Face Shield Art:
I first met my friend Mike Wooldridge in 1996 — huddled up in a small RV, hustling to put together the Black Rock Gazette
(Burning Man’s now-defunct daily newspaper). Over the years, I’ve seen him hatch brilliant, and often absurd, ideas**. His latest offering, Face Shield Art
, combines the open-source face shields he was already making with some really terrific artists. They decorate the shields, Mike puts them up for auction on eBay
, and the Open Source Shield Project
benefits. Josh Ellingson
(his art featured above), Mark Frauenfelder
, and Jesse Reklaw
have already made contributions and more are expected soon.
**I’m going to take this opportunity to brag about stuff Mike’s done for a minute. On one hand, he’s this unassuming user-interface developer, but
he’s also proven himself to be a pioneer of web culture. A real ahead-of-the-curve innovative kind of guy. Don’t take my word for it, here are just a handful of the many crazy and wonderful things
he’s been behind:
:: 2004: He was the first to put “pets in uniform” via petsinuniform.com (domain lost but video remains)
:: 2006: Similarly, he brought the world “Pancake Astronaut”
:: …which ended up in the beginning of a Charlotte Gainsbourg music video (2010)
:: 2005: He launched a camera-phone scavenger hunt called Stalk
:: http://www.stalk.com (I would love to see all the domain names he owns)
:: 2009: He accidentally coined the Halloween term “spoopy”
:: (1997) This is the big one: if you were on the internet in the nineties, you probably knew him as thatguy.com
Anyhoo! That’s Mike. He’s got face shields with art on’em on eBay.
:: Great Small Works, a miniature theatrical production collective, has been hosting wonderful Toy Theater Festivals on Facebook
:: https://www.facebook.com/watch/GreatSmallWorks Thanks, LeBrie!
:: I bought a gallon of A-1. Help.
:: When you get to be 68, you’ve learned some things. Here are 68 things Kevin Kelly knows.
:: Escaped sheep doesn’t get shorn for six years, stays alive because wolves can’t bite it