally… 3D at home without glasses!

Posted by Tom Gidden on 16 January 2011

Posted in Diversions, Video | Leave a Comment »

Happy birthday, Wikipedia

Posted by Martin Poulter on 15 January 2011

This week we celebrate ten years of the world’s free encyclopedia. The official birthday is today, being celebrated at hundreds of get-togethers as well as online events. Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, has a round-up of some of the more interesting media coverage, including a remarkable column by the vice-president of Oxford University Press and Lifehacker’s How Wikipedia Can Make You A More Tolerant Person.

Earlier in the week, Jimmy Wales came to Bristol to two talks, one at the Cathedral School and a public talk at the University of Bristol’s Victoria Rooms. Lots of video, public discussion and media interviews emerged from the day. Below is a ten-minute video interview for BBC Focus magazine, conducted in the Watershed. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Brainy, Video | Leave a Comment »

Visualising the world’s air travel

Posted by Martin Poulter on 5 January 2011

When a day’s global air travel is condensed into 72 seconds, the result is surprisingly gorgeous.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Diversions, Video | Leave a Comment »