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The Incredibox.


No, this is not some sort of ‘Super-P*ssy’… The Incredibox is a functional and funny flash-based music making system.  Its very basic, but it is capable of creating some unique and interesting musical selections by handling a selection of human “beat-box” loops provided by the french artist.

Play in the Incredibox

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The Art of the Steal…


Click to view the Apple.com trailer

An un—missable look at one of the art world’s most fascinating controversies and a celebrated selection of the Toronto, New York and AFI Film Festivals, Don Argott’s gripping documentary THE ART OF THE STEAL chronicles the long and dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, a private collection of art valued at more than $25 billion. In 1922, Dr. Albert C. Barnes formed a remarkable educational institution around his priceless collection of art, located just five miles outside of Philadelphia. Now, more than 50 years after Barnes’ death, a powerful group of moneyed interests have gone to court for control of the art, and intend to bring it to a new museum in Philadelphia. Standing in their way is a group of Barnes’ former students and his will, which contains strict instructions stating the Foundation should always be an educational institution, and that the paintings may never be removed. Will they succeed, or will a man’s will be broken and one of America’s greatest cultural monuments be destroyed?

Profile: Misa Campo


Misa Campo was born on January 22, 1987, in Montreal, Canada. When she was just two years old, Misa moved to California’s Newport Beach to live with her father. Surrounded by her relatives, Misa grew up in a safe and comfortable environment in which she was encouraged to pursue her dreams. Misa remained exclusively within the sunny vistas of Newport Beach until she was 10, at which point she began to shuttle between California and Montreal (where she lived with her mom and two sisters).
By the time she was in her late teens, Misa had moved permanently back to Montreal, where she managed to land a job as a bartender at the city’s exclusive Jet and System nightclubs. Misa’s bosses, impressed by her seemingly sunny personality and appearance, encouraged her to give the world of modeling a shot, and specifically pointed her towards Montreal’s annual performance racing auto show Sport Compact Performance. There, Misa impressed both patrons and executives and eventually walked away with the title of Miss Rocawear for 2006.
Misa’s burgeoning fame necessitated a move back to California, and it wasn’t long before she had managed to land a job as a bartender at a Los Angeles hot spot. She was also remaining active in the modeling scene, and, in addition to her duties as the face of Rocawear for Canada, Misa soon became a regular fixture within the pages of such magazines as Version C Models Magazine, Uno magazine, and DragSport (for the latter, she was named Model of the Month in December of ’06). Misa’s big break came when she was featured as one of Maxim magazine’s “Show Us Something” girls in September of 2006, and she was also named an IGN DVD Babe of the Day in 2007.

Brock Davis


Brock Davis is a digital artist out of Minneapolis that specializes as an art director, a designer, and an illustrator.  In 2009, he had a campaign to make a new piece of art every single day.  The picture below is just one of his 365 pieces.  Click the picture to check out his bio-site, and the link to “Make Something Cool Every Day 2009”.

Check out Brock Davis's Art Collection

Raw E-Magazine


Read 'Raw'

Recently, I was introduced to ‘Raw’, a digital magazine with a diverse range of articles, topics, and discussions.  Raw E-mag is an online publication dedicated to the best in lifestyle, music, and fashion.  Check the method.

68 Flavors of Funk.


Rane and Serato welcome the Rane SIXTY-EIGHT, the ultimate club mixer. Two computers, two USB ports, up to four decks and a range of effects.

The 86 is the first Scratch Live compatible DJ mixer that allows two computers to be connected simultaneously.

Using two USB ports, the new Rane SIXTY-EIGHT mixer lets two DJs play Scratch Live at the same time, allowing for seamless handover from one DJ to another. You can also control up to four decks with a single laptop.

The Rane

Armed with studio-grade phono preamps, USB and S/PDIF inputs, the SIXTY-EIGHT can allow a blend of analog and digital audio sources like never before. The Rane SIXTY-EIGHT features easy to use internal digital effects, and direct control of over 30 Scratch Live library, cue and loop functions.

Features:

  • Two independent USB 2.0 high speed ports, each supporting twenty two, 32-bit floating point audio channels at 48kHz.
  • Support for the connection of two computers simultaneously.
  • Direct control of over 30 Scratch Live Library, Cue and Loop functions.
  • Support for 2, 3 or 4 Virtual Decks in Scratch Live.
  • Flexible USB recording options.
  • 3-band, full cut EQ
  • New High-pass / Low pass Filter
  • Unique FlexFX bus with 6 internal effects plus USB and analog insert support for computer-based effects.

Input Channels

  • Four stereo Phono/CD inputs of Line / Phono or S/PDIF.
  • Four stereo Auxiliary inputs.
  • Four stereo USB playback options.
  • Two independent microphone inputs – one with phantom power and one with line-level input

Batman & Superman… Not Goin’ Down.


Many, many people have been expecting some sort of Batman/Superman team up, much like the recently announced Avengers movie.  But, according the Christopher Nolan, that’s not necessarily going to be the case.

There was a lot of excitement a few months back when Nolan’s name was mentioned as the “godfather” of a Superman reboot at Warner Bros., and speaking on the decision for the first time, Nolan told Boucher that his involvement with the Superman franchise came about from them having reached an impasse on what to do with their third Batman film and David Goyer having an idea of what could be done with the Man of Steel:

“He basically told me, ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman. I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way.

As mentioned previously, Nolan would act as a producer for another director, which has yet to be determined as they develop the script. From there, Nolan’s involvement may be similar to Peter Jackson’s on District 9 as he moves onto the third Batman film. He didn’t have a lot more to say about the Superman reboot except that he did have an appreciation for what Singer tried to do in connecting his film to those of Richard Donner:

“A lot of people have approached Superman in a lot of different ways. I only know the way that has worked for us that’s what I know how to do.”

It’s suggested that like his two Batman movies, the Superman story will take place in a world where Superman is the only superhero, so one probably can’t expect this Superman to meet Christian Bale’s Batman or either character to be involved with a future Justice League movie.

“Each serves to the internal logic of the story. They have nothing to do with each other,” Nolan told them.

Eventually, the Nolans and Goyer got over the earlier impasse with a second Batman sequel, and things are certainly moving forward on that third movie. Nolan wouldn’t confirm any of the dozens of internet rumors about who might play the villain but he did say:

“Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story, and in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story. We have a great ensemble, that’s one of the attractions of doing another film, since we’ve been having a great time for years.”

Frame from "I Am Legend"

There have even been massive hints, like the few frames in ‘I Am Legend’ in which a poster is displayed with the classic mashup logo.  But according to the big guns, it won’t be so.  (Sorry Reg)

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