Pad Thai Sci Fi

Ingredients: Bangkok, a city of 10 million with equator-side climate and biodiversity. A dystopian biotech novel set in this city after oil has run out. Add Dental Tourism into the mix and stir lightly. (Above, sunset Buka Ball near Bangkok’s … Continue reading

by j p, March 15, 2011 2 Comments

Tokyo’s Inevitable Giant Earthquake: Sixty Seconds That Will Change The World

Today, on Friday March 11th, 2011, 380km north east and offshore from Tokyo, we’ve just witnessed (via Al Jazeera and a steady stream of twitter feed updates), the 7th most powerful earthquake ever measured. The helicopter footage being livestreamed to … Continue reading

by j p, March 12, 2011 0 comments

Swordfighting Rap News + Wikileaks

Keywords: Neal Stephenson, Julian Assange, MC Hugo Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon ( see also: Snow Crash, The Diamond age and The Baroque Cycle ) is more than a decade old, but its themes of information security and encryption ( wrapped up … Continue reading

by j p, December 2, 2010 3 Comments

Where’s the Money? ( Return of the Micropayment)

(Clip above, made by Queensland AV act Sampology, for the Parker remix of the dubstep anthem, ‘Where’s my money?’. Hard to go past a leading man like Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp. ) Micropayment options continue to expand, offering more ways … Continue reading

by j p, October 28, 2010 0 comments

The State of VJing Today, Some Hard Stats

Via the people who want to organise the world’s information for us (google.com/insights/search), a few insights about the world of VJing and motion graphics, comparing results between 2004 and 2010. “Insights for Search aims to provide insights into broad search … Continue reading

by j p, September 22, 2010 11 Comments

Stadium Video And Breaking The Timeline

Extravagant lighting and video productions are increasingly expected with touring acts, but a little thoughtfulness can go a long way. Massive Attack @ Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Enhancing Massive Attack’s recent sublime musical performances during their Australian Tour, was a … Continue reading

by j p, April 29, 2010 4 Comments

Sculpture, Everything, Op Art in Visual Chinatown, DJ Yoda

Some February eyeball snippets.. Sculpture http://tapebox.co.uk http://vimeo.com/sculpture Dan Hayhurst: Music, Reuben Sutherland: Animation “DIY music and animation duo, who use zoetrope record deck, tape loops, cassettes, samples, and lo-fi electronic noise, cross-fertilizing analogue and digital techniques to generate vivid sonic … Continue reading

by j p, February 18, 2010 1 Comment

Patrick Farley + The Attack Of The Drones

Pilotless floating killing machines now routinely fly over borders, grim drones of surveillance no doubt predicted by plenty of science fiction before them. The actual 21st century messiness of the drones was best nailed a near decade ago, by Patrick … Continue reading

by j p, February 15, 2010 0 comments