Photojournalism Links: October 2013 (Part 2) - Curated by Mikko Takkunen, a collection of the best photojournalism around the web from the past two weeks.
Gucci Mane as “The Waterfall”, 2013
my vote for photoshop of the year.
Photograph by Francisco Leong—AFP/Getty Images
Oct. 28, 2013. Brazilian big wave surfer Carlos Burle rides a wave in Nazare, central Portugal.
From the demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary School and surfing a 100-foot wave in Portugal to a sun-starved Norwegian village lit up by giant mirrors and Michelle Obama’s new partnership with Elmo, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.
Last night I was telling some friends about Peter Molydeux. I forgot how funny that Twitter account was, the following is from an old Booooooom newsletter I sent out:
My friend Bart recently pointed me to the genius work of Peter Molydeux @PeterMolydeux - It is a parody Twitter account poking fun at famous game designer Peter Molyneux. Molydeux tweets hilarious ideas for video games:
"Imagine carrying a radioactive baby in a pitch black environment, your baby would act as a torch. Rocking the baby intensifies the glow etc"
"World is being taken over by demons, you play as a human disguised as the demon psychologist of the demon leader."
"You are a small girl flying a talking kite. The kite seems to know about a upcoming major terrorist attack and floats towards clues."
"You control a mystical rabbit at a bus stop during Winter. You must find as many creative ways as possible to make people miss their buses."
Coo is a game involving a “Bird who brings businessmen things to keep them from jumping off buildings”
"You know, what if the aim of the game was to resist actually completing it? That kept me up all night yesterday."
"You live in a little house made of guns. You need many guns to fight invaders but you also need to keep a roof on top of your many children."
Bart’s favourite one was “Imagine a game where 3 pauses and it’s game over. The game plays door bells, ringtones etc trying to make you accidently pause the game”
Molydeux even puts videos together for some of them:
"What if you could take children’s dreams and insert them into a bowling ball?" - http://youtu.be/Fp34AWDxWzw
The parody Twitter account has become so popular that a group of designers launched MOLYJAM and got together to make nearly 300 playable games based on Molydeux's ridiculous tweets. The craziest thing is that the legendary Molyneux himself showed up to the event to give an opening speech and participate in the project!
“Molyneux showed up to a jam based on a Twitter account making fun of his grandiose ideas. Why would he do such a thing? Because he correctly recognized that while this was based on a joke account, the participants actually do care about emotion in games. They care about making silly projects that might make us think differently about games.”