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March 30, 2005

some new movies

i made some short films on the "wishlist" for amazon a while back - nothing to do with the previous post.

they are pretty hard to find - located on your amazon wishlist page on the right hand column at the bottom...

direct links (WMV):

history

use

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March 29, 2005

short film competition

Amazon.com: Amazon Short Film Competition

this contest is a bit under the radar but the prize money is massive: $50,000...its open to anyone who wants to submit and will be judged by the public.

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March 26, 2005

twaeked the beta version of the game to make it faster and have proper levels - only 7 so far...no notification yet - it just happens...please let keep giving me feedback and ideas...

try again?

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March 24, 2005

mebbe you could help

playing with a concept for a game that makes you act ridiculous while you play...

very early version...any feedback would be great:

voice game

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March 19, 2005

summary of SXSW

in one sentence:

it felt like a bunch of surfers patting each other on the back, congratulating one another for pushing the waves closer to shore.

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March 16, 2005

subusuwu

so...back from sxsw. hadn't heard much about it before i left beyond the music portion of the festival.

hilights:

meeting these people:

mark miller of stretch daily : creative exercise

curt cloninger of lab404 awaits

catching up with these people:

jason kottke of kottke.org :: home of fine hypertext products

ethan zuckerman of...My heart's in Accra : Ethan's Weblog - My blog is in Cambridge, but my heart's in Accra

alex stefan of WorldChanging: Another World Is Here

and others

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March 9, 2005

B-UP

brighter side of breaking up - zefrank.com

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March 7, 2005

wha??

WBAY-Coverage You Can Count On: Wisconsin hunter wants open season on free-roaming domestic cats

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March 6, 2005

look ma, i been nominated

Flash Forward Film Festival

in the "experimental" category.

you can vote for yer favorite here

/wink/wink/

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shockwave first person shooter

phosphor_alpha_4_248

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just saw a documentary on this - wild stuff

Wired News: Rainbow Coalition of the Brain

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fun little cartoon on gaming culture

Little Gamers

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March 5, 2005

sxsw interactive

i'll be down in austin this weekend and next week for the sxsw interactive fest. any of you austonians know good dive bars to go to?

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Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age

here's a quick way to feel insignificant...

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Bright Coop, Inc.

this is the creepiest thing i've seen in a long time...from boingboing.net

Posted by zefrank at 2:35 PM

Blink O Rama

great micro-gesture project :)

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The Friend Society - Animation

a bit of a rip-off of Don Hertzfeld's Rejection movie...but entertaining nonetheless..

Posted by zefrank at 2:18 PM

Zest Riddle

Another one of those riddle games where you have to find the next URL. It might be hidden in the picture, the source or somewhere else. moved here.

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NOVA | scienceNOW | Mirror Neurons | PBS

very interesting NOVA movie. let the metaphors to technology begin.

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March 3, 2005

charlotte

speaking for the charlotte aiga this eve. if you are in town stop by...at the dunhill.

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March 2, 2005

Make Mag

O'Reilly just released Make Magazine in both print and in online space. O'Reilly himself was out at TED taking some pics of the scribbler robot, and might include it in an upcoming issue.

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Consumers' Union's awesome advocacy animation

Cory Doctorow: Consumers Union -- the advocacy group that publishes the excellent Consumer Reports magazine -- has produced a funny, raunchy Schoolhouse Rock-style animation to call attention to the fact that current FDA rules don't require drug companies to release their clinical trial results even if they show that the pill you're about to take could really screw you up.
First we learn that Vioxx increases the risk of heart attacks. Now, we learn that Merck may have had research, as early as 2000, that uncovered these problems, but didn’t make it known to the public. It is time to end this secrecy. Lives depend on it.

Legislators have just introduced a bill--The Fair Access to Clinical Trials Act (FACT Act)--to require drug companies to make public all the results of their clinical trials so we’ll know about potentially harmful side effects. And Congress must create an independent office of drug safety in the Food and Drug Administration to ensure quick action is taken when safety concerns are raised.

nks, Bill!)

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March 1, 2005

Fun

Extraordinary Ordinary Guy In Japan: How Do Things Change in Here?

- from Core77

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