John Shepherd spent 30 years trying to contact extraterrestrials by broadcasting music millions of miles into space.
Bryan Boyer has built a device he calls a VSMP (Very Slow Movie Player). It’s an e-paper display that shows a movie not at 24 frames/sec but at 24 frames per hour.
“Nick Cave, the musician best known for his work with The Bad Seeds, was inspired to help create this online museum during the filming of his quasi-autobiographical documentary 20,000 Days on Earth. Cave, along with directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, began thinking about the nature of memorabilia, inspired by his own experience at a Nina Simone performance of yesteryear and a wad of chewing gum.”
“Starring the Computer is a website dedicated to the use of computers in film and television. Each appearance is catalogued and rated on its importance (ie. how important it is to the plot), realism (how close its appearance and capabilities are to the real thing) and visibility (how good a look does one get of it). Fictional computers don’t count (unless they are built out of bits of real computer), so no HAL9000 – sorry.”
E ora ridete: nell’intervista Tim ha detto, a proposito dell’Oscar, “Bald, naked, man” e le maggiori testate italiane hanno tradotto “uomo nudo su una palla”? (corriere, repubblica). Quale sarebbe l’aggettivo? Balled? Il bello è che, non vedendo la famosa palla sotto la statuina dell’Oscar, hanno provato a sistemare con “specie di base circolare”. Traduzione creativa…