Archive for December, 2005

“Plantage” by Amanita Design, music by Under Byen

Friday, December 30th, 2005

“Plantage” by Amanita Design, music by Under Byen

Really cool Flash based music video featuring the alternative danish band “Under Byen” (en: “Beneath the city”).

InteractiveStory.net – Façade New Concept in Gaming

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

InteractiveStory.net – Façade New Concept in Gaming

InteractiveStory has created an amazing new gaming concept that uses advanced AI to provide a fully interactive experience. I haven’t personally tried it – it’s not available for Mac yet – but from what I heard in HARDDISKEN, the experience is quite amazing, and the feeling you get playing it is very much like a real social experience.
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Why I’m not wearing a white armband

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Make Poverty History is a noble cause – IMHO the noblest of causes since the “Free Mandela” movement, but I refuse to wear a white armband…Why?
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Killing the Buddha

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Killing the Buddha

I just discovered the KtB site…It’s VERY interesting…

Killing the Buddha is a religion magazine for people made anxious by churches…

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Welcome to Fullscreen QTVR (Quicktime Virtual Reality)

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Welcome to Fullscreen QTVR (Quicktime Virtual Reality)

Fullscreenqtvr.com is a collaborative effort between Hans Nyberg of panoramas.dk, and Marco Trezzini of VRMAG.org, the Virtual Reality photography and travel magazine hosted by VRWAY Communication

This is a great site dedicated to QuickTime VR, a technology, that enables the display of 3D panoramas.

QuickTime VR hardly is a new technology, but it’s comming of age, and has, like good wine, matured gracefully. QTVR holds a virtual monopoly on this type of technology. Who remembers AVIVR (or something like that)? Sometimes Microsoft looses.

Artists Network of Refuse & Resist!

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Artists Network of Refuse & Resist!

Artists Network (AN) are attempting to create a community/network of Artists dedicated to creating a “Culture of Resistance”.

The extensive AN manifesto, or “Principles”, can be found here.

Even though I don’t subscribe to all their views, I find a lot of their works “important”.
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America Supports You

Monday, December 26th, 2005

America Supports You

To follow up on the NORAD Tracks Santa post, I decided to check out some of the related links on norad.mil site, and stumpled upon the “America Supports You” site. I had a flash-back to one of the promotional videos that are shown in the movie “Starship Troopers”. Scary indeed
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NORAD Tracks Santa 2005

Monday, December 26th, 2005

NORAD Tracks Santa 2005

NORAD, created during the cold war, and possibly one of the key facilities in upholding it…OK the purpose is to provide an early warning system in case the world came under attack from nuclear missiles, but the facility is also a key part of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI aka. Star Wars aka. President Raygun’s wet dream).
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More switching evangelism

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

It’s amazing how many people are warming up to the idea of ditching Wintel and switching to Mac.

What people are taken in by, is the general coolness, engineering and apparent quality of the Apple hardware, but they look baffled by the difference between Windows and OS X, and as I’ve reported before, there IS trouble in Mactopia.
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Tróndur – Probably the most “beautiful” parking facility in the north

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Tróndur and stairweel artwork The city of Vejle in Denmark recently, November 12th 2005, inaugurated the multi-storey parking facility TRÓNDUR. It’s a remarkable feat of functional design. That it is possible to turn a concrete, nightmarish, parking facility, into a well designed and even beautify piece of architecture, that fits well into the urban landscape utilising glass, concrete and typical Danish red-brick masonry, is no small feat. The attention to detail is remarkable, for instance the use of the city crest as a design element on the outside railing.
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