28.11.12 by Jeff

Kelvin Doe / 15 year old self-taught engineering prodigy from Sierra Leone, Africa

Kelvin Doe / 15-year old self-taught engineering prodigy from Sierra Leone
Pure inspiration here. Kelvin Doe is a self-taught engineering prodigy from Sierra Leone, Africa. He builds everything from generators to radio transmitters from things he finds in the garbage! At 15, he’s the youngest person ever to be invited to MIT’s Visiting Practitioner’s Program for international development. Watch the profile on this gifted creator below!


Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

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    be right back, gotta go make something!!!!

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    Watching this makes me smile. It makes me know that it is not just a select few in privileged countries who are benefiting from technological advancements in society.

    No doubt our friend Kelvin will continue to change more lives in the future, and be a mentor to many in his community and the world.

    Keep it up DJ Focus.

30.11.15 by Staff

Amazing Collaborative Drawing Performance Between Human Artist and Robot Arm


“Drawing Operations” is an ongoing collaboration between New York-based artist Sougwen Chung and a robotic arm called Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, (D.O.U.G._1). Together the two draw in synchronized performance, with D.O.U.G. mimicking Chung’s movements in real time using a ceiling-mounted camera and computer vision. The arm was designed in collaboration with developer Yotam Mann.

Watch the beautiful video below!

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30.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Harriet Lee-Merrion


A selection of works by Bristol-based illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. More images below.

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30.11.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Isolaa “Heartless”


One of the freshest styles I’ve seen in awhile! Love this animation by Arnaud Laffond for Isolaa’s song “Heartless”. Watch the video below.

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28.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: j.frede


Beautifully combined images in this series by Los Angeles-based artist j.frede. Made with seemingly banal landscape photographs purchased at flea markets and arranged into a single scene, these collages effectively merge different times and places together, creating entirely new landscapes. The gorgeous framing is really makes this simple idea quite striking. More images from Fiction Landscapes below.

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28.11.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Soupcans “Siamese Brutality”


You won’t see images being moved by hand and an exacto knife done as entertainingly as this! Check out Montreal-based filmmaker/miniaturist Winston Hacking’s “paperteering” skills at work in the video for Toronto punk band Soupcans’ track “Siamese Brutality” below!

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