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Librarian of Progress
James Billington, longtime Librarian of Congress, is retiring. This is a job opening that only comes around every few decades and is incredibly important. I made a little website to help share useful information about why it's important and what librarians care about.
posted by jessamyn at 8:54 AM on July 1, 2015 - 13 comments


Win a Date with Channing Tatum: a Twine game
My first experiment with the Twine platform, inspired by Channing Tatum's recent AMA. Guess how many jellybeans are in a jar to win. Tell Channing about all your problems and Channing will make it better.
posted by nerdfish at 12:22 PM on June 29, 2015 - 5 comments


The Corey Press
So for the past several months, I've been carving and pressing prints on various Lovecraftian or UFO themes. Most of my stuff gets pressed onto wood, but I've been experimenting with various kozo papers, bristol, and cloth.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:45 PM on June 28, 2015 - 13 comments


ifTree
My attempt at putting together a very simple javaScript plugin for creating dialog trees and interactive fiction games, complete with some javaScript hooks so you can tie it into other stuff. GitHub link, examples.
posted by Artw at 2:33 PM on June 9, 2015 - 7 comments


Passport to Vermont Libraries
We're doing a program to complement summer reading in the Vermont, the Passport to Vermont Libraries. The Vermont Library Association designed a passport and made 1000 of them to give to patrons at participating libraries. Vermont has about 200 libraries (if you count publics and academics and others) and almost 100 of them signed up. You all helped me get started!
posted by jessamyn at 5:21 PM on June 3, 2015 - 4 comments


The Luxurious Port-o-lets of Pacific Heights
People in upscale San Francisco neighborhoods love home renovation but feel compelled to disguise the portable toilets their contractors put out front of the house. This is a celebration of those architectural curiosities.
posted by psoas at 8:58 AM on June 3, 2015 - 2 comments


Junco's Pub: Tiniest Pub in Newfoundland
A birdfeeder that looks like a Newfoundland pub, streaming live on the Internet. Inspired by the amazing and delightful Piip Show from slow-TV masters, NRK.
posted by stokast at 8:42 AM on May 27, 2015 - 7 comments


Odd Vice
I made a thing that tweets weird mashed-up VICE headlines. Some of them are funny I think, if you're familiar with VICE.
posted by frenetic at 7:02 AM on May 27, 2015 - 4 comments


Uber, but for
Why spend time and effort coming up with "Uber, but for _____" jokes when you can put a robot to work to do it for you?
posted by moonmilk at 7:57 PM on May 25, 2015 - 11 comments


@snakepeople_bot
Are you alarmed about these new snake people? No?! You should be! So, here's a bot that gathers news about their doings for you.
posted by ignignokt at 3:42 PM on May 19, 2015 - 5 comments


Super Micro Paint
I made a web toy that simulates a doodling and animation toy from an alternate timeline 1990s. Create 2 color, 32x16 pixel, four frame animations. Then transform your creations into gifs resembling a cheap LCD, an LED matrix, a vacuum fluorescent display, and more. (Source on github)
posted by umrain at 6:58 AM on May 20, 2015 - 7 comments


“…my joys and thee? the sparrow builds / herself a frightful ghost.”
Isaac Watts, known as the “Father of English Hymnody,” wrote words to dozens of well-loved hymns and carols, including Joy To The World and O God, Our Help In Ages Past. @watts_ebooks generates random hymn stanzas based on his complete works, with (mostly) correct rhyme and scansion and HIGHLY DUBIOUS theology! (Github repo; blog post on how it all works.)
posted by nebulawindphone at 2:13 PM on May 18, 2015 - 3 comments


Parametric Greek Temples in Minecraft
This set of scripts allows a Minecraft user on a server running Scriptcraft to easily create a variety of Ancient Greek-style buildings. Sample video.
posted by gwint at 12:41 PM on May 18, 2015 - 2 comments


106.js
Play an 80s synth in your browser with 106.js, a MIDI-enabled emulation of the Roland Juno-106 synthesizer. Chrome/Desktop only. Github repo here.
posted by ludwig_van at 7:26 AM on May 18, 2015 - 7 comments


Twitter-based Pluto "Facts"
In commemoration of the impending flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons mission, I have created a twitter account, inspired by other such "fact" oriented accounts as @CatTipps, @FactsAboutEggs. Will publish a fact or two about Pluto every day up through the NASA flyby, or as long as the inspiration lasts.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:56 AM on May 2, 2015


Nobody puts R2 in the corner
A little mashup for May the 4th. Uncanny how well the audio (ALL from Dirty Dancing) syncs up with the final scene from episode IV!
posted by ericbop at 4:46 PM on May 4, 2015 - 1 comment


My Kids' Art
I made a tumblr to upload scans of my kids' art and homework. Check out JFK and Hitchcock before you decide that sounds utterly boring.
posted by bq at 12:02 PM on April 29, 2015 - 2 comments


Imagining a Safer Space: Building Community & Ending Harassment in Punk
I recently got harassed in a pretty terrifying way at a punk venue in Austin, Texas. I used my experience as inspiration for a piece that examines why and how harassers are allowed to continue operating within the punk community, as well as how to establish community norms that holds them accountable for their actions.
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:47 AM on April 28, 2015 - 3 comments


word.camera generates paragraphs from a photograph
With Clarifai, an image concept extraction API utilizing convolutional neural networks, and ConceptNet, a lexical relationship database, I built a template system to generate paragraphs of text from photographs. word.camera is responsive — it works on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. The code behind it is open source and available on GitHub, because lexography is for everyone.
posted by TheMadStork at 7:20 AM on April 13, 2015 - 4 comments


Every Non-Word
A bot that tweets random combinations of English syllables.
posted by rottytooth at 8:42 AM on March 25, 2015 - 10 comments


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