Rolling Through the Bay, a 100,000-toothpick homage to San Francisco and the Bay Area with multiple ball runs. Scott Weaver spent 35 years making this mesmerizing contraption, on display at SF’s Exploratorium. Un. Real.
“Audio sonification of the incredible seismic activity off the coast of Honshu, Japan - Friday March 11th. Tectonic is a realtime seismic analysis and sound synthesis system. Sound is created in realtime by earthquakes as they occur across the globe. A tightly integrated system between Max/MSP, Google Earth and Symbolic Sound’s Kyma processes earthquake data that is translated into sound synthesis parameters.”
The harmonic, rhythmic shifts are especially haunting/scary at 1:20, 1:50, 3:00, and 5:20.
MJ’s Tim Murphy catches up with the dudes behind Law and the Multiverse, a blawg that debates Clark Kent’s citizenship, Wolverine’s health insurance, and why Bruce Wayne needs a good lawyer. The best interview you’ll read this week.
You mean you’ve never seen elephants and humans playing together in a band? Then you should maybe check out the story behind the Thai Elephant Orchestra, a project to draw attention to the pachyderms’ plight. MJ’s Emily Loftis has the whole story, plus more video and photos, here.