Pop-ups! They’re Not JUST for Kids

A new exhibition at Bowdoin College showcases pop-up books—for children and adults—from the Harold M. Goralnick (Class of ’71) Pop-up Book Collection. The exhibition, which is open to the public free of charge, is located on the second floor of Bowdoin’s Hawthorne-Longfellow Library and runs through June 5, 2011.

Incredible craft.

I used to love my Walt Disney Studio “The Black Hole” pop-up book. Still got it somewhere!!

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2000+ year old computer. Recreated with Lego

The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE.

Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision.

In 2010, this fully-functional replica was built out of Lego by an Apple Engineer.

Read more about it here.

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About to go stellar. OK Go “This Too Shall Pass”

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Filmed in a two story warehouse, in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The “machine” was designed and built by the band, along with members of Synn Labs over the course of several months.

This is the Rube Goldberg machine version. In other words, a video depicting complex devices that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways.

Currently at 679 views. Expect a jump soon.

Stop-motion promo for Nobody Beats The Drum – Grindin’

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Nobody Beats The Drum – Grindin’ from nobody beats the drum on Vimeo.

This is not done in 3D. It’s a stop-motion sequence with 400 blocks of wood and nearly 4085 images. Directed by Rogier van der Zwaag.

Making of here:

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When The Craft Shines Through

Work Associated created this stunning typography by using Lightwave to replicate some pioneering 1920’s technology.

The original apparatus projected multiple coloured light sources which were photographed through a cut-out mask.

They modeled that system in detail and here’s the results.

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Gorgeous.

Read more about it on the CR Blog.