Saturday, June 24, 2006

Glitchism - circuit bent video effects

Karl Klomp's site has images, video and info on his circuit-bent modified video mixers and effects, which he's selling on ebay as part of his "Glitchism" project.

As well as his devices, he's got a useful gallery of obsolete video hardware so you know what to look out for if you wanna try your hand at some DIY video mangling yourself.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Build a Backyard Theater - Popular Science

Popular Science has an article about Lumenlab DIY video projectors, with rough plans for a fresnel-lensed, wooden-cased wheeled thing that I am in love with.

Found Via Make

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - Forum - Terminator by QuickTime Player

Some enterprising German Mac site caught a QuickTime Player reference in the point of view footage from Terminator III. Funny, I also see a "PPC" reference on that still.. does that mean that Apple drops Intel and goes back to IBM processors before they end up building a bunch of OS X running humanoid death machines that wipe out the human race?

Sunday, June 04, 2006

The DVD War Against Consumers (BusinessWeek) |

The excellent anti-DRM site points to an article in Businessweek that actually criticises the excessive use of DRM in next generation DVD players. A pleasantly surprising consumerist sentiment for the magazine.
Makers of new DVD players are going too far in copyright protection efforts, but buyers needn't take it lying down [...]
there's an ominous feature buried in this so-called protection mechanism: If a particular brand of player is cryptographically 'compromised,' the studio can remotely disable all of the affected players. In other words, if some hacker halfway across the globe cracks Sony's software, Sony can shut down my DVD player across the Net.

Found Via Eyebeam Reblog