thinglets: Longest Words Around The World

Arabic أوفلاليستأمنوننكموهالهن

Bulgarian - Ne protivokonstitutsionstvuvatelstvuvayte

Danish - Speciallægepraksisplanlægningsstabiliseringsperiode

English -  pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

French - anticonstitutionnellement

Greek -λοπαδοτεμαχοσελαχογαλεοκρανιολειψανοδριμυποτριμμ
τεραλεκτρυονοπτοκεφαλλιοκιγκλοπελε& iota;ολαγῳ& omicron;σιραιοβαφητραγανοπτερύγων

Hebrew - וכשלאנציקלופדיותינו 

Hungarian - Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért

Italian - precipitevolissimevolmente

Lithuanian - Nebeprisikiškiakopūsteliaudavome 

Maori - Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukak

Norwegian - fylkestrafikksikkerhetsutvalgssekretariatslederfunksjonene

Polish - Konstantynopolitańczykiewiczykówna

Portuguese - pneumoultramicroscopicossilicovulcanoconióticos 

Spanish - electroencefalografistas

Turkish - Muvaffakiyetsizleştiricileştiriveremeyebileceklerimizdenmişsinizcesine

Vietnamese - Nghiêng

Welsh - Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

thinglets: A 100 Word Love Story Brought to You By The Letter "A"

Alan Aaronson almost asked an awkward accusation. Although an avowed atheist, Alan admits an assured, albeit, arrested attraction after Alice Alameda. 

Alice, an Air America airplane attendant, asks: "Any additional articles?" admitting at Atlanta. 

Alan, awestruck: "Aaaaah. Again?"

"Any additional articles?" asks Alice again, adding annoyed aires.

"Affirmative," Alan answers. "an alabaster antelope, an azure alligator, and an apple."

"Apple?" aped Alice admonishingly.

"After an amaretto," Alan admitted, "apples are amazing!"

Alice approved Alan's appreciation and amorously articulated: "Any additional... Amaretto?"

Alan acted anxious, allowing an agitated, "aaaaah?"

Alice, assertive, acted.

All about an airplane affair, Alan accepted assault angelic.

thinglets: the photomosaic dictionary (80 million pic mashup)

I can't begin to express how awestruck I am in the sheer scope of this project. I've always been a fan of photomosaics and while this is abstraction at the macro level, the micro level is... well, really micro.

From the MIT website:

"We present a visualization of all the nouns in the English language arranged by semantic meaning. Each of the tiles in the mosaic is an arithmetic average of images relating to one of 53,464 nouns."

Their goal is to train computer to "see" better and distinguish objects in photos; you can help to add to the project by doing some community label/tag work on some of the images.

The link to the project is here.

The link to the 3.7Mb jpg image that is the result of the project so far is here. The link to the 3.5Gb tar file containing ALL the images in the project is here.