Now that we've explored what books are in our home libraries and made all manner of pinhole cameras, what's next? Here is some new-ish video-art to while away the time while you figure it out.
Several Weird Things to Watch
J-Fav used to cringe when I played this. "Why do you like such desolate stuff? Are you okay?" Music video, "New Family," by Plaid.
Performance artist Laurie Anderson's piece: "National Anthem."
A classic David Byrne self-intervew.
New stuff at Pleix! My older favorites are Netlag and Futureshock's Pride's Paranoia.
A most unusual comic strip, "The Perry Bible Fellowship."
I still quite enjoy the half-nerdy/half-sentimental xkcd... and, evidently, there will be a meetup in Cambridge based on this episode.
A Softer World.
More from the Inter-tubes
Not art, but more Web 2.0 foofaraw: Dodgeball. Hey, keep track of your friends on your cellphone?
Funding for very early startups: Y Combinator. Several folks, including a few Harvard CS alums (RTM, Trevor Blackwell...) are funding startups @ $5k + N($5k), where N is the number of founders. In any case, they had a one-day "class" for startups. I thought the transcriptions were interesting, particularly what people had to say about Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and young CEO of Facebook.com.
When you ask Google for driving instructions from NY to Dublin, it instructs you to swim.
For You? Awkward Silence.
J-Fav and I laughed hard at this teaser for Viva Pinata.
ps Notes to self: Touretzky's Artificial Neural Networks course notes. Cognitive robotics. Figure out how to get this awful thing out of my head now that it's been in there several months. Chaaaaarlie!