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…It’s Website Wednesday: Reknit?

Reknit

Reknit is a project by Haik Avanian where very month during 2010, you can send his mom an old sweater, and she’ll turn it into a new article of clothing.

This month, she’s knitting any old sweater into a new, hand-made, one of a kind scarf.

Now that’s a sustainable movement I can get behind!

[Reknit]

[Via: Josh Spear]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Personas?

Personas

Personas is a fascinating art piece that takes a name and ‘scours the web for information and attempts to characterize the person – to fit them to a predetermined set of categories that an algorithmic process created from a massive corpus of data’.

Personas shows you how the Internet sees you. It allows you to see how the machine is working, revealing the computer’s uncanny insights and inadvertent errors such as the mischaracterizations caused by the inability to separate data from multiple owners of the same name. It is meant for the viewer to reflect on our current and future world where digital histories are as important – if not more important – than oral histories, and computational methods of condensing our digital traces are opaque and socially ignorant – for now. Fortunes are sought through data-mining vast information repositories, and this kind of data is indispensable but far from infallible.

So go ahead; give it your name and give it a shot.

[Personas]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Eternal Moonwalk?

Eternal Moonwalk

The Eternal Moonwalk is a user generated, endlessly looping tribute to the late, great Michael Jackson.

Users from all around the world have submitted moonwalk videos, and the site stitches them all together and allows you to add your own sound effects as MJ wannabes dance across your screen.

Unfortunately, as proven by the videos, there can only be one Michael Jackson.

[Eternal Moonwalk]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Mark On Air Tran?

Mark On Air Tran

Mark Malkoff likes to live in places. Weird places. Corporate sponsored places.

Recently, he spent 30 days flying around on Air Tran flights to highlight their new in-flight wi-fi. During those 30 days, he transferred planes on the tarmac and wasn’t aloud to even enter an airport. He also set the Guinness Book of World Records for most scheduled flights in one month with 135.

Of course he had to keep himself entertained, so he took on a variety of challenges including this one:

Past experiences that Mark has taken on include spending 30 days inside of an IKEA, and visiting 171 Starbucks in a single day.

[Mark On Air Tran]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Bill Posters Project?

Bill Posters Prosecuted

Posting bills doesn’t usually add to a city’s visual appeal, but the signs that building owners put up to prevent these postings are often as ugly as the thing they’re trying to stop, which is why one group of graffiti artists have created original works of art to let people know that bill posters will be prosecuted, and have sprayed them in popular locations around various cities.

These counter-counter-culture works of art are then documented and posted onto the Bill Posters Project website for the world to see, since presumably, they’re just as likely to get painted over as the bills are.

What a mad, mad world we live in…

[Bill Posters Project]