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Fake blood dispensed when gamer dies in Counter-strike

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By Casper Johansson in New Trends on Monday 11 April 2011

Riley Harmon, take a bow. His electronic sculpture dispenses fake blood whenever a gamer dies in the popular online first-person shooting game, Counter-Strike. So players will, perhaps, get a sense of realism mixed in with their decidedly unreal gaming life.

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Lisa Hanawalt

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By Casper Johansson in New Illustration on Saturday 9 April 2011

Lisa Hanawalt lives in Brooklyn and got an art degree at UCLA in 2006. She has received multiple awards for her comic books (2009 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Mini-Comic and 2010 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic) and is pretty good at mimicking the sounds of animals.

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Africa According to the US: Mapping Stereotypes series

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By Casper Johansson in New Design on Saturday 9 April 2011

Designer and illustrator Yanko Tsvetkov has created this startling vision of Africa as seen through American eyes as part of his clever Mapping Stereotypes series.

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Matthew Dear’s You Put A Smell On Me

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Friday 8 April 2011

We’re huge fans of Ghostly International DJ/producer Matthew Dear, who has just wrapped up a successful tour with Interpol across Europe and the UK. Check out his new track, You Put A Smell On Me (Photocall Remix).

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Map of the world based on average breast size

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By Casper Johansson in New Trends on Thursday 7 April 2011

Our friends at Geekologie have created the ultimate nerd fantasy: a map of the world that specifies the average breast size in each country. So now you can plan your next vacation based on this valuable planning resource.

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The Republic Tigers’ new EP: No Land’s Man

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Thursday 7 April 2011

The Republic Tigers are one of our bands, with their delicious mesh of epic pop foolery. They have a new EP out, which excites us even more. What’s more, we have a free MP3 of the first song from it. Wow! [Click on this link to download Merrymake It With Me]

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Genetically modified cows to produce human milk

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By Casper Johansson in New Art on Tuesday 5 April 2011

It’s been reported that scientists in China have created genetically modified cows that produce “human” milk. To celebrate this wonderful achievement, artist Ron English has created this cheeky interpretation of the news.

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Over the Rhine’s new single: The King Knows How

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Wednesday 30 March 2011

We’re digging the sound of Over the Rhine’s February release, The Long Surrender, which received glowing praise from My Old Kentucky Blog, Paste, and others. Check out the epic sound of their single, The King Knows How, along with their other awesome new track, The Laugh of Recognition.

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New single from YACHT: Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire)

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Saturday 26 March 2011

Shangri-La is YACHT’s second album for DFA Records, and fifth for the world. Shangri-La was produced, mixed, recorded, and performed by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, with frequent collaborator and touring member Bobby Birdman, at the Marfa Recording Company, Jackpot! Studios, and in temporary living quarters in Los Angeles, California.

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Debut full-length Holy Ghost! album out on DFA

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Friday 25 March 2011

We love the sound of the debut Holy Ghost! album, due for release on April 12 via DFA Records. It’s packed with their typical party-starting analog friendly sound.

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First single off forthcoming Battles album

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Wednesday 23 March 2011

Gloss Drop, the forthcoming album from super alt-rock group Battles, is a brilliant album featuring guest contributions from the dark synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan; Chilean born Kompakt minimal techno producer Matias Aguayo; cult indie-rocker Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead); and Yamantaka Eye, from Japanese cult band, The Boredoms. The album is out on June 7 and […]

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Epic Facebook fails

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By Casper Johansson in Cool Websites on Tuesday 22 March 2011

Ah, Facebook, ubiquitous, social, damn hilarious. These epic Facebook Fails are almost worth the time we all waste everyday reading the mundane updates from the masses.

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German Error Message

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Tuesday 22 March 2011

We’re digging the melancholy sound of German Error Message, aka Louisiana native Paul Kintzing. What began in 2004 as a solo bedroom-recording project morphed first into his self-titled EP and then, in 2010, German Error Message released an awesome full-length album, To Carry Alongside. This track below is off SPPLIT, a 6 song split EP […]

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Dream Tribes’ Northern Lights animated video

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By Casper Johansson in Video on Thursday 17 March 2011

Oh, sweet animation, how we love you so. This spectacular journey begins in ‘Edinburgh’s iconic West Bow’ before wandering ‘through a desolate magical forest as the sunset leads to starlight’. Clearly inspired by Franz Kafka’s stories and William Blake’s symbolism. Oh, and the music owns, too. Sweeeeetttt!

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Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Saturday 12 March 2011

This year’s Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, staged over 603,000 square meters, was a stunning exhibition of colour and creativity amongst mounds and mounds of ice and imagination.

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