Weekly Filet #63: Guest Butchers FTW. And more.

Published on April 6, 2012

One thing I really like about the Weekly Filet is that I have smart, engaged, creative subscribers. So for this issue, I invited five of them to each contribute one recommendation of their choice. A weekly filet made by guest butchers, if you will. For once, I’m only the one to serve it. And looking at what I’ve got here, I’ll have to do this again sometime soon.

My guests recommend:

  • The Pinhegg – My Journey To Build An Egg Pinhole Camera (
  • A Weekly Filet easter special? Easy! How to do a camera out of your easter egg.
    (by Reeto von Gunten, the best reason to get up early on Sundays, who likes to found fanclubs)

  • Heartfelt Computer Music (Oliver Tank)
  • As we speak, highly talented musician Oliver Tank from Sydney is on his way to the UK to play his first European shows ever. Anyone who likes Sigur Rós, James Blake or Bon Iver will love this “heartfelt computer music”. Enjoy!
    (by Manuel Bürkli, a highly talented singer and songwriter himself)

  • Take the Money and Run for Office (This American Life)
  • Of course, we are all aware that money plays a role in politics. Yet every time I hear about the details of that mix, I am shocked. And nowhere is the connection more pronounced than in Washington, D.C. This week’s edition of «This American Life» tells the sometimes frightening, but always fascinating story of politicians, lobbyists and Super-PACs in the U.S.
    (by Nico Luchsinger, co-founder and CEO of Sandbox)

  • MC Sacerdote’s Kuduro Video (Stocktown)
  • A more joyful subject: Angola and its amazing dance tradition “Kuduro”. Never saw people moving their bodies like that. And Stocktown offers a whole bunch of other beautiful insights into street art scenes around the globe.
    (by Seraina Müller, co-founder of the African art fair FOCUS)

  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Game Studio (The Atlantic)
  • The prospect of video games becoming a respected art form has been around for almost as long as the medium itself. Yet, commercial and technological success all too often overshadows aesthetic breakthroughs. One notable exception is Journey, a gorgeous, mesmerizing, thought provoking game for Sonys PS3. Do yourself a favour: Download it, play it and afterwards read this fascinating article about how it came to be.
    (by Thom Nagy, paving the way for NZZ into a digital future)

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