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Entries from September 30th, 2005

Plasma Obesity

September 30th, 2005 Comments Off

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

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

Nerds ahoy. A List Apart Type Tester

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MIT $100 Laptop

September 30th, 2005 Comments Off

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

…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

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

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

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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