The OSTRICH Story A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke," and Fun With Ouijas, a batman fanfic I really wanted to do a Halloween one-shot but didn't quite finish in time for the holiday. I love the story and thought I'd put it up anyway. Better late than never and all that stuff procrastinators live by.
Reed Ghazala and Circuit Sound Artists in Videos, as NYC’s Bent Festival Gets Underway Circuit bending has a reputation as involving far-out, unstructured experimental noise, of real violence and distortion done to instruments. And there’s probably a place for that. But Reed Ghazala, circuit bending’s spiritual father and electronic practitioner, takes a more organic, evolutionary approach. Reed recently told me about his favorite application of his iPad, apart from exploring new experimental soundscapes with tools like the brilliant granular app Curtis. He brings it with him into the forest, using GPS for location, and tracking plants and animals, identifying the sounds of bird and beasts.
The 29 Best Charlie Sheen Quotes: The Definitive List from Charlie Sheen Quotes Wow, so this Charlie Sheen quote machine just won't slow down. I think it's safe to say that there's never been a human being in the history of talking human beings who has had so many amazing quotes. So many! And the scary thing is that it's been less than a week. Yogi Berra took like twenty years to come up with what, seven solid quotes? Sheen does that in his sleep (that is assuming Charlie Sheen ever stops tweaking and takes a snooze -- though from the fact that his skin appears to be falling off, that doesn't seem to be the case).
CDM + Handmade Music Lounge at Solid Sound: Meet These Sonic Builders, in 11 Noisey Videos The Swarmatron, made infamous by The Social Network, is just one of the crazy sonic creations we’ll be seeing this weekend. Photo credit: Joshua Sarner. This weekend in North Adams, Massachusetts at MASS MoCA, the band Wilco is gathering their very own music and arts festival, Solid Sound. It’s become a real oasis of unique programming, musical and otherwise, and I’m pleased to be a part of it. Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and I put together a showcase of some of the best musical builders and DIYers. We’ll be gathering this weekend and talking to all the artists, so any questions you have, we’ll have answers, wherever you are in the world, from Massachusetts to Moscow to Madeira to Macau.
Artist: Nick Gentry “Nick Gentry is a British graduate of Central St Martins and has exhibited in the UK, USA and Europe. As part of a generation that grew up surrounded by floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, he is inspired by the sociological impact of a new internet culture… …His portraits use a combination of obsolete media formats, making a comment on waste culture, life cycles and identity.
How to make DIY noise with feedback loops. DIY Noise With Feedback Loops You're interested in noise. Noise as an experimental music genre (if we can loosely call it that). Incredible macro-photography of people’s eyes He received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Yerevan State University in 2001 for research in the field of Quantum Chaos and investigations in the field of Quantum Technologies. Yet, Suren Manvelyan is probably best known for his stunning macro-photography. Especially popular is his series of close-ups of human eyes called Your Beautiful Eyes. Noise Band Pedalboard Question (Double Leopards) - GeekChat! Quote: From the photo you provide it's difficult to say if this is exactly what the Double Leopards folks are doing, but you're on the right track as to the general use of mixers by noise "bands". On a smaller eurorack kind of mixer like the one pictured, it's fairly safe to say that the effects are in the AUX send/return loop, and that a variety of sound sources (guitars, microphones and such) are plugged into the individual channels of the mixer. On a bigger, more complicated mixer, individual channels might have AUX send/return loops of their own, and this is where all manner of mayhem can be made. For example, I have run a synth into channel one of a mixer, eq'ed the heck out of it, cranked the mic preamp for some distortion, ran the AUX send through some effects into channel two of the mixer, Applied more eq and preamp, then ran the AUX send of channel two into the AUX return of channel one.
Otomata 16 Jul 2011 Click on the grid below to add cells, click on cells to change their direction, and press play to listen to your music. Update: Click here to get Otomata for your iPhone / iPod / iPad! Official facebook page: Also this reddit page has many examples: And there is a subreddit for Otomata:
Beavis Audio Research This is my first build using an arduino microcontroller. I wanted to create a simple tone output device along the lines of the 555-based atari punk console, but using solely the mcu as the tone generator. Unfortunately, that was just too simple a task with a microcontroller to play with--it was done in about five minutes and my mind was already forging ahead with a bunch of stupid ideas. Since coding the arduino is simple, I decided to set up eight tone "slots" and then sequence through them. A frequency knob would control the freq of each slot, and a separate tone duration control would allow me to get awesome eighties video game tones.
21 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photosphopped (Part 8) This is the latest edition of our most popular feature, in which we demonstrate that the truth is stranger than Photoshop. Here are more photos that will make every poster in the comment section scream "FAKE!" but are absolutely real. In case you missed the previous episodes, here's Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions, Part 6 and Part 7.
Cradle Chair: Big Basket Seat Rocks Adults Gently to Sleep There is no escaping those innate and early-learned associations – for some, it means sleeping to gentle noises on planes, and for others, the act of rocking tilts us softly into a deep slumber. Richard Clarkson and company wanted to create a kind of low-tech, sensory-deprivation, sofa-style seat where one can curl up and forget the workaday worries of ordinary life … and perhaps even doze over before you notice you are slowly falling asleep. While there is art and craft in this object, there is science that went into its design as well. Specifically, research into autistic children and those who suffer from RMD (rhythmic moving disorder) played a crucial role in the shape and structure of the result. For all its theoretical complexity, the final form looks quite simple (and extremely comfortable).
22 Professional Photoshop Image Enhancing Tutorials Adobe Photoshop is the premier tool for digital artists when it comes to professionally enhancing images. Whether you’re a beginner just learning the ropes or an advanced user looking for unique techniques to add to your Photoshop arsenal, you’ll find some tutorials here that you’ll surely want to bookmark. In this article, you’ll discover plenty of tutorials that deal with enhancing images, adding unique and impressive effects, and recreating digital replications of popular traditional photography techniques. 1.