Monthly Archives: November 2011

Amon Tobin: V Squared Labs and TouchDesigner

Giz­mo­do called it “The Con­cert of the Future, Today” and CHAR­Tat­tack said that “it was a live show one might have said could only be cre­at­ed and per­formed by a cyber­net­ic organ­ism.” where “ground­break­ing mod­el­ing and map­ping tech­niques were used to take the audi­ence at the Metrop­o­lis on a trip to dozens of worlds. … it felt like one was trans­port­ed into deep space or, alter­nate­ly, inside the Tron grid, a game of Tetris, an M.C. Esch­er paint­ing, the fiery pits of Mor­dor, an acid-coloured kalei­do­scope, a Splin­ter Cell video game…” Wired got straight to the point: “ISAM’s live show looks like a mind­fuck of the high­est order” with “lit­tle in the way of prece­dent.”

via derivative.ca

Cosmic Motors’ Detonator

From Daniel Simon — the for­mer VW design­er and futur­ist who also penned the Light Cycles for Tron: Lega­cy. Its got a 30-inch front wheel and dual 96 volt elec­tric motors in the hub of the 27 inch rear wheel. The e-bike is pow­ered by lithi­um-ion bat­ter­ies, and charges in an hour when plugged into a 110 volt out­let. Park­er Broth­ers esti­mates the bike has a 80–100 mile range when ful­ly charged, and its been bench test­ed to a 120 mph top speed.

via wired.com