Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cassius - I Love You So

Cassius - I Love You So: from Computerlove



Ed Banger group Cassius featuring the duo of Philippe Zdar and Hubert
Blanc-Francart unveil their latest video to their hit song 'I Love You
So'. The video is a true testament of the times with the iPhone making
a pronounced appearance. The video features an eclectic cast of Ed
Banger-affiliated personalities as they each play their part in the
performing of the song.

Download the iPhone app here

Generative audio visualization by Timpernagel for Skyence

Generative audio visualization by Timpernagel for Skyence:from Motionographer

Interesting generative audio visualization (generated in vvvv) by Timpernagel for Skyence’s INSCT (via CreativeApplications.Net)

I Have PSD…

I Have PSD…: from Motionographer

I Have PSD by Hyperakt

Awesome mix!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Technics 1200 Turntables Discontinued

Technics 1200 Turntables Discontinued: from DJTECHTOOLS

Earlier this week the Japanese turntable manufacturer, Panasonic, issued a statement to the Tokyo Reporter officially stating they will be discontinuing the Technics 1200mk6 turntable. After years of speculation that it would be going the way of the dodo, the economic hammer finally dropped and ended a solid 30 year run. Even though this site is decidedly controller focused, there is no question that the original dj controller was fantastic tool and will be well missed by all.
The following statement was issued from Panasonic headquarters to the Tokyo Reporter:
“Panasonic decided to end production mainly due to a decline in demand for these analog products and also the growing difficulty of procuring key analog components necessary to sustain production,”
the article also mentions:
Regarding the Technics brand itself, nothing has been decided other than the discontinuation of the mentioned products
This probably means that they will continue to produce the CDJ style equivalent called the SLDZ1200 Digital Turntable. However the SL -1200 MK6m which replaced the mk2 in 2007, is the only analogue turntable listed on Panasonic’s product listing page, and it is most certainly discontinued (see image bellow).

The defacto dj tool for decades, this turntable holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many djs. Most turntable based jockeys refuse to play on anything else and its easy to understand why. They are rock solid reliable, easy to use and built to withstand the brutal beating they receive night in, night out. In 1996, I pawned 3 guitars to purchase my first pair of 1200’s and after years of gigs, several cross country trips, and countless falls they are still spinning in the TechTools office today.


Besides their fantastic construction, there was one important element in the this turntable that separated it from the rest and enabled a entire new field of music: “turntablism”

That feature is the coveted direct drive system, which uses magnets to propel the platter in a rapid way that belts never could. This “third element”: magnets, is a force expertly leveraged by turntablists to enable them to do things with a linear peice of audio that the bare hands alone could not achieve. Its also an effect that controllers have yet to really duplicate well.


Turntablists like Q-bert above, have shown that the simple turntable combined with a mixer can be a remarkably expressive instrument. When used with great dexterity and extensive practice it can produce the full range of musical expression including attack, decay, amplitude and tone- all from a single sample!


The good news is that with so many of these turntables in circulation (3.5 million sold since 1976), and their robust build quality- there will always be turntables available for those that want them. Controllers will continue to get better and hopefully, someday, reach the level of quality required to replace such a historic instrument with features and performance that live up to tough demands of djs, controllerists, and turntablists alike!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

American Software

American Software: from Computerlove


Here is American Software, a short film inspired by the towering giants
behind the American software industry. That is, if Steve Jobs was a
rebellious punk rectangle, with guitar in tow, taking on King Bill
through a rock-off within some parallel counter-realist 8-bit geometric
vision of our world.

From Partizan director Gianluca Fallone

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Toyota Auris Hybrid: 'Get Your Energy Back' 3D projection mapping

The making of :

Hat-Trick's illuminated letters tell a London story

Hat-Trick's illuminated letters tell a London story: from CR Blog

Hat-Trick Design has unveiled a series of large scale illuminated letters on a hoarding site in London's Victoria. Each letter evokes a story particular to the area...

'We decided to design a typeface of illuminated letters, with each letter telling a different story for passers by to discover,' says Hat-Trick's Tim Donaldson of the project for Land Securities.

'For example 'B' for Busby bearskin hats, ‘P' for Pelicans – informed by the famous story of a pelican eating a pigeon whole in St James' Park (illustrated by Becky Sutherland) – and ‘W' for Westminster, etc. We then used the typeface to spell out words and sentences so it could be read from further back.

'We wanted to end up with a visually rich and eclectic set of letters to sum up the area,' he continues, 'the mix of past, present and future, heritage (royalty, architecture, famous residents), culture, art, green space, wildlife and so on. The style of each individual letter was inspired by the particular story it was telling. We decided the execution could be photographic, illustrative or graphic, depending on what best communicated it, and in a visually engaging way. Each letter became a project in itself.'

To avoid repeating letters the typeface also includes alternative variations. A couple of letters were also based on, or redrawn from found letters, such as a found gothic style 'W' for Westminster. The use of purple and silver refers to Land Securities' colour palette.

Some more examples of the thinking behind the letter choices: the 'D' for deckchairs in St James' Park was informed by the stripes on the fabric; the 'F' for the local farmer's market (famous for it's fish) uses a 'fishy' F combined with a close-up of scales texture; the 'O' refers to the Olympics as Victoria will be hosting the beach volleyball events.

Here are a few of the individual letters, plus a complete set of 26 characters.

Guggenheim and YouTube Team Up, Map Projections to Wright’s Spiral Shell

Guggenheim and YouTube Team Up, Map Projections to Wright’s Spiral Shell:from Create Digital Motion

I was pleased today to happen across the landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Guggenheim Museum building, peering out at me from YouTube’s logo today. See above for some fantastic, inventive projections mapped to the most famous architectural spiral on Earth. YouTube is also doing a live video event. It will, naturally, require darkness here in Manhattan.
Tune in to at 8pm ET (New York) for the full live streamed event! Music, collaborations, art and incredible video. This video is just a taster of the exterior projections, on the facade of the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
YouTube Play: Live from the Guggenheim will celebrate the 25 videos selected by the jury for YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative video.
8pm ET (New York)

1am (Oct 22) London

2am CET – Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Berlin, Rome

4am Moscow

9am Tokyo

11am Sydney

Daft Punk joins Phoenix on stages. ARE THEY BACK?

VIDEO: Daft Punk joins Phoenix on stage, seems totally pointless/lame from Hipsterrunoff

Every now and then, 2 bands will 'collab' on stage just to produce a bloggable meme that every1 has to blog because there is so much brand synergy that u can't 'pass it up', u have to let ur readers know that it was a meaningful experience, and if ur life was meaningful, u would have been there 2 experience it. Just read a bunch of blogs 'flipping their shit' abt Daft Punk joining Phoenix on stage. Watched like 10 minutes of shaky youtube clips trying to ascertain whether or not this was amazing/bloggable, but decided to go ahead and post it so u can have the same empty feeling inside as me.

Check out these entry levelers 'flipping their shit.' H8 collabs of bands on stage where they are clearly just trying to 'meme' and don't really ever unify their sound.

I remember back in the day, before Phoenix was mainstream and Daft Punk wasn't rlly a universal brand, I probably woulda vibed to this. Maybe in like 2k4. But c'mon. It's 2k10. Not gonna get excited about this entry-level mainstream collab going down at Madison Square Garden.

Here is another snuff-esque clip. U don't have to watch it. Really unfulfilling.

Here is some video clip by some guy who is sitting in the last row of the mainstream arena, but still felt inspired 2 capture this moment 4 youtube.

Should Daft Punk join Phoenix?

Do u think these French Indie Wavers are 'taking over America'?

Should America prevent French bands from 'getting too mainstream' and stealing our buzz dollars?

Are French ppl better at music than Americans?

Do they 'get' pop music?

Is Phoenix the most successful indie band in the history of indie?

Do u wish u were at Madison Square Garden to be a part of this epic moment in indie history?

Do u feel insignificant cuz u weren't there?

Do u think they made 'beautiful sounds' or were they 'forcing it' and it ended up making them both sound/look dumb?

Are Phoenix + Daft Punk 4 lamestreamers?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Adobe Museum of Digital Media

Adobe Museum of Digital Media:from Computer love
The Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM) is a unique virtual space
designed to showcase and preserve groundbreaking digital work and to
present expert commentary on how digital media influences culture and
The museum is an ever-changing
repository of eclectic exhibits from diverse fields ranging from
photography to product development to broadcast communications. To
inspire fresh conversation on the constantly evolving digital
landscape, exhibits are overseen by guest curators, each of whom is a
recognized leader in the field of art, technology, or business.

AMDM is a space unlike any created before. Because it is entirely
digital, it is an ideal gallery for displaying and viewing digital
media, as well as revealing the innovation and artistry within the
work. It is open to the public 365 days a year and is accessible from
anywhere in the world.

The building itself was designed by Italian architect Filippo Innocenti. Visit AMDM

Deadmau5 i5 @ Treasure Island Music Festival 2010

This new Deadmau5’s new live set-up is a Daft Punk rivaling semi-cube of visual wizardry!

Monday, October 18, 2010

‘Sunflower seeds’ exhibition (100 million Hand Made seeds)

‘Sunflower seeds’ exhibition: from Polkadot

The latest artwork in Tate Modern‘s Turbine Hall is ‘Sunflower Seeds’ by Ai Weiwei, 100 million hand made porcelain sunflower seeds have been spread over the floor. Visitors are able to walk over and touch the seeds.

More Here and Here

MovieReshape: Tracking and Reshaping of Humans in Videos


Dj Booths are Getting Crazy!

Dj Booths are Getting Crazy!: from DJ TechTools

With Djs playing bigger and bigger festivals, some top names have gone beyond the music to put together visually astounding shows that can be enjoyed by thousands of people, all at once. Top acts including Daft Punk, Deadmau5, DJ Shadow, Vitalic, and Etienne De Crecy are all equipped with next level visual systems/dj booths that give the audience a unique look into their performance. Continue reading for some mind bending videos including DJ Shadow’s brand new “Sphere concept” (above) and a simple way to create a similar effect without a giant budget.

Due to popular demand and increased expectations, a lot of big name producers/djs are taking their live shows to a whole new level. Even though some are incorporating instruments, employing midi controllers, or using custom software, in most live settings it’s pretty difficult to get a good vantage point to see them flex their skills in action. In addition, given the growing popularity of electronic music and the advent of numerous music festivals, artists are getting pressured to put on “a show” in the grandest sense. Case in point, check out Deadmau5’s mesmerizing current live visual show (that can be seen below).

It seems like ever since the Daft Punk pyramid gained international notoriety from their “Alive 2007″ tour, a whole slew of complex live visual setups have come to surface. While people have been creating quality light shows and on screen visuals for years it has only been recently that they have taken the natural next step to integrating visuals into part of the physical stage. A prime example of this is Etienne De Crecy’s EXYZT cube and Vitalic’s V-Mirror show below.

If you’re looking for a way to bring some live visuals into your personal setup, unfortunately there are not too many inexpensive options at this point in time. However, one budget minded option that would be relatively simple to work into your set is a midi controlled Colorsynth (shown below), that as a DIY kit only costs about $100 (for one).

However, if you’re really rolling in the dough you could pimp out your room with a Nightworks 3d LED cube, although your wallet could be empty for a while.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Winner of Vimeo Festival Award 2010


GAP pusses out on their sweet new logo bc ppl on the internet made fun of them

GAP pusses out on their sweet new logo bc ppl on the internet made fun of them: from Hipster Runoff

Recently, the popular American retailer THE GAP 'rebranded' with a sweet new Helvetica logo [link]. Basically just opened up photo shop, made a lil box, used the 'fade' tool, then wrote 'Gap' in Helvetica font. Pretty chill with me. Nothing wrong with Helvetty.

Then a bunch of ppl on the internet made fun of them because it was such a 'lame' logo. Anyways, it seems like The GAP reverted to their old logo just because their new logo was a trending topic on twitter. Do u think the GAP was 'cyberbullied' into changing their logo? Should they have believed in their identity?


“Since we rolled out an updated version of our logo last week on our website, we’ve seen an outpouring of comments from customers and the online community in support of the iconic blue box logo.

“Last week, we moved to address the feedback and began exploring how we could tap into all of the passion. Ultimately, we’ve learned just how much energy there is around our brand. All roads were leading us back to the blue box, so we’ve made the decision not to use the new logo on any further.

“At Gap brand, our customers have always come first. We’ve been listening to and watching all of the comments this past week. We heard them say over and over again they are passionate about our blue box logo, and they want it back. So we’ve made the decision to do just that – we will bring it back across all channels.

Kinda unchill. Seems like they shoulda made a logo that they believed in, and stuck with it. Wish they understood that when it came to branding/user-experience, the customer isn't always right. It is the brand's responsibility to curate a modern experience for their customers.

Maybe they are just trying to 'milk the meme' or something to get more 'advertising on blogs.'

Do yall think that the Gap is 'mad lame'?

Here is the rest of the press release where they 'totally puss out' and say 'we should have consulted yall with some sort of facebook voting system or something. Sorrie, but glad yall <3 our old logo.'

“In the meantime, the website will go back to our iconic blue box logo and, for Holiday, we’ll turn our blue box red for our seasonal campaign.

“We’ve learned a lot in this process. And we are clear that we did not go about this in the right way. We recognize that we missed the opportunity to engage with the online community. This wasn’t the right project at the right time for crowd sourcing.

“There may be a time to evolve our logo, but if and when that time comes, we’ll handle it in a different way. “

Do brands take 'random ppl on the internet too seriously'?

Was the Gap Helvetica logo really 'a failure' or is it just as forgettable as the old/new Gap logo?

Should brands ever re-brand?

Should all brands consult with relevant bloggers/super users before morphing their identity so that there isn't an 'internet uproar' abt their new logo?

Is The Gap logo the ultimate 'logo failure meme'?

Should the Harvard School of Biz write a Biz Case abt the Gap logo, and how this whole fiasco has no impact on sales?

R u gonna miss the 'new, old' The Gap logo?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

OhSnap Digital Illusion Promo. Fail Vs. Original

The left one is the "MAJOR FAIL" Version. The left one is strongly honor the concept of "Optical illusion"

Original version designed by LINGDUM via

BlogPress - iPhone

Monday, October 11, 2010


Designed by LINGDUM via SWERB (

Banksy directs Simpsons Intro

Banksy directs Simpsons Intro: from Computerlove

In case you missed it, tonight opening sequence for The Simpsons was directed by none other than the faceless british artist known as, Banksy.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

We No Speak Americano ft. Cleary & Harding

SKILLZ! Bow 5 times!

Gorillaz in Concert

The virtual rock band performs an exclusive concert from the Ed Sullivan Theater on October 7,

Dumpster Divers: Living Off America’s Waste « Thought Catalog

Dumpster Divers: Living Off America’s Waste « Thought Catalog

Dive! Trailer from Compeller on Vimeo.
Watch, listen and take action!

Unlogo Uses Computer Vision to Erase Logos from Your World

Unlogo Uses Computer Vision to Erase Logos from Your World: from Create Digital Motion

Unlogo Intro from Jeff Crouse on Vimeo.
As the Internets work themselves into a kerfuffle over Gap’s laughably bad logo redesign, here’s a different tack: eliminate logos from your world. Developed by Jeff Crouse, Unlogo is an entirely open-source project that draws on Intel’s incredible computer vision library, OpenCV, to train computers to see logos. It then replaces logos with other images, censoring the branding in your world.​projects/​816924031/​unlogo-the-corporate-identity-media-filter​projects/​unlogo/​​​p/​unlogo/​​group/​unlogo
Aside from giving users digital control over the presence of branding in their environment, the project is an interesting study in brand recognition, imbuing the computer with the knowledge of brand identity with which our own brains have been trained.
Personally, I’m not as bothered by the intrusion of logos so much as bad logos; I love the potpourri of remade Gap identities now circulating on the Web. But that’s the beauty of being able to employ computer vision in this way: it gives tech dominion over the ubiquitous hallmarks of corporate identity, and, through the mirror of the computer, gives us a chance to consider new ways of seeing through our own eyes.
Also, I’m proud to unveil our new visual look:

The Barbarian Group created a generative site, a sort of interactive art response to the Gap logo design.

YELLE - La Musique

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monet by Les 84

Monet by Les 84: from Computerlove

Renascent just showed me this site MONET by Les 84. STUNNING!
Take your Time, it's filled with beauty.