geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • APHEX SWIFT [#geekgirl]

  • “The World’s first REAL hoverboard…” [#geekgirl]

  • Beautiful Chemical Reactions [#geekgirl]

    Beautiful Chemical Reactions from L2 Molecule on Vimeo.

  • A Hologram vs David Letterman [#geekgirl]

  • “Ed: A Work in Progress” [#geekgirl]

  • “Vantablack: the darkest material ever made…” [#geekgirl]

    [Via a Digital Journal article] “A company has produced a “strange, alien” material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light. This has set a new world record.

    The new material is called ‘Vantablack’ and it has been developed by Surrey NanoSystems, based in Newhaven. The remarkable thing about the material is how dark it is; no other material has been made that absorbs so much light. The lack of light reflected back accounts for the intensity of the blackness. The “super black” material is a type of coating made of carbon nanotubes (each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair), developed onto sheets of aluminium foil.”

  • Interview with Constant Dullaart [#geekgirl]

    [Via Happy Famous Artists]

    [Via Happy Famous Artists]

    [From Happy Famous Artists] “Entering Constant Dullaart’s show Stringendo, Vanishing Mediators at Carroll/ Fletcher is like stepping into a Matrix. An immersive world where Photoshop filters, brushstrokes, masks and marching ants come to life in unexpected forms, where Google search box recites its Terms of Service in a seductive voice and where a lonely piano plays an autistic version of Together in Electric Dreams.”

  • @AphexTwin Releases Lost Album [#geekgirl]

     

  • (#Glitch) Music for a Computer Classroom [#geekgirl]

    Idea / design / programming: http://sergemaheu.com

    In a classical music orchestra, there is a maestro conducting in front of the musicians, in some kind of Master-Slaves relation, the musicians following what the maestro is deciding. It reminds me to the way computer networks function, where the data flow and the communication is often made with this Master-Slaves configuration. The idea here is to repurpose the classic school computer classroom and to reinterpret the space following this inspiration. Could it become a space for sound and music instead of a place for teaching and individual student work? What the classroom has to offer in term of sound / visual: quite crappy projection system and sound system. But if we think outside the box, the classroom has 24 individual speakers system and 24 screens spread almost equally into the 3D space: the computers. Nice setup for cool interactive and gltichy projects.

    keywords: Max/MSP, Kinect, Glitch, Interactive, sounds, orchestra

  • “Oculus wants to build a billion-person MMO with Facebook” [#geekgirl]

    [From The Verge] “Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe just told an audience at TechCrunch Disrupt about one lofty possibility for the pair: building a massively multiplayer experience for one billion simultaneous users. “This is going to be an MMO where we want to put a billion people in VR,” he told attendees.

    While Iribe admits that a billion-person MMO is “going to take a bigger network than exists in the world today,” he says Facebook’s network makes a great place to start, and suggested it could be a Metaverse that joins disparate virtual worlds.”