Yes, this is media theorist Douglas Rushkoff and we're posting an hour-long lecture of him that he held in Budapest some time ago about his argument program or be programmed. Nice stuff to listen to and Rushkoff is also doing a shitload of mantras, see above. His voice also shifts into that of Terence McKenna when he talks about ketamine but that might just be the daily fourth evil coffee talking. This video is a 16:10 ratio ~240 megz download and I don't know for how long HVG is gonna host that, especially that it's under a video-test folder, so go loot it until you can. (douglas rushkoff interview via hvg.hu)
A journalist once asked Timothy Leary what people should do after they “turn on.” Tim said, “Find the others.” (david pescovitz interview, via technoccult)
Konyhai kísérlet egy medúza és több csomag koreai savanyúság között. Felfeszül a falra, karomgörcsbe feszülő tíz ujjal tartja vissza magát, hogy ne süllyedjen bele a betonba az izgalomtól, amíg a többiek megpróbálják nem felgyújtani a szomszéd szobát, türelmetlen nyögései elbújnak a Birdy Nam Nam felismerhetetlenségig széttöredezett, bohó scratch-hopja alatt. Mindezt a tudomány nevében. A mirakulint teszteljük, az anyagot, amitől papíron minden savas és savanyú édessé válik és aminek hatására, négy tesztalkalom is bizonyítja, mindenki üvöltve teszi fel ugyanazt a kérdést életkortól és józansági foktól függetlenül, miután derékig eltűnt a konyhaszekrényben. Izgalmas tabletták, közel sem tudományos vaginateszt, meglepő eredmények. A többi a sípszó után.
Journey is a multiplayer online adventure for the PlayStation 3 that aims to explore the emotional palette that its peers don't, said thatgamecompany game designer Jenova Chen. (...) It was further inspired by the works of Joseph Campbell and a lunch with astronaut Charles F. Bolden, Jr. Bolden, says Chen, relayed stories to the game designer about the spiritual awakenings of some of his Space Shuttle colleagues—previously "hardcore atheists"—after having spent some time on the moon, seeing Earth from such a great distance. (...) Journey, Chen says, is as much a virtual hike as it is a story-driven adventure. It's a story told without language, through symbols and secrets and glyphs. Those symbols can be seen on stone pillars and banners scattered throughout the world, and some will be delivered by other entities. (via kotaku and wired)
2k10, hatodik szegmens. Az utcán harmincnyolc fok árnyékban, közelebb vagyunk a Naphoz, mint Ausztrália, a hangosan sistergő pergamenbőrű, térdzoknis férfiak országa, ahol amúgy kimutathatóan nem adnak el egyetlen árva darab kerti grillt sem, mert az emberek vagy kidobják az udvarra a nyers húst és már kész is a medium steak vagy kiszaladnak az utcára és letörnek egy szendvicsnyirevalót az óvatlan, hangosan sistergő járókelőkből. Ez itt a Damage Report, a másodmonitoron pedig a jövőt nézem, vízből meg neonmedúzákból áll. (Olvasható a Mondo magazin júliusi számában, a blogban augusztustól.)
FOR ALL MY ENGLISH READERS: Yes, Rez has now a sequel. Child of Eden is affiliated with Ubisoft, Q Entertainment, Tetsuya Mizuguchi and his pop project Genki Rockets. We will buy a PS3 only for this if it doesn't get released on the Xbox 360.
The God-Emperor of Mankind has given us a ray of hope for the upcoming millennia against the demons of filth, lust and aberrant sexual behaviour. He has also very diligently pinpointed multiple time frames when on a strict geek machismo diet of soft drinks and hard pizza we will clench teeth and chainsword. Yes. Vigil Games and THQ just announced the first trailer for Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online, the MMO game us WH40K fans have been waiting for a long, long time. (Well, ever since Dawn of War was released.) We know that further details about the game will be released in August at the Gamescom event in Cologne. Pictures below come from Swedish game site FZ.se (hit link for a much better resolution) and all this post is made possible by the speed and dedication of my reader Riplakoidase - thx a lot, man!
Hello. I am Damage, gonzo journalist, catalyst and an explorer of weird and futurologistic. I also know how to time travel. Yesterday a Chomolungma sized bouncer asked me to ID myself or get shot in the face on the premises (of a 2000+ indietronic party but hey, this is Eastern Europe, anything can happen here) - which irrevocably means I look half my age. (I do.) And as in certain districts of filthy and fuckery-filled Budapest I am still better known as Too Much Coffee Man, caffeine, as it turns out, only makes me look younger. And I visit Skins parties because teenagers doze off pathetically after three beers and I can steal complete endocrine systems using only a pen, a lighter and a depleted phone battery. And nobody will ever notice.
Morrison: For the 18 Days version, we took the Mahabharata’s descriptions of vimanas and astras very literally as accounts of ancient advanced technology and created a vision of the battle at Kurukshetra which combines traditional images of the Mahabharata with a kind of Vedic sci-fi approach which adds a new freshness and modernity to the story. This version is less about trying to create a historically-accurate representation of conflict in ancient India and more about emphasising a timeless, universal and mythic vision that has as much to say about the world we live in today as it does about the past. (read the interview with grant morrison and check out singh's artwork at newsarama.com)
Extremely dangerous is an understatement to the power of 1W of laser power. It will blind permanently and instantly and set fire quickly to skin and other body parts, use with extreme caution and only when using the included eye protection. Customers will be required to completely read and agree to our Class IV Laser Hazard Acknowledgment Form. (wickedlasers.com, via dvice)
Reader Guram from the Republic of Georgia spotted this statue at a...veterinary/pet convention. "It's like a hybrid of Terminator/Predator made from machine parts," writes Guram. It's also like a hybrid of win and more win. Just look at that inventive bicycle change use! (via kotaku)
If Katamari Damacy was art nouveau, it would look like this. Artist Kate Elizabeth, an New Orleans-based illustrator, created this stunning piece. (on kate-elizabeth.tumblr.com via kotaku) Here's a Katamari Damacy video for those of you who are unaware of what this is all about:
Summary: Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles. Directed by Ricardo de Montreuil.
Light traces of both parkour and cyberpunk, title is for clicks only. But click you should. Awesome production, great visuals. theravenfilm.com, sent in by oizys, thx!
Azureus Rising is the proof of concept for an all new feature film trilogy. Azureus is the story of a young man who after escaping death and enduring a life changing journey - matures into a heroic freedom fighter. (azureusrising.com as recommended by Riplakoidase - thx!)
A combination of steel, LEDs, solar electronics and a sick mind are all Randy Polumbo needed to craft these perverted lamps which are ideal for any bachelor pad. Invite a bunch of your lady friends over and see how many of them can sit on it simultaneously. (via gearfuse)
An extensive, almost 8-minute teaser arrived yesterday sporting a beefy, bloody, battered and bruised pantheon of Mortal Kombat fighters - Jax Briggs, Sonya Blade, Reptile, Scorpion, Baraka and Johnny Cage are all there making a move (or a sneer), extra kudos going out to Lateef Crowder for being an extra ugly and extra evil Baraka. According to IMDB, this movie has been in production hell for 13 years, so it's high time we get something snarly and dark out of it, something that really matches the grittiness of the original storyline. Via everything on the internet in the past 24 hours.
(Thx to Ripla for the heads-up!)
Grey and black blueprint minimal techno by Francky Ride, released on Valiza Tools. Enjoy.
Christened as the Kai-Nalu, this one somewhat reminds one of an Onyx. Inspired by the Mediterranean waves crashing off rocks near Ferriol’s residence, the car boasts a flowing glass upper section. The car uses two elements in its construction, and flaunts some highly stylized wheels too, bound to grab loads of attention. (more concept images via greenlaunches.com)
Andrew Oudot, mastermind behind a new and relatively obscure SF/cyberpunk anime Exaella has just released a second trailer for his project, revealing more black and green and film grain, a mysterious girl, someone with a weird helmet that apparently came straight from Hellgate:London and HUDs with lots of kanjis thrown in to make sure we are in the future and humanity will suddenly ditch English as a universal intermediary language to switch to Japanese. Which I personally wouldn't mind but anyway. I'm sure the trailer will end up on YouTube, but for the time being you can watch it @ andrewoudot.com and if you need more (but hilariously scarce) info on the project, check out a previous infopost on PlanetDamage.