Top Men spent many childhood hours mesmerized by the patterns and frustrated by the limitations of the good old Spirograph. We’ve provided for your amusement, links to several small web application that served to remind us of the childhood wonder.
Since 2007 is supposed to be another warm year according to climatologists’ rumors at the lab, Top Women think this is the year to break out the big sand buckets and shovels for some serious beach sand sculpting. We wonder if we can sculpt anything as good as this though.
Sometimes it seems that all our efforts and labors can be distilled into one goal, beauty. At least that’s the way Top Women see it.
From YouTube: “My best friend’s short film, made when we were studying Computer Animation at Bournemouth University. All of the artistic effects were created with programs written by the boy himself, and as a piece of art, it remains one of the best animated shorts I have seen.” – Kevan Shorey
Stephen Wiltshire appears slightly slow on the surface, but he has a remarkable skill beneath. In this video clip from a BBC documentary he is taken on a brief helicopter ride over Rome and then returns to the studio and faithfullly reproduces a detailed panorama drawn with perfect perspective and scale.
And then there is Daniel Tammet who (in additiona to speaking French, German, Spanish, Lithuanian, Esperanto and Icelandic) has a remarkable ability to calculate. In this video clip he calculates 13 divided by 97 to way too many decimal points.
Of course this wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the real Rainman Kim Peek. Here is a glimpse into his remarkable skills.