The case against cars – perfectly communicated in one animated gif.


You could argue this is one of the best pieces of animated giffery, data visualization and education delivery ever made, which I think it is. Perhaps most importantly though, this is just a brilliant, important and incredibly effective piece of communication. Hats off. VIA

Torrents for physical objects appear on Pirate Bay

Republished from the Amnesia Blog – posted by Ben Hourahine on 24.02.12

While the debate rages on about online anti-piracy laws, the infamous torrent site pirate bay has opened a new category – physibles – for physical objects. Spotted by the brilliant adlab it seems like the next wave of torrenting has already gone physical / digital.



“We believe that the next step in copying will be made from digital form into physical form. It will be physical objects. Or as we decided to call them: Physibles. Data objects that are able (and feasible) to become physical. We believe that things like three dimensional printers, scanners and such are just the first step. We believe that in the nearby future you will print your spare sparts for your vehicles. You will download your sneakers within 20 years.”

Yes you read that right, they reckon you will be able download your shoes illegally. Right now it looks like the current content is a random selection of 3D models, oh, and a battle tank.


what’s next in music – the hypemachine

There are plenty of places to discover new music (Pandora, last FM), but most of that is already from established artists. If, like me, you are a bit of a sad music (train) spotter who longs to know what’s coming next – before it hits the heartlands – then hypemachine is the place for you.


Hypemachine tracks blog mentions of new music;

‘The Hype Machine tracks a variety of MP3 blogs. If a post contains MP3 links, it adds those links to its database and displays them on the front page.’

Some of my favourite tracks have come to me through here.