Just how many people does it take to play a guitar? Five apparently. Walk off the Earth show you exactly how.
Ah! The things I could do if I had two MASSIVE monitors, fitted on a couple of giant robotic arms. Though to be fair I would probably just use it to play LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera.
Directed by: BOT & DOLLY
Executive Producer: Julia Gottlieb
Producers: Bill Galusha, Nick Read
This week’s 195 metal CDs offering is by a Russian folk-metal band from Moscow called Arkona (Аркона).
While searching for information about them I discovered this video released in 2010, from their 2009 album Goi, Rode, Goi! (Гой, Роде, Гой!).
It’s a song called ‘Liki Bessmertnykh Bogov’ (‘Лики бессмертных Богов’) which means ‘Faces of immortal gods’. I rather like it.
The song describes a human who has lost his reason for being. With his spirit in vexation, he stands on a crossroad, fearing death and having a wish to flee from the reality. Only the Faith can give him the will to live on.
“With life praying to your native shrines
You are looking into nowhere, in the mist of your dreams
And in this oblivion of the soul, in grey vain life
Will revive in your memory the faces of immortal gods.”
Perhaps one day I’ll finish learning Russian.
I wasn’t great at English at high school. I just didn’t connect with it, and none of my teachers really set my heart on fire with passion for this odd, largely-stolen language of ours.
That was until I went to university in 1989 and had to learn another language: biblical Hebrew. In order to learn that I needed to brush up on my understanding of language, grammar and syntax.
Thanks to Dr Jim Martin, Dr Robin Salters and Mr Peter Coxon for the first time in my life I began to feel excited about language. I studied Hebrew (3 years) and Greek (1 year) and after I’d graduated I had a rather failed attempt at trying to learn Scottish Gaelic and I began to read more about English, its grammar and history.
I rather enjoyed this three minute video by Tom Scott about the English alphabet. I have often wished that we still had a few of these characters in our alphabet, not least because then my name might have been spelled Garð.
I’ve been using Bootstrap on and off for the last couple of years, having been a firm user and contributor to the Blueprint CSS community.
For the last few months I’ve been really keen to check out Foundation. From what I’ve seen so far it looks very impressive. I’ll report back once I’ve had a more in depth look.
In the meantime, check out the video: Bootstrap vs Foundation.
New song and video from Queen’s Roger Taylor, from his forthcoming album ‘Fun on Earth’.
It’s growing on me.
When I was a boy, growing up in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders (about 40 miles from the sea), I was given a Hang Ten t-shirt from my American cousin Charlotte in California. She grew up in Hawai’i and told me the significance of the name:
Hanging Ten is a surfing maneuver and is considered one of the most impressive and iconic stunts one can perform with a surfboard. Hanging ten is when the surfer positions the surfboard in such a way that the back of it is covered by the wave and the wave rider is free to walk to the front of the board and hang all ten toes over the nose of the board.
Perhaps in an ideal world I would then say that wearing my green and white striped Hang Ten t-shirt, as an eight year old, inspired me to learn to surf and I became one of Scotland’s finest surfers ever.
But it’s not. And I didn’t.
But isn’t that video just incredible, and beautiful and terrifying.