Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ported phone becomes a desktop

Ubuntu is working on a docking station for your android phone so you can use it like a desktop.
Yes please!

I often reminisce of a set up my ex had in the 90's. His mac laptop could slide in under his monitor that sat on top of the dock so he could use it as a desktop with an external keyboard.

With the evolution of mobile computing, Ubuntu promises to be an extremely useful product. They're not manufacturing it yet...they're hoping enough people will get excited enough that the manufacturers will embed the OS into the device.

I can say that this is another compelling reason I might switch to android. I'll be keeping an eye on this.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

23.5 hours

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Age of Stupid

This is a great doc to share with everyone you know. Wow. Ow.

Some crazy facts from the film:

- If all 6½ billion people on the planet consumed like Europeans or the Japanese, we would need 2 more planets to supply the necessary resources.

- An American uses twice as much energy as a European, 9 times as much as a Chinese person, 15 times more than an Indian and 50 times as much as a Kenyan.

- China builds a new power plant EVERY 4 DAYS!!

- The same PR company employed to convince Americans there is still doubt about the whole climate change debate is the same firm employed to convince Americans that smoking was good for them.

- Everyone agrees that it is necessary to stabilize the temperature at no more than 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Anything above that and there are forces in nature that will move the tipping point out of human control.

...and...the point of stabilization MUST BE NO LATER THAN 2015!!!

Age of Stupid: Trailers: The Age of Stupid Trailer Feb 2009 - SD from SPANNER FILMS on Vimeo.

Please stop going to the mall and pay attention.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Google does Pacman

A doodle, they call it. For Pacman's 30th Anniversary, Google has turned their logo into the Pacman game. Try it yourself...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Story of Bottle Water

An animated look at the invented demand for bottled water, and the full cycle's impact it has on all of us -- USA alone drinks enough bottled water each week to circle Earth five times...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MUTEK_11: first round of artists just announced

* Actress [UK]
* Ben Frost [Au]
* Brandt Brauer Frick [De]
* the Caretaker [UK]
* Carl Michael Von Hausswolff [Se]
* Cheap and Deep [US]
* Dave Aju [US]
* Demdike Stare [UK]
* Dixon [De]
* Dj Koze [De]
* Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts [Ca]
* Henrik Schwarz [De]
* Ikonika [UK]
* Jon Hopkins [UK]
* King Midas Sound [UK]
* Marsen Jules [De]
* Matias Aguayo Presents Cómeme [Cl]
* Matmos [US]
* Minilogue [Se]
* Moritz Von Oswald Trio [De]
* Mouse on Mars [De]
* Nicolas Jaar [Cl]
* Paul Kalkbrenner [De]
* Pépé Bradock [Fr]
* Rebolledo [Mx]
* San Proper [Nl]
* Shed [De]
* Theo Parrish [US]
* Tim Hecker [Ca]
* Vladislav Delay [Fi]
* And many more to come...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

sebastian errazuriz: THE DAY COWS FLY

for this installation, sebastian rescued a cow from a slaughterhouse and transported it to a recreated farm atop a building in the heart of santiago...

check out his furniture, sculptures and other public art installations @

Han Hoogerbrugge: SPIN

something for you to play with...

check out more of han's art and animation @