This is the product of Radiohead’s super-producer Nigel Godrich, singer Laura Bettinson and one of my all-time favorite remixers, Four Tet.
Thank you Gilles Peterson for bringing this song to my attention.
For more info on the music & band:
This Interactive Art exhibit recently showcased at the corner of Mercer St and Washington Pl. on Oct 26th - 29th. You can find out more about the artists and the installation here: http://www.birdonawire.info/
Soundplay’s forward thinking Game Jam is a 32-hour quest to build games inspired by Passion Pit’s record, Gossamer.
Check out their 10 minute documentary here: http://soundplay.pitchfork.com/documentary/
In preparation for the launch of their latest album, Coexist, The XX teamed up with Microsoft to create a site to showcase the “art of digital sharing”. It includes an interactive and immersive visualisation of a world map, tracking the stream of the album as it is shared around the globe.
Fans are able to move the “time slider” next to the map that tracks the album’s movements over time in the lead-up to the release. Users can share the stream themselves to spread it even further.
To experience the viral explosion, click here: http://coexist.thexx.info/
Dear Death Grips,
It looks like 2012 is your time to shine. First you signed a deal with Epic (Sony) and now you’ve teamed up with MTV for this choose-your-own-adventure style video.
For those who have yet to see this interactive collaboration, the video for “I’ve Seen Footage” lets you check out the activities of pool partygoers from each of their own perspectives.
You can make any number of big decisions like dancing with bikini babes or pushing your drunk friend into the pool.
Explore the party for yourself > here
To know more about Death Grips and their music, click here > http://thirdworlds.net/main/
If you wanted to start making money from your music videos, would you go to the extent of turning it into an online shopping experience? Well that’s what Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea, did with her song “I Think She Ready” .
The difference in this experience are the “S” icons that repeatedly appear throughout (see below).
When you click on one of these icons, the video will pause and pull up a page showcasing all of the products worn in the shot. From there, you’re only a few clicks away from adding those items to your shopping cart.
As others have mentioned, this could go beyond a clothes shopping experience and we might soon have the opportunity to purchase furniture, trips, cars, beverages… maybe even life insurance through 5 minute music video.
Will you take the leap?
Dear Video Games,
Following Gamasutra’s lead, I choose to believe that your birth as ‘home’ video games began in 1972 with the Odyssey game system. Since then, you’ve revolutionized the entertainment industry as a multi-billion dollar behemoth but unfortunately collected a fair share of haters and non-believers along the way.
I, for one, loved you since the day we met. If you seem to forget that day, it was back in the 80’s at a family gathering and began with my older cousin saying…
“I got this game where you have a gun and shoot ducks on TV. Wanna try it?”
Yes, that’s right, I found you through a mean game of Duck Hunt, and although I could barely stand that pesky dog popping up out of the grass to laugh at my poor shooting skills, my tenacity shone through and I managed to complete the first 3 levels before it was time to go home.
Since then, I’ve seen you evolve into the leader I knew you would and can’t wait to celebrate your success at next week’s NY Gaming Conference.
Nike haters to the left!
Today I am praising the company’s forward-thinking by choosing to put aside their marketing dollars for a mundane banner ad to test out something that is truly entertaining and unobstrusive… an INTERACTIVE MUSIC VIDEO!
Field is the name of their new HTML5 audiovisual experience and it reacts in real-time to your movement (keyboard/mouse/touch pad/touch screen).
In order to play Field yourself, you must have Google Chrome!!
So if you’re still using the old school Firefox or Safari browser, curse yourself for not supporting HTML5 web audio, then step into to the future and download Chrome.
Once that’s done, you’re one step closer to the Field experience: http://www.dazeddigital.com/projects/fuelband/
Hopefully you’ll be as equally thrilled that our Bobby is not only the master of soul, he also understands the sheer power of combining art with technology. With help from his label, XL Recordings , B-Reel and Google, he created an interactive experience specifically designed for the mobile web.
So if you’re reading this on your mobile device, go ahead and take Bobby’s journey into the unknown. He’ll chaperone you with his soothing voice while you’re pulling planets together, pinching to travel through an asteroid field, and swiping up and down to guide a space shuttle through the Womack Universe.
Experience the Bravest Man In The Universe here: http://www.bravestman.com
Words from a young wise game developer in Barcelona
Read more about Victor and other rising game developers here: GameIndustry.Biz - Dare To Be Digital 2012
For the singer-songwriter fans who live with headbangers,
Have you heard of the recent Feist and Mastadon collaboration, now known as Feistadon? If not, this might be your one chance to finally enjoy a song together.
They even took the liberty to slowly win you over with an interactive video app that lets you slide a cross-fader back and forth between Feist’s original version of “Commotion” and the Mastodon cover.
Experience the unique duet here: http://www.listentofeist.com/feistodon/
To those who dare to be different,
This is what happens when a film student decides he wants to tackle game design.
VOYAGER, a soon to be released iPhone and iPad game, is 100% hand-crafted using needle-felted wool and then painstakingly stop-motion animated.
Yep, that’s right - I said a stop motion animated game with needle-felted wool!
And if the eye popping visuals aren’t enough, complimenting the game with a waltz from a classic 1930’s French film confirms that I will be one of many fans who are impatiently waiting the upcoming release.
If you would also like to stay updated on Voyager, follow the creator’s, Ken Amarit’s, blog here: http://ohmy.me/