AIAIAI and Yuri Suzuki Present: The MAKE THE CITY SOUND BETTER Sound Taxi

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!

4 Apps for New Music Discovery

4 Apps for New Music Discovery

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?

Read Posted in Music by Annette
First Hover Bike

First Hover Bike

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.

The Vinyl People

The Vinyl People

A neat short film that investigates contemporary culture’s enduring obsession with vinyl.

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How Headphones Changed the World

How Headphones Changed the World

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.

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Music Tech Fest in London

Music Tech Fest in London

Diana went to Music Tech Fest in London. It was quite a show, apparently.

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The Esoteric Art of Great Sound on Resident Advisor

The Esoteric Art of Great Sound on Resident Advisor

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.

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Carl Craig Interview

Carl Craig Interview

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.

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Cubify: Print 3D Objects at Home

Cubify: Print 3D Objects at Home

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.

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Return of The braided Ponytail: Funktion One’s Tony Andrews Drops More Knowledge on Audio Technology at The RBMA

Return of The braided Ponytail: Funktion One’s Tony Andrews Drops More Knowledge on Audio Technology at The RBMA

And this time he’s not taking any prisoners. One of our favorite audio oracles, the inimitable Tony Andrews, was interviewed in this Red Bull Music Academy lecture where he gave his two cents on contemporary audio technology. A must-see for all audiophiles.

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The Best View in The Solar System

The Best View in The Solar System

Shot from the International Space Station, this remarkable time-lapse video of planetary orbit gives you front row seats to the stars as viewed from space.

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Noisy Jelly

Noisy Jelly

Created by two design students at L'Ensci Les Ateliers, this is a jelly that makes noise when you touch it. Quite brilliant.

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Believe It Or Not, Headphones Can be Scary

Believe It Or Not, Headphones Can be Scary

A cautionary tale ( that goes a bit goth in parts) : what can happen when you use certain in-earphones.

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Short Documentary on The Animated GIF

Short Documentary on The Animated GIF

PBS Off Book pulls off a cool, little documentary on the animated GIF.

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We Like to Hear Our Clicks and Ticks

We Like to Hear Our Clicks and Ticks

Director, actor and motion graphic designer, Chris Crutchfield, made this neat, little video using the pervasive clicks and ticks of the iPhone, the Mac and Facebook.

Read Posted in Technology by Diana
The Funktion 1 Soundsystem Explained

The Funktion 1 Soundsystem Explained

By the cockiest man alive. Tony Andrews is a brilliant man with a brilliant product. But saying that he respects his competition would be the overstatement of the millenium, which is what this interview makes blatantly clear.

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We <3 BIG: Heart Installation in New York

We <3 BIG: Heart Installation in New York

Although Valentine's Day is over and done with, the KiBiSi Partners over at BIG keep everyone all loved up with this 10 foot-tall, interactive heart installation in Times Square

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Years Modified Turntable

Years Modified Turntable

It's 'sombre, experimental Monday' at AIAIAI HQ. Here's a turntable modified to play the inner rings of a tree like a record.

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Björk Biophilia Residency in New York

Björk Biophilia Residency in New York

Continuing her exploration of the link between, human beings, nature and technology, the Icelandic songstress announces the next step in her ambitious Biophilia project: a ten-night residency in New York.

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Fragment: Dan Snaith

Fragment: Dan Snaith

Here's the first full-length interview in our Fragments series. First up is Dan Snaith AKA Caribou talking about music, mathematics, intuitivity and DJing.

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Network Awesome: The New and Exciting Television Experience of Today!

Network Awesome: The New and Exciting Television Experience of Today!

Love TV but hate most of the mindless drivel that it churns out? Network Awesome's got your back.

Read Posted in Ideas by Diana
Interview: Com Truise

Interview: Com Truise

Posted in Labels by Ulrik

The New Jersey-based synth virtuoso tells us about 'seeing the sound before he can hear it' and his favorite sci-fi movies.

Quasi Dub Development release new iPhone App

Quasi Dub Development release new iPhone App

Rump Recordings' finest promote their latest album, 'Limousine to the Guillotine', in an attention-grabbing way.

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Interview: Jesper Kouthoofd from Teenage Engineering

The OP-1 synthesizer is now available in our webstore! Same goes for the PX-0 earphones made to match the OP-1 that we designed in collaboration with Teenage Engineering. To mark this joyous occasion, we caught up with Jesper for a chat about the OP-1 synth and the current state of music technology.

Working late at the AIAIAI HQ

Working late at the AIAIAI HQ

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Here's what happens late at night... when nobody's looking.

Good Copy, Bad Copy

Good Copy, Bad Copy

A documentary about copyright featuring Girl Talk and Dangermouse that you can never watch too many times.

Posted in Ideas by Diana Read
Yuri Suzuki’s Fantabulous Experimentation

Yuri Suzuki’s Fantabulous Experimentation

Royal College of Art graduate, Yuri Suzuki, is a man on a marvellously eccentric mission to reawaken our interest in the physicality of music in an age where digital media prevail. Old radios are transformed into Theremins and digital/analogue hybrid discs are played on vintage record players in the London-based artist’s lab where it seems as if everything is possible.

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Bizarre Instruments

Bizarre Instruments

An introductory guide to some of the most remarkable innovations/curiosities within music technology.

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Arne Jacobsen's House of the Future: Origins of the Flat Screen TV

Arne Jacobsen's House of the Future: Origins of the Flat Screen TV

Don’t press us on the sordid details, but we happen to be in the interesting and privileged position of sitting on documents that contain Arne Jacobsen drawings called ‘House of the Future’. Produced in 1932, a few years after the original House of the Future was designed, these documents display comprehensive drawings of what we’re quite certain has to be the world’s first flat screen TV.

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Fragments - Our Upcoming Series of Short Interviews with Creatives

We like to talk to people who know what they’re talking about.