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