Rescuer becomes Internet sensation

May 9, 2013

Rescuer becomes Internet sensation

The Internet exploded with virtual cheers Tuesday for the colorful U.S. dishwasher who helped three young women flee a decade in captivity. Videos of Charles Ramsey telling reporters how he helped Amanda Berry escape went viral on YouTube, as did a not-safe-for-work recording of ...

Psy 'Gentleman' video smashes YouTube daily  record

Apr 17, 2013

Psy 'Gentleman' video smashes YouTube daily record

“Gangnam Style” star Psy’s new music video had received more than 50 million views on YouTube by Monday, rewriting the video-sharing site’s records for single-day hits. The dance video to “Gentleman,” the South Korean singer’s long-awaited follow up to “Gangnam Style,” was only posted ...

Apr 13, 2013

Google 'digital afterlife' service begins

Google on Thursday began letting people plan out what is to be done with their digital photos, documents and other virtual belongings after they die or become incapacitated. An Inactive Account Manager can be used to direct Google to pass on data from online ...

Lawmaker alleges sex-slave denial censored

Mar 15, 2013

Lawmaker alleges sex-slave denial censored

by Jun Hongo

The deletion from YouTube of statements by Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) lawmaker Nariaki Nakayama denying the Imperial Japanese Army forced thousands of Asian females to provide sex for soldiers during the war has once again put NHK under the national spotlight. ...

Cyber Arts Japan: As interactive as they want to be

Feb 12, 2010

Cyber Arts Japan: As interactive as they want to be

by Mark Thompson

“What are silk screen prints doing in a show of media art?” This was the first question thrown at curator Tomoe Moriyama at the opening-day press conference for “Cyber Arts Japan,” currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. It came from a ...

The magical mystery tour of 'media artist' Yuri Suzuki

Feb 12, 2010

The magical mystery tour of 'media artist' Yuri Suzuki

by Mark Thompson

The youngest artist showing at “Cyber Arts Japan,” 29-year-old Yuri Suzuki, is among the generation that grew up immersed in the culture that informs so much of new media art today. He has received honorable mentions in Ars Electronica’s interactive art division for two ...