Logo Rodeo

Our man Bryan from Hong Kong did a very nice job on the logo roundup as part of a bigger showreel we are working on.

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Easing into the year.

Mid-May seems like a good time to start blogging for 2014. It’s been very busy the past few months here in the studio, lots to tell, lots to show. Watch this space.

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Anti-parabola propoganda

One of my favorite things. Take a few minutes and wonder at some math magic. Beautiful.

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Brain hacking with the pentatonic scale.

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation. Taken from 2009 World Science Festival, this is a couple of years old but i only discovered it now so for no other reason it is still relevant, totally made my morning, enjoy!

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The harder you work the luckier you’ll get.

One of my favorite writers, Neil Gaiman addressing the Philadelphia University of the Arts Class of 2012. It’s about 20 minutes long and worth taking the time to take this in.

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The External World by David O Reilly

Whoo! I found I had bookmarked this while I was building this website and blog and I had forgotten to post it, was like finding a fiver in the pocket of a pair of old jeans.

Anyway, go make a cup of strong tea, settle down for 15 minutes and watch this full HD on a big screen with the sound up, it’s about to get weird.

http://davidoreilly.com/

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data.anatomy by Ryoji Ikeda

I managed to catch this yesterday at MUMA- Kraftwerk, Berlin, (it was the last day unfortunately). Exhibited as a 3-screen video projection, it was an audiovisual installation by the acclaimed Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda in collaboration with Mitsuru Kariya, the development leader at Honda. The visuals were derived from the complete data set of the car.

But what made it really special was the setting of the stripped-out former powerstation, we walked in from 28+ sunshine to the cool darkness of the immense concrete space, up a stairs and towards the one huge screen. It felt like a scene from a sci-fi movie where the adventurers discover one final message from the aliens in the ruins of their civilisation. Afterwards we headed down the street to Kreuzberg to the Berlin May Day festivities where the Polizi were gathering en mass to crack some heads as the daylight faded, quite fitting with the post civilisation / dystopian feel I thought.

Be sure to watch the video below HD on as big a screen as possible.

www.ryojiikeda.com

www.dataanatomy.net

Images: itsnicethat.com

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Drum PLUS Bass: Mutemath

This is a very nice video of trickery and what would seem to be witchcraft if I didn’t know about stop motion. I was only recently introduced to Mutemath so I have a lot of listening to do.

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True Love Live Awesomeness

Live performance at the Florence Gould Hall in New York last September of Mrnorth’s Everything album (See: Artwork.) The whole concert will be released soon as HD DVD for your home viewing pleasure as soon as we get the packaging for it designed. And be sure to watch high resolution, full screen with the sound cranked up to 11.

You can find this and all of their back catalog on here.

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Slice and dice

I’ve been a long time fan of stop motion genius Adam Pesapane aka PES, but this one might be my favorite to date.

Enjoy more of his work at http://www.eatpes.com/

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“Umshini Wam” by Harmony Korine

“Umshini Wam” is a popular Zulu struggle song meaning “bring me my machine gun”. Staring Ninja and Yo-Landi of Die Antwoord.

I could watch these two all day.

 

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Kaffir* Culture

Very interesting short documentary by Kannan Arunasalam about a little known community of people in Sri Lanka and the struggle to keep their culture, language and music alive in the face of dwindling numbers. Their ancestors were originally taken from east Africa as slaves by the Portuguese to Sri Lanka in the 1500′s, a practice the subsequent colonizers of Sri Lanka continued.

(* The term ‘Kaffir’ is a derogatory and racist epithet in Africa and Europe towards people of African origin, but this is not the case in Sri Lanka.)

Check out more of Arunasalam’s work at www.Iam.lk

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I once had friends, I would love you to meet them, it’s too late of course, Oh God! Why did I eat them!

Paul Timoney illustrates his stories with a unique style and imagination which makes Paul, well Paul. One of a kind this kid and I had the immense pleasure of studying with him at N.C.A.D. in Dublin. You can discover more creations of his splendid mind on his facebook page here. He lives in Ireland.

He also performs his wonderful rhyming tales live, this one is Faraway Fox:

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