The Aural Times sings the news of the day so that you don’t have to read it… plus their first song about Cheney is catchy… plus the site lay out is nice… plus they just started, heres hoping they can keep it up. Also I like the lyrics to his Cheney hunting song way more than this song I came across here. I would imagine though there will be lots of mashup on this subject before the end of February.
So I probably shouldn’t be laughing about this piece on cat pianos from We Make Money Not Art, but tell me you can look at that picture without at least snickering and I’ll call you a liar, or at least someone I pity.
“In order to raise the spirits of an Italian prince burdened by the cares of his position, a musician created for him a cat piano. The musician selected cats whose natural voices were at different pitches and arranged them in cages side by side, so that when a key on the piano was depressed, a mechanism drove a sharp spike into the appropriate cat’s tail. The result was a melody of meows that became more vigorous as the cats became more desperate. Who could not help but laugh at such music? Thus was the prince raised from his melancholy.”
The MIT Media Lab is always putting out cool stuff, probably my favorite Blogdex, which could use some serious updating, however this I/O brush is pretty sweet too.
“I/O Brush is a new drawing tool to explore colors, textures, and movements found in everyday materials by “picking up” and drawing with them. I/O Brush looks like a regular physical paintbrush but has a small video camera with lights and touch sensors embedded inside. Outside of the drawing canvas, the brush can pick up color, texture, and movement of a brushed surface. On the canvas, artists can draw with the special “ink” they just picked up from their immediate environment. ”
This is soooo illegal it is not even funny, however I will enjoy it while it is around. A few websites have started broadcasting television streaming over the internet. You can watch ESPN, and French Fashion Television among others including, more uhh “adult” content.