Join 3,418 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

mathowie's votes
Displaying vote 1 to 20 of 650

HODOR
HODOR
posted by bertrandom at 9:22 PM on July 13, 2014 - 6 comments


Globe Trot (50 filmmakers, 23 countries, 1 dance)
This is an international crowd-sourced dance-film project put together over the web. I got 50 filmmakers on all seven continents (including Antarctica) to each shoot two seconds of dance by choreographer Bebe Miller. There was a manual on my website that trained the filmmakers in how to learn their 4-count phrase assignment and how to frame the performer they would find on the street. Each person then sent their footage back to me for editing. I explain it more in this HuffPo blog.
posted by Mitchla at 3:32 PM on June 29, 2014 - 3 comments


2014 US Open Class Nationals
I'm blogging the 2014 US Open Class National Soaring Contest in Northern California, where beautiful sailplanes race hundreds of miles. Photos and videos show the view from the rear seat of a 2-place glider participating in the contest. The blog assumes no familiarity with competitive soaring or gliding in general.
posted by tss at 8:38 AM on June 25, 2014 - 2 comments


Documentary: Round Window stained glass, stop motion
I make stained glass windows for a living. For a long time I've wanted to make a stop motion movie of a window going together. So I finally did it.
posted by yesster at 2:15 PM on June 19, 2014 - 5 comments


Ignoranti
Website and podcast where the hosts confess their ignorance in a range of topics and ask intelligent people to explain things to them.
posted by MrMustard at 7:10 AM on June 13, 2014 - 2 comments


Nervous Times, Photography by Lawren Hyder
Just what the internet needs, more still images. I spend the majority of my time as a photographer working in Victoria, BC, Canada, particularly within the 2 km² confines of the James Bay neighbourhood. Through the lenses of crap cameras, Leicas, Nikons, and everything in between, I've amassed a veritable mountain of mostly incidental photographs—snapshots, failed attempts at fine art, and, above all, an inordinate amount of stuff that makes me think “What exactly was I thinking when I tripped the shutter?”
posted by Lorin at 9:19 AM on May 30, 2014


Ren's List - Places to take your dog in the Buffalo-Niagara area
I was inspired by my dog Ren (named after the cartoon character) to create this website. A listing of local places that allow dogs, and a calendar of upcoming dog-related events.
posted by LaurenIpsum at 10:32 AM on May 29, 2014


How Not To Be Wrong
After three years of work, my book HOW NOT TO BE WRONG: THE POWER OF MATHEMATICAL THINKING comes out today from Penguin Press! It's about math. Also: baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, packing 24-dimensional spheres, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, the invention of calculus, and the existence of God. The book is available at Amazon, Indiebound, Waterstones, and (I hope!) your local bookstore. MetaFilter has been a fantastically useful resource for me in putting this together; partly because I can use Ask for my questions about statistical significance in different languages and stockpicking scams, but more importantly because I've learned so much about how to write about math for non-mathematicians from writing about math on MetaFilter!
posted by escabeche at 10:33 AM on May 29, 2014 - 11 comments


Airline Icarus — experimental mobile site
I got a commission from Toronto's Soundstreams to make an experimental mobile site inspired by their new opera Airline Icarus. The result uses various fancy javascript video implementations to play around with interactive sound and video on mobile. Best viewed on mobile; it's a heavy site so your mileage / performance may vary.
posted by sixswitch at 10:10 PM on May 28, 2014


Internet Directory
According to ICANN, .COM domains were intended for business, .ORG for nonprofit, and .NET for internet providers and "Web Portals." Internet Directory is a listing of every domain using these TLDs -- beginning with the 115 million .COMs -- as they stand in early 2014. On a fast browser, it takes 599 days to watch every domain scroll by.
posted by rottytooth at 5:11 PM on May 20, 2014 - 7 comments


The Center for Otherworld Science
A comic about three women in hazmat suits, interpersonal workplace dynamics, and a cryptozoology institute with questionable ethics.
posted by sawdustbear at 3:40 PM on May 19, 2014 - 1 comment


Winter on Georgian Bay
Highlights of a four-month time-lapse taken from a cottage overlooking Lake Huron, during an absolutely epic winter. We planted a double-Raspberry Pi camera on Dcember 27th and recovered it in early May, and were somewhat surprised to find that the board hadn't frozen or been eaten by raccoons. And indeed, the more-reliable Pi had taken over 42,000 photos. Including the lake freezing and thawing, icicles forming right in front of the camera (and then miraculously breaking off just three days later, before they get boring), killer storms, and ghostly single-frame shots of deer passing by. Hope you like it!
posted by kaibutsu at 9:48 AM on May 16, 2014 - 4 comments


MetaFilter Radio iOS app
Put Metafilter Music in your pocket! With MetaFilter Radio for iOS, you can listen to songs posted to Metafilter Music, hear episodes of the Metafilter Podcast, and retrieve and play your playlists, all from your iPhone or iPod touch. Requires iOS 7 or higher.
posted by scottandrew at 5:37 PM on May 15, 2014


Hopefully bringing some good out of the tragic kidnappings in Nigeria
I was horrified when I learned about the 276 female students who were kidnapped (some raped, some killed, all survivors to be sold into forced "marriage") in April. I built this site to encourage people to donate to build a school in rural Africa, in a community that supports the idea of women learning. Some problematic bits about it, but the whole situation is so dark, I wanted to see if I could help something good happen.
posted by Alt F4 at 1:50 PM on May 9, 2014


Tech industry April Fool's joke generator
For startups who haven't executed on their minimum viable funny yet.
posted by bwerdmuller at 7:10 PM on March 31, 2014


Egress Methods
Paul Simon claimed that there must be fifty ways to leave your lover, but in his famous song he named far fewer than that. Egress Methods, a twitter bot, fulfills the promise that Mr. Simon could not—and then some—tweeting a randomly generated formula for lover-leaving every few hours, from now into eternity.
posted by aparrish at 3:38 PM on March 20, 2014 - 5 comments


TileArray
TileArray is a web application that converts uploaded images into photo mosaics of up to 6400x6400 pixels. Users can create, preview, download, and personalize their creations, then share them through social networks and in a gallery at the site.
posted by quarantine at 9:53 AM on March 20, 2014 - 3 comments


Soundslice interactive sheet music player
Sheet music / guitar tabs rendered entirely in the browser, synced with a real audio recording. Slow down without changing pitch, loop sections, resize notation dynamically. Demo video.
posted by adrian_h at 1:21 PM on March 17, 2014 - 9 comments


Steller - Story telling app.
An iPhone app that lets you make stories out of photos, videos and text, and then publish it and share it. And you can read other peoples stories.
posted by jeffamaphone at 11:08 PM on March 12, 2014 - 5 comments


Finnegans Sleep
I took the first few paragraphs from the first ten chapters of Finnegans Wake, printed them onto strips of paper, then punched out the vowels (always Y!) and ran the cards through a punchcard music box player mounted on the wall in my bathroom.
posted by stokast at 9:06 AM on March 10, 2014 - 1 comment


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 33