Sound art often makes for good public art – something about the way that it can either work as background, or create something to stop and focus in on and contemplate. Anyway – there is a new permanent sound installation in the parking garage below Edgemar Plaza in Santa Monica, read about it here, or just go check out it in person.
Starck designed a nice glowing optical mouse – cheap too. Take a peek here.
Design your own machine parts and have them milled (or laser cut, thermoformed, water jet cut, etc.) and sent to you, all via the web. I plan to take advantage of this one soon. ++++
I love the Ontario College of Art and Design’s new building. Will Alsop is one crazy mofo.. I almost can’t believe this wacky thing got built. +++
I made a quick little song last night in Acid Pro.. it’s based on part of the poem The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot, which I ran through a web based voice generator trying to read English in Spanish. All the other sounds are samples from the drum machine program Fruity Loops, a bit abused and at a different tempo than intended. Check it out here – The Hollow Men Part Three.
(Click on link to play, right or alt-click and “save target as” to download”
Michele and I were talking about Futurism for some reason the other night. So now you can too. +++
Here is a link to the Manifesto. Out of all the avant garde manifestoes, this is the best. ++++
Yesterday was the anniversay of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, a bold attempt on the Polish peoples’ part to take back the city, which then fueled horrifific revenge from the Nazis. Read about it here +++.