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Shoryuken!

Sound and Vision and the kitchen sink

Beck performs the classic David Bowie song Sound and Vision, standing on a rotating stage, surrounded by an audience rotating around him, surrounded by more than 160 musicians and singers. The performance, directed by Chris Milk, was filmed with 360 degree cameras and binaural microphones. The interactive version of the video includes multiple lenses and audio origins, and uses utilizes facial tracking to automatically shift focus based on where you look. It is part of a series of re-imagined/rediscovered pieces of art called Hello, Again in support of a Lincoln motor co.

interactive version

non-interactive (aka fast) version

by Hello, Again

Euler’s Disk exhibits and amplifies the dynamic system of a spinning disk. It is the same physics as a coin spun on a table, but the disk utilizes an optimized aspect ratio to maximize spinning time. This video demonstrates the disk in use, notice the change in rotational frequency as the disk gets closer and closer to a horizontal spin.

available at Educational Innovations, Inc. (via GAS)

Duck Tales for the NES felt like one of those games that my family owned and loved, but wasn’t overwhelmingly popular. I guess I was wrong. The fact they are re-releasing a game that only holds nostalgic appeal  is awesome (at least, I don’t remember hearing about some new Duck Tales movie coming out). Hopefully they maintain the difficulty.

George

I know that George is no longer a popular baby name. It has fallen out of favor. But as of today, I officially became Scandinavian.