Ich würde ja gerne den Gangnam-Flashmob am MIT in Cambridge zeigen, an dem offensichtlich der komplette Campus teilgenommen hat, inklusive Noam Chomsky („Oppa Chomsky Style!“). Aber weil man den Kulturterroristen von der GEMA und Universal und Youtube ins Gehirn geschissen hat und alle drei nicht wissen, wie man „Viral“ buchstabiert, kann man das Teil hierzulande nicht sehen, sofern man kein Proxtube oder ähnliches benutzt.
Dann eben hier der Infinite Gangnam Style von Paul Lamere, der das Teil auf dem Music Hack Day Reykyavik zusammengebastelt hat: „What is this? – Infinite Gangnam Style is a web app that dynamically generates an ever changing and never ending version of the song ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy. It never stops? – That’s right. It will play forever.“
The app works by taking the audio and analyzing it with The Echo Nest analyzer to break it up into its individual beats. Next, an analysis pass is run on all the beats finding each beat’s nearest similar sounding neighbors that fall within a similarity threshold. Then, the song is played beat-by-beat – but with the added twist that any time we play a particular beat there’s a chance that we will transition instead to one of the beat’s similar sounding neighbors. For a pop song like Gangnam Style there’s lots of repetition so there’s plenty of good transition points. The result is that we can loop through the song forever with the song always morphing.
Artist Michael Rakowitz on How His Saddam Hussein Dinner Party Became an International Incident | Artinfo: When a dinner of venison topped with date and tahini sauce was served on plates taken from Saddam Husseins private collection at Park Avenue Autumn for Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitzs project „Spoils“, the assorted art-world diners didn’t bat an eye – but now New York Citys Iraqi mission has, turning Rakowitzs piece into an international incident. The controversy, exploding on the eve of the U.S.s supposed withdrawal from Iraq, has had reverberations touching the artist, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and president Obama himself. As Iraqi artifacts, the plates have been confiscated by the Iraqi mission after a cease-and-desist letter was sent to the restaurant, and were presented by Obama to the Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Early sound recordings heard for first time: Scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California together with digital conversion experts at the Library of Congress and curators of the work and industry division of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History have succeeded in playing some of the earliest experimental sound recordings by Alexander Graham Bell.
Bradley Manning Had Secrets | Adam Butcher – Writer. Director. Filmmaker: The story of Bradley Manning, not as a Wikileaks ‘hacktivist’, but as a young American soldier simultaneously going through a crisis-of-conscious and a crisis-of-identity. Animated in a rotoscoped pixel-art style and using dialogue from Bradley’s online conversations, the film explores issues of personal and political secrets, digital identity and alienation.
Changing Contours of Global Order, Professor Noam Chomsky – YouTube: Professor Noam Chomsky presented a lecture „Changing Contours of Global Order“ a look at our drastically changing world, and the implications for domestic and world order on 4 November 2011. This was a free public lecture and was Professor Chomskys only public appearance in Melbourne, Australia.
Art Spiegelman Lecture at SHU – YouTube: SHU ComicsAnimation has uploaded a good, long video featuring Art Spiegelman giving a lecture – it features discussion about Maus, the Holocaust in the media and the craft of creating comics.
Adrian Frutiger – Ein Leben – YouTube: Mit Schriften wie der Univers und der Frutiger hat sich Adrian Frutiger schon zu Lebzeiten ein Denkmal gesetzt. Seine Schriften haben den Alltag geprägt und sind zum Beispiel auf den Euro Scheinen wieder zu finden. Einer der größten Designer des 20. Jahrhunderts ist den meisten Menschen vollkommen unbekannt. Dieses Interview soll das ändern.
One Millionth Tower uses some tricks beyond Popcorn (like WebGL for some 3D elements), but most of its coolest effects — like the way the environment in the film changes based on the real-time weather conditions and time of day at the Toronto high-rises where the documentary was filmed — are all courtesy of Popcorn.
If it happens to be snowing in Toronto when you watch the film, it will begin snowing in the virtual world of One Millionth Tower.
Schön strange Installation von Annie Dorsen, in der sich zwei Chatbots über ein Gespräch zwischen Noam Chomski und Michel Foucault unterhalten. „Don’t worry about Chomsky dying. He’ll be on youtube forever“.
Language is meaningless, thought is pointless, and we’re all gonna die. Hello, hi there!
New York director Annie Dorsen takes the famous television debate between the philosopher Michel Foucault and linguist and activist Noam Chomsky from the Seventies as inspiration and material for a dialogue between two specially developed chatbots: every evening, these computer programs designed to mimic human conversations perform a new – as it were, improvised – live text.
Hello Hi There is a performance without people – a literal expression of post-humanism, and simultaneously an examination of what it means to be human. The piece goes inside the question of human nature and intelligence, both the organic and the artificial.
“I just want to lie in a hammock and have a nice relaxing morning,” said the outspoken anarcho-syndicalist academic, who first came to public attention with his breakthrough 1957 book Syntactic Structures. “The systems of control designed to manufacture consent among a largely ignorant public will still be there for me to worry about tomorrow. Today, I’m just going to kick back and enjoy some much-needed Noam Time.”“
2007 haben die Leute von Just Say Gnome einen Noam Chomsky-Gartenzwerg gemacht. Das Internet ist seitdem komplett und ich hab’s nicht gemerkt.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with the real Noam Chomsky or his life and works – or who just doesn’t really understand the humor and meaning of why a garden gnome would be made of a college professor – hopefully the following introduction will help. As you’ll see Professor Chomsky has dedicated his life to tackling very serious, controversial, and often depressing World issues – so for many people the idea of ‘mixing’ the innate seriousness of the deep and troubling topics he deals with with the pop cultural silliness of garden gnomes is gratifying in its extreme ridiculousness.