“Hi. You’re going to call off your rigorous investigation. You’re going to publicly state that there is no underground group. Or we are going to take your balls. Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we connect your calls, we guard you while you sleep. Do not fuck with us.”
—Tyler Durden, Fight Club
Posted: May 20th, 2012
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“first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
“And furthermore, I think The Financial System should be destroyed”
- free after Cato the Elder
As I still am a professional VJ I used my gig at Korsakoff, last VJ cafe as an chance to present my new set ‘#occupy Chaos’, of which I will dump some Livemixes on Youtube (or somewhere … ). Still need to figure out some music, I’m thinking about ‘fight the power’ or ‘get up stand up’, still not sure.
But I must admit that I’ve never received so many hugs, ‘boxes’ and handshakes then I did when I premiered that set last tuesday.
Meanwhile the ‘metamovement‘ is gathering some serious pace the last days, and it looks like important parts of the world are joining the occupation this Saturday (15 okt). Will this finally amount to anything? I don’t know, but we need to try. Now. Get over to http://www.occupytogether.org/ for more info and of course the inevitable http://www.occupyamsterdam.nl/
Note to self; need to update the homepage too. Need to get moar out there…
The old man spoke out about OccupyBoston, his home town
Moar on this on the interwubs:
Be sure to check the 4 part edition of “MELTDOWN” at AlJazeera at http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/meltdown/
And Russia Today has an exellent coverage over at http://rt.com/search/?q=occupy&filter=all
Posted: October 13th, 2011
Tags: cato the elder
, naom chomsky
, occypy amsterdam
, occypy wallst
, ocupy chaos
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If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.
– Hunter S. Thompson
Because the next hip thing in Veejaying is mapping, and since I’m still a professional VJ, it is about time that I presented my first Mapping project. Now truth be told, I’m a bitch in these things, and won’t get out of bed unless somebody pays me an insane amount of money for these stuff like this. But our Sales-Samurai got Adobe crazy enough to sponsor a mapping project for something called “the National Publishers Convention 2011” at the deFabrique </mandatorynamedropping>
Let me fill you in on “Mapping”, it is the art of using everyday walls and buildings as a projection screen, where one uses the distinct features of the wall or building in the visuals. Simple idea, you have to be French to come up with it. Long story. As I said, it’s the next hip thing. And I must admit, it is very cool.
Now they wanted me to give a quick overview of communication media. I can do that. And with Peter Ankone and Max Sombroek at my side nothing can really go wrong. Except that Peter overslept and missed his own project. Jinx
Posted: June 27th, 2011
, nationaal uitgeverscongres
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“Have you ever noticed that other peoples stuff is shit and your shit is stuff?”
- George Carlin
I’ve been saving up an enormous amount of shit from the interwubz that I meant to publish here on the blog but never got around to. So I decided to publish all the rubbish in one go, and make some notes on what the hell you are looking at. This should actually have been published in 4 posts, but most is rather old allready, and to be totally honest its not funny or interesting enough to be published in parts, but together it makes a good read.
Leroy H. Vokes - Quote Wisely and Well
There is a meme going around on the interwubs ( also on Facebook ) which lets you make your own band covers. It’s simple:
- Go to wikipedia and hit “random page“, this is your artist name
- Go to random quotations and pick the last 4 or 5 words from the last quote, this is your album name
- Go to Flickr and Explore the last 7 days, the third picture is your album art
Above is my humble first try. Leroy H. Vokes appears to be an American Indian War Veteran from the latter half of the 19th century. And “quoting wisely” and well sounds like good advice to me.
I hear VJ Void is stil trying to automate the process, I’ll let you know when he is finished
Indoor Projection Mapping
by Vision Impossible
“Mapping”, is the art of using video projection on buildings, while using the architecture in your work. Usually this is done outside. But Vision Impossible, probably the best VJ team on this planet, has found a way to do it inside. This video was taken in Berlin and is the first indoor mapping project I know of. Amazing stuff!
Procedural programming is the idea that you use formula’s and seeding to generate random variations in existing objects; it’s quite powerful if you want to have infinite landscapes or cities. The latter example was done quite brilliantly in the following video:
Generative Images Through Actionscript and Processing
By Gwen Vanhee
More generated images and videos, in AS3 and processing this time, can be found on Vimeo. Eyecandy, instead of a cityscape. But beautiful eyecandy indeed:
More on the process here and a very handy dandy AS3-image saver class
Vanhee even manages to sell the imagery, to IBM even;
Got the links through Sven.
Yahoo Smut Server
If you loose your job through budget cuts, what do you do. Well whine and bitch about it of course, or you can also re-route the image search of your employer to serve all the happy residents on the internet, disgusting and filthy images through cute thumbnails.
The puppy. Don't click on it
The Register has the whole story the picture was taken from the coverage of TechCrunch
Not so Anonymous
As you may have read earlier I’ve been strolling to the muddy servers that make up Anonymous. I wrote about the terrible software they use to do their fames dDos attacks. These “LOICS” don’t only pingflood Anonymous’ targets like Mastercard, but also reveal the IP-addresses of the 15-year olds that operate them. Sloppy work. Damn sloppy. But XKCD has this nailed in a cute comic, that says it all.
Taken from the amazing XKCD
Holy shit indeed.
From Kick Ass To Jack-Ass in under 4 seconds
yes, this cracked me up
Are you scared of this man?
Real life superheroes, just when you though the world couldn’t get even more ridiculous, a CNN feed pops up telling the tale of daring people wearing spandex and patrolling the streets of American cities. No, this is not a comic, these people are for real. I so wished I was making this up
Fear and loathing at http://www.reallifesuperheroes.com/
More from the webz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-life_superhero (wiki, check the references… O_o )
Posted: February 10th, 2011
, gwen vanhee
, indoor mapping
, procederal programming
, real life super heroes
, vision impossible
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“happy happy, joy joy!”
– Ren and Stimpy
Yes, this machine rocks so hard that it actually makes my balls hurt. I’ve tried it just for an hour (will start to play with it next saturday) but ooooh, man!. It rocks. It has nam mix, fam mix, feedback and EIGHT inputs and throughputs. Owman, owman. it rocks. great luv it. drool. *sob* happy happy… joy…
Posted: October 8th, 2008
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