teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
online video killed the …
Hovering Balloon – "During a recent stay at our cottage in norther Wisconsin, I awoke to find this balloon hovering above a futon in the corner of the room. It was eerie. I didn’t know what was going on for a second or two. There was no air movement, even though all the windows to the cottage were open. Perfect neutral buoyancy!" as one commentor notes, this video is very lynchian somehow.
U2 – I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight – "Music video for U2's new single "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight". Written & Directed by David OReilly" the music sucks, but the animation is ace.
iFeud – "Wyatt Cenac explores the cutthroat business rivalry between "Pull My Finger" and "iFart."" i loled.
kenny van hummel – video "you can do it, kenny" awww kenny.
Extreme Sheep LED Art – "We took to the hills of Wales armed to the teeth with sheep, LEDs and a camera, to create a huge amazing LED display."
schmooze and abuse
Drunk yoga – "The easy way to do all the hard yoga postures." [via b3ta]
Handerpants: Tighty Whities For Your Hands – "I’ll admit, this may be the most absurd product ever conceived of by man—but once you put Handerpants on you will be a believer." oh gosh, lets hope not…
Why the internet makes us better people – "The internet makes us all better people, according to Jonathan Zittrain, a Harvard law professor and investigator for the OpenNet initiative. The people who created the internet didn't do it for money, he told the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, but because they were fascinated by it. This enthusiasm, and not a desire to make huge amounts of money, is behind many of the most successful websites." glad to see someone still believes.
Poster Pocket Plants – "Two guys trying to activate public space – attempting to engage with urban environments." they place plants in poster jackets [via wooster]
Jon Stewart Is America's Most Trusted Newsman – "Well, in a result that he will probably accept as downright apocalyptic for America, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has been selected, in an online poll conducted by Time Magazine, as America's Most Trusted Newscaster, post-Cronkite." well, i agree, but think about it, the admitted fake news guy as the most trusted newsman???
Little Big Planet Hits 1 Million Levels – "According to Media Molecule, it averages at a level being created every 21 seconds since the games launch. The time to play through all the levels on average, would take almost 5 years, and that's if you were playing 24 hours a day. The 1 million levels have been played over 244 million times."
Sam Raimi and Warcraft – "Could the Evil Dead creator finally bring credibility to the concept of the videogame movie?"
Chinese Artist Locks Himself in a Box in Venice – "Xing's action is as much political demonstration as it is performance art: He is protesting China's one-child policy, and to pass the time in his box, which measures roughly six-and-a-half feet long by three feet high and three feet wide — making it akin to the size of a coffin — he's counting the characters in the 150 books that constitute China's nine-year compulsory education program."
Dumpster Diving – "I was in NYC last week and went to see [a friend's] project,” Steve wrote me. “He is making pools out of dumpsters. But, it’s much bigger than that. He is having pool parties in Brooklyn on Fridays. You should see if he will let you write about it or come out to the parties." an idea etoy could pick up easy with their equipment. [via rebel:art]
Twitter-Testing New Material – "That's funny! And if the next one isn't, who cares? That's what's so liberating about the new nano-clowning. (Nailed it!)" on comedians testing new material via twitter.
Worker commits suicide after 4G iPhone prototype goes missing – "A 25-year-old man reportedly committed suicide after an iPhone prototype he was responsible for went missing, leading to alleged "unbearable interrogation techniques" in the ensuing investigation, according to a Chinese publication."
Z-Boy, "Baby Paul" Cullen, youngest member of the original Zephyr team, dies of a heroin overdose night before last. – "He was like a mascot for the original Zephyr team, he was a shredder, the original mini-shredder (before Bella Horvath, before Eric Dressen, before "Mini-Shred"). Photogenic, energetic, and a pure menace to society (I say that in the most admiring way)." R.I.P.
Same-name couple to wed after Facebook meeting – "This October, Kelly Hildebrandt will vow to share her life with a man who already shares her name."
Thousand Portraits – "Our project is a true portrait of Britain created by photographing 1,000 people.
We stopped everyone who crossed our path on the streets of London, excluding nobody, asking the same question more than fifteen hundred times."
1000 portraits Barcelona – a set on Flickr – "1000portraitsBCN (English) two photographers • one camera • one weekend • a thousand people"
Frankfurt: Blutbeschmierte Jugendliche führten Totentanz für Michael Jackson auf – "Am vergangenen Samstagabend sind etwa 300 Jugendliche durch die Frankfurter Innenstadt marschiert und führten "Totentänze" für den vor Kurzem verstorbenen Michael Jackson auf. " german teenagers MJ hommage, dressed up as zombies they danced in the streets of frankfurt.
Project Code Rush – "Code Rush, produced in 2000 and broadcast on PBS, is an inside look at living and working in Silicon Valley at the height of the dot-com era. " free download.
bumperstickers for shoes – fun idea
The Cloud Project – "In a bid to blast the clouds out of the sky for the Beijing Olympics last year, China's Weather Modification Office seeded clouds with chemicals. This Summer at the Design Interactions (RCA) graduation show, Zoe Papadopoulou and Cat Kramer proposed a much bolder and poetical take on the cloud seeding technology."
Michael Jackson at 40 – how the magazine ebony imagined he would look at age 40 back in 1985.