Daily Blog 06/06/2012
WikiLoot aims to use crowdsourcing to track down stolen ancient artefacts | Science | The Guardian
Which is why plans are afoot to put thousands of previously unpublished photos and documents about stolen artefacts online to create WikiLoot, a new crowdsourcing, data mining experiment to help track down some of the world’s oldest treasures.
The Black Panther (DVD & Blu-ray) : Amazon.co.uk: Donald Sumpter, Debbie Farrington, Marjorie Yates, Ian Merrick: Film & TV
Directed by Ian Merrick, this intelligent crime drama charts the infamous killing spree which Donald Neilson, aka the Black Panther, perpetrated across England during the mid-70s, culminating in the kidnapping and death of a 17-year old girl. Told with uncommon accuracy and refraining from any measure of sensationalism, this fascinating and disturbing film fell foul of a media-driven campaign upon its original cinema release which resulted in an effective ban.
Now newly mastered from original film elements preserved at the BFI National Archive, this impressive and powerful film is at long last made available for new audiences. The Dual Format Edition also includes Bob Bentley’s rarely seen 1981 short film, Recluse, which is based on reports of another real life crime, as an extra, as well as an extensive booklet contextualising essays, full credits and original promotional materials.
Why The Black Panther can hold its head up high | Film | guardian.co.uk
Thirty-five years after it vanished, The Black Panther – Ian Merrick’s 1977 film about serial killer Donald Neilson – emerges as a gripping and highly responsible true-crime movie
Catcopter: Dutch artist turns his dead cat into a helicopter – video | World news | guardian.co.uk
The Dutch artist Bart Jansen makes his dead cat Orville fly, after having him stuffed and mounting propellers to his legs.
The ‘Orvillecopter’ is exhibited at Amsterdam’s KunstRai, the city’s annual art show.
Orville died when he was run over by a car. He will receive more powerful engines for the Hague expo later this summer
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