listen to ‘shadow days’ in its entirety
yes, claver.nu the original is back in business as never before.
Only in dutch tho. sorry.
|—||David Cross (via carlmayer)|
My incredible talented and creative friend Ron had an idea: FIY, not to be mistaken for FYI. The idea is as simple as it is brilliant. You take a couple of concertgoers with a mobile phone, let them film the live music from their point of view, gather all the footage and edit an awesome video from all of it (with the permission of the artist ofcourse), supported and synced with high quality registration of the livemusic.
Want to join in at Pinkpop2010? You can! And maybe win Lowlands tickets or a Nokia phone/camera!
“de beste filmers maken kans op een Lowlandskaart of een Nokia X6. Kortom laat je nu horen, dan delen we je in en roep ook je vrienden die al een Pinkpopkaart hebben even op om mee te doen :) Mail nu naar firstname.lastname@example.org of twitter @fiyconcerts om je te melden.”
I’m starting to get the feeling that technology, and especially ‘social media’, is experiencing its own version of the Droste effect. I’m sure this has something to do with my own “digital diet” (as soupsoup referred to it) but there’s something slightly mind-numbing about using all this high technology to deliver information about itself. It would have sounded silly to have heard the promise as a child, “one day in the future we’ll all carry miniature computers, and they’ll all be linked up to each other, and we’ll use those computers to bicker and piss and moan about our miniature computers.”
I’m starting to wonder if there isn’t enough actual tactile culture - either in quality or duration - that can make full use of the incredible bandwidth that can now transmit it. Isn’t “using” something different than “employing” it? Look at record making in the ’60s; stereo sound, once it was made easily available to mixing engineers, was absolutely exploited to foolish extents until it settled in so that the ability to use stereo didn’t confuse itself with the need for it.
I get it, the stuff is neat. We know. The iPad is a cool thin slice of anodized possibility. Magical? That will be having a room full of friends with tablets out flicking their favorite songs to one another. Watching movies at the same time in sync would be magical. The iPad’s greatest social media app is quite literally its application in presenting media in a physical social setting.
If you were to draw a chart showing technological capability vs social integration, there’s a strong argument that could be made for the Palm V being the most balanced device ever made. Do you remember owning one? Sure, there was a ton it couldn’t do, but what it could do made for a CLEAN user experience. It didn’t make you tired. It made you think of less, not more.
And that’s what I want; I want the technology to advance but the experience to feel clean, vital, integrated. I want my life to be the star of the show and for the technology to work backstage. I want social media, like stereo did before it, to become a little less spectacle and a little more natural.
Interesting thoughts from mr John Mayer and a nice addition to the documentary on BBC4 last night in which a normal family in a fun way explores how the technological revolution of the last 30 years has transformed Britain’s homes and all our lives
A smart girl was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to her and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a handsome prince”.
She picked up the frog and put it in her pocket. The frog spoke up again and said “If you kiss me and turn me back into a handsome prince, I will stay with you for one week.”
Smart Girl took the frog out of her pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.
The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a prince, I’ll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want.”
Again Smart Girl took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into her pocket.
Finally, the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a prince, that I’ll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?”
Smart Girl said, “Look, I’m a smart girl. I don’t really need a boyfriend, but a talking frog….. now that’s cool!”