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~Mariano Pascual A virtual desktop created by a talented visual artist. The design is on point, the art is great, and the whole virtual desktop is well executed. Definitely worth checking out. art, virtual desktop, personal, web Added by uelen

Simon Sarris's List of Art Collections A handy compendium of many different sources for digitized copies of public domain art. Simon's blog looks interesting too. personal, art, media Added by reed

Chris Shier Maurits Cornelis Escher-esque psychedelic art. Amazing web-based animations by Chris Shier. art, trippy, personal, media Added by aujxn

strandbeest Theo Jansen's website of Strandbeests sculpture, art, life, evolution Added by aujxn

Max Bittker The personal site/portfolio of a web developer, this site is full of some fascinating projects. The author is the developer of orb.farm, broider, mojulo, and lunar bocce, all other Terra entries. Beautifully weird website, with lots of hidden interactions and fun controls. design, personal, web, art Added by reed

Lunar Bocce An implementation of the classic lawn game, IN SPACE. Kept to two dimensions, probably for simplicy and to make it easy enough to be enjoyable, the goal is to throw your balls so that they end up as close to the small white ball initally thrown (the boccino or pallino in Italian.) Of course this is all complicated by gravity and the way the balls tend to slingshot around the planets. web, art, games Added by reed

Broider A small lo-fi tool for making 9-patch borders. Draw that you want, and then copy the CSS to your own page for neat retro style. art, design, web, retroweb Added by reed

Orb Farm A beautiful little game (or maybe art piece?) designed around the experience of building a small aquarium ecosystem. Styled like those old 'falling sand' games, this is surprisingly peaceful, and you'll be surprised at how sad you feel when the page reloads and your fish are gone. It's ok though - you can rebuild. web, retroweb, design, virtual desktop, art Added by reed

Elliot's Computer The personal page of a web developer (creator of special.fish and Gossip's cafe, two other Terra entries {check them out!}), this page arrays its content in a multitude of little blocks, each one devoted to single purpose. Fun to explore, and a great gateway into a small artistic bubble, here in the web wasteland. personal, design, web, culture, discovery, music, art Added by reed

Hundred Rabbits The creators of some totally FASCINATING software, Hundred Rabbits is a studio run by a duo consisting of a cartoonist/writer and a programmer/musician. Together, they travel the world in a small sailboat, building fascinating experimental software focused on self-reliance. personal, computers, boats, open source, design, sustainability, web, hacking, art, tech Added by reed

ZineOS A whimsical online desktop complete with zines, accessories, and games virtual desktop, emulation, retroweb, design, web, art Added by uelen

href.cool A web directory, run by Kicks Condor (see below for their website.) A beautifully simple site tracking things that appeal to Kicks Condor's peculiar and wonderful style. web, culture, art, hackers, tech, personal, media, design, retroweb, directory Added by reed

This Vessel Does Not Exist AI generated pictures of vases. Sounds boring, but the website is oddly compelling as the generated vases morph and shift, adopting a wide variety of colors, patterns and forms. Genuinely mesmerizing, depending on your affection for amphorae. machine learning, culture, art, open source, design Added by reed

Open Music Theory An open source interactive online textbook for college level music theory music, theory, science, art, textbook, pedagogy, open source Added by aujxn

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