Of Course This Giant Lite Brite Tapestry Involves a Unicorn [Art]

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If you’re going to make a one-third scale replica of a 15th-century tapestry out of 55,000 Lite Brite pegs and 36 pegboards, you’d better goddamn well pick the 15th-century tapestry with a unicorn and a pink lion.

Thankfully, artist Joey Syta agrees, and his piece—entitled My Only Desire—turned out pretty amazing.

To get the full color spectrum he required to bring The Lady and the Unicorn to full peggable life, Syta had to call in Lite Brite components from all over the world.The whole thing took two years to pull together, but I’d say it was worth it, especially if he can find enough extension cords to actually light that sucker up.

Oh, and if you were wondering, it’s nowhere near the record for the world’s biggest Lite Brite—but it’s undoubtedly the spunkiest. [Joey Syta via Boing Boing]






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Hiding From Google

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penguinrecorder writes “Google offers Web users a simple trade-off: Let the search giant track a substantial portion of your comings and goings around the Web, and it will offer you a free, superior online experience. Now independent security researcher Moxie Marlinspike is making Web users a counter-offer: take Google’s giveaways and keep your privacy too. On Tuesday, Marlinspike launched a service he calls GoogleSharing, a plug-in for Firefox designed to give users access to Google’s online offerings while cloaking their identity from the company’s data collection tools. By hosting a proxy server with a collection of Google ‘identities,’ the privacy software will allow users temporarily to route their traffic through another computer that masks their identity by mixing their online actions with those of other users. The system is totally transparent, with no special ‘alternative’ websites to visit. Your normal work flow should be exactly the same.” GoogleSharing only works for those services not requiring a Google login; for the latter, no proxying is done.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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