Bits

The internet stole me tonight:
  • Here is the sweet new promotional postcard for Newcastle's annual This Is Not Art festival, designed by the very talented Studio Racket. I'll be having some of these please.

  • One of the most amazing things I've seen on the internet: Soytuaire. You basically just move your mouse around and it makes these amazing pictures, to music (a bit bandwidth heavy and you have to wait a moment or two for it to load, but you'll be glad you did).

  • Photos of amazing drawings on dirty cars. My particular favourite is:



  • Uncannily similar photos of Kermit the Frog and Christian Bale.

  • This strange animation called Pills.

  • I would love love love a copy of this book when it comes out!;


    ^ link.

  • I love the work of BLU, here is one of his wall painting animations.

  • This video basically sums up the uses of the internet; Lipdubbing, genious.

  • It's likely that you wouldn't buy or wear this shirt or condone anyone else doing so...

    Now read the 100+ reviews of it on Amazon, e.g. "When I put this T-shirt on for the first time, my wife left me! Thank you, Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt". I'm unsure whether it is currently, but this was the number one selling apparel item on Amazon.

  • The 'Internet Meme Database'.

  • We Feel Fine, is a program that searches for blog posts about how people are feeling. Woah.

  • C showed me WWOOF, which stands for Willing Workers On Organic Farms, where you basically exchange some farm work for a place to stay and food for as long as you like, and you can do it in various parts of the globe, or similarly Meet Up, Air B'n'B or CouchSurfing. I'd love to travel that way.

  • Did you know that during his campaign, Barack Obama raised half a billion dollars online?

  • How about this diagram of 'The Spectrum Of Online Friendship'.

  • Further into my internet travels I came across this website called Kickstarter, which exists as a funding platform for artists, designers, film makers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers, etc. Cool, huh? At the moment it's done on an invite only basis and you have to be a US resident, but they're still expanding. I'll definitely be checking this out a bit more.

    Similarly, there is a website called Kiva, where you loan a person in need as much or as little as you can afford towards their entrepreneurial need, to lift themselves out of poverty, and they repay you once they make it back. Interesting, I wonder if it works.

  • An interesting article about 'Digital Natives' (people born after 1980) vs 'Digital Immigrants' (those born before 1980).

  • I have no idea where this is from, and I'd like to find out:





  • This video made with Post-Its:



  • Several of these links were nabbed from the amazing Jessica from Something Changed, so I just wanted to give her due credit.
Phew! That took a long time. I was so swamped by the internet tonight. I got home from the movies tonight and the internet just claimed me.

This is one of those days for me where you realise that the internet is fucked up and amazing and creepy and intense and voyeuristic and useful and strange and ever evolving and impossible to understand.

Sorry for the link heavy blog, I'll write something of substance later in the week.