Hyped: The Week In Links 1/20
It was the week that SOPA was everywhere and while the internet went dark, video games were evolving into a medium of protest. In other, non-SOPA related news, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s latest installation measured viewers’ attentions spans in an unconventional way, a blank recursive Google image search threw up the universe, umbrellas, and rage comics. Our Original Creator this week was Oscar Niemeyer, we had a chat with the directors behind the new LCD Soundsystem film, the Fresh Prince got his own Pogo mashup, and we learned how to create our own gallery-worthy installation.
· If you missed it, Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky debated (it finished yesterday) the state of the world in 2012 with everyone and anyone in a rambling, open-ended forum on that dinosaur of online communities: The WELL. Head on over there, it’ll probably feel like turning up late to a party to find everyone’s gone, but it’s still worth sorting through the debris.
· Today’s brought to you by the letter K for Kinect: Sesame Street is working on interactive TV shows for kids that use Microsoft’s motion-sensor device.
· Digital native spies old LP record for the first time: is shocked at the size of it.
· Fake! VFX breakdown of before and after shots from Boardwalk Empire.