To see the rest of the series, go to: www.vbs.tv/liberiaWelcome to The Vice Guide to Liberia. In this eight-part series, VBS travels to West Africa to rummage through the messy remains of a country ravaged by 14 years of civil war. Despite the United Nation’s eventual intervention, most of Liberia’s young people continue to live in abject poverty, surrounded by filth, drug addiction, and teenage prostitution. In Part 1, Vice’s own Shane Smith provides a brief history lesson and some essential context for understanding what caused Liberia’s civil war and how things got so bad.
The hits keep on coming on VBS.tv. Today they have a very special edition of Art Talk featuring WTWTA’s Sonny Gerasimowicz, the guy who conceptualized the crazy monster suits you seen in the film. He talks about his early days as a graffiti rat, being submitted to Mr. Sendak’s approval matrix, and what it’s like to step inside one of those furry and super-hot monster bodies (he operates Alexander’s costume in the film).
On this episode of Hi-Shredability we are doing something a bit different. Yes it's still all about the surf. But this isn't about some famous surfer we've all heard of. No, this episode is about kids contributing to the culture and helping to shape the next generation of surf. VBS rides and surfs with Cycle Zombies Rat and Turkey – a couple of dudes raised on skating, surfing and riding bikes. But there is more to this surf/bike/punk collective than their Never Never Land names. We take the camera out and follow these kids around for a day-in-the-life SoCal doc about the kids just doing it for the love.
So this week on our art show aptly titled Art Talk! K.K. Barrett production designer and Spike Jonze's right hand man, explains the creative vision behind the design of Spike's latest project: Where the Wild Things Are.K.K. and Spike go wwwwwaaaaay back and we even have some amazing footage from not just Where The Wild Things Are but also from some of their earliest times together such a Being John Malcovich.Barrett also played drums for the 1970s punk rock band, The Screamers.Which is just cool. Yes we talk about that too.Check out more Art Talks with Where The Wild Things Are creative team all this month on VBS TV!
Watch more about today's electronic music artists: bit.ly/15Vz8v For over half a decade, Vice Magazine's Electric Independence column has told he world what some weirdly-named guy in our London office thinks about electronic music. Now, through the magic of "video cameras," we've brought those beloved words to vibrant, three-dimensional life! Hosted by a hulking Australian sound nerd, each episode of EI will delve into the stultifying minutia of all the weird technological gizmos and thing-boxes your favorite electro artists use to squorch out their squeeps. You're welcome, gearheads! We're sorry, rest of of you!
Vice Scandinavia correspondent Ivar Berglin travels to the front lines of the Vodka/Wodka Wars – and discovers that the tortured history of Russian-Polish relations can be saved in a bottle. Watch more Ivar and the Vice Guide to Travel at www.vbs.tv
WATCH MORE MUSIC ON VBS TV http://www.vbs.tv/videos/label/Music Ariel Pink talks about the bafflement caused by his group’s name – Haunted Graffiti – and the tour games they play involving the physically handicapped.
WATCH MORE AT: http://www.vbs.tv/watch/practice-space-season-2/ England’s crust-punk barbarians take refuge in hand-forged swords and mysterious, stone-carved glyphs. After two decades pursuing their own interests (drugs and swords, respectively), Rob and Stig have re- convened the UK’s greatest barbaro-crust band with the drummer from Nausea.
WATCH MORE AT: http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/ Except for lasers, no future technology has fallen as tragically short of society's expectations as virtual reality. While the media promised us a limitless array of holodecks and BCIs and full-body simulations to divert the masses' attention from their own dismal fealty to the corporate-cyborgian over-state, all we ended up with were clunky, 8-bit goggles that ruined your neck and The Sims. Fortunately while the rest of us were griping about blowing $15 for three minutes of geometric-induced nausea at Dave & Busters, a pair of Russian brothers were holed up in their lab actually doing something about the situation. The Virtusphere is glorious result of their decades-long attempt to push VR forward. You still have to wear the goggles and headphones, but this time you're in a giant, human-sized hamster ball that rolls in place. Also, they're this close to locking down smell. WATCH MORE AT: http://delllounge.com/
WATCH OUR TECH SHOW, MOTHERBOARD ON VBS.TV! http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/ Get more exclusive content at www.delllounge.com Mexicans conquer the last bastion of US/Japanese superiority: competitive robotics.
WATCH OUR TECH SHOW, MOTHERBOARD ON VBS http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/ Get more exclusive content at www.delllounge.com Mexicans conquer the last bastion of US/Japanese superiority: competitive robotics.
Check out more cool artists on VBS met Carlos Amorales two years ago when he had a big show at the Yvon Lambert Gallery in New York. Instead of showing a collection of his wide variety of paintings, animations, or sculptures he covered the huge gallery space with thousands of black paper moths. The installation was called Black Cloud and it looked like a freeze frame of a plague invading the art space. It was beautiful, intriguing and menacing at the same time, which is precisely what makes Amorales’ work fascinating.
Check out more music on the VBS show Practice Space: http://www.vbs.tv/watch/practice-space Georgian transplants the Weight usher in the new season of Practice Space with mellow Americanan jams and tales of bloody carnage from the road.
SEE MORE ON VBS TV: http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/the-atomic-trucker John Coster-Mullen takes a break from trucking to build his own nuke. John Coster-Mullen drives a truck for a living and reverse-engineers America's early nuclear weapons in his spare time. Last year he published a book on how to build your own atom bomb. SEE MORE ON DELL LOUNGE: www.delllounge.com
Brad Gerlach and Chris Christensen take their bikes up the craggy New England coast on a hunt for surf and partake in the Northeastern tradition of making a crackhead rap for the camera. WATCH MORE SURF VIDEOS AT VBS: http://www.vbs.tv/watch/hi-shredability/north-from-new-york
SEE MORE ON VBS TV: http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/the-electrophobes Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity is the umbrella term for a host of weird medical conditions supposedly brought on by an allergy to the electric fields emitted by all the electronic gadgets and dealies we surround ourselves with. A lot of doctors think that it's bullshit, but a lot of EHS sufferers think that they're bullshit. We think... well, we're really not sure what we think. So we went to Britain to chat up a couple of doctors on different sides of the debate and visit a woman whose EHS is so severe it's basically turned her into the bubble boy of the new millennium, just with electromagnetic radiation taking the place of germs. We thought about bringing one of those little electric joy buzzers to shake her hand with, but ultimately decided it was far too cruel/couldn't find one in time. SEE MORE AT: www.delllounge.com
SERIES STARTS ON VBS TV: 6/29 Despite the fact that even Pakistan has worked out how to make their own nukes by this point, the blueprints for America's first atomic bombs remain a closely guarded state secret, available only to high-ranking officials in the Department of Energy. At least they were until a truck driver from Waukesha, Wisconsin figured them out on his own and built an exact replica of the bomb that leveled Hiroshima in his garage. Working from old photos and the recollections of aging Manhattan Project workers, John Coster-Mullen somehow managed to piece together the exact specifications of Robert Oppenheimer's famous Fat Man and Little Boy. Then he did what any reasonable person would do with said info: He put it in a book and sold it over the internet. If you ever find yourself on the business end of a mushroom cloud, odds are you've got John and his spare time to thank. In this edition of Motherboard we follow the country's leading amateur nuke expert to Chicago to discuss his "hobby" with the research scientists of the Fermi Research Lab. And we should probably point out that he didn't finish college.
WATCH THE REST ON VBS TV http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/stelarc-the-man-with-three-ears Stelarc is not interested in explaining what he is. On this edition of Motherboard, VBS meets Stelarc, a Greek weirdo who lives in Australia and has been screwing with his body in the furtherance of art, technology, and cyborg rights.