A video of the total lunar eclipse we had a while back.
A strong critique of The King of Kong. Interesting bit of controversy there. I still loved it.
Video mash-up of political candidates talking about “Change” (ugh) + David Bowie’s song, “Changes.”
When Bela Fleck gets an idea for a song that he can’t develop completely at the time, he calls himself and leaves a voice mail.
A video montage of almost all the uses of Turbo Boost in the Knight Rider television show. I used to watch Knight Rider religiously. [via waxy]
The Web that Wasn’t: Alex Wright talks about precursors and alternatives to the web we know.
I’d never thought to look for it before, but I wish I had: interviewer Charlie Rose has an amazing online archive.
There’s going to be a movie version of The Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis (see my review of The Surrogates). I really, really liked the comics, especially because I haven’t found a lot of decent scifi. Very cool book—I hope those Hollywood folks treat it kindly.
By the by, the publishers of The Surrogates, Top Shelf Productions, is having a nice little seasonal sale until the end of this month.
“I’ve never found a girl at a museum… but I do look because the kind of girls I like theoretically should show up there.” –Woody Allen
Is it me, or is there subversive body language in this Apple promo video? I was watching the iPod Touch guided tour, and I noticed that our friendly host keeps moving his head left and right, as if to express disagreement. It’s incredibly distracting.
Just got back from the local Helvetica screening (presented by AIGA-Atlanta, sponsored by the Art Institute of Atlanta). It was good, but not great. Pretty cool for a relative noob like myself to see Helvetica’s role in design over the past half-century. But I wish there was a little more nitty-gritty talk about how it came about, and less personal testimony and philosophizing about its ubiquity. One nice bonus was the post-film Q&A with director Gary Hustwit and type designer Matthew Carter. I didn’t take a whole lot of notes, so you’ll have to trust me on its overall worthwhility. But I do remember the three books that Carter most highly recommended: Letters of Credit by Walter Tracy, Modern Typography by Robin Kinross, and Robert Bringhurst’s Elements of Typographic Style.