Digital Digest 04/10/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 04 October 2010
Incredibly convincing projections that seem to modify the structure of the objects on to which they are thrown seem to be the order of the day. One of the more spectacular examples doing the rounds at the moment is this incredible display, which augments the sides of a new Toyota Hybrid car. Check it out here:
The latest instalment from this incredible interview archive features JG Ballard, and his thoughts on William S Burroughs who Ballard admired “to the other side of idolatry”, especially with regards to his cut-up book Naked Lunch. But this isn’t, Ballard is keen to stress, because he is a member of the “homintern”, or “homosexual mafia”. Read it here:
Producer and DJ Diplo has the kind of life which most young people could only dream of: flying around the world, buoying up crowds at music festivals, and promoting BlackBerry’s smartphones. Digital Digest wouldn’t normally succumb to a piece of promotion but this one is actually very well put together. See it here:
US talk show host Glenn Beck was resting on his office couch a few of weeks ago, taking stock of his current position. “I think what the country is going through right now is, in a way, what I went through with my alcoholism,” he said. Controversial stuff. Read a profile of him in the The New York Times:
Jackboots on Whitehall is a sort of British Team America: World Police. Set during the Second World War, it features animatronic puppets voiced by a great British cast. But how did they get Timothy Spall, Ewan MacGregor, Rosamund Pike and Dominic West to sign up to a spoof movie? Read more here:
Are clunky 3D glasses soon to be a thing of the past? Within the next few months the first glasses-free or “autostereoscopic” 3D systems are due to go on sale. They will use parallax-barrier 3D technology which involves dividing the images destined for each eye into thin vertical strips. Read about it here:
So valued is Richard Paterson’s knowledge of whisky that his nickname is “The Nose” and his skill at tasting, assessing and blending whiskys has become so acute that his nose has been insured by Lloyd’s of London for £1.6 million. Read all about his remarkable job here:
Life & Style blogs
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Teenagers irritable because early school hours mess with their biological clocks
Paris Fashion Week: Karl Lagerfeld leads a feminist riot on 'Boulevard Chanel'
The Fappening: After the third wave of leaked celebrity photos, why can't we stop it?
Windows 10 release: Microsoft bypasses 'Windows 9' with new operating system
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 HeForShe campaign: Iceland to follow up Emma Watson speech with UN women's rights conference – for men only
- 3 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 4 Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
- 5 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
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