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Talking Folklore in the Digital Age

"When most people think of 'folklore,' they tend to think of fairy tales and urban legends. Trevor Blank thinks of photoshopped memes and dark humor." The Signal, a blog from the Library of Congress, has posted a two-part interview (part 2 is here) with Blank, who studies creepypastas, LOLs, demotivational posters, and other dynamics of "folk culture in the digital age." [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Jul 2, 2014 - 6 comments

Still we give thanks for life every day of the week

Well Prepared (Lorde - Royals Refix) (Soundcloud, static video at YouTube) from Jamaican dancehall singer Busy Signal. Pitchfork says "It's an effortless track that makes something incredibly familiar feel eerily and pleasantly brand new." [more inside]
posted by davidjmcgee on Jun 3, 2014 - 11 comments

B s f t e W b + e t o h e = The full picture

Essential Video Resources - primers, guides and links for the video editor and technician [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Dec 14, 2007 - 6 comments

Retrocasuality

John Cramer is going to conduct an experiment in quantum retrocasuality [ppt] - sending a signal backwards through time
posted by MetaMonkey on Nov 29, 2006 - 33 comments

ET phone earth?

Between Pisces and Aries, a strange signal from space. Communication from an extraterrestrial civilization? Probably not, and an article in Nature suggests it would make more sense to use FedEx.
posted by tranquileye on Sep 2, 2004 - 11 comments

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