Tweets for Last Friday

Saturday, July 25th

Very funny and very gross, here’s How to Make a Ferrero Rocher (hat tip to Heitor Alvelos). Looking at the HowToBasic YouTube channel’s millions of views, I don’t know how I could have missed this before. 

Like the best jokes, their videos are very unconfortable to watch and I could feel nausea creeping up underneath my laughter (perhaps I am becoming like some of these older gentlemen?). There is something very uncanny about these videos, beyond the wanton waste of what seems like pretty good foodstuffs: even though GoPro videos are nothing new, the POV footage in these reminded me of Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days, and for all the kitchen dada antics I could really start to understand that film’s portrail of first-person recordings as a very addictive drug. Is that the most unnerving thing about these videos, that feeling it is us who made all that mess, like an implanted memory presenting evidence we had no control over what we did?

Tweets for July 22nd – 25th

Tweets: July, 22nd - July, 25th

Cat Pianos, Sound-Houses, and Other Imaginary Musical Instruments publicdomainreview.org/2015/07/15/cat…  

The Web We Have to Save medium.com/matter/the-web…  

The Early Disruptors: 7 Masterpieces of '90s Net Art Everyone Should Know About artspace.com/magazine/art_1…  

Web Design : The First 100 Years idlewords.com/talks/web_desi…  

July 20th – 24th

Tweets for Monday, July 20th

Sunday, July 19th

120 Years of Electronic Music is a very good history of electronic music and sonic art for the past two centuries. That’s Karlheinz Stockhausen at the WDR studios in the 1970s (wearing a robe?).

It’s also worth noting that the site was started in 1996; thus showing the perils of using relative timespans when naming things. The authors admit those 120 years are now closer to 140, plus another century of electronic music pre-history. Yes, the Web is now old enough for such embarrasments.

Tweets for Friday, July 17th

Wednesday, July 15th