Project Azazel is where the action is at. The set on Flickr shows some very well known superhero movie scenes, changing them into the blocky pixel look that only comes with Lego. And that tends to make it more interesting. There’s a pretty bunch out there, and you might want to take a good look at those dioramas.
When you have six mechanical arms on your dress flailing about like those of a spider, you know you will be taken seriously, or at least be the center of attraction. Which, reminds me that this is going to be an excellent ice breaker, right before it freaks people out. To be pedantic, the dress has six mechanical arms, so it isn’t exactly a spider, but those six legs do look awfully spidery and we’re not going to argue with a person that’s wearing a robotic spider. Creepy Couture, as it is called, is the work of Anouk Wipprecht and engineer Daniel Schatzmayr.
When someone named the telly “idiot box” they probably knew of its capability of staring into the human soul and bringing out the idiot. Or not, but it is almost painful to look at some of these photographs. Photographer Olivier Culmann apparently takes an interest in how people look while watching the TV, and he’s traveled half way across the globe photographing them. Reading about is quite interesting, as interesting as looking at these photographs entitled “Watching TV.”
Going the way of full on fugly, these knitted monster masks by Tracy Widdess of Brutal Knitting don’t really do the onlooker any favor. The masks depict monsters, aliens, and some of the deepest fugly creations both known, and unknown to man. And we mean all this as a complement, because the monster masks seem to be doing a pretty good job at whatever it is that they’re supposed to do.
The gentleman we see in the image here does not look the least bit odd, even in a fur-like coat that should appear to give him the look of a grizzly, which is further complemented by a hoodie that resembles a bear head. Off the top of our heads, we’d say this guy could be BFFs with Conan the Barbarian, as long as he doesn’t tell him the tale of buying this thing for $249.
Diego-San, as he’s called is a robot modeled to look like a human baby, because the creepy adult part has already been taken up by the Geminoids. While it may not look as much human as the Geminoid, Diego San intends to apparently make up for that with numerous expressions. HD cameras built into its eyes let the robot analyze its environment and respond to external stimulus, including humans. The team at Hanson Robotics, the creators of the robot believe that teaching it human emotions might be a key step in making robots understand empathy.
When you’re going in to a show called Killer Karaoke, you should kind of get the feeling that life isn’t about to get any easier. Especially when you’re supposed to continue singing while getting dunked in a tank of ice water that also happens to be full of snakes. We’re surprised the girl didn’t shit herself.
Cinemagraphs by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg are little gif images that are artistically made to carry on a sense of artistic continuity, and even in some case, a bit of a calming effect. They’re done so beautifully, they really do kind of deserve to be called by their own name.