Sebastian Campion

Kurt Cobain's Suicide Letter vs. Google AdSense

by: Sebastian Campion

A few years ago, French artist Christophe Bruno created the Google AdWords Happening, in which he utilized the AdWords program to publish abstract poetry instead of ads. Google didn't find the happening appropriate hence, he got banned.

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Personal Pride = Company Pride

by: Sebastian Campion

The annual gay-pride parade in Amsterdam, which takes place on the canals, is a happy and colorful event attracting thousands of spectators and thus, also the interest of sponsors.

Traditionally, the parade-boats are sponsored and peopled by members of the gay-community (such as gay clubs/affiliations/organisations etc) but the event is getting increasingly mixed up with non-gay participants.

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Operation Best Buy

by: Sebastian Campion

Improv Everywhere is a group of agents (pranksters) based in NYC who organize missions (happenings) in public space. Their intent is to bring excitement to otherwise unexciting locales and give strangers a story they can tell for the rest of their lives.

One of the group's latest missions took place in a Best Buy store and was carried out by more than 80 agents.

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Personalize Your Own Bank Card

by: Sebastian Campion

The 'users-as-designers' meme continues to spread.

The KBC bank in Belgium, now offers its customers the opportunity to personalize their own bank cards.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Consumer Electronics - interview with Nicolas Roope

by: Sebastian Campion

An interview that I made with Nicolas Roope is now up at MocoLoco.

Nicolas Roope is the creative mind behind Hulger (formerly Pokia) - the retro-handsets that can turn a dull cell- or VoIP conversation into something special.

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New Beetle Art

by: Sebastian Campion

Volkswagen UK has introduced a service, which allows owners of the new Beetle to personalize the exterior of their car with arty stickers.

Via a website, customers can configure their Beetle based on four types of artworks made by four different artists.

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Online Funeral Gets Ambushed

by: Sebastian Campion

Warcraft is one of the most successful multiplayer games in the world and when a popular player died in real life, other people in the game thought it would be a nice gesture to have a virtual memorial service in the Warcraft world.

The friends logged onto his account and took his virtual character to a lake, where the memorial would take place.

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SMS Window Auction

by: Sebastian Campion

The exclusive department store ILLUM in Copenhagen recently launched an SMS-auction concept called Window Shopping.

Between March 2nd and 24th, the store is putting three luxury items on auction everyday. The items are placed in the window, facing pedestrians who can submit their bids via SMS.

The latest bids are displayed on plasma screens, so that people can follow the action in real time.

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Friendster Suicide

by: Sebastian Campion

Somewhere after 8:40pm on Dec 1st 2005, Cory Arcangel committed Friendster Suicide.

In other words, Cory got fed up with his existence on Friendster.com - the online network community - and consequently decided to delete his account.

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FLOWmarket

by: Sebastian Campion

Flowmarket is a store with an attitude.

All the products in Flowmarket are reflections of what we need rather than what we can actually get. Behind the label of the products there is nothing - the minimalistic bottles, cartons and boxes are empty.

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