Chatroulette Piano Improv

Yes I know that everyone is pinging Chatroulette stuff around the moment – but this deserves the limelight. I’ll spare all the waffle but if you haven’t seen it all you need to know is:

1 – Merton creates Chatroulette Piano Improv.
2 – Ben Fold creates Ode to Merton.

Enjoy…

Bens Fold Five performs “Piano Ode to Merton”

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/LfamTmY5REw&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0

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The Original Chat Roulette Funny Piano Improv

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/JTwJetox_tU&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1

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Suddenly Chatroulette seems a lot less scary and dark.

Brilliant stuff from both these guys.

LifeStream by Experientia

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Snazzy lifestream interface by Experientia. Like it, but it looks a bit overblown and complex at the moment. Interesting though.

Blurb below:

Experientia designed and prototyped an interactive interface for visualising large quantities of information.

The first phase of the project created a benchmark document that presented a gallery of existing visualisation models and current methods of representing data.

After an initial design phase, involving co-creative workshops and concept generation, Experientia combined all their insights into a sophisticated visualisation prototype, together with a video presentation of the interface features, using software such as Flash and Processing.

“The deliverables are top-notch through and through — thinking, content, findings, approach, design, layout — everything is beautifully executed. I am so impressed. … [Experientia’s] are the best deliverables the Concept Development got in the year I worked there.”

Jenny Dunlop, past manager of the Vodafone Concept Development Group.

More here: http://experientia.com/projectsandclients/lifestream/

Google. The Beast

It’s so easy to forget about how much personal information we hand over to Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. My mind was sharply focused again today when I read today that MySpace has taken a bold step and allowed a large quantity of bulk user data to be put up for sale.

The truth is that we really have no idea how these companies will use our data for in the future.

Here’s a video which makes Google look a bit scary.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9925756&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1

THE BEAST FILE: GOOGLE from Hungry Beast on Vimeo.

Comedian Doug Stanhope on the US News Media networks

I thought long and hard about posting these videos because I imagine quite a few people won’t like a) what Doug Stanhope has to say, and b) the way he says it.

His bio reads like a NSFW website warning: “Dougs material ranges from true-life graphic perversion to volatile social criticism. Doug is vulgar, opinionated, brutally honest and shockingly uninhibited and is certainly not for everybody.” But I think his observations are dead on.

The following are all from Season 2 of Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe.

Fear in the US News Media

Late Night TV Hosts

Media Generated Celebrities

Coverage of Environmental Issues

Your Opinion on the News

For more search for “Doug Stanhope” on YouTube.

Or take a look at http://www.dougstanhope.com/