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01. The Record: Contemporary Art And Vinyl

“‘The Record’ is the first museum exhibition to explore the culture of vinyl records within the history of contemporary art. Bringing together artists from around the world who have worked with records as their subject or medium, this groundbreaking exhibition examines the record’s transformative power, from the 1960s to the present. Through sound work, sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, video and performance, “The Record” combines contemporary art with outsider art, audio with visual, fine art with popular culture, and established artists with those who will be exhibiting in a U.S. museum for the first time.” (nasher museum)

02. Nokia unveils bicycle-powered phone charger

“The Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit, which can be attached to any bicycle, powers up from the pedaling motion of the bike’s rider. A dynamo–the electricity generator–is powered by the front bicycle wheel as a rider pedals and transfers electricity to a charger attached to the handlebar, which a phone plugs into.” (cnet)

03. A heartbreaking call that could change the course of baseball

“This may well be the call that birthed expanded instant replay in baseball. Many people who might have been agnostic about expanding the use of replay to get calls right, will be asking this morning, ‘Tell me again, why don’t they use instant replay?’ Great question.” (si)

04. Christopher “moot” Poole: The case for anonymity online

“The founder of 4chan, a controversial, uncensored online imageboard, describes its subculture, some of the Internet “memes” it has launched, and the incident in which its users managed a very public, precision hack of a mainstream media website. The talk raises questions about the power — and price — of anonymity.” (ted)

05. James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (above)

“Hitting the auction block this October at the Automobiles of London event, this classic sports car is one of only two featured on screen during Goldfinger and Thunderball, complete with Bond’s machine guns, a bullet-proof shield, revolving number plates,a removable roof panel, and smoke screen, all controlled via toggles mounted in the arm rest. Chilled bottle of Dom Perignon ’53 not included.” (uncrate)

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