Map of the Known Universe

lw —  March 5, 2013 — Leave a comment

Awesome “Map of the Known Universe” by Spencer Charles made while he was an intern at Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co.

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(hat tip NOTCOT)

Youth Lagoon

lw —  March 3, 2013 — 2 Comments

Looking forward to the release of the new Youth Lagoon album Wondrous Bughouse next week.

Cross My Heart

lw —  January 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

Stumbled upon this music discovery meets street art installation hybrid. These boxes have been placed around Tokyo, London, LA, NYC and Vienna.

So far all I’ve found is the following cryptic description…

“…more than just a multimedia project, it’s an experience.”
“…brings the thrill of discovery back to music.”

I’m a fan of projects that mix creative code and story. Andy Willis’ Spotmaps is a Python-based data / color mapping project…

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The Colors From Your Favorite Movies, Mapped To 7,200 Pixels

What do your movies look like when each second is broken down to just one color? Fascinating, telling grids.

…inspired by Brendan Dawes’s Cinema Redux that simplifies each second of a movie into its most prominent color. These frames are then lined up 60-wide to designate a minute per line in a long tapestry of pixels that you could easily call art, or you could just as easily pigeonhole as a strictly scientific, anatomical view of a film’s color.

Hat tip (FastCo)

Away from the keyboard

lw —  January 15, 2013 — 1 Comment

The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard is a new doc that captures the controversy around the Pirate Bay and its founders. The doc will be released day and date at a major festival later this year. The filmmakers plan to make the film available as a free download at the same time it has its festival premiere. The trailer was released only three days ago and now has over a million views.