Digital Digest: 13/12/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 13 December 2010
Some album covers are illuminating works in their own right; they can reveal hidden depths to the music inside, and advance the state of the graphic designer's art. And then there are these abominations. Pitchfork has revealed their annual list of the worst album cover art to grace the music industry this year. View them here:
Inspired by the upcoming movie, Tron: Legacy, designers set out to capture the dynamism and essence of the movie at the famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. Check out the pictures of the futuristic ice suite, The Legacy of the River,’which pushes the boundaries of lighting design and technology.
What do computer programmers look like? Are they all bespectacled beard-wearers who skulk around in the shadows of Geekland? Well, now you can see the face behind your favourite game. The aptly-named Geekosystem website has created a gallery of the programmers who have made some of the the last decades most renowned games.
How would the world look if our borders weren’t defined by history but by social relationships? Using the records of 12 billion phonecalls Carlo Ratti of MIT’s SENSEable City Lab has created a map of Britain based on clusters of social connections. Check out the new map and Ratti’s explanatory video here:
Written by an anonymous fashion lover, this blog is genuinely jam-packed with bargains. The most recent? A Marc Jacobs necklace for £3 – the perfect gift for friends, siblings or girlfriend. Particularly enjoyable is the advent calendar – every day until Christmas, a new bargain will be unveiled.
Hungry? You will be after reading this. A collection of food writers, authors and travel experts reveal the places that they have dined out this year, and pick which experience has been the most memorable. From the Isle of Skye to Tangier – there’s something for everyone.
Heard about Helen Mirren’s speech at the Women in Entertainment Event? The British actress slammed Hollywood’s army of casting agents for being too preoccupied with young male viewers. To watch her articulate tirade, head to www.jezebel.com.
Much-loved cartoon character returns - without Sir David Jason
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Matt Smith is set to join cast of the Jane Austen classic - with a twist
Actress to appear in second series of the hugely popular crime drama
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
Life & Style blogs
Ebola outbreak: Survivor William Pooley is flown to US to give doctor with virus emergency blood transfusion
Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures leaked: Reddit removes 'The Fappening' board dedicated to sharing naked pictures of celebrities
Tezenis removes 'crime scene' pants from Oxford Street store after backlash over 'rape' connotations
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
iOS 8 review: not an overhaul, but the iPhone is gradually growing up
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now
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