Nintendo audio played by player piano and robotic percussion


YouTube: Nintendo audio played by player piano and robotic percussion (via Superlevel)

Ein bisschen wie im Stummfilmkino. Nur mit Games. Und Robotern:

This system allows for Nintendo gameplay audio to be played through an acoustic player piano and robotically controlled percussive instruments. The piano and percussion play live during actual gameplay, mirroring the sounds that would normally be created electronically. All audio, including music and sound effects, is translated in realtime so that it is produced by the instrument most closely resembling the characteristics of the original electronic sound.

Frosch beim Photobombing von NASA Raketenstart

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Ein Frosch beim Photobombing (Hi-Res) während des Starts der NASA LADEE Rakete zum Mond. YOLO! (via @AndreasSchepers)

A still camera on a sound trigger captured this intriguing photo of an airborne frog as NASA’s LADEE spacecraft lifts off from Pad 0B at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in a single frame by one of the remote cameras used to photograph the launch. The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain.

The Sounds of Science – Breaking Bad Tribute Mix

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Parallel zu den neuen Folgen von Breaking Bad hab ich noch mal alle bisherigen geschaut. 2781 Minuten, die sich gelohnt haben. Gleichzeitig 46 Stunden und 21 Minuten von denen sonst ein gewisser Teil ins Blog geflossen wären. Bleiben noch die letzten drei Episoden, denen ich jetzt entgegen fiebere. Um die Warterei zu verkürzen kommt mir (neben dem wöchentlichen Heisencast) da so ein prima Tribute Mix wie der von Mark Wayward sehr gelegen:

My mixed-up shout-out to Breaking Bad as it heads towards its finale, with a particular nod in the direction of the show’s composer Dave Porter and its musical supervisor Thomas Golubic. And to show creator Vince Gilligan of course for „Crystal Blue Persuasion“ – top selection!

Had a lot of fun putting this one together and it includes my ultimate pick if I were scoring a “cook” montage (the opener by Tortilla Factory) a guess at a song that might feature before the series ends (Joni Mitchell’s “Blue”) and a track by Ennio Morricone about “War, Peace, and Barbecued Chicken.” Salud!

Artwork is by Mike Mitchell (blog.sirmitchell.com) made for last year’s Breaking Bad Art Project.

(Artwork: Mike Mitchell / via Testspiel)

Undercover Graffiti Koffer

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YouTube: Graffiti Briefcase (via Hack a Day)

Bob Partington hat aus ein paar einfachen, analogen Komponenten einen Graffiti Koffer gebastelt, mit dem sich undercover Stencils sprühen lassen. Anzug und Krawatte sind optional.

Unfortunately, one of New York’s most popular art forms happens to be illegal. Fortunately, @bobparti has figured out an inconspicuous way to keep the authorities at bay. The stencils and the colors are configurable. The suit and tie that would pull off the look are entirely optional.

Punk Goes 8​-​Bit

Ein bisschen 8-Bit Punk für zwischendurch. Ob zahlen oder für umme entscheidet ihr selbst. (via supatyp)

Immediate download of 12-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Thanks to everyone who’s donated money so I could pay for more download credits! So far about 2,300 of you have downloaded this and I have had to buy additional download credits about 5 times. Your donations are GREATLY appreciated!!! …
if you wish to download for free, click ‚buy now‘ and set your price at $0

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Modern Blockbuster Trailer


YouTube: Monty Python and the Holy Grail Modern Trailer (via reddit)

Stéphane Bouley hat Szenen aus Monty Python and the Holy Grail, den ich als die Teenie auf VHS in der deutschen Synchro rauf und runter geschaut hab, zu einem modernen Trailer im Blockbuster-Stil arrangiert. Jetzt noch die entsprechenden Lego-Sets und die Pythons rocken das Weihnachtsgeschäft.