When the subject of top 10 rankings become numbers, the content sounds like gibberish. The form of these kind of ranking videos, in this case, is the content. In the new-liberal society, everything has to have a ranking, “The best coffee shops in London”, “100 movies you have to watch before you die”, etc. Affliate marketing, restaurant review apps, travel bloggers, tailored advertising dominate our lives.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is an action-adventure shooter game. The story settles in a background that Nazis have developed extremely advanced technologies that they dominated the world.
Mond, Mond, Ja, Ja is one of the soundtracks from the game, it imitated the music style of Beatles, but expressed totally opposite meaning in the lyrics, such as “for we are the greatest in the universe“, and “Today we own the galaxy”.
Why does this Japanese guy think these names are American? Given the history of Japanese manga, maybe it’s not hard to tell.
Pong got out of the usual track of life and started to wander in the universe.
“There are no more barriers to cross, all I have in common with the uncontrollable, and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused, and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed.” Pong said.
The Library of Babel is the best-known novel by Jorge Luis Borgers, it describes a universal library that contains every book which has been and could be written. Every book has 410 pages with different combination of letters.
The Library of Babel is a website following Borgers’ idea which brings the library online. At present it contains pages of 3200 characters, about 104677 books. One day, this website will contains every possible combinations of 1,312,000 letters. The Babel Image Archives follow the same princile, which permute 4096 colours. The images are pixel grids with 416 rows and 640 colloums. It contains every image that has been or could be made with this colour palette in these dimensions. In total there are 4096 266240 images.
No matter what word you type or what image you put in the search box, you can find them in the library. Although we often think language and images have meanings, essentially they can’t be sepearated from this mechanical reiteration. Everything that could be written, and every visual art work that could be made are in this library.