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.
Life & Style blogs
Why you should never make assumptions about people with autism
People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, says study
Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 4 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
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