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Play House

Sound installation by Alex Allmont uses old LEGO to create a machine to generate electronic music - video embedded below:

Play house is an automata that mechanically computes and performs hooky and hypnotic acid house. Like a generative musical loom, a single drive turns a sequence of LEGO gears, levers and latches that mutate riffs and rhythm patterns. These are played out on analogue drums and synthesisers from the halcyon days of 1980’s dance music while the machine gradually shifts the timbre and space of the sound. In the piece the process of creation is laid bare so one can indulge in picking apart the interactions driving the score, seeing sound as it changes in sculpture, exploring our expectations in music, or simply rocking out to some fruity acid.

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My supa dupa friend Jean Khalifé a.k.a @JohnKaiserKnight got his sketches published in kaltblut-magazine !

Ch-ch-check him out!

Engineering company Festo is creating robots based on nature

German engineering firm Festo is creating a robot army. Sounds scary, right? But there’s no need to fear a “Skynet”-type apocalypse quite yet, because these robots want to do good by making laborious tasks easier in the factories of the future. And they’re using nature as their inspiration.

Festo summarizes the motivation behind their research on their website: “Gripping, moving, controlling and measuring – nature performs all of these tasks instinctively, easily and efficiently. What could be more logical than to examine these natural phenomena and learn from them?”

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(source : policymic)

"I want to push the technical boundaries of stained glass, and love the challenge of figuring out how to solve problems, such as creating open spaces in a pattern. Pattern and color are very important to me.: — Lesley Green

Read more» Featured Shop: Bespoke Glass | The Etsy Blog

via: etsy

"To be unwrapped with the greatest care"

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Graphic Design

via kateoplis

“The small ones, they specialize in cuteness. They try to be small and nice and cute.” - Tiny, 3-D Printed “Strandbeests” Are Like Pets You Never Have To Feed
source: fastcodesign

“The small ones, they specialize in cuteness. They try to be small and nice and cute.” - Tiny, 3-D Printed “Strandbeests” Are Like Pets You Never Have To Feed

source: fastcodesign

Ahhh! Woooh! What’s happening? Who am I? Why am I here? What’s my purpose in life? What do I mean by who am I? Okay okay, calm down calm down get a grip now. Ooh, this is an interesting sensation. What is it? Its a sort of tingling in my… well I suppose I better start finding names for things. Lets call it a… tail! Yeah! Tail! And hey, what’s this roaring sound, whooshing past what I’m suddenly gonna call my head? Wind! Is that a good name? It’ll do. Yeah, this is really exciting. I’m dizzy with anticipation! Or is it the wind? There’s an awful lot of that now isn’t it? And what’s this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like ‘Ow’, ‘Ownge’, ‘Round’, ‘Ground’! That’s it! Ground! Ha! I wonder if it’ll be friends with me? Hello, Ground!
Douglas Adams -The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Whale and the Bowl of Petunias
‘Clin D’oeil’ by Jazz Liberatorz#chill #music for a #sunny day

‘Clin D’oeil’ by Jazz Liberatorz
#chill #music for a #sunny day

nevver:

Calvin and Hobbes


Happy Monday!

nevver:

Calvin and Hobbes

Happy Monday!

Dating a Graphic Designer

"If your designer is unusually happy today it’s probably because they just stumbled across a bunch of boutique fonts. And they are freaking out."

via sergcast

True story.

Sesame Street Fighter

Sesame Street meets Street Fighter in this typing game put together by cocoalasca. Created in HTML5 and Processing.js, you have to type words as fast as you can to hit the opponent, but the stronger the character, the harder the vocabulary.

Try it out for yourself here

(source: prostheticknowledge)

SELF-CENTERED POST OF THE DAY!
Mam’zelle Fannette turned 4 today!

SELF-CENTERED POST OF THE DAY!

Mam’zelle Fannette turned 4 today!