Magician Doug McKenzie

lw —  August 6, 2014 — Leave a comment

Doug McKenzie (who has produced magic for the likes of David Blaine) is one of the world’s premiere close-up magic artists. But Doug’s interest in the illusion goes far beyond typical street magic; he has made it his mission to incorporate new technologies into his work, making a seemingly mundane cellphone the key to a mind-blowing performance. We went out on the streets of New York City with McKenzie to watch him surprise and delight passers-by, and we learned quite a bit about where magic comes from in the process. Via CoolHunting

No Man’s Sky is a science-fiction game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.

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This is a collaboration developed by elevenplay×Rhizomatiks who has been the pursuing possibilities of relationship and interaction between the body and technology by interacting with a variety of hardware and devices such as robot arms and motor-controlled floating balls. In this new work, objects are arranged three-dimensionally in real space through a tracking technology and drone control system, and the work, in which dancers give performances, has been presented so as to find the possibility of a new bodily expression.


Dojo Rising – Cloud Control

Bizarre video for Dojo Rising off the new album Dream Cave from Australia’s Cloud Control. Catchy tune + strange revenge tale + creepy clowns = win.

Book written in twitter

lw —  September 4, 2013 — Leave a comment

I wrote a book in twitter on storytelling & design based on a course I teach at Columbia University. Written in tweets and available in 140 limited edition hardcover copies the project is an experiment in scarcity & abundance. Read More