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The popularity of numbers

An applet that lets you explore the popularity of numbers from 0-100000 on the Web. Makes heavy use of cool animated transitions.

Truly creative 3D sketching

This is an old and simple tool but it’s amazing to see a trained artist using it. This is the very first convincing example of a “creative” 3D sketching tool I see. Also watch the various drawings at the end of the video.

L’ordinateur simplifié “Magui”, grand gagnant du concours Lépine 2008

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Human Pixels

If we want to make computers more human, maybe we should start with the pixels? Other projects by Guillaume Reymond here, including a hilarious Space Invaders video.

Copy & Paste Art

In case you missed this excellent video.

Magic Vectorization

Researchers from Stanford launched a free online vectorization tool. Upload your bitmap and get a neat svg or eps. It is very easy to use and works surprisingly well, especially with low-res images. http://vectormagic.stanford.edu/

Self-Tuning Guitar

Gibson’s new “Robot Guitar” has machine heads equipped with servo motors and a new cool-looking knob for switching tuning presets and the like. First Run Limited Edition available on December 7th, see the reseller worldwide map on Gibson’s website.

Chinese Non-Photorealistic Rendering

The future is Paint

Lesson from the US #1: How to advertise a product.

Chicken Chicken Chicken

Lesson from the US #2: How to give a CS paper talk.