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BREAKING: Neuromancer still in casting phase!

According to the guys at the Neuromancer movie is still at the casting phase - or at least this is what director Vincenzo Natali told them. Visit their site for all the details - here's a little bit of what Natali had to say about the movie.

The reason it takes so long is because you must have the right cast, and it takes forever to find the right actors.

BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-03-08

  • Physicists To Test If Universe Is A Computer Simulation: Physicists have devised a new experiment to test if the universe is a computer. A philosophical thought experiment has long held that it is more likely than not that we're living inside a machine.
  • Dude Has 75 Percent of His Skull Replaced By 3D-Printed Replica: A man has had the first ever 3D-printed skull-replacement fitted, swapping out a whole 75 per cent of the bone in his head for a man-made replacement.
  • Tumblr CEO David Karp talks monetization, user franchises, and the power of the reblog button: In fact, Karp revealed, if an original piece of content is published to Tumblr, that content is on average reblogged nine times, appears in four Facebook feeds, and five Twitter feeds. So among the 80 million blogs on Tumblr, only between 10 and 15 percent of the content is deemed “original.”
  • Human brain treats prosthetic devices as part of the body: The researchers found that wheelchair-bound study participants with spinal cord injuries perceived their body’s edges as being plastic and flexible to include the wheelchair. Patients with lower spinal cord injuries who retained upper body movement showed a stronger association of the wheelchair with their body than those who had spinal cord impairments in the entire body.
  • How Big is Our Observable Universe?: Well, if the Universe is expanding and cooling, that means that in the future, it will be larger and cooler. But it also means that in the past, it was hotter and denser! In fact, we can extrapolate all the way back to an arbitrarily early time, where things were as hot and dense (and compact) as we care to allow them to be.*
  • Dolphins may be calling each other by name: "Each dolphin produces its own unique signature whistle that describes its individual identity," the researchers said in a University of St. Andrews press release. "The new study suggests that in fact dolphins are mimicking those they are close to and want to see again."
  • Brown University creates first wireless, implanted brain-computer interface: Researchers at Brown University have succeeded in creating the first wireless, implantable, rechargeable, long-term brain-computer interface. The wireless BCIs have been implanted in pigs and monkeys for over 13 months without issue, and human subjects are next.

  • VIDEO: Hecq + Geso AV live set @ ASA2013, Leipzig

    Audio visual performance by Ben Lukas Boysen (Hecq) and Geso at Applied Sound Arts 2013, February 22, at Grassi Museum, Leipzig (Germany).

    VIDEO: Lumocité 2013

    Some of the city-lights could not be switched off, for this reason I've shared the 3d animation itself too, viewable on the left side.
    Many thanks for Nosaj Thing and his manager Todd C. Roberts for letting us use their music!
    Lumocité 2013 - Eveniment urbain illuminesque - was part of the Carnival de Quebec / February: 6-9, Quebec
    Organized by Alain Dubé / Alain Dubé Events

    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-03-07

  • The Emperor’s Vintage Clothes: how Goth and EBM recycled themselves: Like a rather bedraggled and dusty phoenix, goth has rebirthed itself in a way that echoes its 30+ year history as well as explores new ground.
  • 16 Ways The Crow and Robocop Are The Same Film: For no real reason other than for curiosity’s sake, I’m going to demonstrate how the first film adaptation of The Crow is essentially the fantasy version of Verhoeven, Neumeier and Miner’s sci-fi masterpiece. Where Robocop uses science to explain the plot’s impossibilities, The Crow uses the supernatural.
  • 4 Ways to Amplify Your Creativity: According to Bruce Nussbaum, author of a new book titled Creative Intelligence,”Creativity is learned behavior that gets better with training—like sports. You can make creativity routine and a regular part of your life.”



    ANGELSPIT - Sunrise
    Needle Fac†ory - Shut Up and Riot
    Videohead & Dead Sound - Degree
    Blush Response - Heathen Life
    Houratron - A699F
    ANGELSPIT - Massive
    Felix Cartal - World Class Driver
    The Prodigy - Smack My B*tch Up (Major Lazer RMX)
    Nero - Go Back
    ANGELSPIT - Defribrillator (Pull Out Kings RMX)


    VIDEO: Phurpa live at Extreme Rituals

    Yet another live recording of Russian Bon ritual chanter ensemble Phurpa. Missed them once in London (because of the book event that got canceled at the last moment) and once at the Extreme Rituals festival - here's a reminder for me and for every pathfinder reading this why we need to partake in more live events like this. This is shining gateway-opening darkness at its best.


    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-03-05

  • How a Social Network Unravels: I’m sure Nabeel agrees network effects are great and all, but he had an awesome devil advocate one-liner that gave me pause. He said, “Companies that are social on the way up are social on the way down.”
  • Jean Michel Jarre: Metamorphosis: RA's Aaron Coultate talks to the iconic French artist about vintage synths, vaporized techno and society's fear of the future.
  • E.S.P. Exists: Inside Sony’s Corporate Research: Why would one of the world’s most successful and innovative technology corporations research a highly controversial subject and risky future product opportunity such as E.S.P. (extrasensory perception) and then – oh by the way – tell the world they proved it existed?

  • VIDEO: Amanda Palmer at TED - The art of asking

    Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.


    PLANETDAMAGE S13E01: How Damage Report Is At The Moment

    Radio silence now officially over, I guess. This is Damage Von Rock and that word tapestry of ROCK above is the ebook cover of Damage Report, my debut book (paperback published in 2012 by publisher house Mangafan) - once again produced by my good friend Vera Moiré. The downloadable version will be available in early March, unfortunately for English readers, only in Hungarian. The book itself is similar to an updated version of a Mondo 2000 New Edge Guide, only with more blood-and-cum-spitting gonzo. If you don't speak Hungarian, I can't blame you, it's a tough bitch to learn, apparently. My second book - a novel - is in the works, it's in English and no, it doesn't have a publisher just yet.

    Now go and watch Cult and Black Mirror.
    Reporting back in when the stars look nice and I have a caffeine overdose.

    The Damage

    IMPORTANT: in need of a Mage: The Ascension Tarot deck


    This is actually important. Lots of research and extra brainpower is being invested into the new book. Due to numerous reasons (which are mostly attributed to that research processs), I am in dire need of a Mage: The Ascension Tarot deck (depicted above). If you want to sell yours or know someone who would sell theirs, please get in touch at planetdamage[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you and please pass this message to those who know.

    MUSIC FOR 2013-02-22 (Brooke Candy, Nexus Kenosis, Divines)

    Brooke Candy

    Nexus Kenosis


  • TOTAKEKE albums for free on Bandcamp for a limited time - one of the greatest albums on Tympanik Audio, grab all his stuff until you can!
  • CRL Studios presents: Reconnection isn't free but has an amazing list of artists from Tineidae to Millipede, A Field of Black Orchids or Sleepless!
  • NEON SHUDDER is a story set in a city worn down by the clutch of an overbearing presence coursing with neon blood flowing through a machine heart.
  • Zan Lyons performs in Berlin for TED

  • GAMES: The Sparkle 2 Evo

    Subtle, captivating, addictive. These three words describe the world of Sparkle - world in which you make a tiny aquatic creature evolve into becoming a grown, magnificent being. We give you control over your Sparkle's development and wellbeing, and you have one goal - to evolve. Whilst exploring the Sparkle Void, you find various nutritious elements to eat. Sometimes you will even have to fight for food with other species. You become what you eat - you get to choose whether your sparkle becomes a fast and aggressive carnivore, a sluggish but fast-eating herbivore, or an omnivore, whose features lie somewhere in between. Insight to your Sparkle's DNA strand will give you information about the progress and will help you plan which microelements you want to focus on eating next. You will also get to fight giant bosses from time to time. But there’s no rush to keep the game in full swing at all times. (MORE INFO HERE)


    GAMES: WATCH_DOGS open world gameplay

    As Wikipedia says about WATCH_DOGS, The storyline of Watch Dogs is built around the concept of information warfare, data being interconnected, and the world's increasing use of technology—questioning who exactly runs the computers they depend on. The game is set in an alternate reality version of Chicago, Illinois, which is one of many cities to feature a supercomputer known as a "CtOS" (Central Operating System). The system controls almost every piece of technology in the city, and contains information on all of the city's residents and activities which can be used for various purposes.. It pretty much sounds like the TV show Person of Interest to me. You'll see why.

    BOOKMARKS FOR 2012-02-20

  • 5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think: Chen designed a study — which he describes in detail in this blog post — to look at how language might affect individual’s ability to save for the future. According to his results, it does — big time.
  • Scientists find weird new property of matter that breaks all the rules: The new theory of order, which involves the spin of electrons, breaks double time reversal symmetry and exhibits quadruple time reversal symmetry.
  • THE CYCLES OF CHAOS: DECONSTRUCTING INITIATION: St. John of the Cross, a Christian mystic, wrote of this experience as "(it)...puts the sensory spiritual appetites to sleep, deadens them, and deprives them of the ability to find pleasure in anything. It binds the imagination, and impedes it from doing any good discursive work. It makes the memory cease, the intellect become dark and unable to understand anything, and hence it causes the will to become arid and constrained, and all the faculties empty and useless. And over this hangs a dense and burdensome cloud, which afflicts the soul, and keeps it withdrawn from God".

  • "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus": Is our response to music hard-wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment?
  • More human than human: how Philip K. Dick can change your life: You might note that, alongside Dickensian and Kafkaesque, we now have an adjective to describe this state of affairs. Phildickian. And the world seems more phildickian every day.

  • GRANT MORRISON: Spoken Word Performance at MorrisonCon

    Grant Morrison's spoken word performance with Gerard Way from MorrisonCon in Las Vegas. The first 90 seconds or so are missing but it is otherwise complete.

    DIE ANTWOORD: before Die Antwoord there was Max Normal and Max Normal.TV

    Amazing to see how Die Antwoord's stage and interview personae differ from those of their previous projects Max Normal and Max Normal.TV. Ninja and Yo-landi talking at length about their fuck-the-corp-hack-the-world attitude and looking like they've just came out of Hackers - this is just amazing, mental, post-cyberpunk insanity from a corner of the world where the future looks very, very different from what we've been fed. The future doesn't get any more interesting than this. (more on wikipedia, weirdestbandintheworld)

    THE LINK VAULT OF ROCK: 2013-02-17, In Vertigo and Awe

  • Delete Everything Now: So I was having dinner the other night with an acquaintance who works in a difficult-to-define area of, I suppose, “design research”. His job requires him to do things like, for example, discover how people are bootstrapping networked drones on the Afghan-Pakistan border.
  • Long Interview With Douglas Rushkoff On Present Shock: “Quantifying the entirety of reality isn’t as much of a problem as accepting that data set as reality. What happens is we lose awareness of access to all the nooks and crannies that haven’t been quantified.”
  • Brainwaves Translated Into Music for Cerebral Soundtrack: Neurological researchers in China have created a method of transforming brainwaves into music that better mimics human compositions.

  • 12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet: But did you know that they’re not teaching you all of the alphabet? There are quite a few letters we tossed aside as our language grew, and you probably never even knew they existed.
  • First 3-D Printed Records Sound Awful—And Amazing: As the groove of a record is a microscopic image of the analog audio, she starts with the digitized waveform, using Python to take it directly from the MP3 file, and renders the shape of it into an STL wireframe using Processing, an open source tool that automates the file generation.

    Codes in the Cloud - You Are Not What You Think You Are (Rival C.RMX)

  • BLEEP: DIY Electro Synth Kit

    This DIY kit includes all of the components you need, including the world famous 556 Integrated Circuit, jumper wires and prototyping breadboard as well as a speaker to create your very own DIY Synth. In building the circuit you gain an understanding into how the various components combined can create a whole plethora of wonderful noises. (more info and order link here)

    TEASER: data.scan [nº1-9] - Ryoji Ikeda

    1 February - 10 March
    MU Eindhoven

    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-02-14

  • First Bionic Eye Sees Light of Day in U.S.: Consisting of 60 electrodes implanted in the retina and glasses fitted with a special mini camera, Argus II has already won the approval of European regulators. The US Food and Drug Administration is soon expected to follow suit, making this bionic eye the world's first to become widely available.
  • WHEN WORDS COLLIDE: The Helix Files - Chaykin & Cameron's "Cyberella": Cyberella -- the riot grrrl with the Bride-of-Frankenstein haircut -- was the face of Helix prior to the line's launch. When it was originally announced, by the name "Matrix," Cyberella was the face we saw. And when the name "Matrix" became Helix (because of a then-in-production Warner Brothers movie called "The Matrix" which turned out to be a pretty big deal a few years later), it was Cyberella chastising us that access had been denied and we'd have to learn to call the line by its new name.
  • MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE: Syfy Mini From Ridley Scott & Frank Spotnitz: Syfy has finalized a deal to adapt Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel The Man In The High Castle into a 4-hour miniseries event with Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Hunted) attached to write and serve as Executive Producer, Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions will produce.
  • LOSING MY INTERNET CONNECTION IS LIKE GOING DEAF: American TV news provision is famously awful. I was treated to the view of Anderson Cooper, presiding over CNN like some slick straight-to-DVD supervillain, sending reporters out into lethal blizzards and forcing them to describe what standing unprotected in the middle of a lethal fucking blizzard is like.

  • How Music Label Vlek Makes Ephemeral Sound Physical, While Giving Away Their Catalog [Gallery, Interview]: When music moved from live venues to radios and recordings, artists had to find a way to respond. Now, labels struggle to be heard in the era of Spotify and streaming, always-on, always-overabundant media. We could talk grander themes, but the possibilities of this conflict are most vivid in a microcosm.
  • Is an unseen planet skirting edge of our solar system?: A planet four times the size of Earth may be skirting the edges of the solar system beyond Pluto, according to new research. Too distant to be easily spotted by Earth-based telescopes, the unseen planet could be gravitationally tugging on small icy objects past Neptune, helping explain the mystery of those objects’ peculiar orbits.
  • The top 30 indie games to look out for in 2013: So here it goes, 30 indie titles that all look like they're going to be an absolute blast to play, in one way or another. Not including SpyParty, of course. You already know how excited I am for that one.
  • NEIL HARBISSON IS A CYBORG WHO HEARS MORE OF THE WORLD THAN WE SEE: But Neil’s life would change drastically when he met computer scientist Adam Montandon and with help from a few others, they developed the eyeborg, an electronic eye that transforms colors into sounds. Colors became meaningful for Neil in an experiential way, but one that was fundamentally different than how others described them.

  • LECTURE: William Burroughs on wishing machines and the occult

    Audio recording of a lecture & writing class with Q & A with students at Naropa University. Poet Allen Ginsberg is also in the audience & asks some questions. Burroughs covers topics including paranormal phenomena, magic, synchronicity, precognition, dreams, his cut-ups technique for writing, & he answers many questions from students & from Ginsberg in a Q & A. He reads from some of his fiction & non-fiction writings. The woman who asks many questions near the end & thanks him at the end I believe is Anne Waldman of Naropa U.

    This recording comes from Naropa's audio archives available free to stream at There the recording is listed as: "William S. Burroughs class on the technology and ethic of wishing - Part 1 (June 25, 1986)", plus Part 2. I've joined both parts together in this YT upload & edited out nothing. The short silent gap somewhere in the middle is found in the original too.