Archive for August, 2008

23
Aug
08

Video Saturday #27 – Animation

Today’s Video Saturday is about animation. Computer animation that is, in the style of Pixar.

This one is about a kiwi:

The Pixar tennis commercial:

The Dancing Hippo and Dog:

And the Pixar video “Lifted”:

Enjoy!

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16
Aug
08

Video Saturday #26 – Viral Goodness

On today’s Video Saturday I bring you some random popular YouTube videos for your enjoyment.

Let’s start with a reason why you shouldn’t get a cat.

The amazingly creative Daft Hands.
Wait for it, the beginning is a bit boring, but it gets better:

If you liked this, check also the Kanye Hands,
which are a visually altered tribute. :)

Of course, the following video clip is not
representative for all of the US…

And last but not least, a sneezing panda:

Enjoy!

12
Aug
08

Music Monday #19 – Tegan and Sara

Get the songs here:
http://www.spinner.com/artists/the-interface/tegan-and-sara

On today’s Music Monday I want to recommend to all of you the wonderful Interface Sessions Tegan and Sara did for Spinner.com. All songs are from their fabulous album The Con, which is really the only album you would need if you were stranded on a desert island with a solar-powered CD player. At first, if you already liked Tegan and Sara’s other albums So Jealous, If It Was You, This Business Of Art and (if you’re a big fan) Under Feet Like Ours, The Con might sound strange to you at first. It is a CD that grows on you, and it grows on you like no other CD before it. It sticks in your head and never leaves and you will want to listen to it over and over again. Trust me.

Anyway, here are the videos. Enjoy and comment!


Tegan and Sara – Dark Come Soon


Tegan and Sara – Nineteen


Tegan and Sara – Back In your Head


Tegan and Sara – The Con

07
Aug
08

Linkage #17: The Story Of Stuff

<<< http://www.storyofstuff.com/ >>>

“You can not run a linear system on a finite planet indefinitely.” – Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard explains the Story of Stuff to you, from extraction to production to distribution, consumption and disposal.

Here’s how the website describes The Story Of Stuff:

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

I found this very interesting and very well made! Enjoy!

04
Aug
08

Linkage #16: The Oracle of Bacon

>>> The Oracle Of Bacon <<<

Maybe you know the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon“. It’s a game where you have to link an actor/actress to Kevin Bacon by the movies they’ve been in. So, if you were trying to link Lauren Graham (of Gilmore Girls fame) to Kevin Bacon, you could say: Lauren Graham was in Evan Almighty with John Goodman, and John Goodman was in Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon. Similarly, you can link any actor to any other actor now, thanks to the Department of Computer Science of the University of Virginia. That way, you can even link Jennifer Aniston to Angelina Jolie: Angelina Jolie was in Gone in Sixty Seconds (bad movie) with Scott Caan, and Scott Caan was in Friends with Money (cool movie!) with Jennifer Aniston. Tadaa!

Also, Andy Gotts made a book called Degrees where he linked himself to Kevin Bacon through photographs. He started with one person who had to refer him to one or more friends to take a picture of until someone linked him to Kevin Bacon in the end.

Enjoy The Oracle Of Bacon, and feel free to comment!

02
Aug
08

Video Saturday #25 – Hacking Democracy


Hacking Democracy – Part 2/9
Hacking Democracy – Part 3/9
Hacking Democracy – Part 4/9
Hacking Democracy – Part 5/9
Hacking Democracy – Part 6/9
Hacking Democracy – Part 7/9
Hacking Democracy – Part 8/9
Hacking Democracy – Part 9/9
Wikipedia entry to Hacking Democracy

It’s a disturbing fact that the voting machines in the USA are not only easily “hackable”, but that they in fact have been tampered with in the past. This documentary shows how, what, where and why and whether or not anyone even cares. I don’t get it. Where is the public outcry? Why is everyone simply accepting that elections have been rigged, that more likely than not there is a president in the US who was never really elected? Why did or does everyone just say “that sucks” and goes back about their daily life?

I believe that TV is the opium of the people.

01
Aug
08

Linkage #15: Freshome

>>> http://freshome.com/ <<<

This is a blog about “Home & House Design, Interior Design, Furniture, Architecture” and it’s very very cool. And it has just what it promises: cool house designs, cool interior design, cool architecture, cool furniture, and it even has cool pillows.

Enjoy!