Archive for September, 2009

Now We All Have Metal Skin

September 30, 2009

The world has changed and we all have become metal men. The National World Metal Men Conference is being held in New York this week to examine the consequences. We are heavy, and can no longer sleep in our beds. We sink in the ocean. Our air planes will not work. We no longer need to eat or drink.

“There is no explanation for this” says Carl East Man, leading biologist. “No one will ever know what happened or why.”

We spend our days sitting outside. It is difficult to speak in our old languages. We cannot harm ourselves. Maybe it is no longer possible to die.

Martin

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Hobnox – Audiotool

September 29, 2009

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Say goodbye to your social life.

The Audiotool is an online, Flash-based music production suite. I just got forwarded the link by a workmate, and now I really don’t want to go back to work. Click and drag different machines around your workspace, tweak them however you wish and make some delicious beats. You can even record up to 5 minutes of audio, meaning you can put your creation on your iPod! Or send it to Sony BMG, maybe they’ll give you a job…

On second thoughts, I’ll just get back to work.

Audiotool

James

KRINK 8-Litre Ink Extinguisher

September 29, 2009

This, graffiti fans, is the mother lode.

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Krink’s Craig Costello has just helped thousands of street artists worldwide reach a heady climax with this, an 8-litre, fully functioning fire extinguisher that sprays ink. Produced in a limited run of 20, it’s pretty certain that the lucky few to get their hands on one will be putting up some pretty impressive displays in the future…

James

Charlie Brooker – Gameswipe, BBC4, Tues 29th September @ 10PM

September 29, 2009

From Charlie’s twitter:

charltonbrooker Gameswipe tonight! BBC4! 10pm! Partly aimed at ppl who don’t give a shit about games. Post-watershed games coverage = rare as tartan clouds.

Charlie Of Brooker

Charlie Of Brooker

Charlie, our national treasure, is back on our screens! Hopefully he’s as ascerbic, arrogant and angry as he was on Screenwipe as I can’t cope with another ‘You Have Been Watching’ scenario. I’m sorry Charlie, I’m your biggest fan but that show was terrible. You spluttering over canned laughter was never a good idea, and they should kill the person that thought otherwise!

Plus I saw him in reveal magazine (or some such other rag) talking about x-factor.

Fingers crossed though, this will be Brooker back to his best!

BBC4 10pm

Kristian

Southampton Boat Show Pt. 2 – Pics

September 29, 2009

Pretty self explanatory really. Enjoy.


Look! A Chuckle Brother!

Same Time Next Year Soton!

Kristian

Citizen Camera – Sabina House, Uganda

September 29, 2009

As media communication becomes ever more sophisticated and influential in the development of Western societies, the disparity between first and third worlds has never been starker. Economic wealth has divided the globe for centuries; solutions to solving debt and poverty mired by politics, colonialism, religion and corruption. However, there is no such reason as to why the technological gulf cannot be stemmed.

Post-based ‘Cash for Mobile’ schemes enable unused handsets to be reused in the third world. Why can’t the same principle be applied to computers, monitors, motherboards, mice, keyboards, digital cameras and wire? Without these parts and tools, any chance of real technological infrastructure being implemented in developing countries seems all the more unlikely. It’s a simple case of supply and demand.

To be able to create ‘meaning’ that can be quickly shared and duplicated across the globe (I.E. media products such as photography, film, art and writing) people of the third world have little chance of competing economically in the future.

Therefore, it warms my heart to see organisations like Winchester-based Citizen Camera going to Uganda and teaching children there photography and film-making methods. As the video below details, their brief, but ultimately beneficial workshops enable these Ugandan children – many of whom have never even touched a camera before – to create their own meaning, to tell their own story.

This short piece by the children of Sabina House, is an enriching watch. The material within is not completely alien to me, after all, I’ve seen comic relief appeals many times. However, it is refreshing to imbibe their world, their experiences and life without emotionally-charged charity messages blurring my understanding.

So as I sit here in Southampton, blogging on my Dell workstation, I can watch and appreciate Ugandan life through the eyes of the children who live there. I only hope for more initiatives like this.

Watch the Sabina House film here

Many thanks to Mr Karin Stowe.

Kristian

Addict Sale – London

September 28, 2009

Addict are holding one of their legendary sales. Get your butt down there!

Here’s all the info you need:

Kristian

Shark Major Album Shoot

September 28, 2009

I was approached by Sharky to take some photos for his upcoming album ‘Major League’. Here are a sample of the shots taken that day. Watch out for the CD which is being released soon, and features big guestspots from Ghetts, Griminal, Jammer and Little Nasty amongst others.

For more info twitter me @threefoldmedia.

Big up Shark Major – he’s bound to make moves with this release.

Check the lead single ‘Shark Attack’ here:

Kristian

Nike x Cassette Playa Dunk Hi Premium… Part II

September 28, 2009

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After a few ‘slight’ modifications, this is the shoe that is actually going to be released… a vast improvement on the last one in my opinion, but I still won’t be getting any 😛

James

Heads up!

September 27, 2009

Just a quick heads up to anyone stupid enough to argue and oppose gay marriage, check out what happens when you force gay dudes to marry straight girls:

Bonus points to Disney for getting a Mexican, black AND disabled lady into the action.

Welcome to the future.

Martin