Links vom 12. 11. 07: Band Brand, Patrick de Funès, Lego Asien, Robo-T-Rex und Val Kilmers Baumhaus


David Bowie Mugshot
Für alle, die den Webcast verpasst haben: Ready for some YouTubes from the telecast? We'll start with Thom (with Jonny on moral support) talking up thumbs_down. It's a celebration, bitches!

The New Deal: Band as Brand
Paramore is undeniably ascendant: after three years of tireless runs through clubs and festivals, the band, from Franklin, Tenn., has built a passionate audience that has snapped up more than 350,000 copies of its recent second album, “Riot!,” more than doubling the sales of its debut. And now the band is selling out theaters on its biggest tour to date.
Though its success is in large part due to smart pop songwriting and a fashion-forward frontwoman, music executives and talent managers also cite Paramore as a promising example of a rising new model for developing talent, one in which artists share not just revenue from their album sales but concert, merchandise and other earnings with their label in exchange for more comprehensive career support.
If the concept takes hold, it will alter not only the way music companies make money but the way new talent is groomed, and perhaps even the kind of acts that are offered contracts in the first place.

Interview: The Hold Steady / Art Brut
We recently spoke to Art Brut's Eddie Argos and the Hold Steady's Craig Finn, and it took like 10 seconds for booze come up in conversation. They also talked about music, their disdain for irony, and their love of the Mountain Goats.

eMusic sieht sich als Nummer zwei hinter Apples iTunes-Store
Der nach eigenen Angaben größte MP3-Onlineshop für Musik abseits der Major Labels, eMusic, sieht sich selbst als weltweite Nummer zwei hinter iTunes. Mit inzwischen über drei Millionen Songs von 20.000 Labels wartet eMusic mit dem größten Independent-Katalog der Welt auf. Jüngst hatte der Anbieter um das Material weiterer 30 Independent Label erweitert – darunter Rough Trade und Shout! Factory.


Movie Title Screen Page
Browse and admire title and logo designs, check out movies that have completely different titles in different release prints (see Battle of Britain or The Premature Burial for good examples), check out the differences in multiple releases of the same title (see Aliens or Invasion of the Body Snatchers for a good example), check to see just how "wide" is the widescreen (width/height=aspect ratio... and does it match the sleeve description?)... use the logo when designing a web page for your favourite movie...include the title screens in your video database... the possibilities are... well, not endless, but many!

Interview mit Patrick de Funès: "Er gab halt nie Ruhe"
Er patroullierte mit 30 Schlüsseln durch sein Schloss, ließ Freunde mit Armeehubschraubern retten und gefiel sich als gnadenloser Snob-Schreck. Patrick de Funès erzählt von seinem Vater Louis.

BBC - Horizon - A War On Science (God vs Science)
This is an documentary about God vs Science. Is it right to teach kids that God made us?

Star Wars Memorabilia


Urban Typography
Folie, Filz und Klopapier: Typo-Workshop zigzag zombie. “‘Alles geben’ is for sure something which counts for our workshops. This German saying means as much as ‘100% energy’, ‘go straight forward’, or ‘complete concentration’. Maybe that is just the way we work ourselves, and that is what we expect from other people as well. If we manage to get other people enthusiastic, we get enthusiastic ourselves as well.”

LEGO Education - Building Asia Brick By Brick
The Building Asia Brick By Brick project wants to raise awareness for traditional architecture in a more playful way: Architects from China, Japan and Thailand amongst others were given kits of white LEGO building blocks and told to have just fun. The results, from Asiatic temples to futuristic towers to sustainable old-and-new city plans are currently touring Asia.

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R/C Robot T-Rex
This remote controlled dinosaur comes with three different moving modes: walking, running and predatory. It also features movable arms, a swiveling head, a sweeping tail, a chomping jaw full of pointy teeth, and it’s loaded with a bunch of dinosaur sounds. The infrared vision makes sure he doesn’t bump into any obstacles on the way.

Val Kilmers Treehouse
For some celebrities living the high life means getting a mansion in Beverly Hills or a penthouse in New York City. For Val Kilmer its having a tree mansion on his ranch in New Mexico.

Spielleiter in Online-Games - Von Beruf Halbgott
Gamemaster sind die Aufpasser in Online-Rollenspielen. Sie können sich teleportieren, unsichtbar sein und manchmal sogar ein Leben retten. Doch eigentlich dürfen Gamemaster nicht über ihren Job sprechen. Dieser hier packt trotzdem aus.

Durchbruch beim Klonen von Primaten
Wissenschaftler konnten die Möglichkeit zeigen, Primatenembryos zu klonen, während ein UN-Bericht dringend fordert, das Klonen von Menschen international zu regeln

Human Clones: New U.N. Analysis Lays Out World's Choices
The world community quickly needs to reach a compromise that outlaws reproductive cloning or prepare to protect the rights of cloned individuals from potential abuse, prejudice and discrimination, according to authors of a new policy analysis by the United Nations University's Institute of Advanced Studies.

Kunstprojekt picidae durchbricht die chinesische Mauer
Mit ihrem Kunstprojekt Picidae schlagen die Netzkünstler Christoph Wachter und Mathias Jud ein Loch in die virtuelle chinesische Mauer. Anstatt gegen den Textfilter der chinesischen Regierung anzukämpfen, umgeht picidae ihn einfach. Picidae wandelt die Textinformation in Bilder, die wiederum von der chinesischen Firewall nicht erfasst werden. Das System ruft über ein Netzwerk von Servern im Ausland die gesuchte Website auf und schickt einen Screenshot davon zurück an den Nutzer und schlagen dem chinesischen Politbüro so ein Schnäppchen.

How Crime-scene Clean-up Works
Crime-scene cleaners charge up to $600 an hour for their service, and most people would pay a lot more. In this article, we'll find out what crime-scene clean-up involves, what special knowledge the cleaners need to have and who in the world would be able to do this job.

Americas craziest Laws
You may not have more than two dildos in a house.

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