It's summer 2007, and I'm feeling the yearning for soccer. I don't much care about the David Beckham circus in Los Angeles, and Atlanta's team, the Silverbacks are okay, but nothing compares to a World Cup soccer year. 2006 was rough for the Americans, but it was still World Cup. I loved sneaking away from work during lunch and taking in games in sports bars full of rabid Brazilians and Germans. Sigh.
I'll take soccer reminders where I can get them, and they don't come much better than Rüdiger Schlömer's Schalalala project. I wrote about the project last year, when Rüdiger introduced an interface that let users slice-n-dice fan scarves into whatever new words they could envision. Later that summer, he hosted several workshops that let artists remix ACTUAL scarves instead of virtual ones. Some of the results can be seen online at the Schalala website. Schlömer is also a part of the Extreme Crafts exhibition in Vilnius, so get your ticket to Lithuania today.... you can probably fit some great matches in along the way.