Tuesday, August 21, 2007

No Longer Riding with Hitler

Remember that WWII poster that stated, "If you ride alone, you ride with Hitler." Well, if you haven't seen it, here it is.

Thank goodness we've moved beyond scare tactics to go green. Robin Chase, Zipcar founder, has recently developed a ride-sharing service that is mashed up with Facebook.

For more, go here.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Art, Twice Removed

Plato thought that reality was just a reflection of perfect forms. Art, therefore, was just a reflection of a reflection.

A new form of fine art is emerging from a unique perspective--gamers.

Wired's Clive Thompson discusses this new phenonmenon in his article "Half Life & the Muse: Art Discovers the World of Games."

He also talks about the 8-bit art movement, art based on previous and less sophisticated gaming systems' characters and motifs. There's a great book called I Am 8-bit which has plenty of excellent examples.