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…It’s Website Wednesday: I Got An Envelope?

IGotAnEnvelope

If you liked PostSecret, then you’ll want to check out IGotAnEnvelope, as it follows a similar formula.

IGotAnEnvelope is a continuous art project where people leave empty self-addressed stamped envelopes in public places to be picked up and filled by others, who then send them back.

To participate:

  1. Write the following message on a small sheet of paper:

    Dear finder, put something personal inside the envelope and then return it to me. Be as original and artistic as possible and the content of the envelope will be submitted to igotanenvelope.com.

  2. Attach the sheet (with a paper clip) to the envelope.
  3. Write your address and put a valid stamp on the envelope.
  4. Leave the envelope in a public place and wait for its return.

Then:

Take a close-up picture of the content, or scan it, and email it at igotanenvelope@gmail.com (be sure to indicate where you left your envelope).

You can also check out the IGotAnEnvelope site for photos of the envelopes that have been returned so far, and there are some really fantastic results, so I recommend giving it a look.

[IGotAnEnvelope]

[Via: Josh Spear]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Obamicon.me?

ObamiconMe

Since outbreaks of Obamania are sure to continue through the week and into the weekend, I though I’d point out a great way to vent some of that excess Obama energy: The Obamicon Generator.

An Obamicon is an image inspired by Shepard Fairey’s iconic Obama poster, and features red, white and blue cell shading with a simple message underneath.

To make your own Obamicon, just take a picture with your webcam or upload a photo, choose your message, and let the Obamicon generator go to work. Then, you can submit your newly minted Obamicon to the gallery, and vote on others that have been submitted as well. Finally, take your Obamicon and run it through Obamicon.me’s Zazzle store, and you’ll soon have more Obamicon mugs, hats and t-shirts than you’ll know what to do with.

[Obamicon.me]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Huge Type?

Huge Type

Huge Type is “an experiment with found type on the iPhone”.

Basically, users take photos of letters and numbers that they find out in public, upload and tag each letter according to what it is, and then other users can search and view those letters on their iPhone.

Huge Type Words

There’s not a lot to it, but it does allow you to get together with other typographic nerds and form words and phrases by putting your iPhones together, and who doesn’t want to do that?

[Huge Type]

…Mechanical Turk has many faces?

Mechanical Turk Faces

Andy Baio from Waxy.org was intrigued by his initial experience with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, and wanted to know more about the people that participate in the service, including what they look like, and how much it would cost for them to reveal their faces.

To make the process easy, he fired up the Mechanical Turk and added a simple task to the queue: Upload a photo of yourself holding a handwritten sign that says “I Turk for…”, filling out why you turk.

At $.05 per photo, there wasn’t much response, but at $.25, the responses started to come in, and by $.50, he had a decent sized sample.

The results? 30 people total – 20 men and 10 women, almost all of which were white and in their 20s and 30s. 21 turk for money, and the other 9 turk for fun or boredom.

[Waxy – The Faces of Mechanical Turk]

…Faces look funny upside-down?

Continuing the theme of interesting photo techniques, this one involves putting parts of a face on your chin and then taking an upside-down photo of your face:

Upside-Down Faces

[Via: Popgive]