Mark Zuckerberg

Geeky Mosaic Portraits of Technology Titans

Greek designer Charis Tsevis creates meta mosaic portraits of cyberculture icons. Facebook maven Mark Zuckerberg’s picture uses the social media network’s familiar icons with words decorating the background. Japanese videogame developer Tomohiro Nishikado, who is best known for creating the intergalactic shooter Space Invaders, is composed of the game’s graphics. Grace Hopper, Bill Gates, Cynthia Breazeal, and Sir Clive Sinclair are also represented past the break. They’re all featured in the new book, Gadgets, Games, Robots and the Digital World, which you can pick up over here. Click on for more geeky mosaics. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Last night Stephen Colbert debuted his new Jack White produced-single on The Colbert Report. Watch a clip of him performing “Charlene II (I’m Over You)” with some help from the Black Belles here, and if you live in New York, head over to 10th Avenue and 30th Street, where Colbert and White… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. After spending the past seven years fighting Mark Zuckerberg, the beefy Winklevoss twins have decided not to take a challenge to their $65 million 2008 settlement to the Supreme Court. Facebook’s rather glib response to the news: “We’ve considered this case closed for a long time, and we’re pleased to see the other party… Read More

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Daily Dose Pick: Waiting for ‘Superman’

Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, examines the failings of the US education system in his controversial and poignant documentary Waiting for “Superman.”

Interweaving the narratives of five children with statistics and interviews with education reformers, the film illustrates the more nimble nature of charter schools that can hire non-union teachers and design their own curriculum. But good charter schools, like KIPP, are difficult to get into, and in the interest of fairness, acceptance rests on a cruel lottery system. … Read More

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Mark Zuckerberg: Most Awkward SNL Guest Ever?

It was a pretty okay joke for Mark Zuckerberg to guest on SNL, coming on stage while host Jesse Eisenberg (who portrayed him negatively in Oscar nominee The Social Network) did his monologue. If their claim that they had never met before was true, it was a better joke. It would have been a really good joke if they had actually surprised Jesse Eisenberg, or if Mark Zuckerberg had been visibly angry. Instead, it was just wooden and super awkward. Maybe the most awkward thing we’ve ever seen on SNL. And we attribute it mostly to Zuckerberg’s crazy smile. Click through for video, and for the runners up for most unintentionally awkward moments on SNL. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. You might have heard that Charlie Sheen was hospitalized yesterday. What you might not have realized is that it was because he laughed too hard while watching TV and suffered a hernia injury. [via Live Feed]

2. Last night during an appearance on Inside the NBA, guest Tracy Morgan was asked to… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Salma Hayek is teaming with ABC to develop an eight-hour miniseries adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which already inspired an incredibly successful Broadway musical. Any casting suggestions? [via TVLine]

2. Last night Julian Casablancas inexplicably tweeted fake cover art for The… Read More

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The Naughty List: The Most Hated Cultural Icons of 2010

We’ve spent quite a while celebrating the people and things we liked best in 2010, from underrated albums, actors, and films to art shows to comic books. But we can’t end the year without a look back at the folks we — and seemingly everyone else on the internet — loved to hate. From deranged actors and mouthy musicians to a controversial art-world player and a film and theater director who seems to be having the worst year ever, these are the ten cultural icons who pissed us off most this year. … Read More

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The Year’s Most Controversial Magazine Covers

For a year when the Death of Print Media meme was already old news, the dinosaurs of publishing managed to come up with more than their share of provocative content in 2010. (Hey, maybe it’s because they were fighting for their livelihoods.) From a bloody, naked threesome to questionable Photoshop practices to one of Afghanistan’s most wrenching war photos, we look back at the year’s ten most controversial magazine covers. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, making him the second youngest recipient of the award ever, after Charles Lindbergh in 1927. In case you’re curious, the Tea Party was the runner-up among Time editors (and the top choice among readers), followed by Julian Assange, Hamid Karzai, and… Read More

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