Links vom 23. 9. 07: Band Logos, Ultraman, History of Photoshop und der hundertjährige Krieg


chao.jpg60's & 70's Asian Pop Record Covers
This gallery contains scans of my ever-growing collection of rare 60's and 70's Asian pop singles.

23 Album Covers that Changed Everything!

Stylusmagazine: Band Logos
Every festival poster one notices these days features a litany of band's names rendered as logos. This seep of branding into the music industry has been subtle to the degree of invisibility. The overwhelming temptation is to view it as a wholly unwelcome intrusion of corporate advertising tactics—and there is certainly an element of that, but thankfully the history is more nuanced.

Manifest eines Rappers: Den Computer "real" machen
Früher musste man Musik suchen, kaufen oder auf Konzerte gehen - es ging gar nicht anders. Konzerte bleiben ein Sonderfall, aber alles, was mit Schallaufnahmen zu tun hat, hat sich genauso virtualisiert wie das Musikmachen. Musste man früher von Flohmarkt zu Flohmarkt pilgern für diese eine besondere Platte, ist man heute nur ein paar Klicks vom kostenfreien Download entfernt. Warum sollte man es sich schwerer machen als nötig? Warum Platten schleppen, wenn nicht aus reiner Früher-war-alles-Besserwisserei? Da lädt man dann eben runter, nächtelang.

A Bunch of Bootlegs:
Guns N' Roses - 1985-1994 - Rarities (4CD Set)

A Fistfull of DJ-Sets:
Westbam - Rocker 09/23
Fabio - One In The Jungle 09/22
Rennie Pilgrem @ Galaxy 09/22


batmanknot.jpgYoutube: Siamese Human Knot Batgirl
Batman, Robin and Batgirl get tied into the terrific Siamese Human knot!

Report warns studios on downloads
According to a Screen Digest report, the film download market will be worth an estimated US $1.3 billion in 2011, a date that's really not that far away.
As well as pointing out some startling figures for the potential revenues from this emerging marketplace, it also warns studios that if they aren't careful they could seriously damage the developing market of internet downloads and even harm their existing customer base.

alien2.jpgAlien Furniture (via)

Funny Games
Directed (1997) by Michael Haneke. Starring Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch and Frank Giering. (German language, English subtitles).

Der Letzte Mann (The Last Laugh)
Directed (1924) by F.W. Murnau. Starring Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller and Emilie Kurz. (German silent movie, Portugues subtitles).

»So, Freunde, hier ist jetzt alles egal«
Die Filme von Uwe Boll sind oft von einer hartnäckigen Impertinenz ihres Regisseurs geprägt, die in jeder Einstellung ein "Ist mir doch egal, was ihr denkt" transportiert. Mit "Postal" geht Boll nun zurück zu seinen "komödiantischen" Wurzeln und versucht die "Schere im Kopf" seiner Zuschauer zu beseitigen. Sein Ziel: jedes Tabu brechen aber impertinent bleiben.

ultraman.jpgUltraman Toy Collection
Welcome to the largest collection of Ultraman, his Family and other Japanese Super Hero toys on the web. Featuring hundreds of toys from Marusan , Bullmark , Popy , Bandai , and many other companies.

British Comedy Clips: Monty Python

A Compendium of 150 Monty Python Sketches

72 scenes from various episodes of The Simpsons, each one beside the movie scene to which they refer


schaufel.jpgCal Lane’s Knockout Steel Sculptures
Knockout steel sculptures with a lacy touch. Lane, a certified welder and graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, wields an industrial blowtorch as if it were a crochet hook, burning dainty, intricate designs into heavy metal. The artist’s signature Steel Doilies and monumental, "crocheted" I-beams elegantly perforate traditional masculine realms of art and architecture with feminine craft.

The History of Photoshop
In the fall of 1987, Thomas Knoll, a doctoral candidate in computer vision, was trying to write–as a diversion from his doctoral–computer code to display grayscale images on a black-white bitmap monitor. Because it wasn’t directly related to his thesis on computer vision, Knoll thought it had limited value at best. The code was called Display. Knoll wrote it on his Mac Plus computer at home. Little did he know that this initial code would be the very beginning of the phenomenon that would be known as Photoshop.

licht1.jpgErwin Redl - Lichtinstallationen

Graffiti Archaeology
Graffiti Archaeology is a project devoted to the study of graffiti-covered walls as they change over time. The core of the project is a timelapse collage, made of photos of graffiti taken at the same location by many different photographers over a span of several years. Most of the photos were taken in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles over a timespan from the late 1990's to the present.
Using the grafarc explorer, you can visit some classic graffiti spots, see what they looked like in the past, and explore how they have changed over the years. (via)

Und so.

cosplay1.jpgCosplayer Photos from the Toyko Game Show
I’ve always been fascinated by Cosplay - a Japanese subculture where participants dress as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games. They also make these costumes themselves, which makes it all the more impressive. A pastime which stems purely from a passion in the art. Here are some shots from the recent Tokyo Game Show.

10 Mario Fun Facts
Mario has appeared in over 200 video games so far, has sold over 193 million units of games (all of the Mario series) and even has his own TV cartoon show. Super Mario Bros. 3 alone grossed over $500 million in USA.

The Hundred Years War - Final Phase
Generally the last, and decisive, phase of the Hundred Years' War is not well covered in most modern English or American histories of Western warfare. If not ignored completely, the reconquests by the French army of Charles VII are given the skimpiest summary treatment. Even popular French histories often close the coverage of the military events with the arrival of Joan of Arc, and suggest that this introduced a moral prerogative which outweighed military factors.

Space Shuttle LED Keychain
This bronze Space Shuttle LED Keychain ($3.95) features a white light-emitting diode in the front and an On/Off switch at the top.

Spaceport America
On behalf of the State of New Mexico and the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, I welcome you to Spaceport America, the nation's first purpose-built commercial spaceport!

taschenrechner.jpgYoutube: A Computer Champion Woman

Youtube: Vadrum Meets Super Mario Bros (Drum Video)
This is my SUPER drum version of the Super Mario Bros Theme.

Youtube: Real-Life Donkey Kong

Youtube: Carl Sagan - speaks about 4 billion years of evolution

Soll in der Virtualität erlaubt sein, was gefällt?
Die virtuellen Umgebungen im Bereich der Computerspiele ermöglichen dem jeweiligen Nutzer vielfältige Handlungsoptionen. Die Unterhaltungs- und Spielindustrie bietet ein fast unüberschaubares Angebot, um Phantasie, Ideen, Bedürfnisse, Neigungen und vieles mehr aktiv oder interaktiv umsetzen zu können. Auch bizarre und ungewöhnliche Nutzerpräferenzen bleiben dabei nicht unberücksichtigt. Hierbei stellt sich vor allem die Frage, ob der virtuelle Handlungs- und Gestaltungsspielraum des jeweiligen Nutzers moralischen Beschränkungen unterliegen soll oder ob erlaubt ist, was gefällt.