1. sounds good and also legit. give this man the €1mil

    Twerk Island A Real Contest Movie (thx chapelofghouls)

     
  2. this insane man thinks that the standard french deck of cards is undermining our country’s independence, so he’s proposing a deck that replaces spades/diamonds/hearts/clubs with faith/declaration/revolution/unity

    and replaces jacks/queens/kings with gentlemen/ladies/patriots

    and of course, it wouldn’t be a truly american playing card deck if every single card didn’t have a section of the constitution printed on it

    i don’t think i will ever begin to understand these people

    (thx liroxiv for the heads up)

     

  3. dataisplural:

    yourkickstartersucks:

    so what you’re supposed to do here is attach biomedical sensors to your plants. then you plug those sensors into this box, which outputs that data as midi so you can use your houseplants to control synthesizers. just what i always wanted

    choice quote from the trailer, which is a must-watch:

    "We believe in the positive effects of biofeedback art on people. Creating generative electronic music from your houseplants can enhance your awareness of the world around you. Incorporating plants into musical performance can also generate ideas that humans could never produce, providing endless inspiration. This is the beginning of the global DIY biofeedback movement, and we want you to be a part of it."

    MIDI Sprout - Biodata Sonification Device (thx virgiltexas for the heads up)

    The electric sensors they use for this were originally designed to measure sympathetic nervous system activity in mammals. Sweat is controlled by the SNS and, since its a liquid, affects conductance on the surface of the skin. Plants don’t have a nervous system and they don’t sweat.

    Congrats, dudes. You’re generating noise from water on the surface of plant leaves.

    and you could obviously achieve the same effect by attaching the sensors to anything else even slightly electrically conductive. MIDI Sprout: empowering you to tap into to the previously unknown inner music of wet cardboard boxes

     

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  5. so what you’re supposed to do here is attach biomedical sensors to your plants. then you plug those sensors into this box, which outputs that data as midi so you can use your houseplants to control synthesizers. just what i always wanted

    choice quote from the trailer, which is a must-watch:

    "We believe in the positive effects of biofeedback art on people. Creating generative electronic music from your houseplants can enhance your awareness of the world around you. Incorporating plants into musical performance can also generate ideas that humans could never produce, providing endless inspiration. This is the beginning of the global DIY biofeedback movement, and we want you to be a part of it."

    MIDI Sprout - Biodata Sonification Device (thx virgiltexas for the heads up)

     

  6. camwoodstock said: i had a bad day at school and you have a shitload of pics of dogs you save for any hate. this isn't hate but post all the pics with pugs doing cute stuff. (of course under a readme)

     
  7. Squbo is a Personal Technology Project by Robin Stevens who is a Human Being living on Planet Earth in the 21st Century for the Idea, Design & Development of a Website that is Fun, Quick & Easy to use with Systems, Controls & Settings that is Responsive, Dynamic & Compatible for all Contents, Styles & Tools providing an Amazing User Experience

    From what I can tell Squbo is supposed to be a search engine where the results come up as pictures instead of titles and URLs, which seems decidedly unhelpful since you have to mouse-over each one to see what website it represents. The prototype site doesn’t even work

     
  8. TRIDON is a mainstream rock band from the deserts of Phoenix, Az. The group’s name is defined as never giving up while promoting all things positive in this world. Their sound can be compared to such bands as Alter Bridge for their lyrical inspiration and uplifting choruses to the Foo Fighters for their highly contagious and energized stage show. 

    With your help we will be producing and recording a full length album with Jeremy Parker who has worked extensively with major acts such as: Evanescence, Mudvayne, Hell Yeah, Trivium and Godsmack!

    There’s something deeply disturbing about an unsigned band no one’s ever heard of self-identifying as “mainstream rock”. Also in the video in the description it sounds like the singer can’t hear himself in the monitors. Is that the part that’s controversial

    The whole thing is just so tragic. These guys would have been a hit on butt rock radio in 2004 but they’re a decade late and now they have to beg for money on Kickstarter. They’re not even giving backers copies of the album, they just say when it’s done they’re going to try and find a label. I feel bad about making fun of them now. It’s like a kid excitedly walking into an ice cream shop thinking it’s Free Cone Day when it was actually last week. You just want to buy him the damn ice cream cone because it’s so pathetic. Please give them the 10k

     
  9. For one week I will travel to Bolivia and see what it takes first hand to live in a third world county. For the project I will need funds to fly to and from Boilvia. Once I’m there I will need to eat. The remaining funds are production costs for the film.

    This is what VICE documentaries would look like if the narrators snorted lead paint chips instead of coke

     

  10. Anonymous said: What's this about Anita Sarkesian being a con artist? Is this just more bullshit misogyny or something legit?

    majadesnuda:

    arse-moriendi:

    yourkickstartersucks:

    No idea. My guess is that she’s a “con artist” because she’s releasing videos way slower than you ideally would after receiving six figures in funding but that’s par for the course when it comes to Kickstarter. I mean she sucks but if people were really concerned about crowdfunding honesty and not just Femenest Takeing Our Game’s there are dozens of Kickstarters that got more money and took way longer to produce anything than her

    See: Arkh project

    I just looked up Arkh and:

    "$6,525USD
    raised of $3,900 goal”
    And apparently one person donated $500 and SIX WHOLE PEOPLE donated $250??!?
    Not going to lie, I would really like to meet these people and talk about this

    Damn it’s been over 2 years now and the Arkh project still hasn’t put out anything other than a few pieces of concept art

     

  11. Anonymous said: What's this about Anita Sarkesian being a con artist? Is this just more bullshit misogyny or something legit?

    No idea. My guess is that she’s a “con artist” because she’s releasing videos way slower than you ideally would after receiving six figures in funding but that’s par for the course when it comes to Kickstarter. I mean she sucks but if people were really concerned about crowdfunding honesty and not just Femenest Takeing Our Game’s there are dozens of Kickstarters that got more money and took way longer to produce anything than her

     
  12. Hi everyone, you know me as the moderator of http://fuckyeah1990s.tumblr.com a blog I’ve been running for about 3 years about the 1990s. What you may not know is that I also have aspirations of making a horror film. It’s basically a life long dream of mine to make a timeless work of art that transcends the medium forever and cements my place as an artistic genius, both as a tumblr entity and as a filmmaker. It’s just something that I have to do. 

    I wrote this screenplay, “Killer Party”, its a 73 page screenplay about a group of upper middle class teenagers throwing a party then being murdered by a knife toting maniac throughout the night. In between the murders, theres a love triangle, teen romance, erectile dysfunction, beheading, mean girl fights, alcohol, cursing, drug use, nerds, chicken fingers, 3 blowjob scenes, sex, pizza, a drug fueled monologue about “The Matrix”, and all kinds of teen debauchery. Its also going to be heavily influenced by 1980’s era “Slasher Films”, the type that were played late at night on cable in the 90s.  Its basically teen mayhem on screen, you add a psychopathic killer to the mix, a retro 80’s and 90’s aesthetic, and what you have is something that will be very rad. and its funny as hell, I mean, I wrote this. ME. FUCKYEAH1990s. I’m funny as hell. 

    I’m not sure what is more hilarious about this, the grade school level concept art, the fact that the project creator’s desperation or the fact that he advertises all of this under his blog name like it’s some sort of super respectable brand.

     

  13. Anonymous said: Do you still maintain your position on Anita Sarkesian now that it's been revealed that she's a liar, con artist, and thief?

     

  14. joestando said: If you haven't, you NEED to check out the Bob's Game guy's official website. It's extremely dense so I just skimmed it, but he's topped himself since the protest stuff.

    My goodness http://bobsgame.com/

     
  15. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob’s_Game#Rejection_and_protest

    After 17 weeks of trying and failing to get Nintendo to provide Pelloni with the SDK, on December 11, 2008, he decided to publicly protest to Nintendo by locking himself in his room for 100 days or until they provided him with the SDK, whichever came first.[1] According to Owen Good from Kotaku, he staged the protest in an effort to gain publicity by making Nintendo look like a corporate bully beating down on an indie game developer.[4] His room had no Internet access (save for broadcasting a live feed of him in his room via a webcam) or television and had only a mobile phone in which he could make calls and send emails and the materials he needed to work on the game.[5] Pelloni made the following comment when he decided to protest:[3]

    "I cannot leave this viridian room. The door is locked and barricaded from the outside. I am sleeping behind the camera, and yes- I’ve got a shower. Food is delivered once a week by a friend…This is my 100 day protest to Nintendo!"

    —Robert Pelloni

    Please read the entire Wikipedia article. Please