Links vom 29. 11. 07: David Lynchs Hasen, Otl Aichers Olympia, Badass-Bibel und die NASA-Mission zum Mars


UVA vs. Chemical Brothers
United Visual Artist haben für ein Chemical Brothers Konzert die Videobespielung gemacht. Kein Antialias, kein Glow nichts als Linien.

Neues Portishead-Album im März.
Portishead will release their first new album in a decade next year, they have confirmed. Ten years after their self-titled second record, Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley finally look set to return with new material. According to reports, the currently untitled LP will hit stores on March 31. There are no other details, although it is expected to come out on Island Records.

Moog Music from 'Disco Genius' Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder made hits for Donna Summers and other artists in the 70s using Moog synthesizers, data banks, a drummer, and his own vocoded voice. This contemporary news segment does a really nice job of capturing what he was up to.

Datenhunger - Die Musikindustrie greift nach den Vorratsdaten
Was von vielen noch vor einiger Zeit belächelt wurde, ist nun eingetreten: Die Musikindustrie greift nach den durch die Vorratsdatenspeicherung zustande gekommenen Daten. Und lässt sich aus gutem Grunde nicht auf eine Bagatellklausel ein.

EMI looking to slash funding for RIAA, IFPI
One of the Big Four labels is apparently unhappy with its return on investment when it comes to funding industry trade groups such as the IFPI and RIAA. British label EMI, which was recently purchased by a private equity fund, is reportedly considering a significant cut to the amount of money it provides the trade groups on an annual basis.
According to figures seen by Reuters, each of the Big Four contributes approximately $132.3 million to fund the operations of the IFPI, RIAA, and other national recording industry trade groups. That money is used in part to fund the industry's antipiracy efforts—including the close to 30,000 file-sharing lawsuits filed by the record labels in the US alone.


David Lynchs Rabbits

John Carpenter Bares His Skin & Bones
Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan began a rather solid working relationship with John Carpenter (the man needs no intro) when the duo penned the director's "Masters of Horror" contribution "Cigarette Burns."
The parntership would prove to be an enduring one, too, as the trio returned for season two of the series delivering the devilish chapter entitled "Pro-Life." Since then, "Masters" has become a thing of the past and ABC's "Fear Itself" is the wave of the future for anthology horror.


Wunderbare Fotografie von Joakim Eskildsen: The Roma Journeys
Between 2000 and 2006 I together with writer Cia Rinne undertook travels in seven different countries with a view to gaining an insight into the life of the Roma and the conditions they face. We always tried to spend a considerable length of time among the people whom we wanted to learn about and, if possible, to live with them for a while.

1972 Munich Olympic Report
A commisioned 3 volume set on the design, execution and usage of the Otil Aicher identity.

The Wonderful World of Early Photography
If we take a look at the state of photography today, such as the advances of digital camera, artful image manipulation by photoshop, and even the role of paparazzi in media - and the pervasiveness of photographic images in our lives, it is easy to forget that the first photograph ever was taken just 180 years ago.


What a flick!
Zombies und Vampire schließen sich zusammen, um die Menschheit zu knechten! Der arme, menschliche Held ist zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort, und gerät mitten unter die Biester!
Nach einer atemberaubenden Verfolgungsjagd entdeckt er schließlich seine übermenschlichen Fähigkeiten – nur um herauszufinden, dass er gar kein Mensch ist, sondern ein Außerirdischer, dessen Spezies seit Äonen auf der Erde wandelt und für so ziemlich alles unerklärliche und übernatürliche verantwortlich ist!

Und so.

The 9 Most Badass Bible Verses
If the Bible had been written by King Leonidas and the rest of the Spartans from 300, it would probably read pretty much the same as it does now. It turns out, the Bible is already chock full of ass kicking. Here are the verses that make us want to take to the streets and put some unbelievers to the sword.

Has first evidence of another universe been seen?
Astronomers announced in August 2007 the discovery of a large hole at the edge of our universe. Since then, theoretical physicist and cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton and colleagues have claimed it is an “unmistakable imprint of another universe beyond the edge of our own.”

Bizarro: Superman and Global Warming

NASA manned Mars mission details emerge
A 400,000kg (880,000lb) Marship would be assembled in orbit using the Ares V cargo launch vehicle for a 900-day mission to the red planet, according to details that have emerged about NASA's new Constellation programme's manned Mars mission. The spacecraft would take a "minimal crew" to Mars in six to seven months, with the crew spending up to 550 days on the surface, according to the programme's design reference architecture 5.0, currently in development.

Schweizer Urheberrecht: Medien halten ihr Maul, damit es keine Volksabstimmung gibt
On the 5th of October 2007, the Swiss law makers adopted a new law to comply with the WIPO treaties. Thanks to the entertainment lobbies, apart from criminalizing DRM circumvention devices, you can now win a one year visit in jail if you share a copyrighted file on a P2P network.
Did anybody hear about this new law ? No. Not even Swiss citizens. The media is quiet about this.

Das Retro-Future-Bike aus den 80ern

BGH formuliert strenge Auflagen für §129a-Verfahren
Der Bundesgerichtshof hat in seinem Urteil gegen mutmaßliche Mitglieder der "militanten gruppe" herausgestellt, dass Ermittlungen nach dem §129a nur gegen terroristische Vereinigungen geführt werden können, wenn diese objektiv die Bevölkerung einschüchtern, Behörden nötigen oder den Staat in seinen Grundfesten erschüttern

The outrageously politically incorrect adverts from the time equality forgot
In a politically correct age, they seem like outrageous anachronisms. And there is no doubt these adverts - many taken from the first half of the last century - reveal just how much women used to be caricatured as downtrodden housewives or hair-brained office girls. Now, a new book - You Mean A Woman Can Open It?: The Woman's Place In The Classic Age Of Advertising - brings together images which would surely cause a howl of protest if they were released today.

Endlich: Richtig digitale Lego-Steine
Denn Lego-Spielzeug besitzt nicht zuletzt deshalb Kultstatus, weil es die Kindheit eines jeden Geeks geprägt hat. Komplexe Welten, die sich einfach aus dem Baukasten zusammensetzen lassen: Dieses Prinzip hat Spuren hinterlassen - in der elektronischen Musik, im Cyberspace, im Denken.

Urban Exploration Portal
Never wanted to know what's behind that old wall in the city? Never wanted to see what's happened to that old hospital that has been abandoned for years? Don't see the beauty of decay, nature taking over the urban world?

Economist: The World in 2008
Forecasting trends for the year ahead

A Journey through Chinatown
A Journey through Chinatown hopes to capture in photos some of the aspects that make this vibrant community thrive, and to document the constant growth and renewal that is ongoing.

Nintendo toys pre-1980
Here you have a cool collection of nintendo games, years before they date their first video games. Nintendo started as a small Japanese business by Fusajiro Yamauchi near the end of 1889 as Nintendo Koppai. Nintendo was originally named Marufuku. Based in Kyoto, the business produced and marketed a playing card game called Hanafuda.

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto
Diese Videos eines japanischen Pflege-Roboters machen gerade die Runde. Das muskolöse Kerlchen hört auf den Namen Twendy-One und soll Alte und Kranke unterstützen.
Twendy-One hilft beim Ausstieg aus dem Bett und holt auf Zuruf die Frühstücksmilch aus dem Kühlschrank.
Wenn diese Demo-Filme nicht vollständig gefaket sind, und der Roboter tatsächlich (autonom) den Kühlschrank finden, ihn öffnen und das richtige Produkt dem Kühlschrank entnehmen kann, dann ist das eine bemerkenswerte Leistung. Vor allem aber scheint der Serviceroboter über eine ausgezeichnete Feinmotorik zu Verfügen. Selbst einen Strohhalm balanciert er zwischen seinen mechanischen Fingern.

Fashion ads from Ebony Magazine, 1970 - '76
A few amazing artifacts, culled from pages in a stack of old Ebony Magazines. Some of these seem like a great value for mail-order fashion, even at mid-'70's prices. Why, consider all the material used in the lapels alone...