Search

Refracted

KAZ: Pushing The Virtual Divide on Vimeo

The opening goes: “Flow state is the most optimal, most efficient mind-state we’re in . . . the majority of the time, even the best in the world, they’re working . . . they’re working really hard to bring them and their mind into a positive mindset and that’s where the real work is coz if you can hang out in the positive mind long enough the idea is that you’ll slip into no mind.” – Dr. Michael Gervais

[The film] KAZ: Pushing The Virtual Divide

Description: This film is about drive. It’s about the passion and creative drive of Kazunori Yamauchi, the architect behind Gran Turismo’s birth and breath-taking fifteen-year evolution. This film will trace his relentless willingness to challenge himself, to hold none of his past achievements sacred, and push beyond the virtual divide in his pursuit of perfection. Through the support of PlayStation, Kaz’s journey has forever changed the gaming and automotive landscape and in doing so, has redefined how we perceive the relationship between art, entertainment and culture.

[Direct Link]
Advertisements

Amazing cello cover of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck

One word to describe this – CLASSIC!

[Source: First spotted here]

Bullet Journal: An analog note-taking system for the digital age

Bullet Journal

For the list-makers, the note-takers, the Post-It note pilots, the track-keepers, and the dabbling doodlers. Bullet journal is for those who feel there are few platforms as powerful as the blank paper page. It’s an analog system for the digital age that will help you organize the present, record the past, and plan for the future.

By Ryder Carroll

Start making your own . . .

Bullet Journal 2

Flyfit:Unique Ankle Tracker For Fitness, Cycling & Swimming by FLYFIT, INC. — Kickstarter

Flyfit:Unique Ankle Tracker For Fitness, Cycling & Swimming by FLYFIT, INC. — Kickstarter.

Product Comparison

 

WHAT this is:

Lightweight, stylish and accurate. Start every day off on the right foot with the only device you’ll ever need to track and monitor your physical activity.

Feel it & Get fit! 

Finally, a one-of-a-kind smart fitness tracker designed for those who value form and function in their sports gear. Hidden inside the sleek design of the Flyfit band is an advanced module that seamlessly collects real-time data from every action in your day.

Whether you’re in hardcore training mode or just trying to get to the gym more often, Flyfit will help you to improve your performance and be the best version of you.

The Design

Passionate about fitness, the concept for Flyfit emerged from our own needs to find a well-rounded and accurate fitness tracker that also looked great. During vigorous workouts we wanted a small device that we could almost forget we were wearing, and then not struggle to get it off when we needed to.

Read more

A closer look at communities thriving in unexpected places | TED Blog

A closer look at communities thriving in unexpected places | TED Blog.

In Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, nearly seventy percent of the population lives in slums that seem to drape over every corner of the city.

‘Paul’s Boutique’ remade by Cheeba, Moneyshot & Food (Re-post)

‘Paul’s Boutique’ remade by Cheeba, Moneyshot & Food

Solid Steel Radio Show 31/8/2012 Part 1 + 2 – DJ Cheeba + DJ Moneyshot + DJ Food (taken from Ninja Tune’s Soundcloud and DJ Food)

Solid Steel in association with Serato (31st August) 3 years ago Solid Steel DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food had the idea of collaborating on a version of the Beastie Boys‘ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album made entirely from the original sample sources, shortly after Moneyshot aired his mix of their ‘Check Your Head’ album in the same way.

Finally the result is here, titled ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’ – each of them have taken a third of the album to work on and combined their efforts into a mix that will make you hear it in a new way. Aside from the original sample sources they’ve included commentary from the Beasties, vintage interviews, demo versions and much more.

The mix was over half way completed when they heard the tragic news of MCA‘s death in May so the impetus to finish it was instantly doubled and new meaning given to the project. It goes without saying that this is also a tribute to Adam Yauch and the legacy he left behind and we hope it will be embraced by Beastie fans around the globe.

Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way Mix – a tribute to The Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album

The mix debuted on Solid Steel via Strongroom Alive and above is the whole show with commentary and additional mix action from Coldcut and PC and the one below without chat and a download option.

. . . more

Solid Steel Radio Show 31/8/2012 Part 1 + 2 - DJ Cheeba + DJ Moneyshot + DJ Food
Solid Steel Radio Show 31/8/2012 Part 1 + 2 – DJ Cheeba + DJ Moneyshot + DJ Food

[Sources: DJ Food; Soundcloud – Ninja Tune]

 

Before They Pass Away – Portraits & The Book by Jimmy Nelson

A photography project: Yet, there is so much to learn in this world we live in. Many of us and our people descended from many other groups like these, over multiple generations. So much knowledge have been preserved and passed down, and it has largely contributed to where we stand today. A great way to celebrate these cultures and the people through this photography project. We must never forget where we came from.     

Here are some of the pictures:

Mustang_Nepal

Kazakh_Mongolia

Huli_Tribe

And don’t forget to watch Jimmy Nelson’s talk.

[Sources: beforethey.com; boredpanda.org]

“A Handy Tip For the Easily Distracted” by Miranda July – NOWNESS

The acclaimed author, artist and filmmaker dreams up an idiosyncratic solution to the interruptions of modern life.
Read the full feature on NOWNESS: bit.ly/1mS6Vnz

A film by Miranda July mirandajuly.com/

MoMA: Share Your Silence (Map)

“Cage’s 4’33” is a composition four minutes and thirty-three seconds in length, during which the performer—or performers—does not play a note. Often described as Cage’s “silent” piece, 4’33” was in fact meant to shift attention away from the performer, to the audience itself, and to the richness and variety of ambient sound. Reflecting years later on the 1952 debut performance, Cage wrote: “What they thought was silence, because they didn’t know how to listen, was full of accidental sounds.”

Use your mobile device to record the “silence” around you. Visit this web site to submit your recordings to MoMA’s SoundCloud dropbox. Indicate where you recorded it in the description field. Selected recordings will be added to this sound map.

This sound map was made in conjunction with the exhibition There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage’s 4’33”, on view from October 12, 2013–June 22, 2014 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.”

 

This Map Captures The Silent Spaces In People's Lives
This Map Captures The Silent Spaces In People’s Lives

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑