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Only in My Dreams: music video is like a time capsule from 1987

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in Video on Wednesday 29 August 2012

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti is at it again. The video for Only in My Dreams is like a time capsule from 1987: it will get you nostalgic for VHS tape and lo-fi 4 track sounds, and will remind you of how easy it was to fall in love with a new girl every few days. Brilliant! […]

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Kisses: new music video by dOP

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Wednesday 29 August 2012

dOP makes some deep and out-there house music, always cool and sexy. Check out the new video for Kisses, which was directed by Flavie Doubesky and a whole bunch of smooching dOP fans from around the world. dOP consists of Clement Aichelbaum, Damien Vandesande and Jonathan Illel. They’re performing at the Electric Zoo in New […]

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Astonishing Water Wigs by Tim Tadder

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Photography on Tuesday 28 August 2012

Tim Tadder is a creative visual communicator who has produced award winning work for Adidas, Bud, Coke Zero, ut his innovative Water Wig series is really putting him ‘a head’ of the game. These fantastic and bizarre freeze frames were created by dropping water balloons on some big bald heads.

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Dutch reality TV show about humans colonising Mars

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Trends on Wednesday 6 June 2012

Hello Mars, here we come! A Dutch company says it will produce the biggest reality TV show ever, centered around a group of humans who will colonize Mars. Mars One was founded by Bas Lansdrop, a Netherlands researcher from Delft University, and has the backing of Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Gerard Hooft. he firm claims it […]

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Hotel: a sculptural work made from scavenged signage

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Art on Wednesday 25 April 2012

Tom Fruinis a Brooklyn artist who just completed HOTEL, a new sculptural work made from colorful scavenged signage collected from all corners of the city over the past two decades and fronted by four-stroke red neon. The signs are made with hand-printed fruit and pizza, air conditioner repair advertisements, warnings, and phone numbers, all found in demolished pizzerias in DUMBO and in old warehouses on the Bowery. It’s a 50 foot tall marquee on the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn art show of new work by Troy Mattison Hicks

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Events on Friday 6 April 2012

My latest work represents a candy colored future where synthetic and human features are hard to distinguish, yet will be equally as beautiful. ’Hot Guys or Androids’ could be the alternate title of the series. The opening party is tonight at Yashar Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, between 6-10pm.

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Suddenly Heaven: a new song by Honeydrum

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Thursday 5 April 2012

Lo-fi pop aficionados Honeydrum have a new video for the B-side of their upcoming 7 inch called Stranger Calls, which is coming mid-April on AMDISCS. This song is called Suddenly Heaven and is suddenly over (short song!), which will make you play it a few times in a row because its so sweet. The Stranger […]

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1-Bit camera for your iPhone

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Products on Wednesday 4 April 2012

Back where we started! Here is the new 1-Bit Camera for the iPhone that uses dithering algorithms pioneered by Bill Atkinson and Bryce Bayer. Who needs a mega-pixel image when you could have grainy black and white kilopixel images at your disposal? Relive your days with a GameBoy Camera in your hand and have a brand new way […]

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Architectural lettering by Jing Zhang

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Illustration on Friday 23 March 2012

At first glance you might think you are in the middle of a Sim City when you look at the architectural lettering of London-artist Jing Zhang. Little people working, climbing tiny ladders, boxing up stuff. Unfocus a bit and you will find some very modern hieroglyphs that would make some future kid happy to learn the alphabet.

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Pop handbag line from Chay Su and Rika Lin

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Fashion on Friday 23 March 2012

Jump from Paper is a powerful pop handbag line frome Taipei-based design duo Chay Su and Rika Lin. Surreal in their simplicity, but amazingly cool, these cartoon-like bags would make you stand out in a crowd and might also make Jessica Rabbit swoon.

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Video for new Thieves Like Us single: Stay Blue

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Thursday 22 March 2012

Thieves Like Us has a new song called Stay Blue, and as usual, it’s a cool video montage from some obscure old movie. It’s a little disturbing, but also n amazing mix of synth bliss and video cut-ups. Their new album came out on March 20.

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Back from the Grave: pop perfection single from Chromatics

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Thursday 22 March 2012

Back from the Grave is Chromatics fifth single from their album, Kill for Love, shot on location while recording at Rossini’s Chalet in 2010. Very shimmery, very smooth, it really is pop perfection. You might recognize the band from the soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive.

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New Gorillaz video for DoYaThing

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Thursday 1 March 2012

I dig the new Gorillaz video for DoYaThing, featuring Andre 3000 and James Murphy. It may just remind you of your house in college. You can even download the song for free.

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Amazing video for Diplo and Oliver Twizt’s Go

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Tuesday 21 February 2012

Check out this tripped out video by Diplo and Oliver Twizt. Just watch GO and zone out to greyhound dogs that dissolve and reappear, releasing that last bit of LSD stuck in your spine from 1989.

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Eight nights of music by Kraftwerk at the Moma

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Events on Tuesday 21 February 2012

There will be eight consecutive nights of music by Kraftwerk at the Moma between April 10-17. Each night will consist of a live performance and 3D animation of the studio albums Autobahn (1974) thru Tour de France (2003). I’m going to hit up my favourite album’s night, Radio-Activity (1975) on April 12.

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