@bridgesformusic united techno god @richiehawtin with his township South African audience and made a documentary about it.
Bridges for Music is a non-profit organization aiming for a responsible development of electronic music in developing countries, leaving a positive impact in disadvantaged communities and raising awareness about local issues through music.
In February 2013 Richie Hawtin joined it for his first South African tour. Alongside South Africa house icon Black Coffee they launched various workshops and free events in the townships of Langa (Cape Town) and Soweto (Johannesburg).
These ‘” township ” areas are infamous legacies of the apartheid segregation and still represent a day to day struggle for the majority of its population. But music is becoming a driving force for development and a great tool to break down socio-economic boundaries.
Special thanks to Red Bull Studio for their support.
More info on www.bridgesformusic.org
@vincentlaforet presents the #MōVI M10 - a digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal. The completely silent device weighs under 3.5 pounds bare and can be operated solo, or with the help of a second “gimbal” operator with a joystick to pull off some incredible moves. To read more about it go to: wp.me/pjtZ0-2a4 The resulting video from this shoot is at:vimeo.com/62917185
@mshuttleworth introduces Ubuntu for phones, which looks surprisingly sleek and intuitive in comparison with more mature GUI’s such as IOS or Android… bottom line being that “if I dock this I can get the full Ubuntu desktop”
This is the new Myspace and it looks great, thanks for the add(s)
“Digital is the best thing that ever happened to print” (via @congbo)
Frank Braeken urges western marketers to start taking African consumers seriously - “The African consumer has been underestimated, underserved and underserviced,” said Braeken. “What I mean is we have looked at it a little bit generically, like ‘the Africans,’ a little bit patronizing generically. Now we start to take the African consumer seriously.”
Meet @StanleyPiano, the world’s first interactive player piano “makes his worldwide debut at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party. Stanley is a precocious instrument who takes song requests via Twitter. Stanley can play a lot of songs, but he loves indie music. He even went out of his way to learn a song for each of the bands playing at the Block Party. Stanley bares all as his moving parts (gears, bellows, hammers, valves) visibly work as the keys press themselves.
To make a request or chat with Stanley during the Block Party (July 20-22), simply tweet your song or message to @StanleyPiano. Fans will be notified when their song is up next and view the full list Block Party songs at stanleypiano.com. Stanley is very chatty, so all song requests are welcome. Ask him to play Freebird and see what happens.
Block Party attendees can meet Stanley in person in the parking lot on Pike Street between Poquito’s and Havana Social Club.
Can’t make it to the Block Party? Enjoy Stanley online, where he’s streaming live all three days of the event—playing tracks for his fans around the world.” - (via Vimeo Staff Picks)
(via @AlexR4) OKSU is a little NFC printer that helps you save, store and share digital content in a tangible way… just brilliant!
Kickstart this: The OUYA Game Console brings the openness of mobile to the TV set that makes it easy for anyone to develop and buy games without sacrificing the gameplay. (via @congbo & co.design)
(via @GotoManners) Leap is a 3D interaction device akin to Kinect, curious to see what the devs and designers will create with this! “Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.”
This is how MONTECRISTO magazine, in collaboration with Ballet BC presented their spring/summer picks. It is how all clothes should be shown: in movement.
UPcload helps its user finding out how clothes will fit them before they buy. I thought it was the most exciting bit from the free f this works as well as advertised it’s going to change retail forever (via @PSFK The Future Of Retail Vol.3)
@UserStudio, (beautifully) making sense of the dreaded phone bill “Refact is an independent service concept for visualizing phone bill data. Users upload their monthly bills in PDF format.
The bills are then instantly analyzed to provide relevant information for evaluating phone contracts in a visually appealing way. With Refact, subscribers can measure their actual use and determine whether their contracts fit their needs, something that the service providers don’t necessarily always want to make available. In the featured case here, Matt’s average consumption is 4.16 hours per month, whereas he contracted for a 10-hour deal…”