interactive talking plush portal turret

Leigh Nunan and I made a talking plush Turret from Portal. It can sense when you're there, when you pick it up, and when you knock it over, and it responds appropriately.

For more information, visit​projects/​portal-turret-plushie/
(As recommended by Riplakoidase.)

otomata: automatize your ambient, refresh your techno

Otomata is a generative sequencer. It employs a cellular automaton type logic I’ve devised to produce sound events.

Each alive cell has 4 states: Up, right, down, left. at each cycle, the cells move themselves in the direction of their internal states. If any cell encounters a wall, it triggers a pitched sound whose frequency is determined by the xy position of collision, and the cell reverses its direction. If a cell encounters another cell on its way, it turns itself clockwise.

This set of rules produces chaotic results in some settings, therefore you can end up with never repeating, gradually evolving sequences. Go add some cells, change their orientation by clicking on them, and press play, experiment, have fun. (otomata at, via technoccult, as recommended by tobal)

omi gibson - a wonderful mgs cyborg ninja cosplay

Omi Gibson is not only a talented cosplayer, she's the queen of Metal Gear cosplayers. Her latest photo set of a Cyborg Ninja prove exactly why she earns that moniker. (via kotaku)

damage’s razor coated candies 05

Monday averted, oubliettes, sinnerettes, barbitchuettes, freakalicious bastard breakers, orgasm fakers, gashers, gapers, arise! After all the technical trouble of the last weekend, here's a new edition of Damage's Razor Coated Candies for you, from electroclash to weird ambient. Something to make friends and enemies with.

I'm still looking for station ID makers. Chicks preferred. Ten-fifteen seconds of showing hearts, papers, CDs, satanic cleavage, half-devoured death masks and stuff are needed. On Youtube. So. Contact me. Now.


01. Nine Inch Nails - Everyday is Exactly the Same
02. autoKratz - Always More
03. Dave Clarke ft. Chicks on Speed - What Was Her Name
04. Ingrid Michaelson - Parachute
05. The Pierces - Boring
06. Tes La Rok - Cold Blooded
07. Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko
08. The Polyamorous Affair - White Hot Magic
09. Dead Disco - You're Out
10. Doda - Bad Girls
11. Iris - Closer to Real
12. The Pretty Reckless - Make Me Wanna Die
13. New Skin - Sweettalk (Misery Lab remix)
14. Butterclock - Milky Words
15. Zola Jesus - Clay Bodies
16. Vitalic - Poison Lips
17. WIT - Live in Montréal
18. Fagget Fairys - Feed the Horse
19. Mater Suspiria Vision - Inferno (2011, Live in Tilburg)
20. Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy
21. Future Sound of London - Lizzard Crawl


Életem legrövidebb és leglényegretörőbb blogposztjainak egyike. Elköltöztem és túladok a cuccaimon, vigyétek. Halom könyv meg DVD, egészen olcsón. Pesten lehet beszerezni őket tőlem, nem postázok, csak ha valaki többet akar. Nem tárolok el "szerintem majd kell, ha lesz pénzem vagy majd ha egyszer Pesten leszek" üzenetekre dolgokat, a tapasztalat azt mondatja, hogy ezeket sosem viszik el az illetők. Kösz a türelmet, itt a Google docs adatbázis, egyétek. Amíg itt láttok valamit, addig beszerezhető.

KIÁRUSÍTÁS, VEDD MEG DAMAGE EREKLYÉIT (lófaszt, csak erre odafigyeltek)

mondo: a 2011. áprilisi szám tartalmából

A mai naptól a Relay, az In Medio és a Tesco újságárusainál kapható egy triplapresszó áráért (790) az új Mondo, erről havi szinten bővebb híradást fogtok kapni, mert a szerkesztőség promógremlinjeit elvitte a busójárás meg a sugárban bele a tízezer éves hamvvederbe. Az áprilisi számban megemlékezünk a fukushimai tragédiáról (azért az egészen szomorú lenne, ha nem így lenne) és fókuszálunk az élőszereplős animékre.

Egészen vegyes dolgokat látok most a tartalomvázlatban, van például Blood live action, Usagi Yojimbo, Deltora Quest, A királyi ház titkai, Túléltem egy japán vetélkedőt! 2. évad, Verhetetlen Banzuke, Yawaraka Sensha, Ooran Kookoo Host Club, emellett recept, japán nyelvlecke, DVD- és könyvbemutató, cosplay, original artok, a zenei blokkban Girugamesh és Nana Kitade, Square Enix bemutató és vigyázat, génmanipuláció konzollal!

A havi Damage Report most tíz oldalban jelentkezik, kaptok két oldalt a Wolverine sorozatról, a többiben pedig a szokásos zene- és játékajánló, kitérünk a lokatív média csodáira, megnézzük, mi van az aktuális Philip K. Dick-adaptációkkal és a Tron-sorozattal, illetve egy oldalnyi editorial, in loving memory of Japan. Köszöntem. Vegyétek. (

how to represent Ghost in the Shell's cyberspace with a Kinect

Celebrating the 3D re-release of "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society"from March 26, Kayac Inc. has created a special promotional booth that places you right inside cyberspace.

Using Microsoft's Kinect Sensor visitors can interact with the virtual anime landscape in the Cyberspace System using just body gestures and movement. Your mission: Locate and capture the Tachikoma character in the cyberspace. Be warned, you only have a limited time!

No joysticks, no controllers, no buttons…Float freely through cyberspace just by twisting your body to turn, leaning forward or back to shift perspective, and placing one step in front or behind to move. You can finally "capture" the Tachikoma by sweeping down with one arm. (via vimeo)

coilhouse back issues are now available in pdf

From now through April 21, anyone, anywhere in the world with reasonable internet bandwidth will be able purchase DRM-free, high quality PDFs from the Coilhouse web store. This is the first time back issues of the magazine have been available in a digital format.

For $5 USD a pop, you can download And Other Curiosities (01), Beauty Is A Choice (02), The “Hold My Gold” Issue (03), Onaim, Perantes, Rasonastos (04), and Let All the Children Boogie (05) as individual digital issues, or at a discount price of twenty bucks for all five. Also, should ye be feelin’ flush and generous, you’ll have the option to pay a bit more, because this is an important fund raising push for us. (this is le pdf store, via coilhouserie!)

dancing with invisible light

A series of interactions with Kinect's infrared structured light. With these images I was exploring the unique photographic possibilities presented by using a Microsoft Kinect as a light source. The Kinect - an inexpensive videogame peripheral - projects a pattern of infrared dots known as "structured light". Invisible to the eye, this pattern can be captured using an infrared camera. The Kinect uses the deformation of this dot pattern to derive 3D information about its subjects (an ability which has already spawned an explosion of incredible digital art). (Audrey Penven's photography, via technabob)

child of eden - white gloves trailer

The actors in the trailer appear to be wearing white gloves - something that Mizuguchi's done in the past when showing Child of Eden's Kinect version at gaming events. This makes us wonder if white gloves are required. Mizuguchi tells Kotaku that white gloves are not required for Child of Eden, but wearing them can lead to "magic time". (via kotaku)

new hawken footage - mechas more claustrophobic than ever

Orihaus sent us a video the other day claiming New Hawken footage out, and boy does it feel claustrophobic in those mechas... and he's damn right, it feels way more along the line of Mechwarrior 2. Until further notice, rock on with these (, via rockpapershotgun from Orihaus on Twitter)

damage's razor coated candies 04

More ROCK, rage and leathered and laced up beauties in the new edition of Razor Coated Candies. Which has been going on for a month now. No experimentation this week (personal post coming up later as to the reason behind the no experimentation, the delay and the non-posting of the past weeks), only a few earfuls of some decent stuff that caught our attention this week. Thanks to all of you who helped with their ideas to get this one going, you all know who you are! Now I'm scheduling this post to sometime during the late morning hours and falling asleep before... By the way, this is a Dragontape.


01. Johnny Hollow - Hollow World
02. Porcelain Black ft. Lil' Wayne - This is What Rock N Roll Looks Like
03. Ladyhawke - My Delirium
04. The Knife - Marble House (live)
05. The Dresden Dolls - Backstabber
06. Jill Tracy - Haunted by the Thought of You
07. Pati Yang - All that is Thirst
08. Xymox - Imagination
09. Iamiamiwhoami - O
10. The Tenth Stage - Francois Martin (edit 3)
11. Stolen Babies - Push Button
12. Shiny Toy Guns - Major Tom
13. Rogue Traders - Voodoo Child
14. Versant - Out of Touch
15. Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar
16. Himawari - Wheel of Life
17. The Sugarcubes - Cold Sweat
18. The Eden House - To Believe in Something
19. Kerli - Walking on Air
20. Sawako - Boulder Planetarium 2007 CMKY