[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the…
Human LCD : Close Up Video ( SOUTH KOREA ) – "High school students cheering for their soccer teams.
The most amazing thing is that they do this with their CLOTHES (not holding up cards). they have a jacket that is one color on the back, one on the front, and that they can open or close to show a third color shirt on the inside."
Black Stars Shining – "10 year period in which they ascend to the heights of the Ghanian music industry and make a global splash with their brand of Highlife music mixed with Hip Hop technique and style. … It's just the kind of thing that can motivate you if you're looking for a Ghana win on Tuesday when they play Germany in the World Cup."
Rubber Film – "Robert is a tire. An all season tire, by the looks of him. Well worn, but still lively as we realize when Robert literally comes to life, using psychic energy to raise himself upright and take his first tentative rolls towards self determination." a movie by quentin dupieux aka mr. oizo
kitty riding tortoise part1 – cat says, i leik turtle. i say, i hate back ground music though…
Refait – "Refait" is a remake of the football WorldCup match between France and Germany (Seville, Spain, 1982). Shot by Pied La Biche in Villeurbanne (France), every aspect of the fifteen last minutes of the match was carefully reconstructed : players, positions, gestures, intensity, drama etc."
Lakers Win, Fans Riot, YouTube Shows It All – "What do you do when your team wins the NBA Championship? Start a riot, naturally, and/or upload footage of that riot to YouTube. Today, YouTube’s CitizenTube is replete with footage of the chaos that broke out last night after the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory."
EL SHOW DI CAPELLO.flv – "Fabio Capello y sus reacciones durante le partido que dio a Inglaterra el paso a octavos del Mundial de Sudáfrica" i spotted an ellbow in there, against his co-worker.
World Cup 2010: Into Africa – Goal Diggers – "John Oliver learns about the rich African culture at the World Cup, like their traditional hand-carved FIFA ballpoint pens."
John Terry – Dive for the ball – one of the absolute highlights of this worldcup so far…
BZZZZZZ: YouTube Gets A Vuvuzela Button (Seriously) – "YouTube always has had a way with pranks. Some time in the last hour, the world’s largest video portal activated a new button on some videos that looks like a tiny soccer ball. Clicking it will activate an endless, incredibly annoying sound that sounds vaguely like a swarm of insects. Or, for anyone who has been watching the World Cup, like the dreaded Vuvuzela"
World Cup 2010: Italy fans suffer torment of first round exit – "No hope: Father and son go through the emotional turmoil of elimination together" oh how cruel
USA vs Algeria World Cup Match Could Set New Internet Traffic Record – "The dramatic ending to the World Cup match between the USA and Algeria could set a new record for Internet traffic."
schmooze and abuse
Bounce – "A fun and easy way to share ideas on a website."
The Black CNN – When Hip Hop Took Control – "The Black CNN – When Hip Hop Took Control (Radio 4) was the story of a pivotal moment: the release of Public Enemy's Fight the Power 21 years ago. Presented by Soul II Soul's Jazzie B, it traced the cultural roots and legacy of music which frontman Chuck D labelled "the black CNN"."
Today's Guardian – "This site shows all the articles from today’s issue of the Guardian or, on Sundays, Observer newspapers" very nice interface for the iPad.
The Spanish Baby Jumping Festival of El Colacho – babies!!!
Rivane Neuenschwander’s Playful but Serious Art – "Games figure heavily in much of Ms. Neuenschwander’s art, especially games meant to make the spectator a participant in a work."
iPadVision｜Wallpapers – some rather nice iPad wallpapers by a japanese designer
Everything you need to know about the internet – "A funny thing happened to us on the way to the future. The internet went from being something exotic to being boring utility, like mains electricity or running water – and we never really noticed. "
The writer and director is passionate about technology and Twitter, but is also a champion of old-school studio sitcoms that are filmed in front of an audience – "We were shooting a scene where he was being bullied, and the kids who were bullying him really put their hearts into it. And I looked at the monitor and burst into tears – I don't know whether it was because I felt they were bullying Richard, or whether they were bullying Moss, but I felt really super-protective at that point."