January 30, 2013 The Centrifuge Brain Project "We are proud of our history - a chronicle of passion and pioneering achievements in the realms of brain manipulation, excessive G-Force and prenatal simulations. Established in 1976 by Dr. Matthew Brenswick and Dr. Nick Laslowicz, the institute has never stopped doubting the generally accepted laws of physics."
January 29, 2013 Bonobo : Cirrus Cyriak's ilatest Motiongrapher, a music video for Bonobo’s “Cirrus,” features the same surreal looping technique for which he is celebrated, with source material mined from the public domain video treasure trove, The Prelinger Archive.
January 23, 2013 The Hurwitz Singularity Perspective, resin and powder. "The technological singularity" is a future time speculated in science fiction. At the singularity moment, a human made machine will design a machine more advanced than itself. This moment will mark the end of mankind's dominance. The singularity is the moment that machines become more intelligent than us. Some analysts expect the singularity to occur some time in the 21st century, although their estimates vary.
January 22, 2013 Java Junkie The cult classic film written and directed by Tom Schiller, produced and photographed by Neal Marshad. Peter Aykroyd stars as Joe the regular guy who orders his coffee from the pretty waitress played by Teri Garr. Joe's bent on getting what he needs... more caffeine, and when he steals some coffee the cops throw him into what else? Maxwell House!
January 18, 2013 Margot Henderson: Burning Bush Redheaded restaurateur Margot Henderson prepares an orange-hued feast in Kim Gehrig’s dramatic short, narrated by actress, model and fellow ginger Lily Cole. “I feel my coloring has formed part of my character,” says the spirited Henderson, co-founder of the British culinary gem Rochelle Canteen, housed in a converted school bicycle shed in east London. Here Henderson selected Spaghetti Bottarga as the highlight of her autumnal menu, a creation featured in her latest book, You’re All Invited. The Italian dish uses dried mullet’s roe, the so-called “gold of the ocean,” alongside dazzling, phosphorescent sea urchins, which the chef washes down with a classic Negroni as she wickedly watches her fantasy banquet table erupt into flames.
January 16, 2013 The Bay Lights - Interview with Leo Villareal The Bay Lights is the world’s largest light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high and inspired by the Bay Bridge 75th anniversary. Using 25,000 white individually programmed LED lights, artist Leo Villareal will create complex algorithms and patterns in a dazzling display across the bridge’s west span.
January 15, 2013 Profilograph (after Dürer) Studies in male profiles from Albrecht Dürer, transformed by Profilography — a method of tracing and extrusion through sequential profiles. The machine is made from 3D printed shells, mounted to laser-cut aluminum structure, rotating on a motorized spindle.
January 14, 2013 The Bigger They Come — Domino Chain Reaction A domino can knock over another domino about 1.5x larger than itself. A chain of dominos of increasing size makes a kind of mechanical chain reaction that starts with a tiny push and knocks down an impressively large domino.
January 9, 2013 Mark Landis - Father Philanthropy Standing next to 57-year-old Mississippi native Mark Landis in the watercolors aisle of a local art store, the words “master art forger” are the least likely to come to mind. Bald, stooped, and slight of voice, Landis looks more the part of a paint-by-the-numbers hobbyist. And yet for the better part of thirty years, this unassuming figure managed to dupe nearly fifty art institutions in over twenty states into accepting forged art works. Many still don’t know they’ve been tricked. Referring to himself strictly as a philanthropist, Landis never profited from this particular compulsion since he always “donated” the works in honor of his deceased parents or a distant relative.
January 8, 2013 Astronomy Domine — Pink Floyd Hans Keller, an influential Austrian-born British musician and writer who made significant contributions to musicology and music criticism, as well as being an insightful commentator on such disparate fields as psychoanalysis and football interviews Pink Floyd who perform when Syd Barrett was still the defining force of their sound.
January 3, 2013 Understand Music Music is a good thing. But what we did not know until we started with the research for this piece: Music is also a pretty damn complex thing. This experimental animation is about the attempt to understand all the parts and bits of it. Have a look. You might agree with our conclusion.