01.02.16 by Jeff

Giveaway: Ultimate Ears Speaker Designed by Artist Nychos

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This week we have a fantastic giveaway designed by one of our friends, Austrian artist Nychos. Ultimate Ears have just released a limited edition version of their UE BOOM 2 wireless speaker, adorned with Nychos’ distinctive drawings (retail value $199 USD).

If you’d like to snag this deluxe speaker, let us know what song you’d listen to first, in the comments below! We’ll pick a winner on February 12th.

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28.01.16 by Jeff

Useless Info of the Day: How Often the Tears of Joy Emoji is Used on Twitter

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File this under: “If you’re really bored”. Matthew Rothenberg has created a website that tracks every time someone tweets an emoji, in real-time. It’s actually kinda scary how often people are using that tears of joy emoji. I have to admit I spent a minute watching and waiting until one of the bottom emojis was used.

Can someone please make this into a screensaver? Check out Emojitracker. (Thanks for the tip, Eric.)

27.01.16 by Jeff

Ouro Collective Brings Tentacle Tribe to Vancouver

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Ouro Collective (Above) / Tentacle Tribe (Below)

 

This is a heads up for any dancers in Vancouver, Ouro Collective is bringing acclaimed choreographer duo, Tentacle Tribe to Vancouver for a series of workshops next week (Feb 2nd, 3rd, 4th). The classes are open to all types of dancers, anyone who wants to learn something new! Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the workshops, you can get more info here: Tentacle Tribe Workshops.

We’re planning a video project with Ouro Collective, and really excited to see all the cool things they’re doing in our city. Watch a little Tentacle Tribe video below!

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26.01.16 by Staff

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared x Lazy Oaf Giveaway!

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Everyone’s favourite Internet web series “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” is now wearable thanks to a fun collaboration with the gang at Lazy Oaf.

We have two prize packs for Booooooom readers (one for guys, one for girls). All you have to do is tell us something that scares you, in the comments below (include the word GIRLS or BOYS below it to let us know which prize you’d prefer).

Take a look at the guys prize pack, and leave your comment below!

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22.01.16 by Staff

Machines Are Going to Take Over the World, Countdown To Singularity Tells Us How They Do It

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The Singularity refers to the moment Artificial Intelligence will exceed that of Human Intelligence and our capacity to control it. Scientists believe this event will take place around the year 2045. Lucky for us, the artists behind Countdown To Singularity are taking this existential threat seriously. Bas van de Poel, the project’s founder and curator, asked contributors to explore the different ways AI could bring us down. The result is a series of scenarios ranging from the development of amoral mechanized weapons systems to the slightly more mundane idea that we could all eventually be turned into paperclips.

Click below for a selection of the submissions. You can also visit the project website or click here to join the likes of Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak in signing the Future of Life Institute’s open letter calling for AI safety research.

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21.01.16 by Jeff

Designed on Surface: Mural Project

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Our pal Jasper Wong (co-director of the arts festival, Pow! Wow!) recently worked with Microsoft’s art initative, Designed on Surface, to profile 17 artists as they painted murals in 12 different countries simultaneously. Have a look at the results here.

20.01.16 by Jeff

Sponsored: The Experimentalist Gallery Highlights Emerging Romanian Artists

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Trojan Horse, installation by Alin Carpen

 

Romanian Creative Platform Experimentalist.RO recently held their first ever exhibition, featuring 30 emerging Romanian artists and over 100 works. Accompanying the work there were live drawing sessions with artists SeReBe and Robert Obert, and a sculpture crafted by Wood Be Nice. Have a look at more of the work below.

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19.01.16 by Jeff

Exclusive Deal for Booooooom Readers: 3 Months of Skillshare Premium Classes

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Heads up for any illustrators and designers out there! Skillshare is currently offering a special deal for Booooooom readers! 3 months of Skillshare Premium for $1. This gives you access to over 2,500 premium classes, with excellent step by step video tutorials, taught by many artists we’ve featured on Booooooom.

Now I haven’t tried out all 2,500+ classes but I have been slowly making my way through a bunch of them to find some worth recommending to you guys. The stills above are from Jessica Hische’s Drop Cap Letterform class, one of the 8 classes I curated for our special Booooooom page. Other classes I’d recommend are Jon Burgerman’s doodling class, Julia Rothman’s class on how to create repeating patterns, and Meg Lewis’ Basics of Photoshop.

Full disclosure, if you sign up through our special landing page it does support us! No pressure whatsoever, though! Even if you don’t wanna use our link, their site is still worth checking out! Platforms like these are going to put a lot of schools out of business.

You can watch previews of the classes by Jon Burgerman, Julia Rothman, and Jessica Hische below!

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14.01.16 by Jeff

This is what 8 million Instagram followers does to your notifications (0:38)


 
This guy’s gonna need an extra battery (or five). Demy de Zeeuw, the guy behind the popular soccer-focused Instagram account @433, shows the push notifications he gets after sharing a photo with his 8 million followers. File this under first world problems. Via: Reddit