Thursday, March 12, 2009
:: idgrid v 3.0 | new idgrid [dot] org is here
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Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Finally Apple has updated their desktop line of products - iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro - while giving the MacBook Pro a speed bump.
AppleInsider has the latest news and specs in detail.
Monday, March 02, 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
:: on-orbit coffee cup
...designed for zero gravity
:: brammo electric motorcycle
:: rechargeable batteries with solar cells
:: dub on your phone
:: build your own wood-fired earth oven
Saturday, February 28, 2009
:: siftables interactive blocks
:: mission 250kmh electric bike
:: water+shock proof sd camcorder
...if they can only make it true HD reseolution
...we would be all over it
:: water+shock proof camera
:: jura swiss coffee machine
:: jumbojet hostel
:: four free sound editors
:: nuclear grade ducktape
:: orbit mouse
:: photoshop exchange
:: backlog, quotas overwhelm patent examiners
:: gait recognition is new security tool
:: i:tunes icon
:: safety mate
:: most powerful ever quantum chip
:: unmask blocked calls
Sunday, February 22, 2009
:: What Do You Look For in a Designer?
insightful talk with Alexander Romer / Collectif EXYZT
:: ASTM D4236 | Standard Practice for Labeling Art Materials
:: cpsc | consumer product safety commision
:: Info on The Pirate Bay Trial
The trial against The Pirate Bay that [starts today] in Stockholm, Sweden are one of the most important issues of our time. Our adversaries basically wants to close down internets and remodel it into something similar of a sodamachine serving entertainment. During the trial, the prosecutor together with a coterie of representatives for a disabled business model will put up a tacky theater by telling stories designed to convince the court that The Pirate Bay infact is a menace to society.
What differs this trial from most earlier trials is that everything in and surrounding it will whirl round and round in diverse channels of communication; to be discussed, reinterpreted, copied and critizised. Every crack in their appeal will be penetrated by the gaze of thousands upon thousands of eyes on the internets, in all the channels covering the trial. Old cliches from the antipiracy lobby wont stick. You won?t be able to say stuff like, ?you can?t compete with free? or ?filesharing is theft? without a thousand voices making fun of you.
We will create numerous scenes where quite different plays will take place. In local channels like spectrial.bloggy.se where the immediate physical surroundings of the court are being discussed. "Which cafés nearby will give us connection?" "How can we get electricity to the bus?" But also in international channels like Twitter, where right now the torrent of information is being translated into fifteen different languages. Translations and coverage being made by ordinary users of internets. Volunteers sign up to make trial-tourist guides to the surroundings, drive the bus or hook up audio. People fly in from far away countries to cover the trial and tell the world their video story of the Sweden they see.
Here all participants are potential actors in the Spectrial. Our channels form a meltingpot of reporting and engagement.
Our communication around the spectacle aims in no way towards an objective report on an external chain of events. Rather, the trial is a hub around which a whole new network of actors is instigated. Neither is the spectacle a question of old media against digital, social medias. Our social medias include a paper fanzine and a 32 year old bus, connecting us and others physically.
It?s not about the protocols nor the technology. It?s about using these to create new congregations, where anyone is invited and anyone can find their role, build new scenes and make their own performances.
The future is built by us. Us who participate in conversations. The future is built by us who explore how information and performativity is coming together. To refuse a debate and still expect to be able to charge consumers is since long a closed door. To also try and outlaw certain types of conversations is downright disgraceful.
The coverage of the trial is not unique in these qualities. More and more areas see the creation of conversations on and the exploration of new stances on culture and cultural economy. A gigantic collective exploration has set sails. Every route differs from the other. But they have one thing in common: The industry interests that the state is representing are never present in these conversations. This is why they wont be part in building the future.
maintain hardline kopimi
The Bureau for Piracy and The Pirate Bay
via the internets
this article was translated by proud peers of The Pirate Bay
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[...] The trial against The Pirate Bay that started Monday, 16.02.09, in Stockholm, Sweden is one of the most important issues of our time. Our adversaries basically wants to close down internets and remodel it into something similar of a sodamachine serving entertainment. During the trial, the prosecutor together with a coterie of representatives for a disabled business model will put up a tacky theater by telling stories designed to convince the court that The Pirate Bay infact is a menace to society. [...]
The Pirate Bay?s Spectrial: The Spectacle of Copyleftism | Copyleft on Feb 18 09 at 13:17
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The final part reminds me of the
Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
by John P. Barlow ;-)
"Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. [...]"
Go go go TPB! We are with you!
Friday, February 20, 2009
:: Alfa Romeo BAT | a new BAT model
"After more than 50 years, there is a new BAT model. The BAT 11 made its début in Geneva, at the time of the 2008 Geneva Auto Show, though not at the show itself. The new BAT 11, based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, shares many styling cues with the classic BAT cars of the 50s..."
Sunday, February 15, 2009
:: New Orleans' experimental homes unveiled
:: Robert Rauschenberg vs. Joshua Davis
:: Letter from Apple CEO Steve Jobs
:: tossalink | contact us... to toss link
your design news, press releases or cool news
thx / idgrid crew
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
:: What happened to the $20 laptop?
:: Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications...
:: Frank Gehry's Software Keeps Buildings on Budget
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
:: Do you tell people your salary?
"Glen, from Canada writes: Sex and money are the top of the list of things that people are reluctant to talk about. Strange... "
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
:: European Commission | ECO-DESIGN of ENERGY-USING PRODUCTS
"... Products that fulfil the requirements will benefit both businesses and consumers, by facilitating free movement of goods across the EU and by enhancing product quality and environmental protection."
:: synesso | kick a$$ espresso machines
"Synesso has been in business since July 2004 and we are very pleased and excited about the worldwide positive responses we have been receiving... Thank you specialty coffee enthusiasts!"
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
:: bendy gadget future for graphene
"A remarkable material called graphene could soon be used to make flexible and transparent high-speed electronics, researchers say."
:: 2009 | MMIX
2009 (MMIX) is the current year, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. It is a common year starting on Thursday.
:: Toyota FT-EV | a new all-electric concept
that debuted at the North American International Auto Show. It shares its platform with the Toyota IQ urban commuter vehicle.