2012 AUDI e-bike

Introducing the new product this year from the Audi design. Two wheel cleaner and an unusually bright and aggressive means of overcoming obstacles and active lifestyles – E-Bike Wörthersee. Bike show at the annual exhibition and presentation of models of Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda. In the combined cycle technology and a variety of excellent performance and speed that Audi had learned from his extensive experience in motorsports. (more at

(, via hardergeneration tibor)

ARS ELECTRONICA: Spaxels in London

Earth Hour London


(Linz/London, March 24, 2013) Following its world premiere at the Linz Klangwolke in September 2012, the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s computer-controlled swarm of four-rotor mini-whirlybirds—so-called quadcopters—took to the air again on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in a role and setting no less spectacular than the exciting technology itself: as high-tech heralds of Paramount’s “Star Trek – Into Darkness” that’s opening in movie theaters on May 9th. A squadron of 30 LED-studded AscTec Hummingbird quadcopters hovered above Potters Fields Park near London’s Tower Bridge and, in conjunction with Earth Hour, formed a three-dimensional Star Trek logo in the night sky. “This production was a really big challenge, but that’s exactly what made it so fascinating,” was the enthusiastic response of Ars Electronica Futurelab Director Horst Hörtner. “And this assignment from Paramount Pictures also attests to the worldwide sensation we’ve created since our debut show last autumn at the Klangwolke.” Daniel Gurdan, CEO and Director of Development at quadcopter manufacturer Ascending Technologies, was also personally involved in producing this extravaganza. “The first time the Futurelab approached us, I thought to myself: ‘These guys are totally nuts.’ But it quickly turned out that they knew exactly what they were after. Now, not even a year later, this show in London impressively demonstrates what we’ve achieved in the meantime!” (more in the official press release | and the ars electronica blog)


In a cyberpunk future where memories are interchangeable, a desperate man finds his salvation in stealing whole lives to remake his past. As he reflects on a user that went too far he finds that the pieces of the past are difficult to put together and impossible to escape.
ANAMNESIS is a cyber-punk short film directed by Brad Champagne and Co-Written by Brady Nelson. The many creative people involved in this film were able to overcome a shoestring budget, bringing a passion and ingenuity to their work that utilized ingenious prop design and special effects to bring to life a story about how our memories make us who we are.


Arnhem has Qlimax and now - the QR porn room


Hotel Modez based in the Dutch city of Arnhem (close to Germany) has launched a guerrilla marketing product: the QR-code porn room, available for just € 119 per night. During your stay you might not get a lot of sleep though. From walls to pillows, the whole room is covered with QR-codes. Walk around the room with your smartphone pointed at the codes, and they will unlock a world of erotic dreams on your screen.

We'd prefer Qlimax, if we're in Arnhem.

BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-03-22


  • New Distressed Wood Figures by Aron Demetz: Working in wood, Demetz uses this material to highlight both the harmony and conflicts that exist between man and nature. These works are not only a reflection of human emotion but hark back to far more primitive origins of the first interactions between people and their surroundings.
  • How Not To Save The Scene: “We as a scene also have to stop holding to the idea that we are underground.”
  • Buckle Your Brainpan: The Primer Director Is Back With a New Film: A spaceship in the woods. This is what Shane Carruth sees one day, looking out the backseat of his parents’ car. It’s the mid-’80s, and Carruth—age 11—is being driven through the green-lined back roads of Alexandria, Virginia, his latest hometown. His father is an engineer, and the family goes wherever the work is, most recently bouncing between the suburbs of DC and Dallas. But because his father’s latest job is with a government defense contractor, Shane isn’t allowed to know what he does or even where he works.

  • We've Reached Peak Infographic, and We're No Smarter for It: I'm not ready for an infographic about the death of infographics, but I'm sure someone somewhere has already assigned that piece, and is just waiting for us all to click.
  • An Interview With Blush Response: “Those sounds were previously confined to EBM, but eventually they became less ‘strange’, and the collective consciousness allowed them into the Top 40.”

  • The Film Before The Film, A Short Film on the History of Opening Titles: “The Film Before The Film” is an informative short documentary that traces the evolution of opening titles through the history of film. The documentary was created by Nora Thoes and Damian Pérez, both students at the BTK University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
  • Short Documentary About Immediate Music, A Studio That Produces Scores for Movie Trailers: Immediate Music is a Santa Monica music studio that creates scores for movie trailers. The studio is extremely prolific—since 1993 their music has been featured in over 7,000 trailers and TV spots. Immediate Music co-founder Yoav Goren talks about his highly specialized work in this short documentary by SoundWorks Collection.

  • And as for our mad scientists...

    Missing Witch Doctor and Doktor Sleepless.

    What if Ghost in the Shell was real? (Arise)


    INFOGRAPHICS: Tastebuds in Numbers


    My latest infographic, done for the company I'm currently rocking with - that would be music-based community site Tastebuds. Check out all my previous infographics-related works here.

    MUSIC PRODUCTION: Trent Reznor in Studio, 2013

    Expect more music production and studio videos in the upcoming months.

    MUSIC PRODUCTION: Hecq forges music from noise

    Can't even describe perfectly enough the feeling of awe when watching a music production/insight video like that. HECQ's approach, his use of microphones (great idea with the hydrophone!) and how he calls his tracks living entities is just... reason enough to go back to his seminal album 0000 once again.

    VIDEO: New York biotopes

    My bachelor graduation project „New York Biotopes“ deals with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings of the metropolis New York City. A type of metamorphosis, where the newly developed vegetation assimilates elements of the city and makes them useful for their own purposes. These creatures and plants, partly mechanical, partly organically in appearance, spread more and more over the city and fill it up with life. (more on vimeo)

    VIDEO: Huron - Broken Science

    Toni Polkowski: This is my submission for "Anterior Cingulate Cortex". It's the name for the coming DVD from Perpetual Beta, a platform and network for the visualization of Netlabel Music that offers quality Graphic- and Motion Design to Netlabels and Musicians working under the Creative Commons License. The platform will be online end of 2012. More Infos on this project soon!
    It's a collaboration with the Berlin based musician Huron, who creates this amazing soundtrack for that movie.
    I wanted to create a mixture of experimental footage and martial art moves which should support the dynamic of the sound.
    (more on the `broken science` vimeo page)


    VIDEO: Hecq + Geso AV live set @ ASA2013, Leipzig

    Audio visual performance by Ben Lukas Boysen (Hecq) and Geso at Applied Sound Arts 2013, February 22, at Grassi Museum, Leipzig (Germany).

    VIDEO: Lumocité 2013

    Some of the city-lights could not be switched off, for this reason I've shared the 3d animation itself too, viewable on the left side.
    Many thanks for Nosaj Thing and his manager Todd C. Roberts for letting us use their music!
    Lumocité 2013 - Eveniment urbain illuminesque - was part of the Carnival de Quebec / February: 6-9, Quebec
    Organized by Alain Dubé / Alain Dubé Events

    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-03-07

  • The Emperor’s Vintage Clothes: how Goth and EBM recycled themselves: Like a rather bedraggled and dusty phoenix, goth has rebirthed itself in a way that echoes its 30+ year history as well as explores new ground.
  • 16 Ways The Crow and Robocop Are The Same Film: For no real reason other than for curiosity’s sake, I’m going to demonstrate how the first film adaptation of The Crow is essentially the fantasy version of Verhoeven, Neumeier and Miner’s sci-fi masterpiece. Where Robocop uses science to explain the plot’s impossibilities, The Crow uses the supernatural.
  • 4 Ways to Amplify Your Creativity: According to Bruce Nussbaum, author of a new book titled Creative Intelligence,”Creativity is learned behavior that gets better with training—like sports. You can make creativity routine and a regular part of your life.”



    ANGELSPIT - Sunrise
    Needle Fac†ory - Shut Up and Riot
    Videohead & Dead Sound - Degree
    Blush Response - Heathen Life
    Houratron - A699F
    ANGELSPIT - Massive
    Felix Cartal - World Class Driver
    The Prodigy - Smack My B*tch Up (Major Lazer RMX)
    Nero - Go Back
    ANGELSPIT - Defribrillator (Pull Out Kings RMX)


    VIDEO: Phurpa live at Extreme Rituals

    Yet another live recording of Russian Bon ritual chanter ensemble Phurpa. Missed them once in London (because of the book event that got canceled at the last moment) and once at the Extreme Rituals festival - here's a reminder for me and for every pathfinder reading this why we need to partake in more live events like this. This is shining gateway-opening darkness at its best.


    VIDEO: Amanda Palmer at TED - The art of asking

    Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.


    MUSIC FOR 2013-02-22 (Brooke Candy, Nexus Kenosis, Divines)

    Brooke Candy

    Nexus Kenosis


  • TOTAKEKE albums for free on Bandcamp for a limited time - one of the greatest albums on Tympanik Audio, grab all his stuff until you can!
  • CRL Studios presents: Reconnection isn't free but has an amazing list of artists from Tineidae to Millipede, A Field of Black Orchids or Sleepless!
  • NEON SHUDDER is a story set in a city worn down by the clutch of an overbearing presence coursing with neon blood flowing through a machine heart.
  • Zan Lyons performs in Berlin for TED

  • GAMES: The Sparkle 2 Evo

    Subtle, captivating, addictive. These three words describe the world of Sparkle - world in which you make a tiny aquatic creature evolve into becoming a grown, magnificent being. We give you control over your Sparkle's development and wellbeing, and you have one goal - to evolve. Whilst exploring the Sparkle Void, you find various nutritious elements to eat. Sometimes you will even have to fight for food with other species. You become what you eat - you get to choose whether your sparkle becomes a fast and aggressive carnivore, a sluggish but fast-eating herbivore, or an omnivore, whose features lie somewhere in between. Insight to your Sparkle's DNA strand will give you information about the progress and will help you plan which microelements you want to focus on eating next. You will also get to fight giant bosses from time to time. But there’s no rush to keep the game in full swing at all times. (MORE INFO HERE)


    GAMES: WATCH_DOGS open world gameplay

    As Wikipedia says about WATCH_DOGS, The storyline of Watch Dogs is built around the concept of information warfare, data being interconnected, and the world's increasing use of technology—questioning who exactly runs the computers they depend on. The game is set in an alternate reality version of Chicago, Illinois, which is one of many cities to feature a supercomputer known as a "CtOS" (Central Operating System). The system controls almost every piece of technology in the city, and contains information on all of the city's residents and activities which can be used for various purposes.. It pretty much sounds like the TV show Person of Interest to me. You'll see why.

    GRANT MORRISON: Spoken Word Performance at MorrisonCon

    Grant Morrison's spoken word performance with Gerard Way from MorrisonCon in Las Vegas. The first 90 seconds or so are missing but it is otherwise complete.

    DIE ANTWOORD: before Die Antwoord there was Max Normal and Max Normal.TV

    Amazing to see how Die Antwoord's stage and interview personae differ from those of their previous projects Max Normal and Max Normal.TV. Ninja and Yo-landi talking at length about their fuck-the-corp-hack-the-world attitude and looking like they've just came out of Hackers - this is just amazing, mental, post-cyberpunk insanity from a corner of the world where the future looks very, very different from what we've been fed. The future doesn't get any more interesting than this. (more on wikipedia, weirdestbandintheworld)