Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Malaysian Essays 1 Book Launch!

Matahari Books presents New Malaysian Essays 1 book launch!
Date / Time: 16th Feb 8 - 10 PM;
Place: Annexe, Central Market, KL

A new book by the publisher of the best-selling “Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things (Vol 1).”

“New Malaysian Essays 1″ (Matahari Books) is the first in an annual series for local non-fiction writing.

The first one features Brian Yap, Aminuddin Mahmud, Burhan Baki, Saharil Hasrin Sanin, Amir Muhammad & Sonia Randhawa.

Due to some objectionable content, the book will not be stocked in major Malaysian book-chains.

Also launching are two collections of short stories: “The Old House & Other Stories” (Hologram Publishing) by Chuah Guat Eng and “Kasut Biru Rubina; Koleksi Fiksyen Pop Untuk Jiwa2 Hadhari” by Sufian Abas (Sang Freud Press).

More Info at Amir's Blog

ps - book cover by Bright Lights At Midnight!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Arcade Fire - Black Mirror Music Video / Website

Arcade Fire's music video (interactive website actually) for their song Black Mirror from their sophomore album, Neon Bible, is one inspiring concept (technologically and of course, musically). You can control (on/off) the tracks you want to hear eg. vocals, drums, guitars, backing vox etc.

The only weakness is that it takes patience to view the site (maybe due to the freaking slow internet connection available in Malaysia). Well, it was definitely worth the wait.


Skydiving From The Edge Of The World

On August 16, 1960, Joseph Kittinger jumped from Earth in a helium balloon called Exceisior III, doing so from an air-thin height of 102,800 feet (31,334 meters).

From that nearly 20 miles altitude, his tumble toward terra firma took some 4 minutes and 36 seconds. Exceeding the speed of sound during the fall, Kittinger used a small stabilizing chute before a larger, main parachute opened in the denser atmosphere. He safely touched down in barren New Mexico desert, 13 minutes 45 seconds after he vaulted into the void.

via Computer Love

Friday, January 25, 2008

Eazzzy USB Camera

Eazzzy USB Camera. No LCD Screens / viewfinder whatsoevah. Just plug it.
Lomo, eat your heart out!

via notcot

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Statistics and you

A very fascinating look at graphical interpretation of statistics, and how design plays an important role in statistics literacy.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Kanye West, Pharrell, Lupe Fiasco & Thom Yorke

Checkout this song by CRS (Child Rebel Soldier), US Placers. Kanye West, Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco over a Thom Yorke (The Eraser) sample.