Welcome to Brazil, Where a Computer Bug Condemns a Man to Death 

The first computer bug, the story goes, was a moth squashed inside an old electromechanical computer. In Terry Gilliam's Brazil, one such bug gets stuck in a printer, resulting in a typo that leads to the killing of poor innocent Archibald Buttle, a cobbler, rather than alleged terrorist Archibald Tuttle. » 11/17/14 8:28pm 11/17/14 8:28pm

Watch a Young Terry Gilliam Explain How He Makes Monty Python Animations

There's a lot to love about vintage Monty Python—dead parrots, silly walks, lumberjacks, killer rabbits—but Terry Gilliam's magic touch with his signature cut-out animations really gave the group a goofball creative edge. In this clip from the early 1970s, a fresh-faced Gilliam (with an incredible 'do) describes his… » 7/10/14 5:20pm 7/10/14 5:20pm

RhythmFish Helps Your Goldfish Say "I Love You" (or "You Suck")

RhythmFish is a suction-cupped USB webcam concept that sticks to the side of a fishbowl, tracking the movements of your little shiny-scaled compadres. Sensors inside the bowl measure the "currents" made by fish swimming, and your computer combines both data feeds into a visualization meant for "inter-organism… » 5/30/08 10:45am 5/30/08 10:45am