Fritz Moser, director of the documentary A Good American, about NSA whistleblower Bill Binney who blames the 9/11 attacks on the NSA's capture by corporate contractors who sold it an expensive, useless, self-perpetuating mass-surveillance system, writes, "Since 6 Sept A GOOD AMERICAN is on Netflix and since then I am getting between 10 and 20 emails per day of people telling me how shocked they were by the film and how angry they are, asking what they could do to help. So we came up with this petition. The petition is hosted by a member of Sascha Meinrath's cross-party Civil Liberties Coalition we are working with in Washington DC, backing the cross-party anti-surveillance Caucus in Congress on a grassroots level."
About 6 years ago, someone, or some thing, posted a slew of videos to YouTube of strange images quick-cut together with a backing track of chaotic electronic beeps. There are hundreds of them and each is 11 seconds long. The channel is called dailybleep. While there are other projects online with that name, I'm not… READ THE REST
Polygon's editors curated a list of The Greatest Achievements in Dumb Internet Video "to define a canon of funny videos created for the vast expanse of the internet. Ignoring nostalgia and their virality, it's an attempt to carve out a Criterion Collection of completely stupid, but absolutely genius internet content." I've picked some of my… READ THE REST
Above is "Four Laps," a delightful Ignite talk about the joy of looped videos that itself is a looped video, by creative coder/typographer/writer Marcin Wichary. Over at Medium, Marcin reveals "The making of Four Laps." Marcin is the wonderful creator of such things as the playable Pac-Man Google Doodle (2010), the Segmented Type Playground (2018), and… READ THE REST
If you're a highly cultured, ultra-evolved lord or lady of high standing, this might be a topic you're going to want to avoid. We're about to talk about a game that focuses on dog flatulence. If that's a matter that instinctively makes you clutch your pearls and gasp in horror, we understand. Farting Frenchies: A… READ THE REST
Everybody wants to enjoy the summer sun. But nobody wants to bake, so you bring an umbrella to provide a little shade. That's fine if there is one or maybe even two of you seeking protection. But if you've got more people, or even a couple of kids jockeying for position, one umbrella isn't gonna… READ THE REST
Everybody loves the plan. Well…in theory, that is. You pile the whole family into the car, including your favorite pooch, and you hit the road on an adventure. But by the time your fun is done, the backseat ends up looking like it's now your dog's new home. Covered in hair, dirt, and ugly scratches,… READ THE REST