Song of the week

February 28, 2011 § 1 Comment

Limit to Your Love by James Blake

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What app do you wish for?

February 28, 2011 § 3 Comments

If you are filled with crazy new ideas about web applications, or you desperately need an add to solve your problems head to the internet wish list to post your idea, and, who knows, somebody could implement it.

The internet wish list is, practically, a collaborative pinboard of ideas about apps or websites.The Internet WishlistThe best idea?  “I wish there was a shazam app for people’s faces”.

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Don’t be a template

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The art of making movie sounds

February 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

Have you ever thought that some of the sounds that you hear in a movie, such as the galloping of a horse, or the sounds of swords, are not actually real, but often created during production? Gary Hecker is a “Foley artist“, someone who specializes in creating everyday sounds for movies.

Right in time for the Oscars.

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A tale of twins (or how to explain relativity theory)

February 26, 2011 § 6 Comments

Do you often find yourself unable to explain eloquently relativity theory? Or even understand its exact terminology?

The tale of identical twins, drawn in a sketch book, helps us understand Albert Einstein’s Twin Paradox, and terms, such as time dilation and nonequivalent reference frames.

Video animation by Yuanjian Luo

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Why carve a wall, when you can blow it up?

February 26, 2011 § 3 Comments

Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, uses explosives to etch wonderful murals. Another case where the technique, rather than the end result, is the art:

Music by Orelha Negra

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Naked in the city

February 26, 2011 § 9 Comments

Each city has its ruins and its deserted spots. Manhattan, Paris, Berlin, Philadelphia, Seoul. Istanbul.  New York-based artist Miru Kim wanders around abandoned tunnels, catacombs, factories, shipyards and hospitals to feel the skin of the city. She climbs on top of bridges and, in her photographic series Naked City Spleen, she reinvigorates the romantic notion of spleen by pointing out the feelings of depression and isolation that reside in each big city.

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