The videos can be played simultaneously — the soundtracks will work together, and the mix can be adjusted with the individual volume sliders.
And you thought conductive paint was boring. Say hello to the Humanthesizer, a joint creation between electronic musician Calvin Harris, Sony Music UK, and Bare conductive body ink, which turned 15 bikini-clad ladies into a giant Arduino-powered synth capable of playing Harris’s track “Ready For The Weekend” though Max/MSP and Ableton Live. Each patch is triggered by one of the girls closing a circuit with her hands or feet — you can see the “wires” painted on their arms and legs if you look closely — and the final performance bounces right along in that blurry space between dancing and playing. You have to see it to understand — check out the videos after the break.
Recently I have a few friends who are going through a rough patch in life. It’s scary how things are turing out for them. I can only hope and pray that all this confusion would be over real soon. It’s a learning phrase that they can one day all look back and pat themselves on their shoulder and say that they survived. You’ll must remember that we’re always here, any time!
With so many transitions all going on at the same time, I personally also can’t help but feel swirly and dizzy. Friends, work, family, I love them all, but it’s also taking up a lot of my energy and personal time. I hate to rant, but I think I need some ‘alone’ time!
It started out with a search on shoes and website became me being so intrigued by everything this site has to offer. First, love the idea of having funky shoes from all around the world in this site, it makes shoe fanatic or not go NUTS! Haahaa! I definitely did feast visually with all the coolio shoes! Some are practical while others would make me go ‘wth is that?’!!
And I also liked how the design of the site was, especially the drop down box under the category of COLOUR! It’s just so nice to stare at colours, right? Maybe it’s just me, but categorizing shoes under it’s different usage, colours, material and type is cool! Do remember to check out the ‘special usage’ part, you’ll be amazed by how shoes are used for.
The Virtual Shoe Museum was initiated by Liza Snook in 2004. Once the idea was born, a long search began for designers, photographers and publishers connected to shoes. New friendships developed and our mailbox filled with loads of material on fantastic shoes, art and design on shoes. And finally, with the help of Taco Zwaanswijk of Interactive Affairs, who designed the site, and Bart van der Ploeg of Resolume, who programmed the database and created the content management system, we’re live! And proud! And we’re only just beginning…
Shoes or No Shoes
In Kruishoutem, Belgium, a new museum, SONS (Shoes or No Shoes) opened in 2009. It houses several collections, amongst which a series of shoes/artworks by renowned artists like Joep van Lieshout, Corneille, Jan Fabre, Karel Prantl, Jennifer Bolande, Keith Farquhar and many others.
This new museum in Kruishoutem, Belgium, where a beautiful building holds several collections. In this video curators Veerle Swenters and Pierre Bogaerts who collected shoes of artists explain their work – Liza Snook