Big Stereo: Danger
I was initially tipped off about Danger by Jean Demery (you may remember our post about his brilliant filmmaking). Danger sounds like the love-child from a tantric affair between Daft Punk and Kavinksy…not a bad gene pool, much like Shiloh Jolie-Pitt.
CNN: Teen Christians campaign against pop culture
"At one point in Jared Hutchins' young life, the Beatles were a big problem. 'I had to stop listening to them for a while,' said Hutchins, who lives in Cumming, Georgia, and plays the piano, guitar and harmonica. He said the group's world view 'had a negative effect on me,' and made him irritable and angry." [...] 'We call them terrorists, virtue terrorists, that are destroying our kids. They're raping virgin teenage America on the sidewalk, and everybody's walking by and acting like everything's OK. And it's just not OK.'" (via)
A Fistfull of DJ-Sets:
Paul van Dyk - Soundgarden 09/12
Karotte - Karottes Kitchen 09/12
Ladytron - The Drake - Toronto CA - 5-19-07 - Part 1 (MP3)
Ladytron - The Drake - Toronto CA - 5-19-07 - Part 2 (MP3)
Femtroopers. Nuff said.
Simpsons quotes enter new Oxford dictionary
The latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, published today, is a testament to the growing popularity and influence of characters from The Simpsons. Homer Simpson phrases include: "Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is never try." Another Homer quotation featured is: "Kids are the best, Apu. You can teach them to hate the things you hate. And they practically raise themselves, what with the internet and all." Also included is the much-repeated reference to the French by the Scottish caretaker Willie who remarks: "Bonjour, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys" in a 1995 episode.
This body of work explores notions of globalism within the context of the international flow of currency . It was not my interest to merely illustrate the location from which the notes originated, but rather to unearth deeper layers of meaning. All of these notes were already dislocated from their 'natural home.' If a 10 Swiss franc note is currently in Brisbane, where else may it have been? Where is it most likely to go, politically, geographically, economically? I offer but one of hundreds of potential answers, but the beauty of the work is that we will never really know...
Stunning Ice Sculptures
Inklusive Schnee-Dinosaurier... in Lebensgröße!
Only on a Paper Moon
Vintage Photos from people on paper Moons
The Museum of Bad Art
The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is the world's only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms.
If you're the type of person who looks at a gleaming new inter-city train as a blank canvas for your creativity, then this is for you.
Web Safe Typography on Screen for Pixel Perfectionists
Von wegen 99,9%
Um die angebliche Harmlosigkeit der geplanten Online-Durchsuchung zu belegen, verweist BKA-Chef Ziercke immer wieder gern darauf, dass angeblich 99,9% der Bevölkerung gar nicht von dieser Maßnahme betroffen wären. In Wirklichkeit ist jeder, der WLAN und/oder ein Windows-Betriebssystem nutzt, potentiell einem erheblichen Risiko ausgesetzt - auch und gerade wenn er kein Terrorist ist. Und das, was die Behörden bei Personen, von denen sich später herausstellt, dass sie keine Terroristen sind, über Unregelmäßigkeiten beim Steuernzahlen, beim Kopieren von Medien oder an justiziablen Aussagen über Politiker finden, kann potentiell zu Strafverfahren führen.
Google Lunar X Prize: $20MM prize to put robot on moon
Google will award $20 million to the first private team to put a robot on the moon, the company and the X Prize Foundation announced at Wired NextFest in Los Angeles Thursday. Members of the public will also get the chance to send digital mementos to the moon. In this advance from the October issue of Wired magazine, contributing editor Spencer Reiss explains what's behind the Google Lunar X Prize, and what it will take to win it.
Japan's Neon Vision Lights Up the Night
One of the most enduring images people have of Japan is the riot of multicolored neon light that illuminates major city centers with a vibrant nighttime glow.
Top 20 most bizarre experiments of all-time
If you were a man walking across the campus of Florida State University in 1978, an attractive young woman might have approached you and said these exact words: "I have been noticing you around campus. I find you to be attractive. Would you go to bed with me tonight?" If you were that man, you probably would have thought that you had just gotten incredibly lucky. But not really. You were actually an unwitting subject in an experiment designed by the psychologist Russell Clark.
Fair use industries returned $4.5 trillion to the US in 2006
The Computer and Communications Industry Association has just released a study it commission to calculate the value returned to the US economy by fair use and other exceptions to copyright. [...] according to the economists (who worked "in accordance with a World Intellectual Property Organization methodology"), "$4.5 trillion in revenue [was] generated by fair use dependent industries in 2006, a 31% increase since 2002, fair use industries are directly responsible for more than 18% of U.S. economic growth and nearly 11 million American jobs. In fact, nearly one out of every eight American jobs is in an industry that benefits from current limitations on copyright.
Google's detailed streetscapes raise privacy concerns
Canada's Privacy Commissioner has raised concerns over a new Google program that lets users view and zoom in on street-level photographs that are so clear and precise, they can pinpoint an unknowing bystander and their exact location with the click of a mouse button.
Linguistic geography - The countries of the world in their local languages and scripts, with official names, capitals, flags, coats of arms, administrative divisions & subdivisions, national anthems, and translations of the country and capital names into many languages