The marketing luminaries behind MyDreamApp are about to launch a project on an even larger scale: MacHeist.
Keeping it brief: U2 3D. (guest submission from Andrea)
A lost Stanley Kubrick treatment may see realization. (guest submission from Andrea)
Hack the Torchwood Secure Extranet.
Wired commissions very short stories (6 words, tops) from the best of the best (including Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Neil Stephenson, just to name a few), designed by such luminaries as Chip Kidd. (guest submission from Andrea)
Three vintage Tom Baker television appearances: an Australian interview (Tom was clearly not into it, but endulges us with an intense stare or two), a hilarious Dead Ringers prank call, and a premature introduction to the internet, hosted by Douglas Adams!
Mmm… Dalek pumpkin (guest submission from Andrea)
A guidebook for tourists from the real world: The Matrix locations. (guest submission from Dave)
The Guardian on random/pseudorandom shuffle. Put simply, it’s not your iPod, it’s your brain. (guest submission from Andrea)
Design Meltdown catalogs the best in itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny websites. My very own FringeDigital.com once lived a long interation packed into a tiny little box:
The MyDreamApp winners are in, and scores of Hijack lovers (why, why?) are sticking out their lower lips and crying foul.
Adobe Soundbooth, a free beta until February 27.
Wall Street seems to think Apple can do no knong these days, but in the bad old years there was plenty of wrong to go around: Apple’s Missteps: 8 Products that tanked. Who know Apple tried to enter the digital camera market in 1994?
MyDreamApp finals! I voted for Whistler as I planned all along, but also for Portal, surprising myself, because I previously thought it was redundant for a .Mac user like myself. I still think Hijack is just lame, and Cookbook is really slick but not something I’d have the time or inclination to use myself. I’ve lost interest in Blossom, so that leaves Atmosphere, which also doesn’t really thrill me.
Thrill to the cool ambient stylings of Fripp & Eno in their new long-player The Cotswold Gnomes.
An honest-to-goodness LEGO flamethrower.
The Independent profiles Doctor Who and Torchwood shepherd Russell T. Davies. Potentially disappointing to those expecting Torchwood‘s advertised adult nature:
"I don’t mean sex or swearing; I just mean life, the beat and the tick of it, Gwen in her flat with her boyfriend. It wouldn’t work so well at 7pm on a Saturday."
Heads up! (or should that be "arms up"?) Threadless $10 sale until Wednesday morning.
Speaking of T-Shirts, the mad proliferation of t-sites expands to the Apple afficionado world with Insanely Great Tees.
And now for a Dork Report item aimed at both interface and typography gurus: Icon Words, from (who else?) The Iconfactory.
Finally, a podcast I might listen to: Pixelsurgeon‘s Audiosurgeon.
Finally found the source of the whizz-bang Lightbox 2 image viewer and Colour.org slideshow scripts I’ve been seeing all over the place these days (like on sites like Shopify).
All Doctor Who fans with a sense of humor ought to bookmark Behind the Sofa, a great blog providing uncensored appraisals of nearly every episode and alternate DVD commentary tracks via podcast.
The Independent has an update on Paul McGann, the self-professed “George Lazenby of Doctor Who.”
Michel Gondry is a treasure; endlessly inventive and thankfully prolific. His music videos (especially Björk’s "Bachelorette" and The White Stripes’ "Fell in Love With a Girl") and films (Human Nature & Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) are all personal favorites, with "Bachelorette" and Eternal Sunshine both moving me deeply.
But I found myself a tiny bit unsatisfied with The Science of Sleep, despite its flood of original imagery and enthusiastic performances. For a movie that concerns the blending of fantasy with reality, I think the problem is that there’s too much reality. Stephane (Gael García Bernal) experiences a smooth continuum between his waking and dream life, which his mother explicitly acknowleges as an actual condition, in other words, a mental illness. In the cold light of his mother’s diagnosis and his often hurtful behavior towards his crush Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Stephane is less of a charmingly eccentric dreamer, and rather a sad case that could probably not have a successful relationship without medication.