According to ancient Roman farmers’ almanacs such as menologia rustica, the goddess Juno was the patron deity of the month of January. Even so, the first month of the year is a fortuitous time to think about what has been and what is yet to come. Explore Roman mythology for a little while and you’ll eventually come face-to-face with Janus, an interesting god with a fantastical physiognomy. Why should Janus pre-empt Juno? As it happens, this deity was called upon even before Jupiter, the ruler of the Roman pantheon. Why? What makes this god worthy of upstaging the king and queen of the gods? He is the archetypal embodiment of duality, endings, beginnings, and the portal betwixt the two. His divinely unique physiology that allows him to simultaneously peer deep into the past and gaze far into the future.
It has been a while since I’ve seen artist Patrick Dougherty’s StickWork site.
Today, I explored the intriguing sculptures of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. I’ll use this artist’s work as an inspiration for a project I am tinkering on when I find a few minutes here and there throughout the day.
Yes, it’s true. You can play Tetris in HTML. My first attempts were less than stellar, though. Apparently my skills are a bit rusty. I need to practice.
Tired of threaded discussions? Have a ripping good time obliterating a curtain of digital fabric instead. CodePen’s Tearable Cloth is anything but terrible.
- Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that CodePen allows users to tinker with the parameters of the tearable cloth (gravity, cloth height and width, etc…).
- Verlet Cloth Simulator
- Andrew Hoyer’s Cloth Simulation
- Custom Logic‘s nifty little Cloth Physics Simulation comes with a fan to stir up a breeze