Star Trek captain and Shakespearean actor extraordinaire Patrick Stewart sees no point to Twitter, believing life can’t be condensed into snippets. He’s not a technophobe though as he “loves the Internet”, travels with a laptop everywhere and is an email junkie. This is from an interview with PBS’s Frontline.
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HR Giger, Li I, 1974
Wired has put up a mini gallery of lithographs from Swiss artist H.R. Giger. His work is clearly influenced by early 20th century German expressionism, both the visual artists and filmmakers of the period.
One example is above and you can see the other 11 over at Wired.
Here’s a two-minute video from the Magazine Publishers of America and the American Society of Magazine Editors that condenses the history of the last decade into a presentation of 92 magazine covers that reflect the era we just lived through.
Heavy Rain is the new PS3 exclusive game from developers Quantic Dream who made waves with the stylistically similar Indigo Prophecy in 2007. I’m anxious to see how Heavy Rain is received, considering its mature subject matter, unconventional game mechanics and unbelievable graphics. Take a look at the most recent trailer for this game that is due out February 23rd in the US.
In a clip that’s sure to be passed around from political junkie to junkie, two prolific and drastically different media figures faced off against each other this week. Returning to the show for the first time since 2004, The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart visits The O’Reilly Factor to face his ideological opposite, Bill O’Reilly. The two threw the standard punches (Fox News blows panic out of proportion, Stewart’s audience is made up of pot-smoking slackers), but the conversation ultimately becomes a sharp criticism of the media. No one really won, it was kind of a draw, but one should find it riveting no matter what side they’re on. The random edits, however, makes you wonder what may have been left in the cutting room floor.