www.androp.jp/bell/ It's another music video in a browser - this time taking your message or tweet, transforming it into a calligram and allowing you to guide it & space through a punky balck and white animated landscape - risking degrading your m...Read More
A good song seems to carry a lot of work - and the interaction here is a little sluggish - but the experience is really fun. http://lights.elliegoulding.comRead More
via creativeapplications.net Watch this video by Memo Akten: It is probably what my mother would describe as "plinky plonky" music - but it is fascinating - and there is a brilliant blog post on how he went from there, to a 360degree installation ...Read More
That's too flippant - it really is a work of addictive genius. Wonderful (and so are all his other experiments. http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrixRead More
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via youtube.com Slight AE overkill, but cool to see Samsung France get 4m YT views re-animating a 2009 (?) 'dance sensation' (?)! - cutting to the chase I shouldn't like this as much as I do. OK. there. said it.Read More
via vaccinesvideo.com http://www.vaccinesvideo.com Clever idea from those clever fellows at Anomaly - you tag your festival instagram piccies with #vaccinesvideo and you end up in the pop video. Makes you wonder how on earth we're going to justify...Read More
via allisnotlo.st So it's LOTS of things... an homage to Japan, an HTML5 pop video (great to see) a Chrome Experiment (great to see x2) and a classic OK GO video of nonsense and leotards. Basically worth a watch: http://allsinotlo.stRead More
via androp.jp And of course it's personalisable... Interesting (am I just too cynical to not be moved by this at all? :( - feels a bit like an excellent & effective proof of concept.) Wish I loved it more. FastCo article here: http://www.fastcompa...Read More
via youtube.com Youtube confusing me all again.Read More
Pics + radio traffic + sonic sounds. lovely.Read More
via youtube.com Bringing together our favourite splice master with our favourite symphony superstars... full of win.Read More
Track Dropper is a mix between geocaching and filesharing, a physical piratebay. This app for android enables you te leave behind tracks out of your own music library on locations in the city. Anyone nearby can pick it up and add to your own. This...Read More
Love this! So cute that it plays real bells live in their office and that you can see them being annoyed by the really bad songs.This would drive me made - but the interface between digital and reality is very winning. Nice.Read More
this is simply beautiful. http://mta.meIt is so life-affirming to get to work with such talented folk.(the screenshot doesn't exactly capture the magic)Read More
via youtube.com and the music isn't bad either...Read More
So I've spent 24 hours desperately trying not to post this video for Microsoft's GarageBand-killing app 'SongSmith'....
...but in the end I heard it one too many times and realised it was inhumane of me not to spread the joy and laughter that comes with watching this 'so-undeniably-bad-it's-...-wait-no,-it's-just-really-incredibly-horribly-hilariously-bad' video to accompany the CES launch of the app.
You kinda assume they were going for the corny, tacky, cute angle - although why you would do that unless you genuinely assume that your core users are going to be musically illiterate, tone-deaf and pop-tasteless is beyond me. The app itself (going solely on the video demo) seems pointless, counter-productive and guilty of crimes against humanity. I mean - do we really need a lot of people who can't play an instrument, and can't sing to unleash a torrent of canned and digitally compiled pain on our ears? I for one think probably not.
But far more interesting is the video itself. It's just terrible. Terribly funny, true. Terribly long, also true. Terribly unconvincing except in demonstrating quite how little need there is in the world for such an awful idea. It's remarkable. I remain, a day later, astounded by it - and so, dear freinds, I felt obliged to follow far superior blogs and stick it up....
Just finally - keep an eye out for the super-best-top line: "Microsoft huh, so it's pretty easy to use?" To which the response appears to be - "Of course! Actually it's just an over-engineered toy for 7-year olds, but you can use it to write Grammy-winning Death Metal tunes. Go for it dude."
Seriously. I love it, almost as much as this...