A climate-fiction text adventure with dystopian themes, set in 2051. Can you survive for one week as a regular person under the rule of the York Emergency Authority? (Maybe you can do more than survive, and blow oxygen on embers of resistance.) With beautiful art by Dibujos de Pam! Play for free in your browser, desktop or mobile. [more inside]
Match with the perfect chocolate for you by building your taste profile. With more varieties of candy out there than ever, this tool will help you discover a new favorite just in time for Halloween.
Five buoyant tunes! [more inside]
AI Jukebox is a fascinating project from OpenAI that uses cutting-edge neural neworks to perform all sorts of musical magic -- it can take a clip of a song and continue it in a new way, sing text lyrics in any artist's voice, make a song sound like it's being sung by someone else. My favorite? Tell it to generate music by an artist without any other info, and it will produce a gibberish song with nonsense lyrics... that still sounds 100% real and just like the actual singer or band with their unique style. You can hear instruments, melodies, sometimes an audience, the breathing of the lead singer -- but the whole thing is generated completely from scratch by the AI, not with samples or digital sounds. It's not flawless -- some of the songs ramble, with glitchy effects or a mutating voice. But these just add to the vibe, like it's from a dream or a parallel universe. I went through their database to find the best examples of these tracks from the most famous artists, then turned them into an audio quiz on Sporcle -- complete with AI-generated art of the artists I made to serve as hints in the second round. How many of the artists can you name? [more inside]
I made this game a couple years ago with my oldest daughter. Well, she drew the pictures and somehow she requested a Kaboom! clone, which, wow, brought me back to my own childhood and reminded me of the way I envied my friend's dad. [more inside]
The title basically says it all. I made a simple browser puzzle game. You try to move the five blocks from one side of the screen to the other and place them in order. DIFFICULTY: You can't move the blocks individually. It works best on a computer using the arrow keys, but can also use swipe on mobile. If you are looking to kill a few minutes at work, give it a try.
I made a phone game for Android! It is a casual/puzzle type game where the objective is to match blocks and empty the board. [more inside]
Use your facial expression to search for relevant GIFs. [more inside]
Pong meets Simon Says. A retro-arcade-style mobile game available on Google Play. [more inside]
Meet Toby the lion, Herman the penguin, Frank the zookeeper, Dr. Sara the vet, Misha the bear, Mr. and Mrs. Flamingo, and more... Fun for all ages. [more inside]
This is a 10ft x10ft 3200 RGB pixel LED array that I have assembled in my living room. It's a prototype for a 10,000 pixel version I'm building for our Burning Man camp, Be There Now. I plan on using it as a sound reactive party light as well as an ego stroking Giant Selfie Machine. I am not a lighting designer or a professional LED nerd, I'm just a guy with a big living room and I'm not afraid to try stuff. Videos liquid effect scattered pixels free form a music driven test [more inside]
Every Sunday I'm posting about something I love. [more inside]
Our UFO mutant vehicle, The Mothership took part in the destruction of The Alien Siege Machine at Burning Man 2014. [more inside]
A metaphor generator a cut above the random. Using Wordnik's related words API, we can give you a metaphor that has an even better chance of making sense.
In my long years of collecting cool domain names and not doing anything with them, this is the coolest. So I finally had to hunker down and DO SOMETHING and this is it: a semi-blog of mostly longer pieces about Comics, Animation and other "Fun Arts". [more inside]
BUNK is a rock-video I recently directed, produced and helped animate for a fellow known as Nardwuar The Human Serviette (who the world really should have heard of by now). His band is called the Evaporators and their sound is best thought of as Ramones-ish old-school punk by way of Saturday morning cartoons ... hence the old-school cut + paste non-digital (for the most part) animation. [more inside]
Ever wanted to learn how to pickle? Or stargaze? Or build kites, read tarot, make cheese, or bind books? It's always fun to learn something new, but sometimes you need a tiny nudge. Dabbler picks a topic every month and sends a little package to your inbox: notes, links, book recommendations, and everything else to help get you on your way. [more inside]
If you were one of those kids who used to enjoy browsing the encyclopedia for random stuff, this may be of interest. Punch the big blue WAK!, and WikiWak will pop six pages from Wikipedia in separate windows (you gotta allow popups from WikiWak). Unlike Wikipedia's "Random Page" link, WikiWak pulls articles from Wikipedia's "Featured" and "Good" categories. So your liklihood of coming across something interesting to read is quite a bit higher. Why six pages? Well, that appears to be enough for a single sit upon the porcelain pedestal. [more inside]
I wanted to make a repository of fun symbols like ☃, ★, ☁, and ✈ (snowman, star, cloud and airplane) that wouldn't become inundated with ads or disappear off the web after a year. So then I did. Check it out, and add your own if you like! [more inside]
If you are interested in genealogy OR history I have developed a contest to try to add some fun and competition to the mix. First subject: Billy the Kid [WeRelate account required (free)]
If you want to learn how to present food in a unique way for kids parties or any kind of party, check out this collection of food presentation ideas with pictures and step-by-step instructions. I love zoo sandwiches as well as a bicycle, cat and hedgehog food garnishes for kids.
MathFall is a genre defining, or genre defying, iPhone game that features elements of both puzzle and arcade gameplay. It is also a great educational tool that hones your math skills...in real time. [more inside]
Just a little website I hacked together in my spare time. It's pretty self explanatory.
Happy Hour is a card game based around serving drinks. Currently in alpha/playtesting phase. [more inside]