Neil Peart in 3D

As I’ve stated previously, Rush is the great rock band of all time. No other band comes close to the inventiveness, progression and musicianship. Sure, they don’t have any “hits” like Brown Sugar, but true music strikes at a much deeper chord.

So when I got this link from my brother Andrew, I thought, no way does this guy does Neil Peart justice. Simply said, I was wrong. “A Digital Man” is an animated video by Bobby Standridge and now my favorite animated music video of all-time.

Animator vs Animation: Story of Life

As a Flash animator, I really appreciate the amount of time Alan Becker must have put in on this little movie. Plus, it’s a great concept. Don’t we many times battle God? Then again, I don’t think He’s out to blast us to smithereens. Check it out!

Bellagio Fountains on Coke

I’m sure many of you have already witnessed the greatness that is the Mentos/Diet Coke Fountain exhibit. For a little behind the scenes info, head over to c|net for their video interview with co-creator Stephen Voltz.

If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it could produce that much force. Kinda scary thinking that we eat and drink these ingredients. What’s next? Sour Gummy Bears in Buffalo Wing Sauce?

Inspiring Creativity

Whoa, RealLifeTM is taking it’s toll on me. Sure, life in Cyrodiil is moving along swimmingly, but that’s another story.

What do you do if your work demands creativity and the well is empty? isn’t going to give it to you. World of Inspiration is nicely done, but a different animal. Beliefnet has inspiration of another kind.

Media Inspiration is closer to the mark but where are the grand experiments? The true right brain theorists? I’d love to start a collection of links to sites that promote this kind of thinking. Who would like to start?

Toshiba's Gigabeat S Takes on iPod

I don’t want to rehash all the specs, just go to c|net for that, but suffice it to say, the new Toshiba Gigabeat S is a worthy competitor to the iPod.

iPod fanatics feel free to chime in and tell me I’m wrong. I know you want to. C’mon… go for it. ;^)

At $300, I’m finally tempted to join to the portable digital music crowd because I won’t have to deal with iTunes. Here’s the video first look.

Design Matters: Saturn Sky

I’m not in the market for a new car, really I’m not. It’s just that it’s soOOoo fun to window shop. Or in this case, Internet shop.

Given my less-than-stellar, second-hand experience of a family member’s Saturn, I cannot consider myself a fan. Then they come out with this.

Now, I would never purchase something as expensive as a car solely on appearance. I’m not Dorian Gray. But the beauty here does cause one to pause. Now that I think about it, apparently I’ve been thinking about it since August of last year.

Lego Master 2006

Each year Lego holds a competition to determine their park’s next master builder. This year’s winner was Jason Poland of Houston, TX. Now that the competition is over, Mr. Poland can now resume his cartoon watching and video game playing.

Interactive Communication at T-Mobile

It’s not stunning or even all that remarkable. But what it is, is good communication. As more and more people are taught to scan out text, pictures need to communicate. Interactive pictures are even better!

So instead of blocks of text, or even simplified charts, T-Mobile creates a little do-hicky that engages the visitor to learn about their phone plans. While not perfect, (I would make the links blue rather than pink, or at least underline them) the concept is simple and straight-forward. If price is your primary concern, use the slider. If minutes, click the up/down buttons. My hat is off to the visual designer who created it… great job!