teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
online video killed the …
Just add water… – "Ever feel like something was… missing? Also available on YouTube in HD That’s right folks. Water is coming to LittleBigPlanet as part of a future Downloadable Addon Kit. WATER. \o/" sackboy can swim, woohee!
Hey Alan,Alan, Alan, Alan,Alan,Alan… – "i really want a video of just that shark going tooodalooooo over && over again. ahahahhaa" wait for the shark, wait for it, there!
boom boom pow – kid using apple store to create his audition tapes. cute. [via bb]
schmooze and abuse
Information Is Beautiful – "Ideas, issues, knowledge, data – visualized! See what you think" home of them nice infographics.
Translation Party – feed a phrase into this translator that translates it back and forth from japanese and english till “equilibrium” is found …
Camper Kart : KEVIN CYR – "Camper Kart … investigates habitats and housing; recycling and ecology; exploration and mobility."
Camper Bike : KEVIN CYR – "Camper Bike, a functioning sculptural piece, built in April 2008."
The Sandinista Project — free for one day only! – "Joe Strummer of the Clash would have been 57 today. So today seems like a good day to give Clash fans a present."
Lamebook – "From Lame to Fame" facebook fails collected on the lamebook.
Sex-toy recycling company and the iPhone orgasm app – "Waste not, want not; the mantra of 2009 is also the business plan of dreamscapes' Sex Toy Recycling Program. Stop giggling and read! This is environmentally responsible stuff. " start to recycle your dildos, kk?
How to Manage Your Online Life When You're Dead – "Firms like Legacy Locker, Asset Lock and Deathswitch now help people plan for their death by collecting details like your passwords while you're living. Of course, you could just write your passwords on a piece of paper." yes ok, but these servives charging money for this are evil.
Crosswalk Sign Hacks at Urban Prankster – "Make sure you read the instructions carefully next time you’re about to press the button at a crosswalk." you might just reset the universe.
Personas – "Enter your name, and Personas scours the web for information and attempts to characterize the person – to fit them to a predetermined set of categories that an algorithmic process created from a massive corpus of data." i had much aggression on mine. puzzled.
Moss Graffiti – "Guerrilla gardening and street art come together in this recipe for green mayhem. Get out there and spread some spores!" better than “get out their and spread your seed”?
God Trumps Part I – "Struggling to choose the top religion? Can't decide between Bible-thumping evangelism or benign, gentle Buddhism? Make the process fun and easy with God Trumps, our cut-out-and-keep metaphysical card game for all the family." i loled. [via warren ellis]
iPhone Dethrones Rebel XTi as Most Popular Camera on Flickr – "Despite its minimal camera features, the iPhone has just surpassed Canon’s Digital Rebel XTi as the most popular camera used by members of image-sharing website Flickr." is that sad or is that sad? apple should have really really really put a better camera into the iphone from the start.
Italian bloggers' silent protest – "Italian bloggers went on strike in July to protest against government measures that they claim could kill the internet. They say the Alfano decree restricts the rights of bloggers to express their opinions without fear of comeback." and how exactly will going on strike help in this situation?
Where the Premier League's players come from – "In the past two decades, the composition of England's top-flight teams has changed dramatically." thats putting it mildly. great visualization.
Having Beef over Kool Keith – About Female Sex and the Crisis of Masculinity during a Night Out in London – "Taste is context, but the context has changed. It did. The outcome is that everything is much more complicated now. In fact sometimes you get the impression, complication is the new normativity. But still. Aren’t we lucky? " god, ze bunz is sooo smart and smart is sooo sexy. i so would. he he. sorry, was that a bit sexist? more like sexual. the distinction between sexist and sexual might often get slightly blurred in discussions like these. but hey, still smart stuff.
New work by Blu at FAME festival – "this factory is destroying the territory and killing a lot of workers ’cause of its big lack of security measures and high environmental pollution. the direct consequence is that Taranto has one of the highest rate of death by cancer in italy." [via rebel:art]
Radiohead Leak Their New Track To BitTorrent – "During the last few days a new Radiohead song was mysteriously released onto the Internet. The track is called “These Are My Twisted Words” and until today it was unclear where it had come from. Now, thanks to a post on the band’s blog, it seems the boys could’ve had it planned all along, as they are now linking to the song on Mininova."
Twitter tweets are 40% 'babble' – "A short-term study of Twitter has found that 40% of the messages sent via it are "pointless babble."" yeh duh. wait, ONLY 40%???
Thought control is taking games to the next level – "Don't think of an elephant. Impossible, right? It's hard to direct your thoughts on cue, but that's just what the new thought-control games want you to do."