Project of the Day—Video game music and sound has been such an enduring part of the industry that it eventually began influencing music that had nothing to do with the games themselves. Beep: A Documentary History of Video Game Sound, is a film about that music and the people that made it.
This Infographic is brilliant, perfect for any students needing to research. I knew about half of this before I found it, but it’s pretty damn useful.
Good luck and you’re welcome to all students returning to school this year.
Lee returns to the old neighborhood, with cast members, new friends, and Beats.
Do The Right Thing is 25 years old now. This past week’s events in Ferguson, Missouri have made clear that the film’s depiction of racial tensions in America are still relevant (and Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” still sounds as good as ever)—but Spike Lee’s depiction of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn doesn’t necessarily resemble the Brooklyn and Bed-Stuy of 2014.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantazine is a book-sized magazine about one of the most divisive and notable artists of our time: Kanye West. Writers include: Adam Waito, Alex Rhek, Averill Smith, Chris Piascik, Michael DeForge, Michelle LeFade, Vladimir Kato, Amy Rose Spiegel, Anupa Mistry, Haley Cullingham,Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Kiese Laymon, Ohara Hale, Rawiya Kameir, Rembert Browne, Sasha Frere-Jones, plus an introduction by Ayesha A. Siddiqi.
The first thousand-robot flash mob has assembled at Harvard University.
“Form a sea star shape,” directs a computer scientist, sending the command to 1,024 little bots simultaneously via an infrared light. The robots begin to blink at one another and then gradually arrange themselves into a five-pointed star. “Now form the letter K.”
The ‘K’ stands for Kilobots, the name given to these extremely simple robots, each just a few centimeters across, standing on three pin-like legs. Instead of one highly complex robot, a “kilo” of robots collaborate, providing a simple platform for the enactment of complex behaviors.