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The Wilderness Downtown

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This Google Chrome Experiment called The Wilderness Downtown is beyond awesome. Maybe the best piece of digital execution I have seen in several years. If I gave away screen shots, it would ruin it. Sit through the whole song by Arcade Fire, and enter your actual address for best results. Chris Milk, you’re a genius.  Also, don’t touch/click until it asks you.  Just sit and watch.

Neo Gramophone

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The Neo Gramophone: Beautiful. Stunning, actually. Currently only available as a sculpture, but how about this for imagination:

Playing vinyl back in the days the gramophone is now able to play your personal musical selection via streaming directly from itunes or directly by loading music on it via bluetooth. A simple subsurface menu (reacts upon touching the menu area) provides easy playing, simple usage like the traditional gramophone. Clean and perfect sound is a must today so the inside of the neo-gramophone features multiple speakers and a subwoofer with the horn as the bass-reflex tube.

The Nike Music Shoe

The fact that these guys keep straight faces playing shoes is impressive.

Somewhere in a top secret location in Tokyo, break beat music duo, HIFANA (composed of KEIZOmachine and JUICY) discovered that Nike Free Run+ running shoes can drop beats like realtime samplers and no other. HIFANA eschewed a part of their regular break beat set up and hooked up the mixers and sound systems to Nike Free Run+ shoes. When bent or twisted, the ultra-flexible Nike Free Run+ drops different tunes and sounds.  Via Freshness Mag

3D Soundclash: London

How do we hear sound in three dimensions?  Check this video out, very interesting. People dancing to sounds moved around a room by a 3D joy-stick. Up to the ceiling and down through the ground.  Sophisticated and futuristic.

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