WATCH: Savage fox eats man alive

Crow insults man

Video by Charles Benoist. “At the DMV and a black crow comes over and said 'fuck you.”

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HOWTO make a "cyber tank girl" Hallowe'en costume

Becky Stern's created a totally awesome "cyber tank girl" costume based on electronics components from Adafruit, centered around a flexible, LED-lit 3D printed bandoleer. I saw much of her costume in person in NYC this week and it looks this good in person.

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Kickstarting Haphead, a science fiction web series about gamer culture

Haphead, the wonderful science fiction webseries about gamer culture that I wrote about in March, is kickstarting a budget for kick-ass post-production. It's from Jim Munroe, who made Ghosts With Shit Jobs.

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Music: "You can still rock in America," Night Ranger

Can we?

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DIY audiotape "scratching" device

Jeremy Bell demos his excellent prototype "ScrubBoard" that enables a scratch-like effect with magnetic audiotape. Here's his Kickstarter to further develop the musical instrument!

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WATCH: Comedian Dies: horror-slapstick

George Pfau writes, "Comedian Dies is a video collaboration between comedian Caitlin Gill and me. Inspired by zombies, slapstick, stock jokes, and the vulnerability that a stand-up comic experiences, we made this with the help of comic/sound artist Drennon Davis." (Thanks, George!)

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Video: fantastic playing card flourishes

Captivating montage of playing card flourishes recorded in Singapore.

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Video: 87 Bounces

Brilliant short film by HOTU. More

Holly Herndon, “Home.” Music video on surveillance, overlaid with spy tech firm logos

Cyberpop assemblage of found textures and fragmented voices. This video from Holly Herndon looks like it came right out of one of Cory Doctorow's novels.

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Radiotopia: a collective of amazing storytelling radio shows

I love podcasts and radio shows that feature true stories. This American Life is the classic, but there are lots of other great ones.

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A hyper-dimensional gelatinous blob begins to sing

Screen Test. Featuring Marganta. Voice: Marga Sardà. Design, direction and animation by Dvein. [via]

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Music: "Your Heart Is As Black As Night," Melody Gardot (2009)

None more black.

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Videos: how fake Japanese food is made

In central Japan's Gifu Prefecture, a man demonstrates the making of sampuru, the fantastic fake food seen in many Japanese restaurants.

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"Copy Me" episode 3: "Early Copyright History"

Alex writes, "It features censorship, hangings, dissent and criticism, a whole bunch of state and church control, angry queens, sad Stationers, and, of course, our terrible culprit: the printing press."

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