Apps For America

July 26, 2009 at 1:31 am | Posted in Gratis, Politics, Propaganda, Software | Leave a comment
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Sunlight Labs held a contest for creating software that promotes grassroots political activismHere are the winners.

Wrong Tomorrow

July 25, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Posted in Politics, Propaganda, Technology, Webware | Leave a comment
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Time vs. Pundits

The Cute Cat Theory of Information Technology

July 25, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Posted in Propaganda, Technology | Leave a comment

I’d offer the hypothesis that any sufficiently advanced read/write technology will get used for two purposes: pornography and activism. Porn is a weak test for the success of participatory media – it’s like tapping a mike and asking, “Is it on?” If you’re not getting porn in your system, it doesn’t work. Activism is a stronger test – if activists are using your tools, it’s a pretty good indication that your tools are useful and usable.”

Indecision 2008 – Magic: The Gathering Edition

September 17, 2008 at 10:15 pm | Posted in Humor, Mashup/Remix, Politics, Propaganda | Leave a comment
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Nerd out to these brilliant parody M:TG cards.

The 200 Year Archives Of The Times

June 24, 2008 at 9:30 pm | Posted in History, Journalism, Propaganda, Webware | Leave a comment
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For the news junkie who is curious about everything that has happened since 1785.

Capitol Words

June 23, 2008 at 9:25 am | Posted in Politics, Propaganda | 2 Comments
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The most popular single word in Congress, every day.

Afganisu-tan

June 18, 2008 at 2:26 am | Posted in Comics, Drawing, History, Humor, Politics, Propaganda | Leave a comment
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Central Asian politics, somewhat disturbingly reduced to a cutesy chibi-style comic.

Brand Tags

May 22, 2008 at 5:05 am | Posted in Advertising, Commerce, Propaganda, Webware | Leave a comment
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If brands are basically just ideas, they they are defined by what they inspireSome brands inspire better thoughts than others.

“Garbage Island” By VBS.TV

April 22, 2008 at 4:41 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Health, Journalism, Propaganda, Science, Television, Webware | Leave a comment
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A part of the TOXIC series on VBS.TV, “Garbage Island” puts its money where its mouth is and sends a team into the North Pacific Gyre, home of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”

The World According To Monsanto

April 15, 2008 at 4:49 am | Posted in Economics, Journalism, Propaganda, Science | Leave a comment
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The war on traditional agriculture by megacorporation Monsanto is described in a French documentary “that Americans won’t ever see.”

The Very Secret Order Of Creatives Understanding

April 14, 2008 at 12:58 am | Posted in Art, Gratis, Humor, Propaganda | Leave a comment
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An order so secret, you probably don’t realize that you already belong.

Do The Test

March 14, 2008 at 8:45 am | Posted in Propaganda, Psychology, Television | Leave a comment

A classic cognitive loophole is effectively exploited to make a point about how attention works.

The Secret Museum Of Mankind

February 14, 2008 at 6:50 pm | Posted in Books, History, Photography, Propaganda | Leave a comment

Shoddily manufactured, haphazardly arranged, and overtly racist, The Secret History of Mankind is a 1935 pulp coffee table book that unintentionally shines a light onto the xenophobias and xenophilias of the early 20th century.

The Digital Art of Christophe Huet

January 6, 2008 at 9:58 am | Posted in Advertising, Art, CG, Eye Candy, Propaganda | Leave a comment

The power of modern digital art, showcased.

Slow Bullet

January 6, 2008 at 9:56 am | Posted in Advertising, Eye Candy, Propaganda | Leave a comment

A wrenching ad shot in extreme slow motion.

Anti-Kant Attack Ad

January 2, 2008 at 7:10 am | Posted in Humor, Philosophy, Propaganda | Leave a comment

“Immanuel Kant.  Wrong on metaphysics.  Wrong on ethics.  Wrong on aesthetics.  WRONG for America.”

“Freedom of the Press” by George Orwell

January 2, 2008 at 7:07 am | Posted in History, Journalism, Literature, Propaganda | Leave a comment

The omitted (some say suppressed) preface Orwell wrote for Animal Farm.

The Dangerous Ground Project

December 5, 2007 at 8:26 pm | Posted in Advertising, Charity, Kinesthetics, Propaganda, Weapons | Leave a comment

Working to raise funds and draw attention to the global problem of landmines.  With a little help of an intrepid ‘traceur’ (one who practices parkour), their videos page is well worth checking out.

Evolving Clocks

November 4, 2007 at 1:57 pm | Posted in Biology, Propaganda, Robotics, Science, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

Proof that, if clocks could breed and reproduce, evolution would make a fine watchmaker.

Repptide

September 25, 2007 at 1:29 am | Posted in Politics, Propaganda, Statistics, Webware | 1 Comment

Get and contribute to public opinion information on, well, anything.

The 10 Region Of US Politics

September 20, 2007 at 12:45 am | Posted in Gratis, Painting, Politics, Propaganda, Reference, Webware | Leave a comment

Political thinking outside the state box.

European Stamps

September 17, 2007 at 10:34 pm | Posted in Art, Drawing, Eye Candy, Painting, Propaganda | Leave a comment

This little site claims it has images of, oh, 80% or so of all stamps ever released in Europe.

The Great Iraq Swindle

September 11, 2007 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Economics, Fantastic, Fashion, Gratis, Politics, Propaganda, Weapons, Webware | Leave a comment

Proving once again that they do excellent investigative journalism, Rolling Stone has a story for you that should, by all rights, leave a bad taste in your mouth.

The Inglehart-Welzel Cultural Map of the World

September 11, 2007 at 1:20 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Gratis, Politics, Propaganda, Religion, Webware | Leave a comment

A rather strange two-axis chart of world culture.

The Threat Of Zombofacists

August 12, 2007 at 7:45 pm | Posted in Fantastic, Film, Gratis, Humor, Kinesthetics, Politics, Propaganda, Television, Webware | Leave a comment

They need to be eating US beef!  It’s good for ’em!

Lopez Murphy’s Crab Canon

August 9, 2007 at 9:14 am | Posted in Film, Gratis, Politics, Propaganda, Television, Webware | Leave a comment

It’s not a new ideaIt’s been done before.  But here’s how one really makes use of it.

A Grayspace Poster Gallery

July 28, 2007 at 10:44 pm | Posted in Art, Drawing, Eye Candy, Film, Literature, Painting, Propaganda | Leave a comment

A mostly-Polish gallery of movie posters showing a rather different design perspective.

(Canadian) Missile Defense Policy In 30 Seconds

July 14, 2007 at 5:55 pm | Posted in Fantastic, Gratis, Humor, Politics, Propaganda, Weapons, Webware | Leave a comment

And… go!

The Concept Art of Niklas Jansson

July 13, 2007 at 10:34 am | Posted in Art, Drawing, Esoterica, Eye Candy, Fantastic, FutureTech, Games, Kinesthetics, Painting, Propaganda, Robotics, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Anyone willing to devote time to reimagining old video games with modern concept art is a class act in my book.

Disco Dancing Dictator

July 7, 2007 at 8:41 pm | Posted in FutureTech, Gratis, History, Humor, Mashup/Remix, Music, Physics, Propaganda | Leave a comment

I’m pretty sure this is in bad taste.

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