Friday, June 23, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Well, the young duo known for their lipsyncing abilities the world over, has graduated this week, from Art School no less. Yes, the two viral video kings, are both sculptors. And like their work on the web, they collaborate on their sculptures too. Check out their blog to see their work. Plus they mug for their cameras at the opening of their senior show, the text is in Chinese, but they're some great pics. BD Boys. And click here to watch their now famous videos!
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
I like the work of KozynDan (Kozy and Dan) a two person design team, that have some great illustrations. They have a keen sense of fusing Asian pop imagery with that of the everyday. Definitely worth a peek through their artwork section, they're are some real gems in there. This image graced the cover of the awesome magazine Giant Robot! And yes, those are falling bunnies coming from the wave's crest! Link!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
I don't follow Connie Chung, but apparently she had a cable show which was cancelled, who knew? So to go out with a bang, she decided to leave her viewers with a special song. I'm sure this is just one big media stunt, but I'll buy in, because at the end of the day, we all get to see Connie making a fool of herself, in style mind you, hence the long white gloves and smiling piano man. Have a look at her performance here.
The Online Times has an article about robots evolving into androids, and the different roles they will play in society.
"People are going to be having sex with robots within five years,” “My guess is that we’ll have conscious machines before 2020,” said Ian Pearson, futurologist-in-residence at BT. “If we put that in a robot, it’s an android. That is an enormous ethical change.” The article goes on to discuss the ethics of our relationships with said androids. Good short read, link
Monday, June 19, 2006
Here is a group of Summer Solstice "Naturalists" preparing themselves w/body paint for a nude bike ride around the town. Although this may be a practice run, since the solstice isn't till Wednesday... All in all, not very sexy, but some fun body paints, perhaps best viewed at home though (NC 17). slideshow
Here's what I know, mid-80's 4 AD super group, This Mortal Coil, releases the awesome record "It'll End in Tears" with the exceptional cover song of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren". This song becomes an instant classic, both haunting and beautiful. I believe David Lynch used it in "Lost Highway", and I'm sure it's been used in countless other things (car commercial?). But here is a rare live performance of this now classic cover song. With Liz Cocteau on vocals, this is one beautiful must hear performance. Buckley's raw lyrics and the song's sparse arrangement, make this song complete. Watch it now! And click here if you want to read the song's lyrics, which I totally recommend.
**thank's mr. schiprock!!