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What Does Flavor Look And Feel Like? (video)

In an attempt to show how Schwartz Flavour Shots, a new product launch, actually feels and tastes, director Chris Cairns composed The Sound of Taste. This is a what he describes as a kinetic installation or a ‘Sonic Flavourscape’. It's incredibly moving and effective in showing all the herbs and spices that are used in the product. 

How was this done?

The Sound of Taste from Grey London on Vimeo.

The making of 'The Sound of Taste' from Grey London on Vimeo.





New York Times Clever Logo Tweak For Video

A simple tweak to the classic New York Times "T" has cleverly transformed the logo visually to represent the new video hub. The play button icon is embedded into the "T" in such a nice way that it still feels very New York Times – a natural evolution to video.  




The Happy Show Video Series Limited Edition Ceramic USB

Bill Rodgers of C-file reports that "The Happy Show was a 2012 traveling exhibition by the New York design firm Sagmeister & Walsh. Spearheaded by Stefan Sagmeister, the show premiered at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia in August 2012 (and has since traveled through Los Angeles, Toronto and New York). In addition to being a personal narrative of Sagmeister’s quest for happiness through meditation, therapy and pharmaceuticals, The Happy Show also looked at happiness through social data with factors such as age, gender, race and money. 

Video was also a feature of that exhibition. Three of those films are now available in a limited series of boxed USB drives. Each box was written on by Sagmeister; they bear individualized therapeutic reminders to be present, flexible and to ask for what you want. The USB drives themselves are made of ceramic and resemble horns, or tentacles or worm specimens." 

Each one is limited to editions of 10.


An Instagram Short Film (video)

The pictures of Instagram is the content of this incredible video. All the stills are are sourced directly from Instagram searches. Check out this super cool and really well edited video. 

An Instagram short film from Thomas Jullien on Vimeo.


Hidden Messages

Most of these may be known to you, but at least a couple should be new and fun!


Alien Invasion

If an alien species ever wanted to invade, with hostility or otherwise, this would be a nice trojaney way to do it.

Via Moment Factory


Knowledge Work Hurts Your Head (and Hands) (video)

An interesting analogy: with the development of factories in the Industrial Revolution, workers endured a human-machine friction that caused injury, physical injury, until tool refinement simplified or made processes more efficient and safe. (Of course it's a more complex issue and far from a fait accompli, but the point stands.) With the development of the Information Revolution, workers have had no end of human-machine frustrations, many ending up in physical harm (think RSI) and emotional strain (think stress, stress, and more latent stress).

I'm a big (BIG) Asana fan. They delivered an open house on their productivity web service a year or so ago and there is a little segment from that (still useful) overview that I'm capturing below. Thanks to Justin Rosenstein at Asana for the connection. (For the segment I reference, go to marker 39:39 and listen through a couple minutes to 41:15.)

Asana Open House from Jerry Phillips on Vimeo.


Audible Color (video)

So beautiful. From Hideaki Matsui's site:

Audible color is an audio-visual instrument. Sound is generated based on color detected by a web cam connected to a computer. Red, green and blue correspond with certain music notes. When the colors are mixed, the resulting secondary colors produce different notes. The size of the colors influences the volume and frequency of the notes played. Color detection and sound generation were created and are controlled using Processing code.

The system of audible color is based on a marriage between basic color and music theories. The colors of red, blue, and green are the visual foundation for color-mixing and the music notes A, D, and F are the base triad that corresponds to the colors. The secondary colors (colors made when the foundational three are mixed) of purple, teal and brown are tuned to the musical triad C, E and G. The visual of the mixing of red, blue and/or green mirrors the aural output of combined notes.

The ‘painting’ aspect is not restricted to water droplets from a pipette. Numerous experiments were performed using substances such as acrylic paint, food dye in milk with soap, and ordinary household objects. Each investigation created a new type of fun and easy gestural music-making.