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Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine

Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine

Rube Goldberg machines are frequently featured here on DYH, so when one appears that fits into two suitcases, and has a name like “Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine”, you can pretty much guarantee it’s going to get featured.

The machine, by a design studio called HeyHeyHey, was built in response to their first Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine, which was such a success that groups all around the world requested its availability for shows and festivals. Since it didn’t travel well, HeyHeyHey decided to build another Melvin, but this time, they wanted to make it portable.

The result is a Rube Goldberg machine that’s specifically built to travel the world, and even acts like a tourist when he gets there, ‘sending’ its own postcards and taking pictures of those around it.

It’s an impressive work of interactive art, and the website does a great job of detailing each step in the process, and documenting the journey that Melvin takes, so I highly recommend you check it out.

[Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine]

…Antoinette J. Citizen can make you feel like Super Mario?

Super Mario Room

Antoinette J. Citizen created art that just about anyone that grew up during the Nintendo Era can appreciate: A working Level 1-1 Super Mario Bros. room complete with interactive question mark boxes and bricks that featured actual Mario sound effects.

Sadly, just being in the room did not give you an Italian brother, allow you to spit fireballs, or kill turtles by jumping on them (though I guess that last one is always possible) but it probably would make you feel pretty super.

[Antoinette J. Citizen – Landscape]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…It’s TGI Friday: Crappy Cat?

Crappy Cat

Crappy Cat is a fantastically interactive and animated sidescroller from VanBeater, better known as Trevor Van Meter. (Trevor also made Fly Guy.)

More experience than game, Crappy Cat puts you in control of a heavy drinking cat with an eye patch as you make your way through the interactive theater.

I won’t spoil any of the surprise, since you definitely need to check it out for yourself, so click through and see what the Crappy Cat is all about!

[Crappy Cat]

[Via: Drawn!]

…Dipity knows Internet memes?

Internet Memes

Dipity’s Internet Memes is “an interactive view of the all the memes that swept across the Internet and burrowed in our zeitgeist”.

The list is also zoomable, so that you can dig down into the more obscure references, and it’s built from Wikipedia and Memelabs, so you know that it’s (at least somewhat) reliable.

Plus, anyone can add to it and maintain the list, so you know that the nerds fighting over the exact date that the cheezburger cat became famous are going to have this thing accurate to the second.

Just remember: “All your base are belong to us”.

[Dipity – Internet Memes]