Tired of that smug look of satisfaction on your kid’s face when they’re able to find Waldo on a page faster than you can? A creative agency called redpepper built a robot that levels the Where’s Waldo playing field using a camera and machine learning AI to spot the striped traveler in as little as four-and-a-half…
In their continued attempts to adapt things we were obsessed with as kids, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are in talks to produce a movie version of the wildly popular picture book series, Where’s Waldo?
360 video is often disappointing (although there are exceptions). Cinematography goes out the window. It’s a nightmare on desktop. But Corridor Digital managed to use its limitations in their favor. Here’s how I’d like to imagine this video was born:
As satisfying as it is for kids to find its striped shirt protagonist, Where’s Waldo? books aren’t particularly educational. So for Where’s Warhol?, a parody that has kids hunting down Andy Warhol instead, art historian Catherine Ingram ensured its detailed illustrations were as accurate as possible.
Searching for Waldo (or Wally, to give him his original name) is frustrating to the point of insanity. So when a doctoral student unexpectedly found himself snowed in last weekend, he decided to compute the most efficient way to look for the elusive red-and-white man.
'Where's Waldo' used to be a simple pasttime for toddlers, a beacon of innocence and simplicity in a sea of iPads. But no more. Now it is just another problem to be disrupted along the path to endless efficiency.
This may come as a shock to some Americans, but Waldo from the Where's Waldo? books has different names throughout the world. In France he's called Charlie. In Norway, he's Willy. Germany? Walter. And in Britain, the home of the illustrator Martin Hanford and the original books, he's called Wally.
Multi-gigapixel panoramas are rad. It's like peeping at the world through a telescope from the comfort of your own ground-floor living room. But Microsoft has made the concept even more fun with its 20 Gigapixel "ArtZoom," and has hidden a bunch of stuff for you to find.
Finding Waldo in a Human Centipede is much easier than we expected. Also, we're disturbed by how perfectly this whole thing works.
While all those volumes of Where's Waldo books sit in a dusty cardboard box in your attic, the spirit of Waldo lives on in a remarkable bit of GIFage by Redditor Swiftapple. Waldo is alive and well. And bobbing.
To celebrate the passing of another Friday the 13th, the folks over at Stange Kids Club commissioned this hilarious wallpaper from illustrator Glen Brogan. We kind of love where their minds are at, now someone please make a horror book with a collection villains like Where's Jason?, Where's Freddy?, Where's Michael?,…
Mos Eisley becomes the nexus of all science fiction realities in this giant print from artist Ulises Farinas. How many out-of-place characters can you find?
Given that we live in a world where Battleship is going to the multiplex, I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that someone's imagined a mature audiences Where's Waldo flick. The best moments are the sniper sequence and the guest spot by The Waldog (or whatever the hell he's called).
Where's Waldo and I Spy are two kids books that work best when they're held right up to the face, just like the iPad. Thankfully, both of them got gorgeous, thoughtful treatments for their newly-available iPad apps.
Fans of Waldo, the geek in the striped beanie and glasses who'd pop up where you least expected, can now hunt him down on Google Earth. Canadian student Melanie Coles has installed a 55-foot painting of Waldo on a Vancouver rooftop, and expects other people to follow suit with their own Waldos. More below the gallery.