teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
banksychickmc.jpg – "New Yorkers don’t care about art, they care about pets. So I’m exhibiting them instead. I wanted to make art that questioned our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming"
STICKERAWARD 2008 – Die Gewinner – and the winners are … i like the work of 2nd place winner best. INDOCHINA, CZ. his work is very simple, he seems to just be using masking tape, but very effective.
sneak peek at South Park's sweet, yet-unreleased iPhone app – "What hasn't been announced yet is this: The South Park guys have cooked up a killer iPhone application. It's not yet available in the iTunes App Store, but I visited the South Park headquarters recently for a sneak peek" gief.
Why I can't wait for the iPod to die – "Steve Wozniak said it best in his exclusive interview with the Daily Telegraph earlier this week: "The iPod has sort of lived a long life at No. 1," he said. "Things like, that if you look back to transistor radios and Walkmans, they kind of die out after awhile."
Sony, Microsoft virtual communities to start – "Video game rivals Sony and Microsoft are going head-to-head in virtual worlds for their home consoles later this year. Both companies announced their services, which use graphic images that represent players called "avatars," Thursday at the Tokyo Game Show."
The Superstruct Game – it's live
The Tuttuki Bako box needs your finger to play with virtual characters – "The so-called Tuttuki Bako, Tuttuki Box, features a display that shows a digital replica of your finger once you put it into the hole in the right side of the device and start moving. Users can then play with a panda bear or a small figure, explore a “virtual” lake and touch a girl’s face or a slime ball." [via waxy]
What if Sarah Palin Was In … – "Now that Vice President nominee Sarah Palin has been battle tested with the debate, why not put her in some video game battles too?" fuck off, keep that dumb cow out of MY games, ffs.
upcoming swiss festivals
shift electronic arts festival – “following its successful launch last autumn, the Shift festival of electronic arts is kicking off for a second edition”
Illustrative 2008: Illustrative 08 – "The main exhibition features over 400 works by 35 artists and gives an international overview which represents the various facets of illustrative art." the clubbing part of the festival focuses on VJs.
FUTURE IS NOW – "ISOLÉE LIVE (D) / CHARLES WEBSTER (UK) / KHAN OF FINLAND LIVE (D) / PÉPE BRADOCK (FR)"
online video killed the … star
You Fell Asleep Watching a DVD – pick from a choice of shows and movies, to hear the end credits as if … (see title) [via waxy]
YouTractor.com – Welcome – “100% Tractor Videos” and the site really lives up to its claim, i did not find one non-tractor video.
Little Big Computer – "i have made an "electronic" 8bit calculator (not "mechanical" calculator) with the Beta LBP demo.it do decimal/binary conversions and it can do Add and Sub." i almost can’t wait for this game, why am i never beta testing these things???
All Your Base Are Belong to Us Presidential Election Edition – "Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama take on Sarah Palin in the classic "All Your Base" video from Zero Wing." the “what say” by obama is cracking me up.
30-Second Sarah – "Sarah Palin's debate performance, reduced to its essence."
schmooze and abuse
Welcome – SoundCloud – “SoundCloud lets you move music fast & easy. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals.” re-plug! it’s the public launch this sunday.
Rose wants key Diggers to keep influence – "We have to lower the barrier to Digging," explains Rose. "At the moment you might see a button on a remote site, click it which opens up a new window, then you have to log into your Digg account and then you fill in the details.”
HULGER EU – "The solid walnut and brass PAPPA*PHONE mixes old and new with profound simplicity. This luxury phone, hand crafted in Montreal Canada works as a Skype phone with MAC + PC (via the USB adaptor included)" i got wood just from seeing that.
Tweethearts: blogger proposes to nerd girlfriend over Twitter, she tweets back acceptance. – "A nice way to end the week. Congratulations to Boing Boing pals Sean Bonner and Tara Brown." why does this disturb me a little? i must be old-schoolish.
Sweetest Tweet Ever? Man Proposes Via Twitter – "I thought it was the most romantic proposal ever!" writes Sullivan. "And he surprised me with the ring when we met on my layover in PHX (on our way to SXSW to speak)." see comment above.
Firefox users gain location tool – "Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, has released technology that helps websites detect the physical location of computers."
US debt clock runs out of digits – "The US government's debts have ballooned so badly the National Debt Clock in New York has run out of digits to record the spiralling figure."
Unicode Snowman for You – awww [via waxy]
Beautiful Plastic – "Brad Adkins' Plastic Water Bottle is far simpler: a water bottle drilled through, over and over, with a Dremel tool. With a diameter designed to fit in your hand—and you'll want to touch it—the drinking cylinder has become a sculpture composed of tiny holes, all the size of a thumbtack's tip." but of course plastic can be beautiful.
The 8 Phases of Dating – the fart thing betrayed me. [via neatorama]
.: Sumo Paint – Beta :. – impressive flash-based photoshop that runs in a browser window. [via swissmiss]
languageenglish.jpg – english epic fail
The Long Tail – "First, the logo of Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize, and the England football team's badge. Now, the lions from those graphic images with their tails straightened out." cute literalism.
Stop sending mail you later regret – "When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you're really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you're in the right state of mind?"
Who needs money?! – "who needs money? If it is in fact a mere apparition of its former green self, then let's put it to rest and make our own economy. Raw trade was o' so popular before banks stepped in to mess things up, so let's take a walk on the non monetary side and find our inner art student self (i.e poor)." i quite like this rant.
The Measure of a President – "During the Presidential campaign, much has been made of Barack Obama’s slender physique, with some commentators going so far as to argue that he is too thin for most Americans to relate to him. Does candidate height and weight play a role in electoral success? With Mr. Obama and John McCain set to square off in the second of three presidential debates tomorrow, it seemed worth taking a look through recent history.”
Mini Beamer, Projektor: Divistar Portabler Pocket LED Beamer für Computer – "Beamer sind groß, laut und teuer? Vergessen Sie das alles! Der portable Mini-Projektor von Divistar ist enorm handlich, extrem leicht und überzeugt auch in Sachen Lampen-Laufzeit: Mit bis zu 20.000 Stunden brauchen Sie sich über einen Lampenwechsel keine Gedanken machen." tiny ass beamer. and even quiet. a mate of mine has ordered one and will let me know how it works as a beamer for the iPhone/iPod Touch ^^^ think of the possibilities.
Flickr: Panda – flickr explorer adds the rainbow puke panda. erm, sure.
The Man Who Stuck His Head Inside a Particle Accelerator – "So with all the recent news about the Large Hadron Collider, many of you may have this nagging question: what, exactly, would happen if you stick your head in the particle accelerator?
Well, actually, we know the answer to that because someone did stick his head into a particle accelerator." well, somebody had to do it.