Let’s make some muscle music!
It has been out for a little while now, but just for those of you that missed it: Terry Crews is an American actor and former NFL player. He also performs in a new commercial for Old Spice. Sensors are hooked up to his body and when flexing, it creates music from the attached, improvised instruments. When the video ends, you get the chance to play, too, using the keyboard:
Old School Wins:
When old-school arcade games invade, it’s up to today’s characters to stop them:
This month in “Whore” magazine:
A tourism magazine that cuts right to the chase. Now on newsstands around the world.
The United States’ most top secret beer just gained declassified status:
While people probably wouldn’t mind a few tax dollars being spent on the Commander in Chief’s home concoctions, Barack Obama funds this venture out of his own pocket.
4 million “limited” ABSOLUT Vodka bottles:
It’s tough to convince anyone that 4 million of anything can be considered “limited”, but as it pertains to ABSOLUT Vodka’s latest marketing campaign, the number rings true.
ABSOLUT Unique is a 4 million-bottle limited edition run, set for distribution in more than 80 international markets. The task required a complete overhaul of the manufacturing plant, including the installing of splash guns and programmable color-generating machines, which employ complex algorithms in order to ensure no two bottles are alike.
A meager 1K red-hot psychedelic ride into fractal hell:
Doing spectacular things with very little code has a long tradition in the ‘demoscene’. Born out of necessity when home computers were slow and memory space scarce, pushing against artificial boundaries became a popular “sport” when PC hardware power blew up. Time and again we’ve seen demosceners tighten the limits in search of a good challenge and do voodoo with 64 and even 4 kilobytes (see Hartverdrahtet here). At the recent edition of Assembly, a demoscene main event in Helsinki (Finland) with a 20 year history, this race for minimal footprint has reached a new low: 1 kilobyte (1024 bytes) or less! While technically 1k (and smaller) intros are nothing new, Assembly’s first ever “1 kilobyte intro competition” marks a breakthrough for the category. The winning entry:
The 10 highest-paid DJs in the world (darn I’m still stuck on 11):
With the increasing popularity and resurgenceof electronic dance music, better known as EDM, DJ paydays have also seen a record high.
The top ten “Electronic Cash Kings,” as Forbes calls them, earned anywhere from $7 million to $22 million in the past year alone.
As Forbes points out:
One need only look at the recent activities of the genre’s most prominent practitioners: Last year, Skrillex was one of the main attractions at Coachella; last month, Deadmau5 ended up on the cover of Rolling Stone; last week, Kaskade became the first electronic act to sell out the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The proof is in the hundred-dollar ticket prices, EDM is officially mainstream. And the top earners who hide behind computers with headphones on, all of whom are male, are reaping the benefits.
And unlike rock bands and pop stars who take home just one-third of gross ticket sales, DJ’s production costs are often extremely minor as they simply require a USB stick, headphones and a laptop.
Oh! I almost forgot! Tonight I’ll (number 11 on the list) be DJ-ing HERE (Pump, in the Amsterdam Sugar Factory).
Cool! Porcelain skateboards!
“Porcelain Decks” takes over Cali Helsinki, the streetwear concept store, for two weeks in 23.8.-8.9.2012. The exhibition consists of 12 different decks made out of porcelain that are illustrated with various ceramic techniques. In addition a short film made in collaboration with production company Cocoa and Angel Films is presented:
via Harri from http://www.agentpekka.com (thanks!)