25 November 2007

Moonrise Over Tokyo

Right off the balcony of my apartment. We've had beautiful, clear (if somewhat chilly) weather for about two weeks now.



The red and white needle is Tokyo Tower, and the building with the illuminated roofline is the Westin Ebisu.

21 November 2007

Pigeon Point

Neat shot.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mumbleyjoe/2043508173/

18 November 2007

i has a corm

[Cute Alert]
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/02/12/i-has-a-corm/

11 November 2007

haikyo

There's an awesome subculture growing in Japan called haikyo or haikyo tourism. Folks go find abandoned buildings throughout (mostly rural) Japan and photograph them. There's been quite a market for picture books, perhaps because Japan's looming demographic crisis makes haikyo as a metaphor for the future seem not-so-fantastic.

One of the coolest websites is Haikyo Deflation Spiral. If nothing else it's fantastic source material for anyone making a postapocalyptic game!

There was a recent article on haikyo in Tokyo's english-language weekly Metropolis. Be aware that the link above changes every week, so you may have to Google for the article.

08 November 2007

04 November 2007

Hee Hee Even Tesla Coils are Computer-controlled now



From Make Magazine: http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/11/tesla_coil_super_mario_du.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890

Moonlight over Shibuya

Caught the moon behind the 0101 building in Shibuya last month...

02 November 2007

Japanese Elderly Inmates

I found this article completely fascinating. A piece of aapnese society that doesn't get much publicity:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/11/02/asia/japan.php?page=1