Monday, January 22, 2007

GUI Daphnie and the Apple phone

Ahh, Daphnie

Actress Jane Leeves better know as Daphnie from 'Frazier' (or 'Brazier' as I now like to call it) used to be a Benny hill girl. Thats so cool.

HERE is a video and HERE is a second. Short but oh so sweet.

While I'm being tacky. Here is the original iPhone from Apple. This is the patent from 1985. No joke. How cool is that? Well, not very. Probably good idea for them to wait till now before they released it. Try fitting that in your pocket. Classic

I am a notorious GUI jukie. Thats Graphical User Interface for the uninitiated. This is a new GUI that uses a pen or touch screen.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Shebang Accomplis Phone Weird Planet Prop Fire

It has been an eventful week, full of success, doubts, affection, worries, the whole shabang. As I am not one to dwell and this is my inspiration blog I will mention the cool stuff. The bad stuff isn't very bad it's just insecurity, so forgettaboutit!

My new accomplis in musical espionage Mr Balvinder lent me his CDJ800 CD scratcher. As in Hip-Hop scratching not fingernails down blackboard. It is a serious tool for sound manipulation and sample searching. Hooked into my Numark DMX06 mixer with filters and effects it is a weapon not to be used lightly (as opposed to a pillow I suppose). Jeremy Balius is bringing over some vinyl and a deck and we are going to have a big sound making/finsind/destroying session. It's fun stuff.

Bal and I are writing at the speed sound I suppose. Anyway we are getting deep into our mixes and really enjoying it. I have also been taking this new found creative freedom and trying out an idea I had a while ago of asking bands from MySpace if they wanted to collaborate on a remix or new track. I asked a great Latin Jazz group from Buenos Aires, Argentina if they would like a mix and they jumped at the chance. Their stuff is so rhythmically and melodically rich it will be easy for me to simplify and solidify into a cool club summery track. It's all about being inspired.

Oh, and the Res got nominated in the WAMi awards along with Pendulum and F'Del. Cool huh.

Stuff the iPhone, I want one of these. It's beautiful.

Check out this brilliant web game. I love seeing the evolution of art from technology. This is a beautiful example.

Enormous blades are also cool but in a different way. Click the pics to see more.

More updates soon. I'm on fire!


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Surrounded by NYE

Here are some great QuicktimeVR shots from around the world on New Years Eve. You will need Quicktime installed on your computer to view them. Check out all the camera phones. You can view heaps of different countries (top right menu). Very atmospheric.