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prostheticknowledge:

Play House

Sound installation by Alex Allmont uses old LEGO to create a machine to generate electronic music - video embedded below:

Play house is an automata that mechanically computes and performs hooky and hypnotic acid house. Like a generative musical loom, a single drive turns a sequence of LEGO gears, levers and latches that mutate riffs and rhythm patterns. These are played out on analogue drums and synthesisers from the halcyon days of 1980’s dance music while the machine gradually shifts the timbre and space of the sound. In the piece the process of creation is laid bare so one can indulge in picking apart the interactions driving the score, seeing sound as it changes in sculpture, exploring our expectations in music, or simply rocking out to some fruity acid.

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insteadofwatchingtv:

What if the Moon Was a Disco Ball

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The true power of the law is the power to form us. Power doesn’t just force us down certain paths, it puts the paths in us, so by the time we learn to follow its constraints we’re following ourselves. The effects of power on us is our identity.
Brian Massumi, An Interview (via thecriticalreader)
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Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519)

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Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.
Simon Sinek (via 90sgrunge)

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prostheticknowledge:

Quixter

First-to-market biometric payment system scans your hand of it’s vein layout to identify the customer and their account.

To those unfamiliar with vein biometrics, the way your veins are structured around your body are more unique than a fingerprint, therefore considered a far more accurate form of personal identification - video from the University of Lund, Sweden below:

Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us. However, an engineering student at Lund University in Sweden has made it happen - making his the first known company in the world to install the vein scanning technique in stores and coffee shops.

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Link to Quixter’s website can be found here

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jammygummy:

"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.”

-Douglas Adams

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lothlorient:

Soon It Will Be Cold Enough To Build Fires - Emancipator

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Is not the individual who functions normally, adequately, and healthily as a citizen of a sick society — is not such an individual himself sick?
Herbert Marcuse, Negations: Essays in Critical Theory, pg. 189 (via grammaticalfiction)
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discourseontheotter:

~Judith Butler

discourseontheotter:

~Judith Butler

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There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, (sounding a lot like Roland Barthes in) “The American Scholar” (via pulldownthyvanity)
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prostheticknowledge:

Watch Your Privacy

Augmented Reality app for Google Glass by Sander Veenhof will let you know where there are surveillance cameras in public spaces - video embedded below:

Google Glass a privacy problem? It can also be the solution for those worried about with privacy: buy a Google Glass!

Use this handy augmented reality app that visualises nearby privacy intrusions, based on open data about surveillance cameras worldwide (And it accurately maps your fellow Google Glass users too!)

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Related - by the same artist - a screensaver for Google Glass when nothing of interest is around:

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