teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
Filippo Minelli's "Contradictions" – "All my "Contradictions" ongoing project has the same motivation/meaning. Technologies and the marketing behind them usually push the almost religious aspect of their evolution, as also said by Leander Kaheny in his "Cult of Mac" book, and the users are pushed to live in an intense way the abstraction from reality, living technologies only as an idea and sometimes without even knowing their real functions. […]" a wordy way of saying, i paint web 2.0 logos onto walls in absurd and/or surprising settings. which is a nice enough idea.
New Stuff from D.Billy – "Brooklyn street artist D.Billy recently executed two new “conversions” in Bushwick, Brooklyn."
"How Would It Feel To Be Invisible? – "did this downtown by my house on one of the busiest days! the day after thanksgiving. basically the installation reads…why do so many look away. how would it feel to be invisible? even for just a day? how would it feel to be homeless for whatever reason it may be."
online video killed the …
god save the queen vs anarchy in the uk – “a smashup of the above sex pistols’ tracks, with gordon brown and david cameron” it’s a fascist regime
LittleBigSupernova in motion – "Q Entertainment has officially announced that Lumines Supernova's U.S. release will also get the exclusive LittleBigPlanet skin. They've alsosent us the video above, showing off a newly remixed down-tempo LBP track, which we'll admit fits the Lumines mood moreso than the Go! Team track we suggested earlier." well well when they combine twoi of my favorite games, i might …
Queer belly yanked from record label – "According to The F Word, transgressional performer Amanada Palmer’s newest music video (above) has been dropped by record label Roadrunner, apparently because her belly is too big. The metal label, which has its share of large hairy bellies in the form of its majority male performers, reportedly wanted shots of her “large” belly edited out of the video."
ariana huffington on the daily show – kinda meh, but uhm about blogs and shit.
http://www.ddd.ch/?p=133 – too many logos animation for the swiss post shop.
“Massive! Re-Wind Selectah!” – same musical style, drum'n'bass, 2 videos: one a mashup, the other a hilarious music video.
schmooze and abuse
Iron Man and me – "My Flickr pictures have been used in some pretty strange places but this must surely be the strangest …and the coolest." the story of how some guys CC-licensed flickr photo made it onto the Iron Man poster.
Resounding Guardian first book award victory for The Rest Is Noise – "An intricate, kaleidoscopic, all-embracing history of 20th-century music from Mahler to La Monte Young is the winner of this year's Guardian first book award. Alex Ross's The Rest Is Noise was the clear and undisputed winner of the £10,000 prize, which has been presented at a ceremony in central London tonight." this book sounds like a must-read.
Turn your iPod touch into a free phone – "Once the software has been installed, and with the addition of microphone adaptor (with Truphone's own mic to be made be available very soon) an iPod touch owner can make free worldwide calls to other iPod touch owners" weeee.
Flickr Going More Mobile – "Today we’re releasing several upgrades to m.flickr.com. If you’ve got a smartphone with one of the fancier new mobile browsers, you’ll experience a completely new version of our mobile site, one that’s built around the things that are most important to you when you’re on the go." mo mobile than this would hurt.
Kick Litter: Nine-Step Program for Recovering Litter Addicts – "A gift book that combines ironic humor with an utterly practical guide, Kick Litter features two photogenic cats (and the big guy who feeds them) taking their message of recovery from litter addiction to the masses." like any habbit this one also can be kicked. [via bb]
The ultimate personality test – "What I find most interesting is which movie people consider the best movie from a particular director, as it is usually very telling and polarizing in a different way, so to this point I will propose a new personality test where you reblog your favorite movie from each of these directors:" i am drawing a blank on some of the suggested directors, but the idea is nice.
Sony Killing Questionable LittleBigPlanet Levels, Without Warning – "Amateur level designers say that the developer of Sony's recently-released PlayStation 3 game has been yanking their creations from the servers if the levels contain references to existing television shows or videogames. And once the levels are gone, users aren't given the opportunity to remove the offending content and republish — they've got to start from scratch." gaming industry better be learing the web 2.0 lessons fast or this might end badly.
Elitism Diagram Pullover Hoodie – "As seen on UK Channel 4’s The IT Crowd! Nothing is any good if other people like it. We’ve just proven it mathematically. I have a theory that the only thing cartoonists bothered learning in math class was Venn Diagrams." ahhh, i was trying to decipher what it said in the middle of the diagram there … ha ha
Super Hero in a Box – "# Blue satin cape, matching wristlets and a mysterious black mask # One size fits all # Ages 3+" funnn, wish my nephew didn’t prefer to wear skirts and nail polish.
We will not be intimidated – Mass resistance to new offence of publishing inform – "The new Counter Terrorism Bill, currently in The Lords, contains an amendment to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000. This amendment will make it an offence, punishable by up to ten years imprisonment, to publish or elicit information about any police constable "of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism"."
Cory Doctorow: willing science fiction into fact – "I'm a presentist," he says, smiling broadly as he leans back in his chair. "All science fiction writers, whether they admit it or not, are writing metaphorically about the present. To extrapolate the future is really to comment on the now."
Apple pushes anti-virus for Macs – “A media storm created by a note on the Apple website has proved to be one in a teacup. The note urged Mac owners to use anti-virus software which commentators saw as a change in strategy for a firm that had regarded itself as virus-proof.” and the joke once again is on me who rushed and bought a virus protection programm, ffs.
enemy6 – “i made this. you play this. we are enemies” (yes, that is the title)
Plane Landing in Switzerland – "Plane Landing is a sculpture of an airplane in a permanent state of landing. On July 4 and 5, 2008 Plane Landing appeared at the Zurich Airport as part of the show 'Shifting Identities – (Swiss) Art Now', curated by Mirjam Varadinis for Kunsthaus Zurich." deflated planes omg. [via vvork]
change.gov set free – "Consistent with the values of any "open government," and with his strong leadership on "free debates" from the very start, the Obama team has modified the copyright notice on change.gov to embrace the freest CC license." obama putting his mouth where his money, erm how did that one go?
Norwegian Black Metal: Images of Satan (NSFW) – "Apparently, Mother Nature makes vicious Vikings out of little boys. Here are images from Peter Beste’s book True Norwegian Black Metal." midly NSFW, highly amusing.
Google Earth Used by Terrorists in India Attacks – "The terrorists that attacked various locations in south Mumbai last week used digital maps from Google Earth to learn their way around, according to officials investigating the attacks." maybe this is not intended use, huh.
Now that's an Apple Pie! – with an illustrated how-to. mmmh pie. [via neatorama]