Chess on the Dot is a chess variant invented by Joshua Chao in 2010, which uses a total sphere (not a sphere-like cylinder) as chessboard with standard rules of chess. The digital version of “Chess on the Dot” won red dot design award (Germany) in 2010.
All rules of chess can be applied to Dot without change because the surface of Dot is essentially a 2-dimensional membrane (without borders), and all squares on it can be displayed as a 2-dimensional, flat and rectangular chart with correct relative positions.
The chessboard-dot transformation.
Dot is transmogrified from the traditional, flat chessboard by the following three steps:
1) Connect east and west borders.
2) Cover north and south ends.
3) Squeeze and bulk it up to a sphere.
Denotation of squares on the Dot.
All rules of “Chess on the Dot” are exactly the same to standard rules of chess. Search more at:
Source: Chess On The Dot
Ice Music is exactly what the name suggests-music made with ice.
About the ICEstruments:
The Ice Music project in Luleå is initiated by the founder Tim Linhart, working as an ice artist since 30 years, who builds all the ICEstruments himself at home in his garden. Building the ICEstruments is a delicate craftsmanship that requires great patience and also the right cold temperature, so that the ice will have the right elasticity and be possible to sculpt without breaking.
The ICEstruments are very fragile and need to be handled carefully by the musicians tuning and playing on them. For example the ICEviolin usually hung in ropes from the ceiling for a safety reason and it’s thickness, down to only 3 mm in some parts, needs a special plastic protection shield to prevent the musicians warm breath from making a hole in the body of the ICEstrument.
See them perform in this video:
(Source: neatorama.com, via 2headedsnake)
Anonymous asked: dear mr. mulbert, i am beginning to think that no one ever love me romantically or ever find me sexually attractive. i'm a 17 year old girl and i've never even held hands with a boy. HELP!!ME!!
Advicecomics Columnist: Mulbert
“May I ask why you felt little Tiffany deserved to die?”
I’m pretty sure this is why Tumblr gave us photosets.
To this day, I still have absolutely no idea if he actually did the right thing by shooting little Tiffany. His story was very convincing…
I totally bought that he was right.
I always though this was about not demonizing people based on how they look, instead focussing on what they do.
THAT’S RIGHT AGENT J
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1. Do you touch your friends’ butts? (this is a necessary question)
2. Do you like hugs?
I know you know the answer to this. Hint: my thesis was a giant hug monster that I remember hearing that you frequented. ;)
3. What did you last daydream about?
I daydream so much. I’ve been watching a lot of 90s romcoms this week, so probably about being in a relationship or something lame like that.
4. Since it’s not even really Spring…Beach or pool?
Beach unless it’s really crowded and full of jellyfish. But I haven’t been to the beach or pool in years and years…
5. Leather jacket, Jean Jacket, Cardigan, or sweatshirt?
These days, doing the whole teacher cardigan thing a lot.
6. A goal to accomplish before this semester is over?
I just want to get out of my first year of teaching alive!
7. Place you would like to travel to during the summer if you could?
Anywhere, really. My family was/is not really a vacationing family so I haven’t been many places. Now that I’m a teacher with summers off, I could travel, but I need to get a summer job and pay off school loans before planning getaways. :/
8. Flip flops or sneakers?
9. Have you made a decision and kept going back and forth between regret and relief? (wtf is this question right lol)
Yes, but probably not recently.
10. Prefer city or suburbs….or forest?
Ideally, forest, but realistically, city. (Currently in the suburbs, ack)