prostheticknowledge:

Unfollow
New piece by net artist Yung Jake who combines R&B pop with app aesthetics to create music video experiences, with a song about break-ups in the time of social media - video embedded below:


Yung Jake makes his MOCAtv debut with “Unfollow,” a music video about being haunted by the shadows of a relationship and the abundance of social media. To the internet rapper, the unfollow button is the only tool he has to move on from a relationship. But just as former flames run into one another IRL, the spread of imagery online continues to bring him to the past. Like his hero Drake, Yung Jake swags out his state of emotional vulnerability, inundating viewers with screens, feeds and braggadocio, so as to transform pathos into envy.

http://bit.ly/MOCAtvYungJake


Yung Jake will also be making his first IRL performance at MOCA tonight with this song.
Yung Jake has a Tumblr blog [@yungjake] here

prostheticknowledge:

Unfollow
New piece by net artist Yung Jake who combines R&B pop with app aesthetics to create music video experiences, with a song about break-ups in the time of social media - video embedded below:


Yung Jake makes his MOCAtv debut with “Unfollow,” a music video about being haunted by the shadows of a relationship and the abundance of social media. To the internet rapper, the unfollow button is the only tool he has to move on from a relationship. But just as former flames run into one another IRL, the spread of imagery online continues to bring him to the past. Like his hero Drake, Yung Jake swags out his state of emotional vulnerability, inundating viewers with screens, feeds and braggadocio, so as to transform pathos into envy.

http://bit.ly/MOCAtvYungJake


Yung Jake will also be making his first IRL performance at MOCA tonight with this song.
Yung Jake has a Tumblr blog [@yungjake] here

prostheticknowledge:

Unfollow
New piece by net artist Yung Jake who combines R&B pop with app aesthetics to create music video experiences, with a song about break-ups in the time of social media - video embedded below:


Yung Jake makes his MOCAtv debut with “Unfollow,” a music video about being haunted by the shadows of a relationship and the abundance of social media. To the internet rapper, the unfollow button is the only tool he has to move on from a relationship. But just as former flames run into one another IRL, the spread of imagery online continues to bring him to the past. Like his hero Drake, Yung Jake swags out his state of emotional vulnerability, inundating viewers with screens, feeds and braggadocio, so as to transform pathos into envy.

http://bit.ly/MOCAtvYungJake


Yung Jake will also be making his first IRL performance at MOCA tonight with this song.
Yung Jake has a Tumblr blog [@yungjake] here

prostheticknowledge:

Unfollow
New piece by net artist Yung Jake who combines R&B pop with app aesthetics to create music video experiences, with a song about break-ups in the time of social media - video embedded below:


Yung Jake makes his MOCAtv debut with “Unfollow,” a music video about being haunted by the shadows of a relationship and the abundance of social media. To the internet rapper, the unfollow button is the only tool he has to move on from a relationship. But just as former flames run into one another IRL, the spread of imagery online continues to bring him to the past. Like his hero Drake, Yung Jake swags out his state of emotional vulnerability, inundating viewers with screens, feeds and braggadocio, so as to transform pathos into envy.

http://bit.ly/MOCAtvYungJake


Yung Jake will also be making his first IRL performance at MOCA tonight with this song.
Yung Jake has a Tumblr blog [@yungjake] here

prostheticknowledge:

Unfollow
New piece by net artist Yung Jake who combines R&B pop with app aesthetics to create music video experiences, with a song about break-ups in the time of social media - video embedded below:


Yung Jake makes his MOCAtv debut with “Unfollow,” a music video about being haunted by the shadows of a relationship and the abundance of social media. To the internet rapper, the unfollow button is the only tool he has to move on from a relationship. But just as former flames run into one another IRL, the spread of imagery online continues to bring him to the past. Like his hero Drake, Yung Jake swags out his state of emotional vulnerability, inundating viewers with screens, feeds and braggadocio, so as to transform pathos into envy.

http://bit.ly/MOCAtvYungJake


Yung Jake will also be making his first IRL performance at MOCA tonight with this song.
Yung Jake has a Tumblr blog [@yungjake] here

prostheticknowledge:

Unfollow

New piece by net artist Yung Jake who combines R&B pop with app aesthetics to create music video experiences, with a song about break-ups in the time of social media - video embedded below:

Yung Jake makes his MOCAtv debut with “Unfollow,” a music video about being haunted by the shadows of a relationship and the abundance of social media. To the internet rapper, the unfollow button is the only tool he has to move on from a relationship. But just as former flames run into one another IRL, the spread of imagery online continues to bring him to the past. Like his hero Drake, Yung Jake swags out his state of emotional vulnerability, inundating viewers with screens, feeds and braggadocio, so as to transform pathos into envy.

Yung Jake will also be making his first IRL performance at MOCA tonight with this song.

Yung Jake has a Tumblr blog [@yungjake] here

lafuguedantoine:

You Could Soon Read An Entire Harry Potter Book In Under 90 Minutes With This App
Absolutely fascinating!!!

So happy to discover this during the second semester of my final year of law school.
prostheticknowledge:

FingerReader
Ring-like wearable device that can read aloud text as you guide it with your finger - video embedded below:


The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout: start and end of line, new line, and other cues. The FingerReader algorithm knows to detect and give feedback when the user veers away from the baseline of the text, and helps them maintain a straight scanning motion within the line.

Developed by the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT, you can find out more here
prostheticknowledge:

FingerReader
Ring-like wearable device that can read aloud text as you guide it with your finger - video embedded below:


The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout: start and end of line, new line, and other cues. The FingerReader algorithm knows to detect and give feedback when the user veers away from the baseline of the text, and helps them maintain a straight scanning motion within the line.

Developed by the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT, you can find out more here
prostheticknowledge:

FingerReader
Ring-like wearable device that can read aloud text as you guide it with your finger - video embedded below:


The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout: start and end of line, new line, and other cues. The FingerReader algorithm knows to detect and give feedback when the user veers away from the baseline of the text, and helps them maintain a straight scanning motion within the line.

Developed by the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT, you can find out more here

prostheticknowledge:

FingerReader

Ring-like wearable device that can read aloud text as you guide it with your finger - video embedded below:

The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout: start and end of line, new line, and other cues. The FingerReader algorithm knows to detect and give feedback when the user veers away from the baseline of the text, and helps them maintain a straight scanning motion within the line.

Developed by the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT, you can find out more here

thesmithian:

…the Hyperloop system…a new method that would transport people from one side of the US to the other in…45 minutes…the Hyperloop system [is described] as “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table.”

more.

Please please please please please.

prostheticknowledge:

Computer Architectural Designs From Frank Gehry, 1993
Taken from Acquitectura Viva v.28 January-February 1993 - via RNDRD
prostheticknowledge:

Computer Architectural Designs From Frank Gehry, 1993
Taken from Acquitectura Viva v.28 January-February 1993 - via RNDRD
prostheticknowledge:

Computer Architectural Designs From Frank Gehry, 1993
Taken from Acquitectura Viva v.28 January-February 1993 - via RNDRD
prostheticknowledge:

Computer Architectural Designs From Frank Gehry, 1993
Taken from Acquitectura Viva v.28 January-February 1993 - via RNDRD

prostheticknowledge:

Computer Architectural Designs From Frank Gehry, 1993

Taken from Acquitectura Viva v.28 January-February 1993 - via RNDRD

Why do the Google Map Icons perpetually cast their shadows as though the sun were setting in the West?

It’s 9:32 AM EST Google. In the year 2012 no less. 

You guys are our generation’s “tomorrow people”. You’re so cutting edge, your tablet PC gives you paper cuts. However, I don’t give a shit if you fly to work in a rocket car and drink free trade coffee from the future corpo-nation state Guatemala PrimeCafe LLC, if it’s 9:32 AM the sun is rising in the east and shadows are cast to the west.

You’re on notice Google. What would Anaximander say?

Just figure it out. ASAP.

CONSTRVCT - Design Your Own Fashion
Hello Tumblr,
See that girl on the right up ^ there ^ ? That’s my friend / whiskey mentor Jenna. She is a genius of fashion and just started a new company called Continuum Fashion. They do some next level Star Trek shit over there. It’s so fucking brilliant I cannot parse it with my tiny monkey brain. Enjoy this excerpt:

CONSTRVCT is truly interactive, user generated fashion. It’s a web-based collection where you can make your own designs. Turn photos into beautifully distinctive styles. We make your design with digital textile printing and sew it in your size in the highest quality. Every design is uniquely made to order.

They actually let you design your own dress, 3-d print it (!), and then ship that beautiful work of art to your front door.
Democratized fashion? Printing clothing? Internet? What the fuck does that mean Kobe Bryant?
Anyways, my girl’s wicked smart and you can find her KickStarter for Constrvct HERE. If you’re a fashion-y smart-y technolog-y type person, check out there BETA HERE. Let me know if you need an invite code. CONSTRVCT - Design Your Own Fashion
Hello Tumblr,
See that girl on the right up ^ there ^ ? That’s my friend / whiskey mentor Jenna. She is a genius of fashion and just started a new company called Continuum Fashion. They do some next level Star Trek shit over there. It’s so fucking brilliant I cannot parse it with my tiny monkey brain. Enjoy this excerpt:

CONSTRVCT is truly interactive, user generated fashion. It’s a web-based collection where you can make your own designs. Turn photos into beautifully distinctive styles. We make your design with digital textile printing and sew it in your size in the highest quality. Every design is uniquely made to order.

They actually let you design your own dress, 3-d print it (!), and then ship that beautiful work of art to your front door.
Democratized fashion? Printing clothing? Internet? What the fuck does that mean Kobe Bryant?
Anyways, my girl’s wicked smart and you can find her KickStarter for Constrvct HERE. If you’re a fashion-y smart-y technolog-y type person, check out there BETA HERE. Let me know if you need an invite code. CONSTRVCT - Design Your Own Fashion
Hello Tumblr,
See that girl on the right up ^ there ^ ? That’s my friend / whiskey mentor Jenna. She is a genius of fashion and just started a new company called Continuum Fashion. They do some next level Star Trek shit over there. It’s so fucking brilliant I cannot parse it with my tiny monkey brain. Enjoy this excerpt:

CONSTRVCT is truly interactive, user generated fashion. It’s a web-based collection where you can make your own designs. Turn photos into beautifully distinctive styles. We make your design with digital textile printing and sew it in your size in the highest quality. Every design is uniquely made to order.

They actually let you design your own dress, 3-d print it (!), and then ship that beautiful work of art to your front door.
Democratized fashion? Printing clothing? Internet? What the fuck does that mean Kobe Bryant?
Anyways, my girl’s wicked smart and you can find her KickStarter for Constrvct HERE. If you’re a fashion-y smart-y technolog-y type person, check out there BETA HERE. Let me know if you need an invite code. CONSTRVCT - Design Your Own Fashion
Hello Tumblr,
See that girl on the right up ^ there ^ ? That’s my friend / whiskey mentor Jenna. She is a genius of fashion and just started a new company called Continuum Fashion. They do some next level Star Trek shit over there. It’s so fucking brilliant I cannot parse it with my tiny monkey brain. Enjoy this excerpt:

CONSTRVCT is truly interactive, user generated fashion. It’s a web-based collection where you can make your own designs. Turn photos into beautifully distinctive styles. We make your design with digital textile printing and sew it in your size in the highest quality. Every design is uniquely made to order.

They actually let you design your own dress, 3-d print it (!), and then ship that beautiful work of art to your front door.
Democratized fashion? Printing clothing? Internet? What the fuck does that mean Kobe Bryant?
Anyways, my girl’s wicked smart and you can find her KickStarter for Constrvct HERE. If you’re a fashion-y smart-y technolog-y type person, check out there BETA HERE. Let me know if you need an invite code. CONSTRVCT - Design Your Own Fashion
Hello Tumblr,
See that girl on the right up ^ there ^ ? That’s my friend / whiskey mentor Jenna. She is a genius of fashion and just started a new company called Continuum Fashion. They do some next level Star Trek shit over there. It’s so fucking brilliant I cannot parse it with my tiny monkey brain. Enjoy this excerpt:

CONSTRVCT is truly interactive, user generated fashion. It’s a web-based collection where you can make your own designs. Turn photos into beautifully distinctive styles. We make your design with digital textile printing and sew it in your size in the highest quality. Every design is uniquely made to order.

They actually let you design your own dress, 3-d print it (!), and then ship that beautiful work of art to your front door.
Democratized fashion? Printing clothing? Internet? What the fuck does that mean Kobe Bryant?
Anyways, my girl’s wicked smart and you can find her KickStarter for Constrvct HERE. If you’re a fashion-y smart-y technolog-y type person, check out there BETA HERE. Let me know if you need an invite code.

CONSTRVCT - Design Your Own Fashion

Hello Tumblr,

See that girl on the right up ^ there ^ ? That’s my friend / whiskey mentor Jenna. She is a genius of fashion and just started a new company called Continuum Fashion. They do some next level Star Trek shit over there. It’s so fucking brilliant I cannot parse it with my tiny monkey brain. Enjoy this excerpt:

CONSTRVCT is truly interactive, user generated fashion. It’s a web-based collection where you can make your own designs. Turn photos into beautifully distinctive styles. We make your design with digital textile printing and sew it in your size in the highest quality. Every design is uniquely made to order.

They actually let you design your own dress, 3-d print it (!), and then ship that beautiful work of art to your front door.

Democratized fashion? Printing clothing? Internet? What the fuck does that mean Kobe Bryant?

Anyways, my girl’s wicked smart and you can find her KickStarter for Constrvct HERE. If you’re a fashion-y smart-y technolog-y type person, check out there BETA HERE. Let me know if you need an invite code.

newshour:

On April 12, 2011, a 59-year-old woman with a sensor implanted in her brain picked up her cinnamon latte with a robotic arm, brought it to her lips and took a sip through a straw, using only her thoughts.

It was the first movement Cathy Hutchinson had made in 15 years, after a severe brain stem stroke caused complete paralysis from her neck down.

More

<3 u science.

<3 u so hard.

“Thanks to technology’s mass appeal and accessibility, on a daily basis we collectively produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, and the growth rate is so high that 90% of all information ever created was produced in the last two years alone.”

!@#&^%$!!!!!! (Cellphone halts Mahler’s Ninth mid-movement)

Until today I’ve never been to a concert where a cellphone stopped the orchestra in the middle of a piece, but now I can check that awful milestone off the list.  I’ll try to record it as accurately as I can, with my still-jangling nerves.

It was in the fourth movement.  (Funny how these disturbances never happen in fortissimo passages.)  After the last climax, as the movement begins to wind down, toward that sublime last page of the score where music and silence are almost indistinguishable.  In other words, just about the worst possible moment.  (After a quick check of my Dover score, I think it was about 13 bars before the last Adagissimo.)  [UPDATE: commenters have pointed out that the phone was ringing in louder passages earlier in the movement.]

When we reached that passage, as Alan Gilbert turned to the first violins and the sound grew ever more hushed and veiled, the unmistakable chimes of the iPhone Marimba ringtone resounded loud and clear throughout Avery Fisher Hall.  (Checked on my iPhone afterward to confirm which one it was.)  And it kept on ringing, and ringing.  Gilbert kept on conducting for a few bars, but unbelievably, the sound kept on going.  (Doesn’t this guy have voicemail?)

Of all places, the offender was sitting in the very front row, center section, on the aisle (stage right).  In other words, right in front of the concertmaster.

Finally, Gilbert dropped his hands and stopped the orchestra, turned to the offender, and looked at him.  To everyone’s disbelief, the sound just kept on going, and going.  Someone shouted, “Thousand dollar fine.”

Gilbert said something like, “Are you finished?”  The guy didn’t move a muscle.  Gilbert: “Fine.  We’ll wait.”  And he turned to the podium and lay down his baton.

As the marimba kept on clanging, someone shouted, “Kick him out!”  Another echoed.  Some started to clap.  But then others shushed the hall down, preventing pandemonium from erupting.

Finally, it stopped. Gilbert: “Did you turn it off?”  The guy nodded.  Gilbert: “It won’t go off again?” Another nod.  Gilbert turned to the audience, and said, “Ordinarily in disturbances like these, it’s better not to stop, since stopping is worse than the disturbance.  But this was so egregious, that …” (I lost his words here), and the audience burst into boisterous applause.

Gilbert turned to the orchestra, said “Number 118,” and started up again, at the point where the trombones enter fortissimo for the last big climax.  I wish I could say you could have heard a pin drop from then on, but there were a few coughers; this is New York, after all.  Still, there was a palpable sense of tension from orchestra and audience, as Mahler’s Ninth finally found its way home.

–Michael

[UPDATE: I want to clarify that aside from the three shouts I quoted above, the audience was relatively restrained in its reaction; you could sense that people were upset, but they kept themselves under control, and actually shushed the few shouters so that Gilbert could deal effectively with the situation.  This wasn’t the concert-hall equivalent of road rage.  Another account at Superconductor corroborates what I saw and heard; go to Norman Lebrecht’s indispensable Slipped Disc (see our blogroll) for some interesting comments on this episode.]