WHO’S AFRAID OF MACHIAVELLI?

Five hundred years after the publication of The Prince, the informative BBC documentary “Imagine… Who’s Afraid Of Machiavelli” asks how relevant is The Prince today, and who are the 21st century Machiavellians? [Via]

LU.CU.MA.: FROM PSYCHO KILLER TO PAINTER

After spending 27 years in prison for multiple murders, Peruvian folk artist Luis Cuevas Manchego (aka Lu.Cu.Ma) has spent the last decade dedicating his to life to social change through art. In the documentary “From the Knife to the Brush” Vice Magazine examines Manchego’s criminal past, how he uses art as a way to repent and the message that even a stone cold killer can change. [...]

POCKETS

Dazed TV’s short film POCKETS opens with a mugging gone wrong then swiftly moves into the realm of the fantastic and ties up with an unexpectedly humorous twist. Short sharp fun.

CONVERSNITCH: THE LIGHT BULBS ARE LISTENING

Conversnitch is an inconspicuous recording device that automatically tweets snippets of overheard conversations onto twitter. Disguised as a light bulb or a lamp, the Conversnitch works anywhere that has wifi — a restaurant, library, or home, for instance — and uses a Raspberry Pi and a microphone to record audio. [...]

HOW TO PICK A LOCK USING NOTHING BUT HAIRPINS

NightHawkInLight shows us how to pick locks like a secret agent using nothing but a pair of strategically bent hairpins .

A CERTAIN KIND OF DEATH

The documentary A CERTAIN KIND OF DEATH takes an unblinking look into the mysterious process of what happens to people who die with no next of kin.

THE GOD AND THE MAN

Filmmaker and spoken word artist Jamie DeWolf‘s powerful piece about his great-grandfather, Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard.

NAKED CITIZENS

Increasing numbers of ‘terror suspects’ are being arrested on the basis of online and CCTV surveillance data. Authorities claim they act in the public interest, but does this intense surveillance keep us safer? “I woke up to pounding on my door”, says Andrej Holm, a sociologist from the Humboldt University. In what felt like a […]