The founder of 4chan, a controversial, uncensored online imageboard, describes its subculture, some of the Internet "memes" it has launched, and the incident in which its users managed a very public, precision hack of a mainstream media website. The talk raises questions about the power -- and price -- of anonymity.
It's perhaps more than coincidence that the song generally considered to be the first rock 'n' roll tune was titled "Rocket 88" — a scorching instrumental by Ike Turner that, granted, was ostensibly an ode to an Oldsmobile. Still, even today the song takes off in a burst of fiery glory, one that most listeners back in the '50s surely assumed would destroy itself in a puff of faddish obsolescence.
Of course, what "Rocket 88" — and rock 'n' roll in general — really did was this: open up a jagged, flaming path into the world of tomorrow.
'summit' was conceived as a response to the global financial crisis. taking the annual G8 summit as a point of reference, shaomin has created a hypothetical meeting of five of the most significant communist leaders: fidel alejandro castro, ho chi minh, kim II-sung, mao zedong and vladimir lenin. their life-sized corpses have been arranged in a pentagon, resting within crystal coffins that reflect their nationalities. castro, the still-live exception, gently breathing, lies silently on his deathbed.
Donald Olson, a physicist at Texas State University, is the world's leading practitioner of forensic astronomy - examining classic works of art and literature that include references to celestial phenomena.
In many of his investigations, Olson and his students use the methods of modern astronomy to determine precisely where and when a particular work of art was created or to pinpoint the event that inspired it. For example, Olson analysed Vincent van Gogh's Moonrise, a painting depicting a glowing yellow orb looming behind the silhouette of a rocky outcrop. Olson was able to determine the exact spot in France from which van Gogh viewed the rising moon, as well as the precise time: 9:08 pm, 13 July 1889.
Olson doesn't restrict himself to painting - he has also examined Ansel Adams's photographs and several astronomical references in literature, from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to Julius Caesar's account of his invasion of Britain.
Based on the backstory of one of the most beloved childrenʼs novels of all time comes the extraordinary love story between a simple woodsman and a beautiful maiden. Not having many possessions but wanting to marry his maiden, the woodsman sets his heart to build a large and beautiful cabin.
L. Frank Baum wrote the back story to the Tin Woodsman in his book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man is Whitestone Motion Pictures retelling this little known story of the tragic arc of a beloved character who was once human, made of flesh and blood that turned into tin.
the USPTO granted Microsoft a patent Tuesday for inventing Fonts With Feelings. Giving font characters sound, motion, and altered appearance, Microsoft asserts, gives a user 'the impression the fonts have personalities,' thereby enhancing the user's understanding and/or fluency of words.
In this episode of Sound Builders, we travel to Cincinnati, Ohio, to meet with Reed Ghazala, the founder and father of circuit bending. Reed takes us into his workshop where we get a glimpse into his world of circuit bending, exploring the history and evolution of this art. Reed bends our minds by walking us through the struggles and triumphs he endured while establishing the art of circuit bending.