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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Effervescent Brain Salt

[E.W. Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic has just been thoroughly trumped. -egg]

Effervescent Brain Salt: "
The best thing about effervescent brain salt is that it's not immediately clear whether it's salt to make effervescent brains even more delicious, or salt to give you an effervescent brain, or effervescent salt for brains. Also, it appears to come in a Tabasco bottle, and EVERYTHING THAT COMES IN A TABASCO BOTTLE IS ALWAYS AWESOME.

Effervescent Brain Salt


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just look at this awesome laser-cut banana.

Just look at this awesome laser-cut banana.: "

Just look at it.

Banana mania - Repper experimentation

(Thanks, Walter!)



ReBirth Synthesizer for iPad

[Schweet. -egg]

ReBirth Synthesizer for iPad: "

ReBirth for iPad

is a $15 multitouch synthesizer that emulates the Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines. You can create music on it and output the songs as MP3s.

Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a gorgeous-looking interface and you're ready to make killer tracks on your iPad. Share your music with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more using the built in sharing features.

Synth fans rejoice: ReBirth for iPad now available


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Science fictional music video set in near-future Indian city

Science fictional music video set in near-future Indian city: "

Alan sez, 'I love this video, done by Sean Wainsteim for You Say Party's'Lonely Lunch.' It looks like a standard science fiction mini-story, but set in the crowded streets and alleys of an early-21st century Indian city such as Mumbai.'

What he said -- not my kind of music particularly, but boy, those are definitely my kind of visuals. Thronged Asian city stalked by high-tech plague doctor swat teams? Yes please.


(Thanks, Alan!)


Mr. T: Gold Salesman. Supposedly Legitimate Financial TV Network.

Mr. T: Gold Salesman. Supposedly Legitimate Financial TV Network.: "

(Video Link)

You're welcome.


Steve Martin's gospel song for atheists

Steve Martin's gospel song for atheists: "

A reader writes, "From Austin City Limits (2010) Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers perform his original a capella 'gospel' tune for the non-believers among us."

Steve Martin: Atheists Don't Have No Songs


Six-year-old thrashing on a plank

Six-year-old thrashing on a plank: "

Asher Bradshaw is a six-year old skateboard wizard: watch him thrash like a fiend at the Venice Beach skate-park and marvel.

6 year old skateboarder Asher Bradshaw at Venice Beach Skatepark


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Imagining an augmented reality future that's not an advertising hell

Imagining an augmented reality future that's not an advertising hell: "

London design firm Berg and advertising agency Dentsu produced this short video, 'Media Surfaces: Incidental Media,' demonstrating a vision for a future in which media surfaces are everywhere, but are used to be playful, informative and to better connect you to your friends and family:

Each of the ideas in the film treat the surface as a focus, rather than the channel or the content delivered. Here, media includes messages from friends and social services, like foursquare or Twitter, and also more functional messages from companies or services like banks or airlines alongside large traditional big 'M' Media (like broadcast or news publishing).

All surfaces have access to connectivity. All surfaces are displays responsive to people, context, and timing. If any surface could show anything, would the loudest or the most polite win? Surfaces which show the smartest most relevant material in any given context will be the most warmly received.

Media Surfaces: Incidental Media

(via Beyond the Beyond)


Nick Hafermaas' eCLOUD at SJC

Nick Hafermaas' eCLOUD at SJC: "

My friend Louis Rossetto of Tcho told me about the gorgeous eCLOUD, created by Dan Goods, Nik Hafermaas, and Aaron Koblin. It's on permanent display between gates 22 and 23 at the San Jose International Airport. I'll be checking it out in a couple of weeks when I'm there.

The eCLOUD is a dynamic sculpture inspired by the volume and behavior of an idealized cloud. Made from unique polycarbonate tiles that can fade between transparent and opaque states, its patterns are transformed periodically by real time weather from around the world.