I can’t stop listening to Lorn’s new record, Ask the Dust. It’s sounds like it was made in a cavernously big deep and dark sub-sub-sub-basement somewhere. Soundtrack for winter.
These guys win the ‘awesomest company in Canada’ award. Hands down. They make thought-controlled computer interfaces. An early project was featured at the Vancouver Winter Games and allowed participants to control washes of colour projected in real time on major Canadian landmarks (Niagara Falls and that sort of thing). With their minds. They were founded by a group that includes visionary wearable computing technologist (and cyborg) Dr. Steve Mann, which should give you an idea how this technology may develop.
This is a very cool video about the seemingly otherworldly lives of very, very small things. It was made by the insanely talented motion graphics designer and filmmaker, Clemens Writh. I don’t remember where I first saw his work, but I remember being pretty excited when I saw his Macro Kingdom series last year. Then [...]
This summer, I went to Mars (it’s possible that it was actually Newfoundland’s Bonavista Peninsula and Fogo Island, I can’t remember). While there, I took advantage of the embarassingly rich supply of thundering fog-covered landscapes to make this unearthly little series. I enlisted the help of my awesome nephew and beautiful wife, who, despite the wind and rain, seemed eager to run around and set off smoke bombs. Good times.
The Burning Hell are the definitive purveyors of ramshackle punk-folk ukelele jams. This past summer they did a (unofficial) world-record-setting tour of 10 countries in 24 hours. They put on some of the most frenetic and unpredictable live shows you’ll ever see. Check them out the next time they’re in a town near you; which [...]