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Entries from September 30th, 2005

Plasma Obesity

September 30th, 2005 Comments Off on Plasma Obesity

A sign of the vacuous nature of modern life? ‘Innovative kinetic design for the contemporary living space‘ = a dvd for your plasma TV of moving patterns. Almost as woeful as those dvd aquariums . . .

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Film is dead

September 30th, 2005 Comments Off on Film is dead

I’m quite taken by the forcefulness with which Robert Rodriguez (maker of Sin City, Once upon a time in Mexico) declares that film is dead. “People ask if I would go back to shooting film. I say, ā€œIā€™m driving a Ferrari ā€” why would I go back to a horse and buggy?ā€ Artists are usually […]

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PSP and micro cinema

September 30th, 2005 1 Comment

been playing PSP ’till me hands cramp up… Its got that one thing all other small format mobile devices dont have – a truly KILLER screen. Crisp, Sharp, Wide and Bright. I think its possibilities as a platform for mobile micro cinema are huge.. version 2 of the firmware put in a quite capable browser […]

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Useful web design stuff

September 30th, 2005 Comments Off on Useful web design stuff

Nerds ahoy. A List Apart Type Tester

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MIT $100 Laptop

September 30th, 2005 Comments Off on MIT $100 Laptop

It was in the SMH but here’s the full info on the $100 laptop for the developing world. Check the photos/sketches.

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Re-edited movie trailers

September 30th, 2005 5 Comments

Here’s some entries for a little competition where movie trailers were re-edited to change the genre of the film. They are quite amazing. (originally from Snarkmarket) The Shining (winner) – http://www.ps260.com/molly/SHINING%20FINAL.mov West Side Story – http://www.ps260.com/Trailer/westsidestorytrailer_small.mov Titianic – http://www.ps260.com/elfollador/Scary%20Titanic.mov (update) Here’s a link to the New York Times article on it. Robert Ryang, 25, a […]

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classic films in 30 secs by bunnies

September 26th, 2005 Comments Off on classic films in 30 secs by bunnies

…some of your favourite films here, the stories condensed to 30 secs and all parts played by bunnies. I know, I know, and yet it sort of works…

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Idea Generation Methods

September 23rd, 2005 Comments Off on Idea Generation Methods

This has been doing the rounds but is a good overview of a LOT of different methods of generating new ideas and innovations.

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Sampling / George Clinton & Hank Shocklee

September 23rd, 2005 Comments Off on Sampling / George Clinton & Hank Shocklee

Great discussion of George Clinton and Hank Shocklee at the Future Of Music conference in the USA. A sample (ha!) of the discussion – arguing for the sampler-as-instrument, shocklee wanted to stress that a particular performance–the presumably ‘original’ materials for which one might hold a copyright–is not always what sample-based producers are looking for: “sometimes […]

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Ubu Web – Open Art Archive

September 23rd, 2005 Comments Off on Ubu Web – Open Art Archive

UbuWeb. As they explain themselves, Ubuweb is “the definitive source for Visual, Concrete + Sound Poetry”. Check it out and be amazed, and listen and watch some of out of print music and video and text from a slew of artists whose names will be familiar but whose work is notoriously hard to get hold […]

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