Tag Archives | Unexpected

…Image compression can be beautiful?

JPEG Compression

Take an image and run it through the JPEG image compression engine about 600 times and then string them all together into a movie and the result will be unexpectedly beautiful:

[Via: HadTo.net Via: Boing Boing]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Moodstream

Moodstream

Moodstream is a fantastically powerful “brainstorming tool” from Getty Images that is “designed to help take you in inspiring, unexpected directions”.

By tweaking the sliders, you can choose between images, footage, audio, or just a stream of fresh ideas that will bring a whole new creative palette straight to you.

The concept is actually pretty interesting, and the end result is inspiring and interesting in an advanced screensaver sort of way, so it’s definitely worth a look.

[Getty Images – Moodstream]

[Via: The Presurfer]

…Nicholas White hates elevators?

Elevator

The New Yorker has a rather interesting article on the lives of elevators, called Up And Then Down.

Part of the story focuses on Nicholas White, a man who spent 41 hours trapped in an elevator after it came to an unexpected stop and decided to not start again:

What would you do?

[The New Yorker – Up And Then Down]

…It’s Movie Monday: Mobile Desktop?

Starbucks

Sure, Starbucks brings Wi-Fi to the masses, but most people who use it are either on a laptop or an iPhone.

What would happen then if Starbucks and their semi-public Wi-Fi had existed a few years ago?

Improv Everywhere wanted to find out, and decided to take a few old desktops complete with CRT monitors down to the local Starbucks and set up shop.

It’s a pretty funny idea, and the results are unexpected, so check out the Mobile Desktop:

[Improv Everywhere – Mobile Desktop]

[Starbucks]

…Strippers have surprises?

This video is definitely not what you’re expecting! (NSFW)

[Via: Spluch]