Europe In 8 Bits Documentary Explores The World Of Chip Music

shockleewebpic_8biteuropeYet another adventure into 8-bit land comes thanks to this new documentary directed by Javier Polo, now available on Vimeo On-Demand which explores the chiptunes movement in Europe.

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Eurolapse: Summer Sights Of Europe

David Kosmos Smith brings picturesque European summer sights to your desktop with this amazingly photographed time-lapse video he shot while vacationing during a 3-month stay in Europe in 2011.

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Spotify’s Sean Parker & Daniel Ek Discuss Artist Compensation, Apple & Playlists

From this week’s All Things Digital Conference comes an interview with Spotify’s Daniel Ek and the OG record industry disruptor of Napster fame, Sean Parker.

Spotify’s 18 million song catalog is adding 10-20,000 songs a day and still the question looms whether the artists are getting a fair share of the deal.

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What Is ACTA? Another Major Threat To Creativity & Innovation

The internet is under attack and faces serious changes on a global level, you may have heard about SOPA and PIPA due to the recent events that took place in the U.S. but there is a third very threatening and potentially devastating trade agreement looming called ACTA [The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement] also being passed around various governments in Europe.

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David Byrne: How Architecture Helped Music Evolve

Expand your mind with this great video from TED where David Byrne explores some ideas on the development of modern music. The big question is…where do we go from here? Do we break out of the box? Let’s hope so…

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Occupation Goes Global With Protests In More Than 1,000 Cities: Map, Pics & Video

Arab spring…Spanish summer…American autumn…Global winter?

Occupy Wall Street went beyond Wall Street this weekend with a reported 1,000 cities and 80 countries around the world in protest in a global day of rage. This collection of photos documents the thousands that hit the streets in locations like, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Toronto, Philly, Rome, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, France, Brussels, Madrid, Times Square in New York City and Hong Kong. Plus, see the video reports with live coverage from New York, Brussels, Greece, Rome, London, Madrid, Tokyo, Hong Kong for a recap of developments.

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Environmental Justice For Somalia

This short documentary presents the issue that lead to the piracy situation in Somalia, an angle which is rarely discussed. It explains why the local community has gotten together to protect the shoreline from the hazardous dumping of toxic and nuclear waste by foreign vessels which has been going on since at least 1991. The evidence of this appeared on the beaches in 2004 when many containers filled with toxic waste were washed up by the waves.

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The Beginning Of The Spanish Revolution – In Pictures

In case you haven’t heard there’s a revolution brewing in Spain. The people are taking to the streets in protest of their 20%-30% unemployment rate, housing crisis, rising inflation, increasing cost of living and government corruption. The protests started on May 15, 2011 and were organized by a group called Democracia Real YA [english translation: Real Democracy Already!].

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So You Still Think The Internet Is Free?

This new Internet Censorship web project by Parsons New School for Design student Evan You highlights some common findings about the current state of internet censorship.

Using data from Reporters Without Borders and OpenNet Initiative the site uses simple visualizations to show the who, what, how and why of web censorship across the globe. Did you know most of the U.S., Europe and South America is under some kind of censorship and that blogs and political parties are amongst the most targeted?

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