The 1992 release Killing In The Name of by Rage Against The Machine was the best selling song in the UK last week. Why that came to be is an example of several ways in which the internet affects cultural life in 2009. For many years there was a long-standing tradition in the UK of […]
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] When social media first emerged, it was more or less a chaotic system where the most popular content floated around through many, many blogs and websites. Nowadays, though, a majority of that content is hosted on the “big names” of video storage: YouTube, Vimeo, and others. This makes […]
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Well you could ask our French-speaking blog boss, Yan, for his take…but why waste a perfect opportunity to watch a viral video? This crazy song was written by Adriano Celantano in 1972 to show English-speakers what they sound like to un-comprehending foreigners. If you kind of zone out […]
Well, it’s December, and for many of you (not me – I’m in Georgia!), the weather outside is frightful. Which means that it’s time for some potentially geeky art projects of the snowy variety. After all, snowmen are to winter as jack-o-lanterns are to autumn. So if you were looking for some ideas for your […]
A few weeks ago, I told you guys our site would be featured for our teapot blowing article on a major British show. Well folks, the show aired yesterday, but I was kind of disappointed by the exposure the blog got. It looks like they saved the html file of the article locally, removed the […]
So, you’ll soon be hosting a holiday party and are looking for a way to entertain your guests? Why not dazzle them with a few science tricks? The following video will give you plenty of ideas about what you can do to make a potentially boring night into a fun-filled one. Thanks Rob!
There’s a certain aesthetic that goes hand in hand with steampunk—the brass, the cogs, the gears, the glass. Part magic, part science, part history, it’s become one of the more recognizable subcultures in a long time. It’s inherently geeky and sexy. But, for me anyway, real steampunk artistry is beyond just looking good. It’s about […]
There’s really no age to love the muppets! Enjoy everyone!
We’ve posted videos of beatboxers a few times here on [GaS], but now, let us present you with something a little different, a fluteboxer, someone who plays the flute while beatboxing at the same time. [Via Videosift]
If you were to transcribe every word you saw or heard during a week, the result would be longer than War and Peace. That’s one of the statistics thrown up by a report that finds the average person now reads three times as much as their 1980s counterpart, thanks mainly to computers in general and […]
The British government has confirmed it will introduce a tax on phone lines, designed to fund expansion of broadband services across the vast majority of the country. But the electoral timetable makes it questionable how long the tax would apply for, if at all. The aim of the tax is to subsidize extending broadband to […]