Bored? Looking for inspiration? Need entertaining? Synapse is a fortnightly post series containing unmissable creative links, stories, and useful resources collected from around the web.
1. Screw Art by Andrew Myers
Andrew Myers creates some spectacular 3D art by using screws carefully positioned in 8,000 to 10,000 pre-drilled holes. He paints over each screw head individually so the sculpture looks like a portrait.
2. Bacterial Hard Drives
A group of research students at the Hong Kong University in China have found a way to store complex information in bacteria. 1 gram of these bacteria have the same space as 450 hard disks of 2000 GB each.
3. Crazy Blog full of Micro-Movies
This blog is simply a continuous stream of micro-movies, created by looping a few frames of a film or tv clip. It is actually really entertaining, but beware, there are lots of risqué goings-on in there! ; )
4. Playmobil Apple Store
The Playmobil Apple Store is a preschool geek’s dream toy! It features the Genius Bar, kid’s corner, sales floor, and a conference room – and comes with over 60 accessories!
5. 3D Ads by Cooliris
Cooliris advertising combines the power of its 3D technology with the interactivity of the iOS platform, resulting in an immersive experience so real you can almost feel it.
6. Inspector Cumulus
Introducing Inspector Cumulus! Scotland Yard’s leading cloud-headed detective. Feared by criminals and colleagues alike due to his short temper and cantankerous nature.
7. The Lifelapse Experiment
This is an interesting idea, which would take serious commitment. The idea is to record your life in timelapse by wearing a iPhone and capturing your daily grind.
Dashkards are cheat sheets for various applications, which you can house in the Mac OS X Dashboard and call-up at the press of a button. Very useful, especially for beginners.
9. The Periodic Table of Typefaces
The Periodic Table of Typefaces is in the style of all the thousands of over-sized Periodic Table of Elements posters. This particular table lists 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today.
10. New Species of Stingray Discovered
The two “pancake” species belong to the first new stingray genus found in the Amazon region in more than two decades. Check out the beautiful x-ray image featuring one of them.