Tuesday, February 26, 2008

random Tuesday bits o' interest

And you wonder why there are so few female film directors....

Sheer brilliance, via We Make Money Not Art:

The Serious Organized Crime and Police Act 2005 prohibits anyone staging spontaneous protests within a 1km radius of Westminster's Houses of Parliament. However, Tony Mullin found a loophole in the law. You can carry placards around those no-protest zones as long as they do not carry any slogan.

On the 20th of June 2007 the students led a group of volunteers on a walk through the exclusion zone carrying blank green placards. Using Green screen technology, he has been exploring how to invite others to add the 'political content' during broadcasting. Basically, the idea is to create a service enabling protesters to use the footage of people carrying the blank placards around the House of Parliaments and add their message onto it afterwards. The video could then be distributed on you tube and other media.

Bear this in mind, next time you're watching CNN:

(also via We Make Money Not Art)

Science and interpretive dance, together at last! (Dance Your PhD competition, Vienna)

Electronic tattoo display runs on blood

The Independent - The world's rubbish dump: a garbage tip that stretches from Hawaii to Japan Ever get the sense that no matter what we can do, it'll never be enough?

Ooh, pretty!

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