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Connected Bike Culture, Skimmer, FourTrack

Matt Lingo

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Connected: Julius Shulman, Madrid 2016, Remixing YouTube, Rayogram

Julius Shulman

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Stanley Kubrick, the Napoleon Film


Following on from the fantastic ‘The Stanley Kubrick Archives‘ comes Alison Castle and Christiane Kubrick’s ‘Stanley Kubrick, the Napoleon Film’. The book covers the two years of obsessive work Stanley put into his unrealised film on Napoleon Bonaparte which is often referred to as the greatest film he never made. There’s nothing on Taschen’s site about the release but it’s available for pre-order at Amazon for a shade under £300.

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Connected: Mini V, Spotify, Archigram

Mini V

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Connected: Experimental Jetset, PingMag, Bloom

Experimental Jetset

  • Dutch design team ‘Experimental Jetset‘ relaunch their site showcasing a massive archive of work.
  • Sayonara PingMag – Tokyo based Pingmag decide to call it a day. A shame as they posted some great articles.
  • Bloom – A generative music application for the iPhone/iPod Touch from ambient godfather Brian Eno. Also available is a version of his ‘Oblique Strategies‘ card game, created in 1975 with Peter Schmidt.
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RjDj Shake


One further reason to get an iPhone. RjDj, an interactive music application that uses sensory input to generate and control the music you are listening to. The application uses ‘scene’s to define what you hear, these scenes react to audio input and/or input generated from the iPhone’s built in accelerometer and therefore reactively change what you’re listening to. On top of this there’s a built in recorder to record what you’re listening to. Sounds weird then check out Michael Breidenbruecker explaining the app.

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Connected: Songbird, Grids, Bamboo


  • Open source music player ‘Songbird‘ makes it to Version 1.0
  • Antonio Carusone of ‘Aisle One‘ launches his grid resource site ‘The Grid System‘. There’s some interesting articles and links on there plus a Flickr group that’s worth checking out.
  • Seeing a lot of Bamboo products this year including these great looking skate decks from Bamboosk8
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Weird Fishes

Tobias Stretch’s winning stop-motion entry for Aniboom’s Radiohead animated music video contest. Looks like there was some tough competition with 900 storyboards submitted, but his entry for the track Weird Fishes is a worthy winner.

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The robots are coming…

Cut Chemist

Genius. The video for Cut Chemists’ ‘My First Big Break’, shot with a 360° panoramic lens.

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Connected: Crouwel, Lego, Soundcloud

Wim Crouwel

  • There’s a great article over on the Creative Review blog about the reprinting of Wim Crouwel’s ‘Vormgevers’ poster and the process behind reproducing the artwork so that it matches the original ‘non-computer’ created design and all its imperfections. The reprinted poster is available from Blanka and looks fantastic.
  • Lego Wall-E as created by pixar animator Angus MacLane. Think Lego missed a trick here.
  • SoundCloud – Online audio platform designed for music professionals that’s come up with some clever ways of sending and receiving music.
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