Links vom 14. 11. 07: Doctor Who Titles, Simpsons Body Count, Marvel Digital, Super Soaker und der Hackintosh Mac


American Landing: Jimi Hendrix Live at Monterey
Auf wird die Doku „American Landing: Jimi Hendrix Live at Monterey" exklusiv im Netz zu sehen sein. Dabei bleibt es aber nicht beim normalen Zuschauen. Mit Hilfe der Hypershow kann man - Flash sei Dank - den Erzählstrang über ein Widget unterbrechen und an markierten Stellen weitergehende Informationen zu einzelnen Themen abrufen. Das alles Bild-in-Bild. Dadurch erhält das Publikum mittels Grafiken, Fotos, Texten, Musikstücken oder Videos tiefere, kontextbezogene Einblicke. Niemand geringeres als Henry Rollins erklärt dort das Format nochmal genauer. Danach startet die Hypershow automatisch.

Youtube: Joey Ramone and Lemmy from Motorhead on 120 minutes

Die EMI in den Händen Guy Hands
Wie klingt es eigentlich, wenn ein Finanzinvestor über die Zukunft der kürzlich aufgekauften Plattenfirma spricht? Geht es da um die Förderung kreativer Talente? Um die freie Entfaltung der Künstler? Gar um Musik? Nein, die verwendeten Begriffe lauten “massive Sparmaßnahmen”, “Profitmaximierung”, “Renditeziele”, “Fixkosten einsparen”, “Senkung operativer Kosten”, “Cash-Flow und Margen aufbessern”. Arme EMI.


Doctor Who Title Sequences 1963-2006
Over forty years, the Doctor has been played by ten different actors on TV, with others on film, stage, radio and audio media. The TV series was quickly identified with a startling theme tune, composed by Ron Grainer - who also wrote the music for Steptoe and Son, Tales of the Unexpected and Man In A Suitcase (alias TFI Friday) - and a spine-tingling title sequence, of which a complete history follows below...

Most Radical Car Movie of All Time
Wer kennt das Snow Patrol-Video zu „Open your eyes“?
"C'était un rendez-vous" ("It Was an Appointment") is a short film by Claude Lelouch (1976) that has become a legend among car and movie lovers alike.
It is illegal, uncompromising, highly dangerous documentary, shot in one take, without any special effects... as the director starts his car early in the morning and races through Paris with complete disregard for traffic lights, one-way streets, cars, buses and pedestrians - to meet with his wife 8 minutes later in one intensely romantic ending shot.

The Simpsons Body Count
The iconoclastic show has become noted for, among other things, the participation of big name guest stars who often appear as themselves. One little noted grisly fact about this wildly popular television program, however, is that its guest stars have developed a nasty habit of waking up dead after they appear.
Below is a list of celebrities who had the misfortune of running afoul of the Simpson gang.


High Speed Fotografie
Most of these photos are taken with a special flash unit that uses a high voltage arc in air as the light source. The flash of light lasts only 500 nanoseconds! (via)

Top 50 graphic design blogs

15 Design Decisions That Annoy Readers
I usually view a lot of sites when trying to come up with inspiration for a new design. After recently re-designing a site and creating a WordPress theme from scratch, I thought I’d share a couple design decisions I found annoying.

Marvel Digital Subscription Service: The Digital Comics Revolution
Marvel has put the power in the hands of the fans by making thousands of comics—ranging from Golden Age classics to the most recent Marvel masterpieces—available online, including the first 100 issues of FANTASTIC FOUR and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN plus so much more.
That's just a small taste of the all you can eat buffet of comic book goodness you'll get at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. If you're still not convinced, head to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited right now where you can sample 250 comics for free! After that, you can sign up for a monthly subscription as low as $4.99 a month

One Laptop per Child GUI
The children´s machine, translated for spoiled adults.

his is the 2 billionth photo uploaded to Flickr. 2,000,000,000!

How To Be Ugly
I'm no purist when it comes to graphic design, and I thought I had seen it all. But that was before I saw Mike Meiré's redesign of German culture magazine 032c.
Am I easily shocked? No. But with 032c, Meiré builds a whole publication around what I now realize is the last taboo in graphic design: the vertical and horizontal scaling of type.

Type Jeopardy
"What is a Typeface?" [Answer: This is the correct way of calling a Font]
This past Wednesday, November 7th, 2007, the show Jeopardy presented its 5,328th show, the quarterfinal of the Tournament of Champions. In the Double Jeopardy! Round, the three contestants were faced with the following category: KNOWLEDGE OF FONTS

Subway Sect: Peter Saville and Dan Fox in conversation
Today on Subway Sect, designer Peter Saville is in conversation with Frieze magazine critic and writer, Dan Fox. The two discuss Saville’s design work for Factory Records, including his sleeves for Joy Division and New Order, as well as his more recent experiences in the contemporary art world.

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Squirt Gun Fanboy Collects Every Super Soaker Ever
This dude, for some unholy reason, owns every Super Soaker ever. I can't imagine anyone being insane enough to hunt down some 1988 special edition Super Soaker, but evidently, this guy is.

Guitar Hero Roadies
A penetrating look at the white-knuckled world of rock and roll genius.

Lucky und Flo
Aktuell schreiben diverse deutsche Zeitungen über zwei Wunderhunde: Lucky und Flo können Raubkopien erschnüffeln, überall auf der Welt haben sie schwere Schläge gegen die DVD-Mafia bewirkt, in Asien haben die vollkommen verzweifelten Raubkopierer bereits ein Kopfgeld auf sie ausgesetzt.
Leider bemerken die Journalisten nicht, dass sie einer seit über einem Jahr laufenden Guerilla-Marketing-Kampagne der Copyright-Interessenverbände aufsitzen

Why We do Dumb or Irrational Things: 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies
I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?

GnuPG unter Mac OS X
GPG-Verschlüsselung und Entschlüsselung in Apple Mail und Entourage

Build a Hackintosh Mac for Under $800
If the high price tag for Apple hardware has kept you from buying a Mac but you're willing to roll up your sleeves and get adventurous, you can build your own "Hackintosh"—a PC that runs a patched version of OS X Leopard.