15 podcasts that will make you smarter

September 30th, 2009

They say the true worth of a man is what he carries in his mind…
but failing that, carrying it in your pocket in case you get bored on long journeys is okay.

CollegeCrunch have compiled a worthwhile list of 15 stimulating podcasts, which is nice of them… Here’s the link

Wayne Martin Belger

September 30th, 2009

BoyofBlue is the though provoking site of Calafornian fruitloop Wayne Martin Belger.


The cameras he constructs are amazing…

4”x5” camera made from Steel (3/4” plate found in the desert near Mexico), Brass (parts from an 1800’s gold scale and bullet shells), Bronze, Copper (Bullets), Aluminum, Antler and Ivory (carved hand from a 18th century Christ figure).

and the pictures he takes with them are mesmerising…


I’m still hugely ambivelent about his work but that’s the mark of an important artist,
However, it’s safe to say that ethereal pictures taken with a camera made from a 13 year old girls skull, are not everyone’s cup of tea.

That said I wouldn’t be surprised if Wayne drank his tea from a matching skull…

Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe

September 29th, 2009

Charlie is making a long awaited return to his first love of computer games tonight with a 50min special (10pm BBC4), be sure to watch and generate a bit of blogthusiasm because the BBC will need some encouragement to commission a full series…

Also, his column in yesterdays guardian was a return to form, It’s an old debate with fresh rage.

Rebecca Clements

September 29th, 2009

Here’s a lovely watercolour from the portfolio of Rebecca Clements


she’s an interesting lady, here’s her blog.. KinkoFry

Russell Howard

September 28th, 2009

The excellent Russell Howard is recording a topical news series for BBC3, free tickets for the shows and warm up gigs have just been released so follow the link to see this outstanding comedian perform new material in an intimate venue…link

FYI. It will sellout fast so don’t procrastinate,

PS. Did you see E4 have started showing Demetri Martin’s series ‘Important things’? How’s that for a slice of fried gold…

Neon Freeboard Tetris

September 28th, 2009

Water on the Moon!

September 28th, 2009

The extraplanetary oasis-ness was triple-confirmed by Cassini, the Chandrayaan-1 probe, and a few special guest scans by the Deep Impact system on its way to slam into a moving comet – if satellites could be superstars, this would have been a red-carpet event. Each detected the unmistakable spectroscopic signatures of oxygen and hydrogen combinations, meaning that water (H20) or hydroxyl (OH) is definitely up there. Even more interesting it has “weather” variations – more of it near the poles, and it moves around depending on daylight.

This is major moonbase news, as water is the single most difficult component of any manned space mission. The life-giving liquid has a thousand and one applications other than simply “preventing astronauts dying of thirst” – it’s just as essential for machinery as for mankind. Air can be compressed, and we require far less food (by volume), so the crippling cost of any off-Earth endeavour is carrying the liquids – fuel and water. The more of either stuff we can find anywhere the better. Plans for lunar living have so far been based on polar craters, where we suspect deposits of ice remain frozen in shadow (and we’ll know for sure shortly when the LCROSS mission blows one of them up to check – informative and awesome) and the idea of endless fields of fluid-harvesting are the stuff of science-fiction. Which now happen to be true.

(from Daily Galaxy)

Brenna Murphy

September 28th, 2009

Here’s a wonderful and somewhat uncharacteristic contribution to the real world by Portland based artist Brenna Murphy,


(Via Wrong Distance)

Combo by Blu and David Ellis

September 23rd, 2009

Here’s an amazing animation Blu and David did @ FAME last week…

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop) from blu on Vimeo.

Blood is an odd word, we live in an odd world

September 22nd, 2009

I’m pretty sure sucking on a blood bag will give you the psychological edge in any competition,


(Pre order from UC)…