douglas rushkoff video lecture: program or be programmed

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)


recruiting the others

A journalist once asked Timothy Leary what people should do after they “turn on.” Tim said, “Find the others.” (david pescovitz interview, via technoccult)


the beardyman budapest live videos


Félájultan jelentkezünk a tegnapi, meglepően családias hangulatú Papírpárbaj után, amiről még nem jött vissza minden részlet, csak az, hogy kábelestül tépek ki @dawe_ műszerfalából ezt-azt (pedig volt I Need a Miracle DNB remix), helyikávé helyett a gyárilag szopogatott savanyúcukor ízű energiaital három óra csúsztatással üt be tíz percre, a felhozatal pedig hiába irigylésre-csettintésreméltó, ha a világ egyik legjobb beatboxereként számontartott Beardyman livejára csak saccra-szemmértékre kétszázan voltunk kíváncsiak, innen is üdvözlöm az első sorból a lányt, aki hangosan kiabált Beardymannek, hogy szépvagyszeretlek szeretlekszeretlek decsúnyavagybazmegszépvagyszeretlek. Aki már látott pár Beardyman liveot, annak az alábbi videókon semmi sem lesz új, max az, hogy sötét volt és a forgófénytől be fogtok állni egy idő után, a maestro meg láthatóan nem volt a legjobb formájában és tömegénekeltetés-hergelés-színpadishow helyett elment kísérleti ambient meg dub, az utolsó pillanatokban meg jött az Omkara Techichi-féle gabbaközeli veretés (hálaistennek), de isteni volt mindazonáltal, a videókat szeretettel küldjük mindenkinek, aki nem tudta megoldani, hogy eljöjjön, utólagos köszönet goes to @_moire @dawe_ meg a Valdi, én meg most segítségül hívom John Dee énoki mágiáját és lefőzöm vele az első ristrettot vénába, szevasztok. Többi videó a more után.
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first trailer released for warren ellis' RED


Warren Ellis, a fantastic grumpy old man of comics extraordinaire and the philantropist of glorious weirdness is speeding down in a tunnel of ROCK and it's high time he did that. His hooks in Hollywood are deep: the first trailer for the movie RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) is out and it's based on his three-part mini-series of the same title about Frank Moses ex-CIA operative who doesn't get the only thing he really wants from his life: to be left alone. So he goes back guns blazing back to ensure he really gets left alone. It's still the early morning hours here, being 17:30 and all that, but I can still sense the panic in what IO9 wrote about the trailer being something completely different. (Which is obvious.) Until we're wetdream-waiting for the screen series adaptation of Transmetropolitan and Planetary, expect a few outbursts of happiness: Global Frequency is being given a second chance to flourish and Gravel is in pre-production.


synsepalum dulcificum: izgalmas tabletták, közel sem tudományos vaginateszt

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.
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journey: creator of fl0w makes new game with dunes, sand, awe and us being very, very small

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)


child of eden (the damage report 006 előzetes)

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.)


A jövő pupillapornó és mozgalmasabban néz ki, mint öt Winamp visu plugin összetéve, a jövő Japánból jön és megint az a Tetsuya Mizuguchi veti oda hányavetin az asztalra, aki 2001-ben is megmutatta nekünk az urbánus, drogoktól és artbookoktól fénylő arcú művészfiatalok homlokának belső felét, csak azt akkor még Reznek hívták, az új évtizedfordulón meg Child of Edennek.

Most csak 2010-et írunk, az információs szupersztráda viszont lerohadt, megették a szupersztrádaaszfaltot zabáló baktériumok, az információs és innovációs sebességhez meg már egyébként is annyira hozzászoktunk, hogy akik az élbolyban vannak, azok már nem süvítenek, hanem úsznak az információ gyengéden mélykék tengerében, az adatokat tároló hollandiai kalózpiramisok már nem gúlaként néznek ki, hanem lüktető, szerves medúzaké, a múlt dallamokkal ritkán operáló minimáltechnója helyett pedig progresszív trancet kaptunk aláfestésül.

Szórakoztató adalék, hogy a Child of Eden kétperces bemutatója egyben kedvesen pofátlan termékkapcsolás is: a fülbemászó számért (Star Line, Stratos remix) a Genki Rockets felelős, akikről azt illik tudni, hogy ugyanannyira idoru-alapú zenei projektot tolnak, mint a kilencvenes évek végére datált Date Kyoko: fiktív lányok unott producerek technojára táncolnak CG-dara klipekben, amiket számos popipari kitüntetéssel vagy legalábbis nevezéssel plecsiznek le, aztán a producerek annyi designerfarmakológiát tolnak, hogy egy szép trópusi este kiesik a szájukon tizenöt liter vér, a szomorú rajongók meg csak plakátokra tudják lőni a sárgás nyákot tisztelet gyanánt.

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.

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portal 2: glados is back... for science


E3 brings us surprises on many levels, such as the announcement for Portal 2 with the trailer above. Interested in more technical details and tidbits? Check out the GameInformer hub and funnily enough, Wikipedia.


warhammer 40000: dark millennium online trailer RELEASED!

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!




planetdamage.com: newsflash

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.


This blog you found is infinitely funnier when I take a godly effort to write anything here and not just repost stuff about off-world and off-beat technology, underground music, heatwaves of any kind and tits. You receive this message because all my godly (and often ungodly) effort goes into finishing the new issue of The Dose, an underground magazine about great music, nice-to-collect info and cyberpunk. Which we denounced a long time ago but sum it up in one word and you get back to neon lights and Asian girls with a server room equivalent of a decent vibrator. I have a team behind me to finish up this magazine. We now all scream blood and listen to Dutch hardstyle in order to be able to wrap everything up. Which is hard. It is 40 centigrades in the shades here. All the parapluies made out of endocrine systems cannot save us. Mental note: no need to buy kitchen grills. Fling the shit outside on the asphalt, snap, instant steak. So we are busy.

I am also working on a book, on the lookout to sell rights to two animated series, doing groundwork for stuff you'll see later on this year (better to work on it than talk about it) and taking extreme steps to expand the mind of Too Much Coffee Man because this one isn't big enough anymore.
So hello, readers. This is the mind of a gonzo journalist who stopped aging. We will be back with you on the interwebs shortly.


18 days: grant morrison and mukesh singh takes on the mahabharata


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)


wicked lasers spyder iii: the deadly laser pointer

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)


predator made of spare parts

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)


katamari nouveau by kate elizabeth

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:


the raven: cyberpunk parkour short in los angeles

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

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!)


le wednesday: discipline, lust and human furniture (nsfw)


The surrealistic paintings of Tetsuya Ishida (1973-2005) explore the dark side of modern life. (via pinktentacle)

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)



Exactly what you think it is. (via mademoiselle javel)


new mortal kombat movie in the works, teaser here

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.


friday #musicmonday: francky ride - trem

Grey and black blueprint minimal techno by Francky Ride, released on Valiza Tools. Enjoy.


vw kai-nalu: electric concept car


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)


second trailer for new cyberpunk anime exaella released


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.