13.03.15 by Jeff

Vancouver Event: Come to our Pencil Party at Collage Collage on Saturday!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you, to each and every one of you for sending in pencils to be part of our project with Tangible Interaction! Next week we fly out to Barcelona for the Internet Age Media festival and we’ll be using hundreds and hundreds of your pencils, mailed in from around the world, to build a sculpture out there. Stay tuned for updates!

Heads up for those in Vancouver! Tomorrow (Saturday March 14th) 2pm-4pm, we will be at Collage Collage (621 Kingsway) making pencils and you’re all invited! Kids, adults, and everyone in between! We will have pencils and art supplies there so you can just show up! It’s FREE. Come hang!

12.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day & Best of Instagram: @adamscarpenters

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This wins two awards: Video of the Day and Best of Instagram. I can’t believe I didn’t know about Adam Carpenter’s Instagram @adamscarpenters until now – hands down my new favourite person to follow! The video he just made for Shake It Little Tina’s “Low Cut Connie” is officially my way of life, and I would like to request that it be projected onto the ceiling above my casket at my wake, thank you.

Watch the video below.

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12.03.15 by Jeff

Animation: Still NYC

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I wanted this video to be even longer, it’s so good! Ynon Lan walked around NYC and made these fantastic little stop-motion pieces stitching together photos of things he saw over and over: taxis, brownstones, even Starbucks. Watch “Still NYC” below.

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12.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Jean-Pierre Roy

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Paintings by Jean-Pierre Roy wherein colossal figures battle out Roy’s own, personal demons and existensial questions.  Continue below for more of Roy’s paintings.

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12.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

From Computer to Gallery – Part Two: X + 1

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Part two of a look at how the art of today created on computers are entering the real world gallery. In this interview, we examine the X + 1 event at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, a night where net artists from around the world have their works projected around the vast space of it’s Rotonde architecture. Organized by Erin Gee, Benoit Palop, Sabrina Ratté and Tristan Stevens, the show selected a number of net artists who then themselves chose another creative to have their work shown (hence X + 1), noting the characteristic and importance of networking and creativity of the scene. Here we talk to Tristan about the event, and how such institutions are adapting to current creative movements.

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11.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Dinosaurs T.V. Show Re-Edited to Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize”

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This is the best. Earl Sinclair of the T.V. show Dinosaurs performs Biggie’s “Hypnotize”. Perfect editing by Twitter user Benjaminrrrrr, just disappointed that at 1:21 it didn’t cut to the baby. Watch the hilarious video below.

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11.03.15 by Jeff

Taipei-Based Artist: Shih Yung-Chun

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Glorious paintings by Taipei-based artist Shih Yung-Chun. I love these so much. Lots more images below.

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11.03.15 by Jeff

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Ordered to Pay $7.4 Million for Stealing from Marvin Gaye

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According to The Guardian, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s children for copying the late singer’s song “Got to Give It Up”, for their song “Blurred Lines”.

There are so many opportunities here for bad puns based on the two song titles, but all joking aside, this is actually pretty crazy. If you listen to both songs, it’s obvious that Robin Thicke and Pharrell were inspired by Marvin Gaye and that era, but I fail to see (hear) the plagiarism. What parts did they steal? The lyrics are different, the chord progression is different; I don’t understand the ruling.

I do think Robin Thicke is a spineless hack. He claimed he wrote “Blurred Lines” before the lawsuit, and then quickly threw Pharrell under the bus, claiming Pharrell penned the whole thing while he was drunk and high. He is talentless and slimey, but none of that changes the fact that these two songs are different. Marvin Gaye’s children do not deserve anything in this particular case.

If this goes through it’s setting a pretty scary precedent. I’ve embedded both songs below so you can compare the two. I honestly can’t figure out how they came to this decision.

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