Remarks on a new piece of infographics I finished a couple of days ago for Tablet2Cases - a company not only focusing on selling cases for a great variety of tablets but also keeping a tablet wiki with relevant data running. Inside - pics on drafts and notes on how this infographics ended up the way it is. (Note: there are a few more infographics posts coming up like this on my related projects and a much bigger one on visual resumes, stay tuned!)
Need more infographics how-tos? Check out part 1 and part 2 of my ongoing series on how to make a visual resume.
A doctor converts sound into organisms. When his creation is reproduced, the townsfolk become trapped in an evolving, terrifying world. (via quietearth.us)
A doctor has invented a strange new technology that converts sounds into protective organisms, which he uses to shield his precious flowers and plants. But when his creation is stolen, reproduced and used on a massive scale by The Authority to shield a town from perceived terrorism, the townsfolk become trapped inside a bizarre, evolving living structure. Copelia zooms in on one story from the entombed city: Engineer Bill Brigmann is divided by the evolving shell from his wife, Agatha, as they share their final intimate days together in a beautiful, yet terrifying world. (even more on watchthetitles.com)
(Comes from SLC Punk!, a great movie more relevant now than ever featuring all-time favourite Matthew Lillard (if you grew up on Hackers, Cereal Killer's a fave for sure), kindly recommended by Moiré.)
One of the best underdog industrial rock tracks I've heard in a long time. Yes, they are THE Machines of Loving Grace off The Crow soundtrack and yes, they had tracks way better.
HAUJOBB just released their latest IDM/electro donationware EP Let's Drop Bombs on Bandcamp. Since their ascent with acclaimed albums like Solutions for a Small Planet or Vertical Theory, their comeback album last year, New World March, was an obvious letdown to oldschool fans - less hypnotic, less rhythmic, more mellow and downtempo and definitely out of sync with the grit-teeth emotional rollercoaster we so came to know. (Still, key tracks like Let's Drop Bombs, Dead Market or Membrane keep the album afloat.) EPs apparently come with better selections of tracks - similarly to the Nomenklatür remix on the previous release (Dead Market EP) -, this one comes with Crossfire (Amnistia Modification), an extended version of LDB and a Horrorist remix for Membrane - enough for a few listenings and quite worthy of support. ROCK!
Thieves is exemplary. And problematic. A cyberpunk short film focusing on an interrogation gone completely amok, it's both great for its writing/background story and how J.G. Barnes and his crew tries to deliver the best out of a $300 budget and a crew of amateurs. At the same time - its obvious shortcomings are needlessly emphasized by its promo campaign and its unintelligible intensity. Still, as I said, good writing. Verdict? 4/10.
God twitches. Facial muscles and hand-eye coordination goes out the window. The first woman really was created from the first man. Behavioural conditioning probably inspired by Aphex Twin, a grin never completely primordial, nor balancing on the edge of cocaine-induced grit teeth mania. Sleeping. Perchance to dream. God might have been an intergalactic surgeon with faulty implants. If his hands went faulty, what of his brain? Welcome to Ebbëto's Analog, an arthouse experimental sci-fi short coming from Brazil. Verdict? 10/10.
Above, that's the work of controversional hentai artist and Urotsukidōji creator Toshio Maeda and this, this is planetdamage.com telling you to go support adult indie literary sexpunk zine FULL METAL ORGASM.
Sexpunk is the geometrical focus point in the triangle of cyberpunk futurismo, gonzo brainspit and adult filth. Carrier waves and viral vehicles are mostly Japanese (glowjob-infested Tron porn remakes do not even come close, although Bizarro literature does have a strong flavour in how current sexpunk really is) and most of the stuff I find in this scene come via Brent Millis, editor of the fanzine Full Metal Orgasm and writer of actually intriguing and great materials like BUKKAKE BRAWL (find more on him at junkdna.tumblr.com and also at amazon.com) and also an editor behind Kizuna, a a mixed-genre anthology of short fiction created to help orphans in the disaster-devastated areas of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima.
So, Brent has already launched his first issue of FMO and he's now campaigning for funds for the second issue - the IndieGoGo campaign site is here, at least go and read what he has to say about it before deciding to spill some well-earned new yens his way. ROCK!
My long-time friend Sylwia just gave me a heads up on a new Hitachi-related creative competition called Driven Creativity Competition and just by the description of it I could name at least two dozen regular readers who would go on an actual creative spree, so stay wired and heed the words of wisdom below.
Just before you would go work on your own submission, do spare a few minutes of your time and give a vote to Thery's Leviathan, the track above. Not that I would do an endorsement like this regularly, but Thery kicks some symphonic shredding ass, so spread/vote him up NOW! (vote here!)
Entry is free and the competition is for both pros and amateurs across Europe*.
Have your creative drive rewarded with a high-performance G-Technology storage system or €5,000 towards your next project.The categories of the competition are: Short Film, Animation, GoPro Active, Photography and Music.*The G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2012 is only open to residents of United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and Russia who are 18 years of age and older. Entry is free and you can enter only ONE submission in photography, film or music. Only work created in 2011 or 2012 is eligible. Entries close 24th September 2012, with the category winners announced on the g-technology.eu website.
Entry is free and the competition is for both pros and amateurs across Europe*.
Have your creative drive rewarded with a high-performance G-Technology storage system or €5,000 towards your next project.
The categories of the competition are: Short Film, Animation, GoPro Active, Photography and Music.
*The G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2012 is only open to residents of United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and Russia who are 18 years of age and older. Entry is free and you can enter only ONE submission in photography, film or music. Only work created in 2011 or 2012 is eligible. Entries close 24th September 2012, with the category winners announced on the g-technology.eu website.
(Links sent by @sajtoshu and @honeymooncroon - dunno the source for the goggled monochrome crow lady of ROCK)
Back in the business from the world's second hottest capital. Look grateful. I'm writing this post during the 2-hour time window when my brainmeat actually delivers production. What I have for you now is films - full-length and trailer-phase -, sent to me by readers of ROCK!
ANALOG tells the tale of a machine traveling in deep-space which has as a primary function the preservation of a living organism: a man. Strange events with biblical analogies begin to occur, disturbing the machine and making it rethink it’s priorities. (more on analog's vimeo page)
I wrote about Analog last March when its trailer was released on QuietEarth - now Ebbeto, mastermind behind Analog dropped me a mail and sent me the link to this wonderful monochrome monogatari - expect longer review when the brain is not overheated - YOU ROCK!
Set in the year 2071, where technology has brought mankind to the brink of colonization on a planet named Gaia, one man takes on an isolated mission and discovers unearthly horrors that could bring an end to life on this planet. (more on seed's vimeo page)
This was one sent over by Jeremy Stanz - short's by the same Tyson Wade Johnston who did Exist last year. Looks intriguing and there's certainly a chance of any spacefaring colonizer meeting him/herself in any hostile environment, hope it doesn't come to that point. Or I hope it does! (Thx, Jeremy!)
Ever dreamed about a real Wu-Tang infused martial arts flic? RZA's latest book The Tao of Wu and his samuraiity in the latest season of Californication somehow gave away the inclination and now it's finally here with a red band trailer - THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS featuring not just the Master RZA but also Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung, Lucy Liu, Dave Bautista and a lot more... dying to finally see this on screen! Synopsis goes like this: In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Six months passed since the last retrospective post and I'm doing my best to avoid the red alert heatwaves of Hungarian summer in innumerable kinds of shadows both in- and outside the country borders - sort of an ideal time to claw up the brief list of 2012 so far. Includes Scoville attacks, more coffee, more pictures and lots about... frequencies.