Category Archives: Art & Design

The clickbait apocalypse is here

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= Warning: This article might look like one! =

Online content now fully commoditized. You can’t differentiate yourself by “having a blog” or “writing informational content” anymore. Starting is cheap.
For better or worse, publishers have discovered that the easiest and most efficient way to separate yourself from the pack isn’t to create better content or seek out new ideas. It’s to frame and present your content in the best way possible. It’s turning everybody into clickbait zombies. Check yourself: The most popular sites just curate the content and drive visitors through superb clickbait. Some examples..

If it were just Buyral or facebook … now it is the titles alone a META-META-Aggregator mess.
Other Apocalypses we should be aware of: Space Rocks, Robots, Financial Meltdown, etc. etc.

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    Expansion of Amsterdam in the Seventeenth Century

    Een productie van Stadsarchief Amsterdam.
    Animatie: Rudi Nieuwenhuis (THING.nl)
    Expansion of Amsterdam in the Seventeenth Century.
    An Amsterdam City Archives production.

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      Supergeil feat. Friedrich Liechtenstein

      They call him the most interesting man in Germany

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        Politieke Integriteits-index volgens VrijNederland

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        Nooit eerder was er zo veel aandacht voor sjoemelende politici als in 2013: de Politieke Integriteits-index staat op een record van 62 affaires. Waar zitten ze, van welke partij zijn ze, wat deden ze verkeerd? Het jaarlijkse VN-overzicht van politici die de fout in gingen.

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          Historical overview of aviation accidents

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          On July 6, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. This accident injured more than 180 people and killed two. This was the Boeing 777′s first crash involving fatalities since it began commercial service in 1995. Here we look at the history of aviation accidents and what causes them.[site]

          Wikipedia of course has more. (more…)

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            GFY format is new GIF?

            GIF

            Porn is leading us into the future once again. The ubiquitous GIF, a 27-year-old image format that has grown into an Internet artform, is becoming obsolete. For proof, one only has to look at the impressive new file format taking over the big pornography forums on enormously popular websites like Reddit. The new technology loads faster than GIFs and looks better. What’s not to love?
            GFY format, not GFY, but
            GIF Format Yoker. What that name really means is that you can create a looping, silent moving image in both GIF format and HTML5 video; if your browser can use HTML5, you’ll see the video, and if not, you’ll see the GIF. [Daily Dot]

            Here’s a site to start using it.

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              Nominations OF Razzies 2014

              Nominations.
              Update: Results.

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                World Klok

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                XKCD watch.

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                  These 14 Gorgeous Women Walk The Earth Naked (We Should All Do The Same)

                  Stone nudes

                  I came across these images & found much depth, strength and beauty in them. They trigger my raw spirit, feminine strength, purity and goddess essence. We are one with nature. We are nature. Our bodies are powerful and full of wonders.

                  More @ Mytinysecrets.com

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                    Olympic Games TV Idents of Sochi

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                    Olympic Games TV Idents of Sochi.. What is the production result this Olympic?
                    (more…)

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                      HBO Serie – Silicon Valley

                      While Startup failed in Holland. Why does this serie still look interesting.

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                        New better BarCodes for URLS

                        A quite interesting approach to qr- and barcodes. Now your company logo or weblogo, could be your webadress AND look nice on your business card.

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                          Ontwerp 100.000 euro

                          ontwerp

                          Na het ministerie van binnenlandse zaken, 15 miljoen, een koopje.
                          Dit zijn dus echt enkel de kosten voor het ontwerp. Niet de uitvoering etc.
                          Crisis mensen, crisis.

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                            De Spiegelnisse Strategie – Een groene long voor Rotterdam

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                            Rotterdam is in de afgelopen decennia dichtgeslibd. Infrastructuur is een grote barriere, die die buurten van elkaar scheidt en de aansluiting van woonwijken op stadsparken frustreert. Met name langs de Noordrand van de Ruit (de A13 en de A20) is dit een groot probleem. Tot 2020 is de overheid van plan om in de regio Rotterdam voor 7,2 miljard euro te investeren in nieuwe infrastructuur.

                            Spiegelnisse is een pleidooi om deze investeringen op een zodanige manier in te zetten, dat bestaande verkeersproblemen langs de A20 en de A13 worden opgelost en de stad een grote infrastructurele barriere kwijtraakt. Daardoor ontstaan een aantal grote kansen. Woongebieden worden met elkaar verbonden en de bereikbaarheid van groengebieden verbeterd.
                            Grootste kans die ontstaat, is het creeren van een grote groene long: het Rottemerenpark, een mooie groene plek waar je, als je in de stad woont, in enkele minuten kan zijn en lekker doorheen kan struinen. Spiegelnisse is een ruimtelijke strategie waarin wordt geschetst met welke ingrepen deze kwaliteit kan worden gerealiseerd.

                            Afstudeerpresentatie: Joost de Wit.
                            30 januari 2014, 1900-2100 uur (korte borrel nadien)
                            In het auditorium van de Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst
                            Heijplaatstraat 23 (Oude RDM hoofdkantoor)
                            3089 JB Rotterdam

                            Meer informatie op twitter, Facebook en de website (under contruction).

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                              Chineasy

                              Zwarte, elkaar kruisende strepen, een onbeduidende hoeveelheid wit. Voor de meeste westerlingen zijn Chinese tekens geheimtaal. Ondernemer Shaolan Hseuh, geboren in Tapei maar wonend in Londen, wilde daar wat aan doen. Ze bedacht Chineasy, een slim project dat werd uitgevoerd door de gevierde grafisch illustrator Noma Bar. Het project won de Designprijs 2014 van tijdschrift Wallpaper. Het is dan ook een behoorlijke klus. Op het moment van het interview was slechts 0,5 procent van het totale aantal Chinese tekens (20 duizend) omgezet in Chineasy. (more…)

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                                Wilhelm Scream

                                The Wilhelm scream is a film and television stock sound effect that has been used in more than 200 movies, beginning in 1951 for the film Distant Drums.The scream is often used when someone is shot, falls from a great height, or is thrown from an explosion (via).

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                                  38 Items risen with New Year Eve


                                  This week HAPPY NEW YEAR! John takes a look at some of the bizarre items dropped in recognition of the new year

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                                    The Wolf of Wall Street


                                    In 1987, Jordan Belfort becomes a stockbroker in Wall Street, and is impressed with the lavish lifestyle of his boss, Mark Hanna, who often indulges in multiple martini lunches and recommends a lifestyle of drugs and prostitutes as the path to success. Belfort receives his stockbrokers license and begins his new position on Black Monday. He loses his job when his employer, a brokerage in business over 100 years, fails as a direct result of Black Monday. Following up he starts his own firm and the wolf is loose big time.[wiki]

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                                      Films 2013


                                      “Words are life,” says Max in 2013′s “The Book Thief”, and indeed they hold us together and to help us share that transcendent phenomenon that is life. This video takes 300 of this year’s films and distills it into a 7-minute exploration of the ideas we keep coming back to: the purpose of life, the nature of evil, the mystery of death, the power of love, and the inevitability of time. Or, it’s just a pretty cool mashup of movies from 2013.

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                                        Rembrandt Flashmob: Guards of the Night

                                        A thief in a garish feathered hat runs out of a shopping mall store with a leather bag clutched in his hand. He jumps down the stairs and tries desperately to escape as ropes descend down the mall’s atrium.

                                        Guards emerge to catch the criminal — but they’re on horseback, dressed in brimmed caps, and decked out with ruffled collars. A regiment of guards on foot marches toward the thief with halberds outstretched.

                                        After they catch the would-be escapee, a frame falls from the ceiling of the mall and brackets a view of proud policemen: This is Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.”

                                        More @ Dailyrevolution.com & Hyperallergic.com

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                                          Return of stolen wealth

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                                          Since just recently the Kunsthal in Rotterdam managed to get very famous paintings destroyed by forgetting security, apparently more trouble with paintings is coming to the surface. Apparently some criminal minds of the war are STILL trying to sell stolen art even years after the war and even after being arrested for keeping them. How did Gurlitt been able to offer this art to Lempertz (Kohl) in 2011? That’s insane.
                                          Are we ready to settle these war issues? “Holland prime place of storage stolen paintings, especially after defunding the stolen paintings registry”.

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                                            NYT – A Game of Shark and Minnow

                                            Greatest post of this month @ www.nytimes.com

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                                              Most creative ways to recycle a plane


                                              This suite at the Hotel Costa Verde on the Costa Rican coast was once a Boeing 727. For $250 a night ($500 during peak season) you can sleep next to tropical beaches in an airplane that can no longer fly.

                                              Images of the latest gleaming aircraft models regularly pepper websites, but where do all of those dead airplanes go? The numbers are huge: approximately 12,000 aircraft are set to be decommissioned by 2020. Aircraft aluminum isn’t like the aluminum most of us know.Because of the alloys that make it sturdy and fit for flight, it’s also difficult to recycle.

                                              In short a lot of planes are used as boats, hotel rooms and more …

                                              Great article @ Edition.cnn.com

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                                                Why Total War Rome II sucks


                                                Graphical & Performance Issues at Release. Numerous A.I. Faults, Bugs & Glitches. Barebones Release with no substantial additions. Family Tree, Faction Politics are both Confusing & Downplayed. In game cutscenes sparse & very little theme for each faction compared to Shogun 2. DLC Tactics removing factions from game for separate sale. Stripped down & Broken Multiplayer. Battles are too short & Units do not attempt to keep formation by default. Naval Battles are broken & are better to auto-resolve.

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                                                  Amazing Car Commercial With Zero Planning

                                                  Filmmaker Casey Neistat and Mercedez-Benz don’t pair easily in people’s minds. One’s a YouTube renegade, the other is the manufacturer of cars you can’t afford. And yet! They teamed up and made an ad. The result is as surprising and weird as you’d expect it to be.

                                                  Read more how Casey Neistat Shot an Amazing Car Commercial With Zero Planning @ Gizmodo.com

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