Does your smartphone have a scratched camera lens or a cracked screen? Has a year or two of constantly forgetting your charger at home ruined it’s battery life? Do you feel like this limits your creativity? If you think a half-broken smartphone sucks, let’s have a quick glance back at one of the realities of consumer video equipment from way back. […]
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Thomas Nybergh is a Digital Producer and writer for Ink Tank Media. Passionate about user-centred design and culture, he’s spent a decade working at the crossroads of technology and marketing. He can be found sharing his thoughts on both on Twitter.
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In appropriate doses, few aesthetic styles are as funny as the awkward look of 80s video and TV production. If you agree with this premise, you simply can’t afford to miss the faux-80s “Computer Show”. The Youtube series has just gone live with two episodes, one of which features Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.
In the late evening of September 24, the vile reactions to refugees in small towns around Finland took a quick turn for the absurd… at least in the eyes of those who know their history. Finland’s public service broadcaster YLE reports that a bus transporting 49 mostly middle eastern asylum seekers were met by a group […]
For a while in mid 2015, the Internet at large took a plunge into something history might remember as the Summer of Deep Dream. And now, with the Grocery Trip video, the weirdness is spreading to ordinary suburban supermarkets…
Online culture magazine Hyperallergic brings us some excellent news: Helsinki, Finland based artists Juha van Ingen and Janne Särkelä of the FixC cooperative are preparing an exhibit of a 1000-year long animated GIF loop.
Adam Savage hasn’t lost his trademark ability to muster the nerdy enthusiasm some of us associated with MythBusters since an age before Twitter and Youtube. This observation is abundantly obvious if you take a look at this 40 second video of Savage squeezing multiple plastic ducks, a new move known as the “Duck Army” in the Internet’s expanding […]
Here at Ink Tank we have the sneaking suspicion that many of our returning readers enjoy the works of graffiti legend Banksy. The mysterious UK artist has now taken on a curating role in “Dismaland”, an exhibition described as a “family theme park unsuitable for small children”. This generous, six-minute news segment from UK’s Channel 4 […]
Finnish cinema is a tough racket. Its scope is limited by the country’s minuscule market of 5.4 million inhabitants who speak an unusual language. Even big, mainstream movie productions rely on grants to be feasible. Unlike say, their Swedish colleagues, Finnish filmmakers don’t get a boost from a potential audience of neighbouring countries, who sort […]
If there’s one Finnish festival everyone should check out it’s Helsinki’s Flow Festival (August 14-16 2015). Since it first kicked off in 2004, Flow has established itself as Finland’s premier event for eclectic music styles, usually booking many of the most fascinating alternative, indie, electronic, rap, hip hop and R’n’B acts from around the world. […]
Watching video on the Internet used to be terrible (remember RealPlayer?). But then YouTube came along in 2005 and was quickly gobbled up by Google in 2006. As of now, ten years on, YouTube has become part of a sort of backbone of the Internet. And contrary to popular belief, it’s not just for cat videos. […]
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