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Day 139: Mindblowing 3D Light

7 Oct

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I saw this on a blog I follow, and I just had to post it on here.

I can’t even describe it. It involves 3D lights and iPads. It’s amazing.

Just watch it and take it all in! Hopefully, you’ll be as mind-blown as me!

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Day 138: [BELATED] Leeni!

7 Oct

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Guys, I failed you already… After Friday’s “I’m gonna update it everyday no matter what the cause!” speech, I already forgot to update you.

Anyways, today I will (once again) do two blogposts.

One quick thing, before I get into my blogpost, if you went to my other blog looking for a blog post on “The Exploding Girl,” it is non-existent still. I will get to that as soon as I physically can!

Anyways, today I want to talk a bit about Leeni! If you remember correctly, I mentioned her in my blog post about Fighter X, where I discussed the awesome art of 8-bit techno!

One of the cool things about Leeni’s music is the vocal track. She remixes her own music using various programs, and she compliments it with her sweet sing-songy voice. It’s quite nice!

Leeni is actually pretty well known in the 8-bit community, making her mark with CDs, concerts, and even contests! She’s one of the best Seattle musicians you probably never heard of, but now you will!

Enjoy “Animatronic Boy” and “Underworld” by Leeni! (and check her out on myspace!)

One of these days I need to get 8-bit heart! Haha! Remember, check out 8bc.org if you want to listen to more 8-bit!

Day 129: The Science of Sleep

27 Sep

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I was thinking about a really good movie today called The Science Of Sleep (2006), starring the BEAUTIFUL Gael García Bernal and the LOVELY Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Right before the movie came out in theaters, I watched the preview religiously for two months. And by religiously, I mean that I was obsessed. But there was something intriguing about the movie that I couldn’t figure out.

The plot is pretty complex: a man named Stéphane (Gael García Bernal) confuses his dreams with reality constantly, and as his father dies, he comes to the realization that his life has to start. He moves back to Paris (where his mother lives) to work for a calendar company but doesn’t fit in with its staff. Really, he doesn’t fit in with anyone…. except for his strange but sweet neighbor Stéphanie, who likes to see the world in a different way.

The film is strange and switches back and forth between reality and dream-sequences. But because of its strangeness, it is quite appealing and sweet.

But the preview makes me warm on the insides:

I highly urge everyone to check out this movie. Seriously.

(as an added bonus, I included the full length Death Cab For Cutie song that is featured in this trailer… It’s called “Your Heart Is An Empty Room”

the other two songs are called “After Hours” by The Velvet Underground and “Fear Of Sleep” by The Strokes)

Day 112: Flock Together

9 Sep

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Normally, I try to avoid putting two types of posts together (unless it’s a theme week), but I found this game tonight that I want to share desperately!

The game is called “Flock Together,” and it is simple and sweet. A little girl has lost her best friend, a sheep, in the clouds (it was tied to a balloon). So, using your mouse and arrow keys, you have to gather a flock of birds to reach your best friend in the sky.

It’s adorable and easy to do (I suggest aiming for the albatross and the hawk.)

So enjoy “Flock Together”!

Click Here to play Flock Together at armorgames.com

Day 111: Pizza City!

8 Sep

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What’s better than having a virtual bad job? A real job? Naww!!

Indulge yourself with the simple pleasures of Pizza City, the game where YOU are the pizza delivery boy!

Drive through the city of Pizza City, delivering pizza and upgrading your car. You can also start relationships and help people with various oteher jobs. It’s fun!

So enjoy Pizza City!

Click Here to play Pizza City!!

Day 108: Pink Bullets by the Shins

5 Sep

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I know I always talk about the Shins (for a little more insight into why, check out day 17), but tonight I want to feature my favorite song by them.

Whenever I’m in a bad mood, I always put on Chutes Too Narrow and listen as I stop myself from freaking out.

So tonight, with a lot of stress in my mind, I wanted to listen to my favorite Shins song and calm down.

While Pink Bullets is a bit of a downer sounding song, it’s gorgeous and always makes me think of the mountains at night time. Why? Don’t as me… it just feels right.

So enjoy “Pink Bullets” by the Shins.

Day 104: The Wilderness Downtown

1 Sep

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I know I said I was going to post some pictures of California for tonight’s blogpost, but I discovered something today that can’t go unnoticed.

Being a journalism student, we are encouraged to look into new technologies that could potentially change my career in the future. And being an arts journalist, I am in love with music and musicians who use new technologies for awesomeness (see my article on the band Gorillaz at the Oregon Voice… click to ch-ch-check it out).

So when I heard that Arcade Fire (one of my favorite bands) teamed up with Chris Milk for a Google Chrome sponsored project featuring HTML5 called “The Wilderness Downtown”, I jumped on that website faster than you could yell “FIRE!!”

The concept is simple enough: Chris Milk created an interactive music video for the Arcade Fire’s new song “We Used To Wait”, involving google maps and your own keyboard. I don’t want to spoil the experience for you, but it is more than just a personalized music video: it is an inside look into a system that is overlooked.

All you have to do is type in the address of the house you grew up in (or, if you can’t remember that, type your own address in there) and begin. It will pop up a few new windows here and there, but here’s the important thing: DON’T CLOSE THEM DOWN!!! That’s all part of the video. So let them pop up and enjoy!

WORD OF WARNING:

If you have a very weak browser (as in you have frequent problems with your internet, or your connection is very slow) don’t try to watch this video. I know, it sucks to miss out but even my computer had issues with it at first (and my compy is pretty new). If your internet is pretty decent, then close down all other windows and applications open (save that word document and close that powerpoint) before watching. It’ll make it run smoother.

If you’re ready, click this picture to experience the Wilderness Downtown:

Click Here for The Wilderness Downtown

If you have clicked the link DO NOT SCROLL DOWN!

I’m serious.

If you haven’t clicked the link (or your internet is not too strong), I’ve provided a video of an example of the whole video right below. This is something I hope that you can see, even if you can’t experience it.

Don’t watch this video before clicking the link!

Anyway, here you go!