Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Vitra goes to Africa, the Indienet, a people's history of coffee and more in our look at the web this week

With each video outdoing the last, when bike-handling expert (and proud Scotsman) Danny Macaskill releases a video it’s most certainly worth watching. His latest release “The Ridge”—filmed in the remote reaches of Macaskill’s native Isle of Skye—is an HD feast for the eyes. The technical riding combined with the sweeping, grand beauty of the Highlands makes this video a must-watch—and one that is sure to …

Andy Warhol and William Morris Unite

Vitra goes to Africa, the Indienet, a people's history of coffee and more in our look at the web this week

“Love is Enough”—opening this December at Modern Art Oxford—brings together an unlikely pair: artists William Morris and Andy Warhol. And while they might not seem like the most obvious of exhibition mates, curator Jeremy Deller (himself a Turner Prize-winning artist) makes clear that they are most certainly a natural fit. Both were print fanatics who chartered new ground in mass production, and both fixated on …

The Indienet

Vitra goes to Africa, the Indienet, a people's history of coffee and more in our look at the web this week

As a response to increasing surveillance taking place from corporations and governmental organizations, one team is taking action by proposing to shift ownership and control of technology and data to individuals—how it should be. Indienet will launch soon and there are multiple projects in the works: Indie OS, an operating system; Heartbeat, a distributed social network client; and even an Indie Phone. Arguing that Google …