Ubu Roulette
January 24, 2014 3:28 PM   Subscribe

As noted previously, Ubuweb hosts a stellar collection of avant-garde films and videos. But how does one ever decide what to watch? Use Ubu Roulette! Use it to throw a party (as the creators suggest) or to discover something fabulous (e.g.) just by yourself.
posted by mahershalal (9 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite

...or Russian Roulette. Whichever earns you X eyes.
posted by Mblue at 3:39 PM on January 24, 2014

Or have a more curated experience by following UbuWeb's Twitter feed. It's currently a lot of info about the roulette feature but it's usually one or two tweets per day, pointing you to this or that cool thing.
posted by benito.strauss at 3:44 PM on January 24, 2014 [2 favorites]

First click: Schlong!

So then, just like Chatroulette.
posted by humboldt32 at 5:15 PM on January 24, 2014 [1 favorite]

Super post, thank you.
posted by glasseyes at 6:13 PM on January 24, 2014

Oh, thanks for this. Stumbled on to Zoe Beloff and she is wonderful...
posted by jim in austin at 9:06 PM on January 24, 2014

Man I wish someone would make a Roku app for Ubu.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:42 PM on January 24, 2014

Just need to mention that in addition to film and video, Ubuweb also has fantastic archives of avant-garde audio and texts of various kinds as well. They also offer a number of curated collections of material that are well worth exploring. Ubuweb is one of the best things about the Internet.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 12:21 AM on January 25, 2014 [3 favorites]

By the way, if UbuWeb's new to you and you're thinking "Cool to know it's there; I'll keep an eye out for them in my Google search results", you'll need to rethink. Ubuweb intentionally keeps itself out of google's database.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:21 AM on January 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

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