Music // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A brilliant use of 30 minutes of your day would be to watch this documentary on electronic music, "What the Future Sounded Like," a great find from our friends over at TWBE. "Post-war Britain rebuilt itself on a wave of scientific and industrial breakthroughs that culminated in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s. In this atmosphere was born the Electronic Music Studios (EMS), a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic electronic sound-scape for the New Britain."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
This is an incredibly hypnotic piece of performance art meets new media meets digital mapping meet projection. Bot & Dolly created this fantastic video that explores "the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera."
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
The second episode of Microsoft's Surface Pro: Behind the Scenes, a three-part series featuring an intimate look at creative inspirations behind the work of influential artists, features New York-based animator Christy Karacas and creator of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Superjail! Series. The episode follows Christy around his home borough of Brooklyn as he researches, creates storyboards and animates his characters all with his tablet.
Vault // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Evan Roth might be having the most fun of anyone in art. Not only did he create an algorithm that allows for his website to come up first when you Google search "bad ass motherfucker," but he is the man behind innovative and inspiring works for both web and the physical world, including the Graffiti Research Lab and Free Art & Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab), a web based, open source research and development lab. You know that Google Driverless car rampage? That was Roth and friends, and this is our interview with Roth in October 2010.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
When this video was sent to us the morning, with the simple YouTube description of "The Niagara Falls filmed from a DJI Phantom with a GoPro Hero 3," we knew it was going to be something of interest, or at least a good way to waste about 3.5 minutes. Then we cranked up the 1080 resolution, turned up the volume, and had a surreal few moments that made us have to pee and want to go to Niagara Falls.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Yesterday, at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Juxtapoz was invited to attend both a design and innovation summit based around Nike's new campaign, "Nature Amplified," and two new running shoe releases that will challenge and invigorate the notion of the running shoe. Nike, at its core, has always been about running, and we got to test out both the Nike Free Flyknit and Free Hyperfeel. But even better, we got to experience some pretty amazing visual presentations and installation showcases of both art and shoe, design and progression of technologies.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
e-David is a robot that, after being initially programmed, watches itself paint and decides on it's own where to add the next stroke and what color to use. Fashioned out of a welding machine, e-David was fashioned with cameras and sensors, five different brushes, a 24-color palette and taught to paint by a programmer. Watch the video after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
The Human Speaker collar is able to turn one's mouth into a speaker. It bypasses the vocal chords and transmits vibrations directly into the upper throat so wearers can play music by only moving their lips and mouth. Since the collar can only produce up to two music notes, the collar's compositions can become more complex the more people using it come together. Watch a video after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 12, 2013
February 2013 cover artist James Jean has teamed up with Pressure Printing to bring his Parallel Lives exhibition to life... er, to iLives. Parallel Lives has just been released as an iBook, "a 58-page collection cataloging James Jean’s 2013 New York solo show at Jack Tilton Gallery. The book contains 47 plates reproducing every drawing, painting and mixed media work in the show. The digital edition includes full-screen, Retina-resolution images and 179 additional process photographs."
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 10, 2013
The Camera Lucida is an optical device that was designed by Sir William Hyde Wollaston and used a prism to project an image onto paper for tracing. Some claim that many of the Old Masters used them but they now are only found in antique stores and on EBay. Come Pablo Garcia and Golan Levin who recently teamed up to design the NeoLucida with the belief that it will "profoundly change how people see, how they draw, and how they think about art."