Wacky Web Week

‘Computer frustration’ is a video genre

When I’m having a miserable episode of computer life, I find it comforting to hear about bad days in other people’s computer lives. It’s not just that misery loves company. It’s also that fellow sufferers have survived to tell the tale.

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Shall we dance everywhere with Matt?

For about a decade, video-game developer and world traveler Matt Harding has danced enthusiastically — though not beautifully — in many exotic locations. In this latest of his viral videos, he dances with new friends in 71 places around the world.

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Digital sublimity: Typewriting the iPad

If you haven’t been dumbstruck with wonder lately by what someone will come up with next, here’s a cute little proof of concept: an iTypewriter.

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An argument for best use of credit cards

Most people don’t have enough plastic in their wallets to equip a band the way this band does: every one of its instruments incorporates a credit card (or quite a few of them) as material.

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Artists with paint cans strive for glory, too

Athletes from everywhere weren’t the only competitors who got on planes and flew to London this summer. So did a few graffiti artists from Zurich, Switzerland.

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World Order shows us “Machine Civilization”

World Order is a band and dance troupe formed by the retired Japanese mixed-martial artist, Genki Sudo. In this video, World Order comes to streets and monuments of Mexico, which induces a number of passersby to pause and photograph the event. Play the video …This article is part of our premium content. Join Now.Already a paid subscriber? Click here to login.

He is a walrus of distinction and flair

E.T. might look a little alien up close, but he’s a walrus who talks. He might even be able to say, after some thought, “goo goo g’joob” (quoting from the Beatles’ song lyrics). Or maybe not.

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Three inanimate dancers: kite choreography

Ray Bethell is a world-champion, professional kite flyer from Vancouver, British Columbia. He has managed stacks of kites in the air — as many as 39 at a time.

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Surrealism revisited: Super Mario Brothers

Here’s an idea: let’s look in on a Web series hosted by PBS Idea Channel’s Mike Rugnetta, who likes to talk about the intersection of modern technology and art.

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Tech-savvy magician is an artful, honest liar

Magician Marco Tempest used an application he wrote to synchronize videos across the screens of multiple iPods — which he collected from audience members just before showtime — for a TED talk last summer.

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