Posts tagged “experimental

Tilt-Shift Camera

The lens is mounted at an angle for real “miniaturized” photos. It’s teeny-weeny (about the size of your mobile) so the power of tilt-shift can always be in your pocket.

Make buildings look tiny! Make people look small! Make beautiful blurry bokeh!

Lovely vignetting and a 5MP sensor put you squarely in lo-fi toy-camera territory, like shooting with a Lomo or Holga. Plus it’s got all the stuff you’d expect from a point & shoot: flash, zoom, exposure control, white balance, even video!

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XBOX 360 Kinect Star Wars Edition

Microsoft introduces the XBOX 360 Kinect Star Wars Edition. The console and controller have been styled after the two iconic R2-D2 and C-3PO robots. The console comes with the Kinect system, Kinect Star Wars game and a 320 GB harddrive. Priced at 450 USD, the console will release on December 31st, 2011 on Amazon.

 


Modernist Cuisine

The Modernist Cuisine Cookbook spans six volumes, 1,500 recipes and 3,200 photographs, carefully documenting everything from basics like hamburger recipes to advanced concepts like sous vide.

Modernist Cuisine isn’t just a list of recipes for a budding cook to leaf through, but a vast resource about the history of food, cooking techniques and the science behind them.  It’s one thing to know how to grill a steak, it’s another to understand how the types of charcoal, smoke, shape of the grill enclosure and its ventilation settings effect how the final flavor is produced.  What makes Modernist Cuisine different is that it doesn’t just explain how to cook a dish, it explains how the process works.

Finally, the photography in Modernist Cuisine is worthy of a coffee table book on its own.  The production team behind the book prepared dishes and then sliced through them at various stages so readers can see how the process effects the food.  A kitchen’s worth of pans, dishes and grills were sliced in half by the Modernist Cuisine team to allow the reader to see the science within.

All six volumes and 2,438 pages of Modernist Cuisine will be available for roughly $500 at your favorite bookseller.

Number 6 is the Kitchen Manual : Beautiful and highly prac­ti­cal. A spiral-bound kitchen man­ual printed on water­proof, tear-resistant syn­thetic paper. The man­ual fea­tures easy-to-use, con­densed ver­sions of all of the para­met­ric and exam­ple recipes in vol­umes 2, 3, and 4, as well as many com­po­nent recipes from the plated dishes pre­sented in vol­ume 5.

 

 


Watch the Moon Eclipse live

If you are too lazy to watch the moon eclipse by starring at the sky you can watch it over the internet LIVE

Live moon Eclipselink 


iPod Magic – Deceptions

Magician Marco Tempest uses  his three iPod Touches to show  his own brand of techno-three-card Monte.


El Bandido

June theme song


Seoul’s Floating Island

The South Korean capital Seoul is now home to the world’s largest artificial floating island, recently opened on the Han river. It is made up of three inter-connected centres for concerts, conventions, exhibitions, water sports and restaurants. The authorities hope the island will become a major attraction for South Koreans and foreign visitors alike.

The public and private-funded project has cost the equivalent of more than 60 million euros and is at the heart of a major river renaissance plan.



Platonic ideal

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

Marcus Aurelius


“I fear one day I’ll meet God, he’ll sneeze and I won’t know what to say.”

As far as i am concerned the only miracle is not that the light shows up every year but that the lighter never runs out of gas..


15 lookalikes and 130 wedding guests

second post on the royal wedding but this is worth it

15 lookalikes and 130 wedding guests took part in a three-minute advert for T-mobile‘s latest publicity campaign

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Tape this

Mark Jenkins is a street artist currently living in Washington DC, he uses packing tape to create his base forms using a casting process in which the object is first encased in plastic wrap and then in tape.

Jenkins’ practice of  art is to use the “street as a stage” where passersby become actors. Many of his installations have resulted in intervention by the authorities whom he also regards as actors. Check out some of his works and decide for yourself.

 

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Walkin’ on sunshine..

All time Favorite

In order to get the full experience “turn out the bass” as ”blanos distruzos”  recommends

Blanos distruzos – walking on sunshine (feat dru klein)


 


Bonobo

”  I don’t know. I don’t think anybody likes having their music pinned down to a genre – but people need to know genres. I didn’t want to be associated with “chill out” lounge music. There is everything in (my music) from psychedelic  jazz to hip hop, it’s really broad. I wouldn’t want to put it in a box with a name on it, I like to think it’s broader than that. It’s for people to decide.”

Simon Green A.k.a Bonobo


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