Portrait Of The Ghost Drummer – The Choreography Of Playing

Portrait of the ghost drummer from odaibe on Vimeo. Ghost Drummer is a multidisciplinary project that explores graphic qualities in process of playing on a drum kit. Besides being a musician, drummer when playing is unconsciously engaged in an elaborate choreography. The drum sticks are the extensions of drummer’s hands like a brush is an extension of the painter’s hand. Motion-captured movements become a visual map over a time revealing fragile rhythm structures and invisible notations behind energetic instrumental solo…. Read more

New York Subway Map (As A Musical Instrument)

I loved the subway, as much as I loved the London Underground. When younger, like Julie Burchill, I used to say that my favourite artist was Harry Beck. Conductor: www.mta.me from Alexander Chen on Vimeo. At www.mta.me, Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s… Read more

BigFoot 2012 – Fact Or Hoax?

On the eve of the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich receives a long awaited endorsement from a former backer of Mitt Romney. Bigfoot thanks to the Doubtful Newsblog for finding this gem. Read more

Bridget’s Harmonics on Satie Gymnopédie No. 1 (Guitarrista)

One of my all-time favourites. Brought to you by Bridget – whose album you can get here. So do get a copy! And this? “Bridget’s amazing tremolo performance of Tarrega’s “Recuerdos De La Alhambra” all in one take.” Read more

The Day The LOLcats Died

Hello internet-black out – Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and Protect IP Act (PIPA). See you in February. Read more

NSFW – S*** Scientists Say

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Sounds Sciencey? Sharon Hill On CSICOP!

Go check it out!  My goal is to highlight examples of claims that are dressed up like science to sound more authoritative and official; point out those people who claim to use a scientific method to sound more credible or engage in sham inquiry; and unmask the impostors faking science processes in order to spin their way onto the stage of legitimacy. Each month I’ll bring you a new example of sciencey-ness that falls short of giving us credible knowledge… Read more

Hello!

I’ll be back to ‘proper’ blogging in February. Hello from ant1mat3rie on Vimeo. Read more

“Its You’re Guide To Spelling”

…since these days my rare free time is taken up with the minutiae of editing: “THEY’RE, THEIR. ITS YOU’RE GUIDE TO SPELLING.” – by Milton. Read more

SkepTrack Video – High-Tech Snake Oil

One of the excellent lectures that featured at Dragon*Con – I didn’t get to see this in person, but I met Jonathan Strickland from TechStuff later at another event and he was very cool. This lecture is worth catching, even months later, and thanks to SkepTrack – it’s here! Technology makes a lot of promises. Sometimes those promises are too good to be true. Learn about technological misfires, mistakes and outright scams with Jonathan Strickland from TechStuff. Read more

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