Links: Jon Stewart meets George Carlin, Obey Giant, Anarcho-Punk and The Death Grips’ Firestarter-Remix
Hier noch ein ganzer Haufen Links, die letzte Woche liegengeblieben sind.
Nach dem Klick ein Kurzfilm über Shepard „Obey Giant“ Faireys Zeit als Jungspund an der Kunsthochschule, superdetailierte Ausführungen zu Photoshops Ebenen-Modi, ein toller Kurzfilm über Papa und Kind in der Zombie-Apokalypse, ein Podcast über Porno, ein Anarcho-Punk-Mixtape und Death Grips’ Firestarter-Remix, Bill Moyer beschäftigt sich eine Stunde lang mit dem Kapitalismus, ein sehr junger Jon Stewart interviewt George Carlin und jede Menge mehr.
OBEY THE GIANT – The Story of Shepard Fairey on Vimeo: This film is based on the true story of Shepard Fairey’s first act of street art during his time at Rhode Island School of Design from 1989-1992.
SEMI-PERMANENT 2013 TITLES on Vimeo: Opening titles for the 2013 Semi-Permanent design conferences. Shot on a 5D MKII and built in AE with no fancy plug-ins.
The Orange Co. :: The “Wreck-It Ralph” Logo Design Process: Disney comissioned designer Michael Doret to created the logo for their latest animated film, Wreck-It Ralph. Here in an awesome behind-the-scenes look at the several-month design process that went into its creation. I actually like some of his thumbnails better than the final version.
Cargo: Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.
Thumb Snatchers From the Moon Cocoon on Vimeo: This 100% hand-made, action-packed short film tries to keep up as a Texas Sheriff hilariously massacres a race of clumsy aliens.
Tom N Jerry on Vimeo: Tom chases Jerry in an airport, menatime, they bump into a terriorist.
They Come From Everywhere: An Interview with Mike Elizalde – Venue: Spectral Motion, the effects house responsible for some of the most technically intricate and physically stunning animatronic creatures seen in feature film today, is no exception. Based in a small strip of anonymous one-story warehouse spaces squeezed in between a freeway and rail tracks, and overshadowed by a gargantuan Home Depot, Spectral Motion has developed monsters, effects, and other mechanical grotesqueries that have since become household nightmares, if not names.
Zündfunk: You porn, my porn: Pornografie ist so allgegenwärtig wie noch nie in der Geschichte der Menschheit. Das Internet konfrontiert auch den User ohne pornographisches Interesse mit sekundären und primären Geschlechtsorganen, auf vielen Seiten buhlen Webcam und andere Erotikangebote um Aufmerksamkeit. Statt mit rotem Kopf in der Videothek oder im Sexshop stehen zu müssen, bekommt der Konsument über das Netz die erregenden Bilder und Videos direkt nach Hause geliefert. Das wirkt sich auch auf die Arbeitsbedingungen der Darstellerinnen und Darsteller aus: Sie werden nicht mehr von großen Produktionsfirmen unter Vertrag genommen, sondern vermarkten sich zunehmend selbst. Es entsteht ein Wettbewerb um die niedrigsten Preise und die ausgefallensten Praktiken, manchmal verschwimmt sogar die Grenze zwischen Pornografie und Prostitution. Der Zündfunk enthüllt das Geschäft, das Lust macht, und setzt es einem weiblichen und einem männlichen Blick aus.
Lawyers and Psychiatrists Answer the Tough Questions in The Walking Dead | Underwire | Wired.com: Obviously the walkers themselves cause most of the deaths in The Walking Dead, but could they ever be held legally responsible in any way? To answer this question, we must first answer the question “Are walkers legally dead or legally alive?” The answer may not be as obvious as you might think, as the cause of the zombie plague in The Walking Dead works a little differently than in other zombie fiction.
Now That’s What I Call Anarcho-Punk! Vol. 1 | NOISEY: If there was any music that articulated the feelings of hatred towards Margaret Thatcher in the early 80s, it was anarcho-punk. Fiercely underground and independent from the rest of the music business, the genre was a grass roots movement that delivered on punk’s original promise to actually be politically threatening.
Money and Power
What Has Capitalism Done for Us Lately? – YouTube: Bill Moyer takes a close look at avarice, banks, and capitalism — the ABCs of economic inequality — with insight from Sheila Bair and Richard Wolff.
Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme: The Internet currency will collapse. – Slate Magazine: a currency cannot succeed with a supply that is fixed, or if it grows too slowly. A currency is used to enter transactions; the more transactions there are, the more of the money you need. As the economy grows, a fixed-supply currency becomes worth more in terms of goods and services, and people begin to hoard it – expecting that if they wait a little longer, they will be able to buy more. Once hoarding takes over, circulation ends, and with it the function of the currency. Hoarding accounts for the large increase in the value of bitcoins; hoarding also sank Krugman’s baby-sitting scrip.
Bitcoin Explained on Vimeo: A short video looking at ‘Bitcoin’, a decentralised digital currency.
North Korea’s Conventional Forces visualized | Graphics | News | National Post: With the world staring down the barrel of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, intercontinental missiles, and biological and chemical weapons, sane people might be wondering why no one has started bombing them yet? The answer is simple. The repercussions would be disastrous. While North Korean arms are mostly antiquated, much of it dating back half a century, what they lack in modernity they make up for in both volume and location.
Meet the Bitcoin Millionaires – Businessweek: Many people have lost some data while reformatting a computer hard drive. Jered Kenna lost more than that. In 2010 he erased from his computer 800 Bitcoins that have been worth more than $200,000. Kenna isn’t upset: He has plenty more. He says he bought his first batch of virtual currency, 5,000 coins, at 20ct each. On April 10, Bitcoins traded for as much as $258 each, according to Tradehill, a Bitcoin exchange in San Francisco, before plunging more than $100. Like other enthusiasts, Kenna shrugs off the volatility. While he won’t disclose his total holdings, he says, “I’m happy to be considered a member of the Bitcoin millionaires’ club.”
Technology and Science
Steve Jobs: The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be @FounderCode: The recording was “discovered” back in October 2012, and is about an hour long. Here are some highlights: – He states that in a few years people will be spending more time interacting with personal computers than with cars. – He equates society’s level of technology familiarity to being on a “first date” with personal computers. – He confidently talks about the personal computer being a new medium of communication. – He discusses early networking and the mess of different protocols that existed at the time. – He compares the nascent software development industry to the record industry. – He makes the comparison of a developer’s lifestyle being similar to an artist’s lifestyle. – Right at the end of the Q&A session, a question is asked about voice recognition, which he believed was the better part of a decade away from reality.
Google has a single towering obsession: It wants to build the Star Trek computer. – Slate Magazine: Google has a single towering obsession: It wants to build the Star Trek computer.
The Minecraft Creator Markus Persson Faces Life After Fame : The New Yorker: Since the game’s release, in 2009, Minecraft has sold in excess of twenty million copies, earned armfuls of prestigious awards, and secured merchandising deals with LEGO and other toymakers. Last year, Persson earned over a hundred million dollars from the game and its merchandise. Persson – better known to his global army of teen-age followers by his Internet handle, Notch – has a raggedy, un-marketed charm. He is, by his own admission, only a workmanlike coder, not a ruthless businessman. “I’ve never run a company before and I don’t want to feel like a boss,” he said. “I just want to turn up and do my work.”
Travels in the New Psychedelic Bazaar — New York Magazine: The synthetic drugs being invented, refined, and produced today – and often shipped in from China – would have blown Timothy Leary’s mind. Who knows what they’re doing to the brains of users.
Does Buzzfeed Know the Secret? — New York Magazine: Jonah Peretti’s viral-content machine purports to have solved the problems of both journalism and advertising at once, all with the help of a simple algorithm.
Is this real life? Wie kulturelle Massenphänomene im Netz funktionieren – 14.04.2013: Oftmals ist ein Internetmem schon wieder vorbei, bevor man überhaupt weiß, wie es angefangen hat. Ein äußerst populäres Beispiel liefert ein italienischer Fußball-Nationalspieler diesen Sommer. Der Generator über Massenphänomene im Netz. Was macht ein Internetmem aus? Wie entstehen sie? Wie haben sie sich über die Jahre verändert? Und nicht zuletzt: Kann man mit ihnen auch Geld verdienen? Darum geht es in diesem Zündfunk Generator