Jede Menge Links fürs Wochenende, inklusive einem fantastischen Kurzfilm mit Piraten und Faultier, eigentlich ein C64-Demo, über den Live-Gig der Flaming Lips auf dem SXSW, wo sie das komplette Yoshimi-Album gespielt haben, einem tollen Interview von Alec Baldwin mit Thom Yorke, den drei ??? und ihre Kommunikationsmedien, der Lösung der Matheaufgabe auf der Tafel aus Good Will Hunting, einer Analyse der Evil Dead-Intros, die (tatsächliche) Wahrheit über Garfield, Syd Meads 2013-Entwürfe von Los Angeles, Charles Stross' Vorhersagen für die nächsten 30 Jahre.
Das und noch tausenddrölf Sachen mehr nach dem Klick:
The Ellington Kid: VICE Shorts - YouTube: In a typical South London kebab shop Nathan tells Beefy a story. It's a story he's heard about the Ellington kid, who got stabbed and found refuge in the very kebab shop they are sitting in.
The Flaming Lips play Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots - Austin 2013 - YouTube: 03-13-2013 - Austin, TX - The Belmont
00:01:00 Fight Test
00:05:18 One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21
00:12:45 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
00:18:08 In the Morning of the Magicians
00:29:02 Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
00:36:40 Are You a Hypnotist??
00:44:46 It's Summertime
00:51:10 Do You Realize??
00:55:57 All We Have is Now
Henry Rollins Sits Down With Pharrell Williams | ARTST TLK Ep. 5 Full | Reserve Channel - YouTube: Henry Rollins, lead singer of Black Flag, joins Pharrell Williams to talk about everything from personal anger to his musical influences. Rollins tells the story of how he became the lead singer of Black Flag and what has led him to writing and spoken word. He talks about rebelling against close-minded, authoritarian punk crowds and his decision not to use drugs or alcohol. And he explains the rush of holding an crowd's attention and his respect and love for his audience.
Alex Baldwin interviews Thom Yorke: Here's The Thing - WNYC: This week Alec sits down with Thom Yorke, the front man of Radiohead, who has a new album, Amok, with the music project Atoms for Peace. Even after over 25 years in the business, Yorke admits performing is "either wicked fun or really awful." He talks with Alec about what he does before going on stage and how he and his bandmates have been able to stick together since they were teenagers.
The Future Is Now on Vimeo: The Future Is Now! Krautrockers in Space…
Fairy Tales - Kin Ping Meh
Queen Of Spades - Curly Curve
A Place To Go - Embryo
China - Electric Sandwich
It All Depends - The Scorpions
Ride The Sky - Lucifer's Friend
No Freak Out - Spermuell
Norderland - Eroc
Gammy Ray - Birth Control
Castle In The Air - Eloy
So Far - Faust
Watussi - Harmonia
The Evil Dead Trilogy (1981) – Art of the Title: Raimi's cinema is proletariat; his films are a direct line to the nerd-heart of any adult child who ever tossed watermelons off a roof or duct-taped M-80s to a can of hairspray just to see what would happen. It peels two-dimensional characters from the pages of comic books and drops them into the real world, today, possibly at the deli around the corner, if not falling through it (wait a few minutes). In the tradition of cult cinema, his films are to be experienced, not watched, in a theater full of manchildren and spectators: big, loud, and confrontational – a communal exchange that reminds us of the romance and spectacle of the fading ritual of filmgoing.
800+ days of Minecraft in 8 minutes - YouTube: A visualization of 826 days of Minecraft development, from alpha 1.2 to release 1.5, shown in 8~ minutes. Best watched in HD! Confused? Read on... Each dot represents a unique file, and its colour represents a different file type. Links between files are folders. Whenever someone flies by and "zaps" a file, it means they did something with it in real life. You can see as people work on new features or bugs, as they'll fly past certain files and zap them as they go.
A History of Braun Timepieces - Core77: In recognition of Braun's long history of and dedication to "good design," Core77 presents this archive of product histories, photos and more to highlight Braun's success in creating meaningful products that people enjoy using.
Is Garfield supposed to be funny?: Davis makes no attempt to conceal the crass commercial motivations behind his creation of Garfield. ... [Davis] carefully studied the marketplace when developing Garfield. The genesis of the strip was "a conscious effort to come up with a good, marketable character," Davis told Walter Shapiro in a 1982 interview in the Washington Post. "And primarily an animal. … Snoopy is very popular in licensing. Charlie Brown is not." So, Davis looked around and noticed that dogs were popular in the funny papers, but there wasn't a strip for the nation's 15 million cat owners. Then, he consciously developed a stable of recurring, repetitive jokes for the cat. He hates Mondays. He loves lasagna. He sure is fat.
Friendly Darkness - Boing Boing: It is spring, 1978. Richard Pini lurks near the entrance to a building in East Lansing, Michigan, and waits. He had flown on impulse from Boston to Detroit, then driven to this suburban town on the East Cedar River, out of sheer frustration. His quest: to recover a comic-book fantasy, imagined and illustrated by his wife, Wendy, from the man who had taken it from them. Their publisher, the short-lived and so-called Independent Publishers Syndicate, wasn't returning her artwork.
A Million ISS Images - open.NASA: I use NASA data every day, even though I don't work for NASA. They have many detailed and rich datasets available for reading/viewing by the general public. The problem though is that they are often published in archaic formats buried under hard to use interfaces. But with a little ingenuity, anyone can get their hands on amazing data about the universe…
The Meme Hustler | Evgeny Morozov | The Baffler: While the brightest minds of Silicon Valley are "disrupting" whatever industry is too crippled to fend off their advances, something odd is happening to our language. Old, trusted words no longer mean what they used to mean; often, they don't mean anything at all. Our language, much like everything these days, has been hacked. Fuzzy, contentious, and complex ideas have been stripped of their subversive connotations and replaced by cleaner, shinier, and emptier alternatives; long-running debates about politics, rights, and freedoms have been recast in the seemingly natural language of economics, innovation, and efficiency. Complexity, as it turns out, is not particularly viral.
Building Photoshop: I built Photoshop on a stock Mac IIci with my '040 accelerator removed and the cache card put back in place, to see what the experience would have been to do the build on a high end Macintosh in 1989. The full build, compiling MacApp and the program together, took 14 minutes. If MacApp was already built, it was reduced to 10 minutes. The debug version of Photoshop starts up normally, and the only immediate differences from the release version are the Debug menu and the presence of the Writeln window (labeled Debug Window) at the bottom of the screen. The Debug window is a regular window you can drag around and resize. A few things are initially written there, and any Writeln command in the code will write into it, but it is not immediately obvious how you use it as an interactive debugger.
40 years of icons: the evolution of the modern computer interface | The Verge: If personal computing has a single birthday, it very well might be December 19, 1968. That day, Douglas Engelbart took the stage at Brooks Hall in San Francisco to demonstrate the system he and colleagues at the Augmentation Research Center had spent nearly ten years building. They called it NLS, for oNLine System, and over the next 90 minutes Engelbart would reveal just how far they'd progressed.
Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim - YouTube: There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That's the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond.
Why bitcoin's rise is nothing to celebrate | Felix Salmon: In reality, then, bitcoin doesn't really behave like a currency at all. In terms of its market value, it looks much more like a highly-volatile commodity. That's by design: bitcoins were created to be the most fungible commodity the world had ever seen – to the point at which they would effectively erase the distinction between a commodity and a currency.
The Future of Bitcoin : The New Yorker: So is bitcoin going to save the global economy, or is it today's answer to seventeenth-century tulip mania? Gavin Andresen offered a word of caution. I still tell people that Bitcoin is an experiment: only invest time or money you can afford to lose, because Bitcoin is still an experiment. The longer it keeps going in the face of volatility and technical glitches happening, the more we'll know. But trust takes time.
Bitcoin May Be the Global Economy's Last Safe Haven - Businessweek: One of the oddest bits of news to emerge from the economic collapse of Cyprus is a corresponding rise in the value of Bitcoin, the Internet's favorite, media-friendly, anarchist crypto-currency. In Spain, Google (GOOG) searches for "Bitcoin" and downloads of Bitcoin apps soared. The value of a Bitcoin went up to $78. Someone put out a press release promising a Bitcoin ATM in Cyprus. Far away, in Canada, a man said he'd sell his house for BTC5,362.
Weird Twitter: The Oral History: Absurd, absurdist, and in its own elliptical way, one of the biggest influences on comedy today. Meet the unwitting pioneers behind the internet's dumbest revolution. […]
I also make art on the computer.. I am proud of my lego guy army, john
Word aversion: Hate moist? Slacks? Crevice? Why do people hate words? - Slate Magazine: Word aversion is marked by strong reactions triggered by the sound, sight, and sometimes even the thought of certain words, according to Liberman. "Not to the things that they refer to, but to the word itself," he adds. "The feelings involved seem to be something like disgust." Participants on various message boards and online forums have noted serious aversions to, for instance, squab, cornucopia, panties, navel, brainchild, crud, slacks, crevice, and fudge, among numerous others. Ointment, one Language Log reader noted in 2007, "has the same mouth-feel as moist, yet it's somehow worse." In response to a 2009 post on the subject by Ben Zimmer, one commenter confided: "The word meal makes me wince. Doubly so when paired with hot." (Nineteen comments later, someone agreed, declaring: "Meal is a repulsive word.") In many cases, real-life word aversions seem no less bizarre than when the words mattress and tin induce freak-outs on Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Die drei ??? und ihre Kommunikationsmedien | hoernerd.de: Unter dem Titel "Neue Medien in Rocky Beach. Die Reflexion kommunikationstechnischer Medien in der Hörspielserie Die drei ???" hat Jan-Felix Schrape für Medienobservationen von der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München einen 12seitigen Artikel geschrieben, der online verfügbar ist (PDF, Google Docs Viewer). Angefangen von der Telefonlawine über Computer, Internet, E-Mail bis zum Smartphone in Folge 156 sieht sich Schrape das Kommunikationsverhalten der drei Detektive genauer an. Die meisten Medien wie der Computer tauchten erst auf, nachdem sie in der breiten Öffentlichkeit bekannt waren.