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11.01.2012 Misc #Linkdump

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Doomed on Vimeo: "Doomed" is a pilot for a new serie from the highly talented Guillermo García Carsí (Pocoyo's director).
It's about a set of strange creatures whose instincts instead of focusing on survival seem doomed them to an absurd and comic extinction, in the presence of the astonished gaze of the narrator.

"Where do we Land?" (Full Length) Converse China trip to Mongolia on Vimeo
Uncastable - YouTube
EAT MY DEAR - SHOWREEL 2012 on Vimeo
Drastic Motion 2012 Reel on Vimeo

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Network on Vimeo

The Page Turner - YouTube: Joseph Herscher takes a sip of his coffee, pulling string thereby tipping paintings. Balls roll down paintings, lighting burner to boil water causing books to tip. Vase and computer get knocked off the table, releasing tape to open front page of newspaper.

Portrait of the ghost drummer on Vimeo: This animated drawing is a recorded motion path of drum sticks in process of performing rhythmic composition. Motion trajectory was captured by Vicon MX system, raw CSV files were translated into visual language in C4D.

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Visualization, 1969 (2011) on Vimeo: The Apollo 11 visualization draws together social and technical data from the 1969 moon landing in a dynamic 2D graphic. The horizontal axis is an interactive timeline. The vertical axis is divided into several sections, each corresponding to a data source.

The Flaming LIps - The Soft Bulletin TV | Pitchfork

The Complete History Of Art References In The Simpsons | Complex

Mafia now Italy's No.1 bank as crisis bites: report | Reuters: Organized crime has tightened its grip on the Italian economy during the economic crisis, making the Mafia the country's biggest "bank" and squeezing the life out of thousands of small firms, according to a report on Tuesday.

Everything I need to know about startups, I learned from a crime boss – Tech News and Analysis: "Don't sell rocks when you can sell mountains"

Francis Fukuyama: The Future of History: Can Liberal Democracy Survive the Decline of the Middle Class?

Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose computing - Boing Boing: General-purpose computers are astounding. They're so astounding that our society still struggles to come to grips with them, what they're for, how to accommodate them, and how to cope with them. This brings us back to something you might be sick of reading about: copyright.

JS GameBoy Color Game Center: This is a GameBoy Color emulator written in JavaScript. This page takes advantage of modern browser capabilities like HTML5 and JIT engines to provide a desktop emulator experience right inside a webpage without the use of plugins (If you disable plugins on a browser, the graphics will still work, though the audio might stop working for users that need flash to run the audio output).
You can either select a game from a list, or drag and drop a .gb or .gbc file into the emulator.

Kurt Andersen: From Fashion to Housewares, Are We in a Decades-Long Design Rut? | Style | Vanity Fair: We seem to have trapped ourselves in a vicious cycle–economic progress and innovation stagnated, except in information technology; which leads us to embrace the past and turn the present into a pleasantly eclectic for-profit museum; which deprives the cultures of innovation of the fuel they need to conjure genuinely new ideas and forms; which deters radical change, reinforcing the economic (and political) stagnation. I've been a big believer in historical pendulum swings–American sociopolitical cycles that tend to last, according to historians, about 30 years. So maybe we are coming to the end of this cultural era of the Same Old Same Old. As the baby-boomers who brought about this ice age finally shuffle off, maybe America and the rich world are on the verge of a cascade of the wildly new and insanely great. Or maybe, I worry some days, this is the way that Western civilization declines, not with a bang but with a long, nostalgic whimper.