Extraterrestria is DJ Qbert’s long-awaited follow up to his groundbreaking debut album, Wave Twisters (2001), and it features a pretty next level album cover. The printed cover is actually a set of functional Bluetooth MIDI decks and DJ controller that connects to iOS and OSX, making it the world’s first interactive album packaging.
QBert’s company Thud Rumble collaborated with Algoriddim and Novalia to create an album cover that allows fans to manipulate the album (or any mp3s) by moving their fingers along the surface. Apparently most of the copies will be going to those that funded the project on Kickstarter, with a small number made available through Thud Rumble.
Watch the video below to see it in action!
My favourite video series returns with a new episode! “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” is a project by Becky Sloan & Joseph Pelling (previously featured here and here) and is quite honestly one of the best things on the Internet. The writing is so funny (and creepy), the sets and costumes are terrific, and the combination of live-action and animated elements are flawless.
Burning Man 2014 is beginning right now in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. I’d heard that the festival had grown exponentially in recent years, but I had no clue it was this insane.
Vimeo user Roy Two Thousand has compiled a bunch of incredible time-lapse footage from last year’s festival that you have to see to believe.
Watch “Lake Of Dreams” below!
“Strandlines” is a generative single-channel video installation by artist filmmaker Michelle Higa Fox. Digital waves move back and forth across 400 pounds of sand. The waves corresponds to local tides, and no two waves are ever the same. Watch the video below.