Tuesday Morning Face Rocking

Fresh from Jeff Waful‘s FOH Super Lighting Cam comes this very sick version of The Bottom Half from the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA on March 17, 2012.

Good morning, world!!!  Have a Tuesday Morning FACE ROCKING courtesy of Umphrey’s McGee!

Interactive Light at Miami-Dade Government Center

Ivan Toth Depeña has made some pretty incredible displays in his career thus far.  One beautiful and fun example would be the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places commission that Ivan did for the Miami0Dade Government Center.  Check this out:

From Ivan’s Vimeo page on the installation:

MIAMI, FL – Ivan Toth Depeña’s light-based installation “Reflect” was permanently installed in the Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby in Miami on November 18, 2011. Commissioned by the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places initiative, the work illuminates the dynamism of the lobby space and encourages a sense of discovery in the visitors.

This dynamic art work is designed by the artist with the idea of welcoming visitors and employees to Government Center in a fun and interactive way,” said Michael Spring, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs. “It will energize the lobby and symbolize the County’s commitment to be informative and responsive to our citizens.”

As a main stop in Miami’s MetroRail system, the space serves as a hub for commuters; incorporating the notion of daily circulation into his piece, Depeña uses sensors and light to focus on the communal nature and circulatory qualities of the lobby. The project engages the building’s visitors and references the idea of community through various means of reflection, group interactivity and high-tech playfulness.

For more information please visit: ivandepena.com

Commissioned by: Miami-Dade Art in Public Places:

Additional Project Support:

Lighting Consultant and Programming Support: Focus Lighting

With generous support by: Color Kinetics

Music: Duster

Isn’t it amazing that this kind of art can be made in the same place that bands of neo-Nazis are patrolling the streets?  Blows the mind.

A 4D Theme Park?! Oh Yes.

It’s too bad we can’t buy tickets to one of THESE kind of parks at the gas station like you can places like King’s Island and Six Flags Over, uh, Wherever:

Whoa!

This place is called Live Park, and it was on some kind of a “world tour” for three months in South Korea recently:

Live Park was created by a firm called d’Strict — who has some pretty huge projects under their belt, check them out!

 

Ljósið — Take A Minute and Watch

What an amazingly beautiful video.  Believe me, the 3:28 it takes to watch this will change your life.  There is more beauty in this video than most people have in their entire month.

Check it – you can thank Esteban Diácono for this:

From the video site on Vimeo:

Please watch my new video for Ólafur Arnalds / Slowly, comes the Light! vimeo.com/11662772

Official Version: Ólafur Arnalds / Ljósið vimeo.com/6284199

You can listen to and buy the album at: foundsongs.erasedtapes.com/

The quotes are from many sources, including Brian Eno, Stefan Segmeister, Albert Einstein, Nitzche and a few more i got randomly and i’m not sure about the author.

In all cases, thank you for the inspiration.

I strongly encourage you to visit foundsongs.erasedtapes.com/ and order the vynil or cd special limited edition of the record and give support to a great artist and his wonderful music.

let yourself feel by esteban diácono has all rights reserved.

Ljósið composed by Ólafur Arnalds and edited through Erased Tapes Records All Rights Reserved.

Esteban Diácono

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I hope this lifts your day like it did mine.

Second Song – TV On the Radio

Happy Saturday, everybody!

A friend sent me a link to this video for Second Song, from the band TV On the Radio.  This is some incredibly visual stuff, the perfect thing for a Saturday morning!  I hope you enjoy this, you have no idea how appropriate this is right now.  This has been one incredibly long and productive week, and I am happy to be sitting here off of my feet.  With Tim Horton’s coffee.  It is not Dunkin Donuts coffee, that’s for sure.

You also check out where this came from, the movie of their album, Nine Types of Light.  Now how perfect is that?!