Tuesday, December 11, 2012

'Ghosts of History' Creates Visual Mash Ups of Photos from 1940s and Today



This post I wrote for Open Culture tells the story of Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse, a Dutch historian who found a box of old negatives at an Amsterdam flea market. She spent the next several years identifying where the photos were taken (mostly around The Netherlands) and when (before and after World War II. Then she took pictures of the same places today and merged the images together. History, as her work shows, is all around us all the time.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

This Hacked Knitting Machine is Brilliant

Find more amazing knitting by Andrew Salomone on his blog. This interview done at the World Maker Faire.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Telephone Pole Gnomes of Oakland

East Bay Friends and Lovers of Gnomes,
Please do take a look at this post about the dozens, nay hundreds, of cheerful gnomes that have appeared on utility poles around our fair city.
Still no news about the artist behind the flurry of little bearded men, but some great photos.
The Telephone Pole Gnomes of Oakland