Yet more proof that we do actually live in remarkable times. Google have apparently found a way to connect everyone to the internet. And when we say say everyone we mean EVERYONE. As in the entire planet. Assuming the project succeeds, this effectively means that the remaining 5-6 billion people who are not wired in like the rest of us will get access to the internet by way of Google’s high-altitude balloons, which will eventually form a planet-covering network. Yes, the ambition and scope of Google’s latest project is dizzying to say the least.
Remember that guy who played Massive Attack’s Teardrop on fruit & veg? Well, this is the actual invention that he used to wow us with! A couple of MIT students dreamt up this brilliantly goofy invention that lets you turn your banana into a keyboard, and makes your cat take pictures of itself when it’s having a drink. Sound weird? It is. But it’s also the very quintessence of awesome.
Listen to the music being played in Dalston, London, Williamsburg, New York, or Nørrebro, Copenhagen; these days music discovery apps are a dime a dozen, but the Clerkd app makes a remarkable promise that just might nudge the app landscape in a bold new direction if the student-founded enterprise from Helsinki play their cards right and manage get enough people invested in sharing on their network.
140 is the title of an upcoming rhythm-based, minimalist platform game developed by a group of four Danish artists and developers all working in their spare time. The game takes its title from the beat rate of the soundtrack that is central to the gameplay. Last month the soundtrack won an award for excellence in audio at the 15th annual International Games Festival 2013
Marvel at the painstaking work of paper cut enthusiasts who spent what seems like a significant part of their lives just to impress your eyeballs. Show these people some goddamn respect and watch this video immediately!
According to Ableton, Push is a new tangible instrument that solves an old problem: how to make a song from scratch without having computer geek skills and sticking to software and mouse as instrument.
We live in a world of new technologies and amazing materials. How come no one ever told us about Thinking Putty? It’s been on the market since 2010, when Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld (yes that’s the real name) developed it.
Kinetica Art Fair is about new media, electronics, sound, light and time-based art with a focus on kinetic and robotic art. The fair is a tribute to the exploring of new technologies and ingenious art. The fair was held three weeks ago in the heart of London.
Projection mapping is certainly nothing new, but artist and engineer Barry Threw’s immensely comprehensive project leaves you dazed to the point of confused when you consider the time, care and unflinching work ethic that went into actualizing this breathtaking, immersive spectacle. Using 44 projectors with a combined brightness of 840,000 lumens, the projections covered a surface 600ft wide x 351ft high. How do you like THEM apples?
About a year ago Toby Schachman made a small and brilliant online drawing interface called recursivedrawing.com – today I found this site, and lost any hope of getting my work done for the day. In order to even the playing field, I am now sharing it with you guys. Come on, don't let me be the only slacker here!
The future of sketching is coming. WobbleWorks designed a groundbreaking hand held 3D printing device. A pen that can draw in the air! The 3Doodler literally puts the power of 3D printing in the hands of the creator with no need of any technical knowledge, software or computers.
Tonight is the night that Beck Hansen reinterprets and performs David Bowie’s classic ‘Sound and Vision’ in collaboration with 170 musicians. Taking place on a specially constructed circular stage and working within a multi-directional sound environment, the performance will explore the possibilities of perspective and sound movement surrounding the audience. This rather spectacular concept will be recorded using 360º equipment and shown online February 10th.
Red Bull just opened an impressive new studio right here in Copenhagen. Designed and built with the aim of giving local talent a forum for recording and producing music, the latest initiative from the Red Bull camp looks characteristically on-point and painstakingly realized.
Run to the beat of your feet! A magic application that synchronizes your music with your running pace is now reality. No kidding!
Shooting an iPhone video with your friends just got a lot more interesting. Say hello to Vyclone - a social video creation, collaboration, and sharing app for iOS.
The nifty/quirky handheld music device you never knew you that you desperately needed. Dam-Drum is a handheld drum machine and sequencer with four unique sounds selected by Dâm Funk, the undisputed king of iridescently smooth electro-funk. This is a collaboration with Stones Throw and Bleep Labs, who designed and built the drum in Austin, Texas and it does look a treat.
Quantum Stealth! The name sounds like a 007 weapon made by Q. This device is a piece of cloth reminding us of the magical invisibility cloak Harry Potter uses to visually disappear when he hides behind it. It's a garment that renders whatever it covers invisible. In this context Q’s name is Cramer and owner of the Canadian company called Hyperstealth. He claims to have developed this magical camouflage material that works “by bending light waves around the target.”
This weeks's Throne of Blood post is a thoughtful lament on the state of contemporary technology penned by Throne of Blood's Art Director, Andrew Potter, AKA one half of TOB producer team, Populette.
Have you ever been standing in pouring rain – without getting wet? The 'Rain Room' is a hi-tech indoor rainstorm that falls heavily everywhere except on the individual walking through it.
Imaging being able to watch 3 dimensional sounds. This abstract thought is now attempted. With ‘Cylinder’, a series of sculptures, Andy Huntington and Drew Allan are instantiating sounds via sound data analysis and 3D printing.
Prior to the release of his new album, 'Lux', ambient music’s main originator presents a new ‘generative’ App that lets you create music. Music that’s not completely within your control. Confused? Click on the pic and let Eno explain.
Coming to a London street near you! AIAIAI and acclaimed Japanese sound artist, Yuri Suzuki, have realized an ambitious design- and sound art project involving an eye-catching 'Sound Taxi' that records the surrounding noise of London and turns it into music. The Taxi is driving around London now and livestreaming from the entire trip!
Here at AIAIAI we love to discover new music and therefore devote quite some time to do just that. There's a certain satisfaction in digging up little-known gems. However, recent years have seen a boom in great apps that help you discover new music and if you have an iPad or iPhone, why not use the means at your disposal?
So science finally decided to wise up and get their act together. This is a test flight on the Hover Bike. A bike that allows the rider to float over the ground.
A neat short film that investigates contemporary culture’s enduring obsession with vinyl.
Your Distorted brain needs food and focus on this post-Distortion Monday. And brain food is exactly what The Atlantic provides in the form of this insightful feature on the cultural significance of headphones.
Diana went to Music Tech Fest in London. It was quite a show, apparently.
Sometimes you have to hand it to other sites when they pull off great, thought-provoking features. Resident Advisor's 'The Esoteric Art of Great Sound' is excactly that as it features super relevant input from the prominent players within the loudspeaker game such as Jason Baird from Martin Audio and - you guessed it - Tony Andrews from Funktion One.
The team from the forthcoming documentary, ’I Dream of Wires’, met up with the great Carl Craig in April to talk about his electronic influences, production experiences and his fondness of modular technology. A sweet, little fix for all you gear heads out there.
That's right, you can now print any 3D object you want in the comfort of your home. Shoes, toy swords, scorpions and, if you happen to be a raging narcissist, little miniature versions of yourself. ‘If you can think it you can print it’, says Cubify.