Links vom 28. 11. 07: Radiohead spielen aufm Hurricane, FoodTube und der gigantische Atari 2600 Joystick


Radiohead News: einer hat die Disc-Box eine Woche früher bekommen und - sie spielen auf dem Hurricane!
Radiohead fans are expecting their ‘In Rainbows’ Discbox to arrive around December 3rd. One lucky fan got his Discbox a week early by accident. The Disbox which includes a 12″ vinyl and CD versions of ‘In Rainbows’, as well as the lyrics booklet and of course the much anticipated ‘CD 2′, arrived at AtEaser Spuffmeister’s house yesterday.
After a lot of speculation and early hints from the band on their touring schedule, Germany has the first dates. Radiohead have just been confirmed to play the Southside Festival (Neuhausen ob Eck) and the Hurricane Festival (Scheeßel) in Germany. Both festivals will be held from June 20 - 22, 2008.
Radiohead have included these festivals on their 2003 tour as well.

Mashup Your Boots Party in Berlin
On saturday, it's time again for "Mash-Up Your Bootz" Party in Berlin.
DJ Morgoth & Dr.Waumiau will rock the floor with a lot of Pop-Rock-Electro-Rap-All-Time-Favorites Mash-Ups and as special this time, there will be also the direct Mash-Up Videos over screen. Be sure to check this out!

Downloads' double edge
A kid and his mother are in a CD store. The kid turns to the mother and asks her to buy him a CD. The mother replies: Can't you just download it?

Universal's CEO Once Called iPod Users Thieves. Now He's Giving Songs Away.
"It was only a couple of years ago that we said, What's going on here?' Really, an album that someone worked on for two years — is that worth only $9, $10, when people pay two bucks for coffee in Starbucks?" Morris sighs. "People never really understand what's happening to the artists. All the sharing of the music, right? Is it correct that people share their music, fill up these devices with music they haven't paid for? If you had Coca-Cola coming through the faucet in your kitchen, how much would you be willing to pay for Coca-Cola? There you go," he says. "That's what happened to the record business."

Making old hardware play new tunes - the BLIP festival!
Jeremiah Johnson, 27, is a chiptune composer: His instrument is not the guitar or the piano or even the latest music software, but old-school video hardware like the Nintendo GameBoy. Working with screwdrivers and soldering irons, he painstakingly reprograms the rudimentary sound chips in the game machines to create songs that play right from the console. The sound is less Super Mario Brothers and more post-punk, New Wave electronica (albeit with that familiar, bleepy timbre).

CASH music, a platform for Radiohead-style digital distribution that makes fans into stake-holders
One of my favorite songwriters, Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50FOOTWAVE, and solo) has founded the Coalition for Artists and Stake Holders, on the assumption that both artists and fans are stakeholders in the production of music. She's built a framework to distribute music on the internet while taking donations (sort of Radiohead-style: pay what you want) and taking full advantage of the medium -- including offering ProTools tem files via BitTorrent so you can remix her song!

SlicethePie: Unleash Your Inner Major Label Executive
SlicethePie twists the standard online music store model by paying users for their musical acumen. Users are paid a small amount for each review they write, based on how accurately each review reflects the community's taste. In addition, users can invest in bands they think are going to make it, sharing in profits from album sales on the site.


Max Headroom Video Hijacking - 20th Anniversary
Though the incident happened in Chicago, it made news far beyond this city. Let me paint you a picture of what I remember first-hand. I was in high school in 1987, and was a huge fan of both Doctor Who & the Max Headroom sci-fi TV series. It was probably close to midnight on Sunday night, and the Doctor's adventure ("Horror of Fang Rock" for those of you playing along at home) was suddenly interrupted by another of my heroes - Max Headroom. I was freaked out. FREAKED OUT.

Star Wars-Obsessed Rocket Geeks Build and Launch an X-Wing Fighter
Wired über den Real Life X-Wing: The Force must be strong with these geeks. (It would have to be.) This is an actual, working Star Wars X-Wing, built by the San Diego Tripoli Rocket Association. Of course, in this context "actual" means it exists and "working" means it's able to get off the ground. At 23 feet long, it's impressive but not the kind of craft you'd want to take into battle against a Death Star. Sure, the R2-D2 beeps, but the laser cannons don't work.


Wonder Woman redesigned by the Fans
To celebrate Gail Simone’s new Wonder Woman comic series, Project: Rooftop and Zeus Comics held a drawing contest called Wonder Woman Wardrobe War. In this contest, fans submitted their re-designs of the iconic superhero for prizes.

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The Online Tool for Precision Vectorization

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Neasden Control Centre’s Handmade Graphic Art
When Neasden Control Centre’s self-titled book was published in 2003 by DGV, their child-like but very edgy art work created quite a stir – and the book sold out immediately! Four years later, this London-based graphic studio has come out with a second and equally stunning collection: “Lost Control.” Today PingMag grabs NCC founder Steve Smith for a chat.

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Apokalypse aus dem Computer
Das Öl geht zu Ende, die Wirtschaft stürzt ab, der Zivilisation droht der Knock-out: Mit "Die Grenzen des Wachstums" legte der Club of Rome 1972 die heilige Schrift aller Zukunftsskeptiker vor. Die Computersimulation in Buchform war der erste Öko-Megaseller überhaupt und prägte das gesellschaftliche Klima der Siebziger wie kein anderes Werk.

Emergency Zombie Defense Station
Behold the ultimate in home safety kits to defend against the legions of the undead! I call it the Emergency Zombie Defense Station. Think of it like one of those fire alarm kits with an axe and an extinguisher or an emergency eye wash station.

Spiderman Loves to Eat Oranges
From 1980 comes this public service announcement showing that Spiderman would prefer an orange over a cash reward.

Procrastination: The Movie
To get my stuff done.

FoodTube is like YouTube, but for food and drinks. Enter your food or drink in a search box and find a video recipe, or add your own.

ESA: Games industry an economic powerhouse, outgrew US economy by 4 to 1
As gaming enters the mainstream and video game consoles become as ubiquitous in entertainment centers as DVD players, the industry has become an important economic driver of the United States economy. The economic effects of the video game business economically haven't faced much serious study to date, but the Electronic Software Association took the task upon themselves with a new report.

Giant Atari 2600 Joystick
Commissioned by Jon Gibson for the i am 8 bit art show in LA, this is exactly what you think it is: a big, 15x scale, working Atari joystick! I had cabinetmaker Dan Fill help me with the cutting of the big pieces and some of the assembly, and the electronics are really embarassingly crude. (
Plus: Miss October aus dem Nerdcore-Kalender

Expasso im Web
Zentral und erstaunlich ist diese rätselhaft tiefgehende Lust, sich zu entblößen. Einer informatischen Nacktheit zu frönen, die genauso ungezwungen daherkommt wie FKK. Inzwischen gibt es Dienste wie Twitter, oder Jaiku, die statt gelegentlicher Updates der Selbstdarstellung einen endlosen Fluss kleiner Nachrichten strömen lassen – anstelle eines Agenturtickers mit Weltnachrichten laufen per SMS oder IM Meldungsschnipsel von Freunden ein, Stimmungsmomente. Der zunehmende kulturelle Exhibitionismus findet immer umfassendere Mittel der Darstellung. Zugleich soll einen das Gemeinschaftsgefühl einer virtuellen WG immer und überallhin begleiten – alle Freunde sind immerzu da.

Military exoskeleton prototype - mech-warriors in the offing
It’s not quite the loader that Ripley uses to ass-kicking effect in Aliens, but it’s a (mechanically augmented) step in the right direction. A robotics startup called Sarcos has been demoing a prototype robotic exoskeleton that mimics the movements of its human operator while amplifying his (or her) strength.