DJ Cavem drops some serious knowledge on this track, called “Wheatgrass.” When he’s not producing beats for hip-hop legends like KRS-One and Bun B, DJ Cavem is an educator and sustainability advocate.
In this awesome behind the scenes video, Cavem talks about food justice and the East Side Grower’s Collective in his home of Denver, Colorado. He calls himself an “O.G.”—organic gardener.
Videorative Portrait of Randall Okita by Sergio Albiac
Sergio continues his impressive Processing work, demonstrating his latest example of digital video portraiture which now has a much expressive brushstroke style. The portrait is built with videos, applied with a digital brush, creating a painterly moving collage:
Here I try to create a new type of portrait, one that goes beyond physical appearances, more “realistic” as it renders the founding blocks of the intimate world: memories, relationships and emotions. It is also a comment on the art of traditional painting, but expressed in contemporary media: generative video and interactive installation. It is an evolutive type of portrait that can be fed with more video memories, increasing “likeness” as time goes by. Also, it is a kind of “data visualization” of the emotional life: the installation version of the work uses online access to Wikipedia to infer emotions tied to your memories and displays new and “subconscious” interpretations of the person portrayed.
I’ve tried to condense several metaphorical layers in a work that required me to develop a whole new application (in Processing) to “paint with meanings” instead of colors.
More information can be found here
“The Story of Broke,” told in an eight-minute-long film (watch it here) released today via the Web, calls for a shift in government spending — and our tax dollars — away from an ailing “dinosaur economy” in which some of “last century’s” businesses, including large oil companies and agribusinesses, receive subsidies. The story proposes we invest in the future, allocating more funding to green solutions, such as zero-waste, renewable energy, and energy-efficiency projects.
Leonard says: “It’s time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let’s build it better.”
Various environmental groups and economic justice organizations, including the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Good Jobs First, National Priorities Project, and Physicians for Social Responsibility, among others, helped contribute to the story’s script.
The video and the project’s Web site aim to serve as resources and as springboards for discussion and activism. Check them out.
A conversation on LSD, from the Internet Archive.
Incredible candid conversation with Timothy Leary and some of the great minds of the day - Sydney Cohen, Al Hubbard, Humphrey Osmond, Myron Storoloff, Oz Janiger (who doped over 900 volunteers with LSD). Simply amazing bit of off-the-cuff history!
20 Hz (by Semiconductor)
20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualizations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception.
Weirdly prescient 1987 sitcom predicted the death of Muammar Gaddafi.
There was no shortage of crappy, short-lived genre shows in the 1980s, but only one of them accidentally predicted the death year of a newly deceased Libyan strongman.
In this bizarre scene from the pilot of the 1987 “guy comes back from the afterlife to make amends” series Second Chance, St. Peter tosses Gaddafi into the bowels of Hell in the far-off year of 2011. [Via Buzzfeed]
Fox News UK’s Don Ronson reporting from the front line at the Occupy London Stock Exchange protest and meeting the ‘proto-fascist hippy-sludge’ head on.
OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTEST/NYC - (September 24, 2011)
This is the 8th day of Occupy Wall st. I am proud of my fellow Americans for finally waking up, and doing something about the injustices of capitalist greed. The police really need to back the fuck off, 80 arrests so far? what is wrong with these pigs? Solidarity from Vancouver, BC.
I wish desperately I could be there. I am so proud.
When we hear a song that truly touches us, we feel an uncontrollable desire to move: to dance, to wave our hands, to express ourselves. This site offers an interactive experience that allows us to express ourselves…only with a paintbrush. The user can move the paintbrush freely across the screen just like when dancing or swaying his or her arms, but the brush will paint in sync with what is happening in the song and change size and strength according to the intensity of the music. Furthermore, the paintbrush, represented by a circle like that used in Photoshop, pulses in time with the song, splashing paint with each beat. It is like a living paintbrush that is connected to the music, letting you be drawn further and further into the song.