Month: October 2009

Mos Def in Nippon

Definitely worth watching! Check the Ecstatic Mos Def on tour in Japan and get some perspective on where his head’s at, the importance of hip-hop and how the culture affects the world. Oh, and go get the new album, The Ecstatic!! One of the top 10 albums of the year…sure, there were plenty of good

R.A.D.

Sure, you’ve heard of the CAD but now we have RAD (Robot Aided Drawing). Jen Hui Liao has designed and built the Self Portrait Machine to assist the sitter withdrawing themselves. The machine “takes a picture of the sitter and draws it but with the model’s help. The wrists of the individual are tied to

Flat paper speakers..the future of sound?

If you’re slightly crazy like me, you’ve thought about the possibility of flat, flexible speakers and if you’re even partially out there you’ve considered paper speakers. Well, our dreams are becoming a reality. Scientists in Taiwan have developed a flexible paper speaker by sandwiching paper and CNTs together. ”Aside from use in family, stereo, or

Visualizing Music

Really dope motion graphics by Belgian artist Gwen Vanhee exploring new ways to interpret music. Finding new and innovative ways to translate sound to visuals and vice versa always fascinates me. The graphics by themselves are great but the context and execution really bring them to a higher level. I highly recommend checking out some

We Were Once A Fairy Tale

Crazy new video from Kanye West…say what you will but the man’s got talent, vision and balls…yeah, he makes mistakes too, just like a normal human being…plus, the dude vomits and bleeds rose petals!! UPDATED- sorry…didn’t realize the Vimeo link was broken..Kanye posted it on his own site so you’d think it was legit..anyway here

Stelarc

I’m sure many of us have thought about the possibility of adding to our body’s natural architecture. Well, Australian artist is known as Stelarc (Stelios Arcadius) actually does! Seen here is one of my personal favorites called simply Ear On Arm. The artist went through a series of surgeries to have a prosthetic ear implanted