[teh glorious interweb what got stuck in my camino tabs this past week]
Train Spamming – “Wohin mit all dem Spam? Auf die Straße, auf die Züge! Zur Freiheit, zur Sonne und so.”
spam headlines used to graffiti trains.
Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date – despite being watched by CCTV – “Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London.” but is bigger better?
online video killed the …
cat playing a theramin – sorry for the awww effect. [via b3ta]
Internet – “A 1981 technological documentary about the birth of ‘internet.’” [via b3ta newsletter]
“Kids Who Don’t Play Video Games Are At Risk” – “Grand Theft Childhood authors Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson talk about their research and findings.” if you can get past the speedfreak presenter, these are some interesting findings. but it’s also great unintentional comedy.
Remote Control Super Mario Brothers Song – “I can’t imagine how much time this took to set up and rehearse. This guy plays the Super Mario Brothers theme on bottles with a remote-control car!” yap
Angry Wife Lashes Out in ‘YouTube Divorce’ Video – “A bitter wife allegedly threatened with eviction and divorce by her husband has turned to YouTube to air the couple’s dirty laundry.” what struck me was how badly facelifted the poor woman is.
miranda july – one pose per second – we are HUGE fans, go go go miranda. [via swissmiss]
Best Game Ever – “In an event similar to our Best Game Ever, several hundred people showed up to cheer on a random soccer team in Sweden. Go Hässelby!” i love this idea.
Will Ferrell as Bush w/Jon Stewart – will ferrell will (lol) never be my favorite comedian, but he really nailed gw bush.
Doeo – “Doeo is a beautifully made, fun little game from Marcus Richert (aka Raitendo) where you have to collect the required number of Doeo’s which spring up all over the place.” [via neatorama]
Molleindustria – “Molleindustria aims to reappropriate video games as a popular form of mass communication.” aims to convey political messages in fun games.
Super Blockquote: Hewlett-Packard, Workstations Division – “Hence, Super Blockquote, which arms you against the marketroid oppression of Thompson’s prose.”
Numbers Station Bingo – “Press the play button to start the station, and cross out the numbers as you hear them. If you get a straight line in any direction, then congratulations! You have been activated.” not sure i get it, but the interface is great.
schmooze and abuse
‘Nerdic’ Geek Speak Taking World by Storm? – “Do you speak Nerdic? Chances are you do — it’s reportedly one of the world’s fastest-growing languages.”
Radio Rabe – “T-Shirt design for Bern local radio station Radio Rabe”
Gang dressed as cops steals court papers – “Thieves dressed as policemen talked their way past guards at Johannesburg’s High Court, then locked them in a bathroom and stole highly sensitive documents”
German whizzkid got it wrong – “It was an incredible tale of a German schoolboy spotting a miscalculation by the US space agency, proving the chances of an asteroid hitting the Earth were higher than initially believed. But the amazing story of the whizzkid versus the space bureaucracy turned out to be wrong”
The Pirate Bay Launches Uncensored Blogging Service – “The service is intended to be a safe haven for bloggers who want to be able to write whatever they want, without being afraid to get shut down by their blog host.”
Wiki pinpoints Brazilian crime – “this under-reporting of crime is one of the motivations behind a new interactive website called Wikicrimes, created by Professor Vasco Furtado from the University of Fortaleza in northern Brazil. “The idea is very simple; when people are robbed it’s quite common for them to tell other people,” he tells me. “With wikicrimes this information will be available globally.”
IRC interview with Douglas Rushkoff – “Douglas Rushkoff in IRC ” transcript of the interview.
corporatized.net – “This is the beginning of what will become a much larger project looking at corporatism, fascism, and – more importantly – new possibilities for local, bottom up organizing and value creation. This place is about cology, economics, media, resocialization, local currency and ethics. Amongst other things.” douglas rushkoff’s latest project.
First extract of Mark E Smith’s autobiography – “In this first extract from his autobiography, introduced by Dave Simpson, he looks back at the formative moments of his childhood and the birth of the band”
‘I did heroin once, just to be sociable’ – “In the second extract from his explosive new autobiography, Mark E Smith, the wayward genius behind the Fall, offers his thoughts on everything from John Peel to the joys of Primark”
Fight Splogs – Wired How-To Wiki – “Splogs,” or spam blogs, are one of the methods spammers have adopted to manipulate the blogosphere for profit.”
Wired’s Geekster Handbook, a Field Guide to the Nerd Underground – a commentor asks, “but who thinks they share at least one attribute from all of those? Does that mean they’re super-geeks?!”
Download YouTube Videos as MP4 Files – “An interesting side-effect of YouTube’s recent push for higher quality videos is that most videos can be downloaded as MP4 files directly from YouTube.”
Developing long-term relations with robots – “Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are leading an international project which is set to advance the relationship between robots and humans”