Mad Quickies: domestic soldiers, trash art, bird music, a crafty dog and more.
You guys, I’m typing this from my studio bunker at the epicenter of a massive, 10-day, free music festival. It’s actually the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Thank goodness for the netz. And three bags of coffee. And a freezer full of Twinkies. I have no idea what’s going on outside, but I know some excellent links you might enjoy. And here they are!
- Artist Lia Chavez makes art out of brain waves.
- San Francisco designer Noa Batle turned those little plastic warriors into Domestic Soldiers. Through his Kickstarter, he hopes to expand and mass-produce the line.
- Great Moments in Dystopian Knitwear.
- Attention Artists: Kalliopi Monoyios gives visual artists a simplifies copyright law into 5 main points.
- You probably don’t know Debbie Millman, but there is a very good chance you have regularly used products whose packaging she’s designed. I’m fascinated by her latest endeavor: she’s taking pictures of her packaging that’s been trashed.
- If you love old engravings and woodcuts as much as I do, then you will want to skim this gem of a post. Taken from Dr. Conrad Gesner’s 16th-century tome Historia animalium, here are 17 gorgeous animal illustrations.
- The week’s most interesting tumblr: Slug Solos.
Birds on the Wires
from the page
Winner of the YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial Festival.
Soundtrack available here.
Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn’t the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.
I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.
Here I’ve posted a short video made with the photo, the music and the score (composed by the birds).
Also check my live presentation of Birds on the Wires at TEDx São Paulo
Music made with Logic.
Video made with After Effects.
Bonus Monday Treat:
Lucy is a pretty crafty beagle
Featured image is from Historia animalium.