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
Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
Watching TV after work makes you feel 'guilty and like a failure'
NHS medics are being lured away to Australia by more money, status and sunshine, survey suggests
Xiaomi Mi4: 'Chinese Apple' launches flagship mobile to challenge iPhone
Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
- 1 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 3 Exclusive: Cameron’s Big Society in tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation into claims of Government funding misuse
- 4 Satellite full of sexually experimental geckos adrift in space, Russia loses control of mission
- 5 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media
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