Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Future of Fashion Retail / Case Study H&M

A report on the module Information Society - The future of retail with 5 other Hyper Island Digital Media'12 students.


<div style="width:425px" id="__ss_5354718"><strong style="display:block;margin:12px 0 4px">The Future Of Fashion Retail / Case Study - H&M</strong><div style="padding:5px 0 12px">View more webinars from Hyper Island.</div></div>

Monday, September 6, 2010

True Colors.

Mind-blowing stop motion video using traditional hand-made techniques without digital effects. 

Cool find by The Hyper Broadcaster


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Integrate. Don’t interrupt

A brand should insert itself meaningfully into people’s lives by enabling and enriching their existing behaviors, not by requiring new ones.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


It's been awhile since I see a story in a music video that is truly brilliant.

An Icelandic music producer who later joins Hyper Island had came up a paradoxical script on how one can turn horrorful events into something fun.

[ Interactive Art Director Student Atli Vidar Thorsteinsson has produced the music video Supertime for the group Berndsen (directed by Helgi Johannsson) which has been invited to the LA Film Festival in June 2010.]

Berndsen - Supertime from Helgi Jóhannsson on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

.Caribou - Swim.

In his decade-long career, Caribou's Dan Snaith has fluidly moved between genres like folktronica, shoegaze, krautrock, and 1960s sunshine pop, assimilating their most familiar traits until they're practically in his DNA. His albums have felt warm, loose, and ecstatic (especially 2003's still-career-best Up in Flames), despite Snaith's behind-the-boards meticulousness.

Snaith's latest, Swim, is even heavier on the precise sonic detail, and it's all the more impressive for it. Made with help from kindred spirits including Four Tet's Kieran Hebden, Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan, and Born Ruffians' Luke Lalonde, it was borne out of a desire to create "dance music that sounds like it's made out of water." Swim is darker both in tone and spirit than its predecessor, 2007's day-glo Andorra, swapping expansive drum-circle arrangements and ebullience for chilly rhythms and a bummed-out disposition. Easy entrance points here are scarcer than on any of Snaith's previous full-lengths-- as with 2005's kraut-centric The Milk of Human Kindness, repeat listens are key.

(Via Pitchfork. Read more here )

Definitely my album of the week. Thanks to Kael for putting the album into my dropbox. I'm in love with the track - "Odessa".


CARIBOU - Odessa from Caribou on Vimeo.

.Creamfields U.K 2010 - line up trailer.

Anyone you can think of, will be there.

Very tempting.

.Hippie from the future - Yeasayer / O.N.E

Super retro-futuristic hipster-matic color-dashy hippie-ish new track by Yeasayer - Brooklyn, New York.

Yeasayer O.N.E. from Paranoid US on Vimeo.

.Ceo / Prologue.

Visually arresting.

ceo - prologue from Modular People on Vimeo.

(Via Jon Loe)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

.Nike's music making shoes.

Well, there is always a music-making everything. And now shoes is one of them.

The agency is W+K Tokyo.
Hardware programming is by Tomoaki Yanagisawa (4nchor5 La6) and software and sound programming is by Daito Manabe

*Courtesy of Warren T

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

.Paperless world - Mag+.

I hate to sound like a sourgrape. But I could have sworn that I've thought of an electronic paper or digital mobile photo album 1st - in 1999. Just like James Cameron have thought that Star Wars should have been his movie to be made, it is sadly never about who had thought of the idea 1st, but who had done it first.

Still, he has now a good vengeance with Avatar, while I'll wait for my next Nirvana.

Very nice R&D and execution by these guys from Bonnier regardless. Sigh.

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

Mag+ live with Popular Science+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

*Courtesy of Andy Loo

Sunday, April 11, 2010

.Midnight Juggernauts - warped.

You gotta open your mind for this warped video. No, literally.

.It's divinely okay.

Beautifully art directed, it's somewhat setting between Avatar and Sweeney Todd in black and white.

*Courtesy of Vinny

WeWereMonkeys: Land of Talk - It's Okay on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

.jed's other poem.

I've stumbled upon yet another music video that caught my eye.

I just adore how people weave simplicity into something understatedly handsome. Watching the cursor dancing around in synergy with the song makes me smile, a little.

Jed’s Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) from Stewdio on Vimeo. An unsolicited, then approved, music video for the band Grandaddy and their song of the same name off of the album The Sophtware Slump.

Directed by Stewart Smith - An artist-programmer from New York City, currently operating in London. He operates Stewdio, a consultancy that approaches art and software through the lens of graphic design. Stewart has taught introductory Web design at Yale, Data Visualization (using Processing) at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, and advises organizations exploring new interactive technologies and techniques.

(I just copied his biography. It's easier.)

Monday, March 15, 2010

.show me the colors.

This week. My top 3 bedazzling videos with colors so hard to resist.

Y∆CHT & The Straight Gaze, announced their spring “New Mystery Moods” tour, with this quirky promo video.

YACHT & The Straight Gaze (PT. 1) from Jona Bechtolt on Vimeo.

Jump jump dance dance + Claire Carré: show me the night.

Jump Jump Dance Dance - Show Me The Night from etcetc on Vimeo.

Pick A Piper is a collective from Weber along with Angus Fraser, Dan Roberts, and Clint Scrivener. Directed by Weber himself, here's a candy-speckled video directed by Weber himself - which was partially shot in magical Iceland, just the way I remember that subdued utopia - for their single “Rooms.”

PICK A PIPER - Rooms (filmed in Iceland and Canada) from Brad Weber on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

.hello Kasper Bjørke.

My new music find. I'm totally enjoying this exclusive disco mix - courtesy of Dazed Digital. I'm not that good with descriptive reviews, but i can safely vouch that : His playlist is definitely worth your time. Well, if you like disco beats.

[ Copenhagen-based Kasper Bjørke now has made an exclusive mix for Dazed Digital featuring a range of sounds from the sultry vocal-based Italo-disco group Desire, leading band of the moment The XX, Jarvis Cocker, and Chicago house-influenced deep techno from Motor City Drum Ensemble. ]

1: Desire - Don´t Call
2: Jarvis Cocker - Discosong (Pilooski Remix)
3: Ghostape - Many Stars (Marco Tulio Thrash Remix)
4: Gatto Fritto - Bursting The Bubble
5: Kasper Bjørke - Young Again (WhoMadeWho Remix)
6: Steve Bug & Donnacha Costello - Still Music (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
7: Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam
8: Mugwump - T-Coy Jelly Drops
9: The XX - VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)

The link doesn't last forever, so take a listen while it's hot.

On a side note, this guy has a striking resemblance to my favorite music geek. Erlend Øye. Only cuter.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


We all know that sound is traveling wave, which is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through a solid, liquid or gas, composed of frequencies which are audible. We don't speak of them like we see of them. Coz we don't, right? Apparently not.

Cymatics is a study of visible sound through vibration, typically on a surface on water, plate or a membrane. One of the earliest to notice that an oscillating body displayed regular patterns was Galileo Galilei, whom discovered visible sounds when he was scraping a brass plate with a sharp iron chisel in order to remove some spots from it. Not going too far into the history of cymatics, our urbanite Evan Grant has managed to introduced the idea, more of the existence of visualizing sound in this 5 mins TED presentation.

From snowflakes to amoeba, everything takes a form, shape, or even as data. These aren't new discoveries, just that we spend less time being aware of minute little things that could be discreetly important. Visualizing sound with cymatics, is a primitive art form, yet a beautiful fundamental. You can even DIY cymatics if you are keen to see how Daft Punk's Aerodynamics soundwave would look as opposed to Massive Attack's Teardrop.

Maybe sometimes, we ought to spend some time putting a microscopic mind to the things we often not think much about. Imagine working with them now knowing that you can see them.

.neurosonics audiomedical + beardy man.

Remember UK's beardyman guy who does incredible beatboxing to drum 'n' bass at Google's office 2 years back? Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs fellas has just given him and their techni-gear a face/lift. Holographic one too btw.

Playing live WYSWYG - no post video production.

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.

*Courtesy of Xavier T.

Beardyman himself and Nathan Flutebox Lee:

Friday, February 19, 2010

.i'm here.

Yes yes. I hear you.

Have been away much since i left the hamster wheel. Life as a street rat has been good. Going around to places after being desk-bounded for some time. So much fun that i've even gotten lazy to rave about it. Not even a single facebook album just yet. Not like I don't enjoy flaunting like everyone else does, and I should still enjoy sharing any experience i stumble upon, and be eager to shout to the world that i've conquered something and pretend that anyone or someone would care. Things like i've tasted a mutated siamese tomato and that i managed to hiked to up the tiniest hill in Jeju islands (korea) where i can bust the myth of my granny knock knees.

Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, London, Thailand, Korea. Where i've put my feet on past 3 months since the day i threw my letter. It's kinda liberating. And still not getting enough out of this resting phase yet. I don't know. My mind wanders in proliferation that i myself find it hard but perhaps should anchor it down for a bit.

As much as so many things keeping me happy, wanting more of it means i'm less happy the time before each time. And each new experience has safely bewildered me while it washes down the past experience somewhat. Like i am forever seeking something bigger, better, and more magnificent the next. And if it doesn't, i get frustrated or disappointed, if not worse, numbed to feel the gratification of owning that moment, while others would trade for the place i'm in. Whatever happens to contentment? Am i losing sight, control and grip of it? Oh well, that's just the safety-mechanism of my conscious talking. Screw that. I want more.

I wonder - The more connected i feel with the world, the more disconnected i feel at the same time. Like, i feel less. Just nothing but a small piece of lego in the work of a whatever built and stacked robot, house, or warship. I just move around as the plans come along. As I always say : Attach, detach, never belong.

Meanwhile -

Here's a trailer of queer-master Spike Jonze's new half hour short film. I'm here.

A collaboration with Absolute Vodka to explore humanity with a robot (yea i know. But let's give Jonze the allowance to surprise). I'm waiting for the release to see how much i can relate to it. Hah.

Btw, nicely tucked website they have. Do take a a minute for that.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

.beautiful small machines.

Just the name alone, is enough to arouse my likings.

New York new electro duo - Bree Sharp, Don DiLego are reciting Philip K. Dick's visions in their perk-up and sometimes, mellow tunes. Robots in Love is a cute song that makes love sounds much less like a mushy thing. Yea, i'm not made for mush but when push comes to shove, we are only robots in love.

Here's two to lullaby you to bed with a half-smile,

And inspired by Philip K.Dick's classic book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? "

Of course, less the remix, their other tunes are really good to wake up to. I would safely say all 5 tracks in the album are great to your ears. Energy charger and makes you think you are invincible-ish.

Here's one to start your day!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

.Duck Sauce X Surface2Air.

First you think it's the pottery part. Like they were about to erupt into a massive orgasm of splattered clay. But no. More psychedelic.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

.luke ain't laidback at all.

If this is not the best gig of the year in zouk SG, i don't know what is. @LaidBackLuke is one hella suave performer. We definitely want more.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

.Dual Sheep.

Well i don't usually take on a check on star signs readings or anymore.

Just kinda 'stumbled' upon it. N think this is slightly interesting.

"You function essentially with your own antennas, for you feel things more than you understand them. In fact, you're almost always right in trusting your intuition, which is really extraordinary.

You've a great thirst for tenderness. But you let yourself be influenced too easily when your sentiments are at play. Thus you're more often disappointed than satisfied. In order to console yourself, you tend to take refuge in your own universe where everything is idealized. It will be in your interest not to let yourself be trapped by your weakness, especially when one appeals to your goodness or your pity. Indeed, you're generally ready to give everything without complaining.

Your life is often marked with very painful ordeals and responsibilities which are too heavy for your shoulders. Showing a tendency to masochism, you like to arouse the compassion and admiration of others. With age, you forge for yourself a philosophy colored with stoicism.

In the domain of work, your intuitions are a precious asset. But your lack of initiative can prevent you from reaching the highest peaks. In fact, you prefer being able to help others to having success for yourself.

With you, friendship often takes precedence over love, precisely because you're afraid to suffer from the agonies of passion. Above all, you need to be supported and encouraged within the framework of marriage."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

.The xx.

They are just too good.

So much soul in their tunes.

Thanks to Ryan / DJ Agency for the heads up.

I love the entire album. Even The Intro is good. Here's some, but you wouldn't take long before you wanna bag the entire collection into your playlist. And loop it them for 79 times before you sleep.

They are from South London, and they are only in their 20s. Mind you they were banded since 4 yrs ago.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

.i am wind.

Finally. I'm going to share what I did last summer in NYC Parsons.

My mini 8mins of pride, filming and producing a short documentary on a totally foreign and unexpected topic - Long boarding.

From pre-pro, looking for interviewees, shooting, final cut, music-editing.. all in one week. It sure was intense, but the fun making it was paying off after every passing minute as well. Me and my partner Manual Branaa, had some invincible chemistry and synergy, that had made this little production possible without us tearing each other's faces apart by the end of it. Almost. But not.

Here's the manifesto:

It's not an award-winning documentary for sure, but what's more important - i had fun, and it makes my heart smile reminiscing the making of. ;)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

.The sweet sensation of Typography.

"Handcrafted with love by BYU design students and faculty, for the 5th Typophile Film Festival. A visual typographic feast about the five senses, and how they contribute to and enhance our creativity. Everything in the film is real—no CG effects!"

Typophile Film Festival 5 Opening Titles from Brent Barson on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

.Survivor // Fare Soldi.

Italian disco-house.

Retrospective journey into your childhood's plastic lunchbox.

Friday, July 10, 2009


CLICK HERE TO LISTEN : My soundscape design proj// Parsons Summer - NYC.

(If you have trouble listening to it/ error in the link, i'll repost it soon.)


Most things come in shapes, forms and sizes.

Life does.

When grouped, the singular subject forms a pattern. We form a set of behavior, we form a way of living and we form our school of thoughts. We had grown up the way we had been taught, what is to be right, to be wrong, to be embraced, to be banished, to be celebrated, or to be exiled. And then, we fall into the trap of mundane-ness. We begin to form patterns.

Patterns too close to our eyes that we do not see.

There is no right or wrong, just popular opinions.

There is no peace or chaos, just a structure we so carefully weave.

There is never too much or enough, just how much you want.

Sounds, voices and melodies, they are just one of the many tools to tell a story.

To tell a story, is to observe a pattern, so we can break it.

If you can’t get out of a hamster wheel, if you don’t know if you are in one. Pay attention to the monotony, feel one beat at a time, only when you align the beats in synergy, then you can hear them marching to you in unity.

What goes up comes down, what goes down will take flight.

Cringe your toes, and ride on the waves.

You can’t change what is there, but you can change what you think of it.

Patterns, break them.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

.About Today.

We did sound recording today. At Washington Square Park.

My partner - Manuel (from Uruguay) brought me to see a really neat young gal, in her red polkadot dress, sat on a small tool along the streets near Union Square, where her little old, black typewriter and some white paper sat fitted nicely on a small wooden table.

She writes poems for people. A street poet. Just give her a topic, a word, a poem for someone you loved, or whatever thing that mean anything (or not) to you. She wants to write, she's hoping to get hired, and she just want to practice. I told her to write about, "Today". She has nice misty gray eyes.

About Today

Last of the dark gray days was yesterday
melting into a new groove
boiled out of the old
speaking a new sound
grasping at old straws
hands tied firmly to here and now
taking the form of a passing cloud

July 8, 2009
New York

Saturday, July 4, 2009

.Me in NYC.

Well I am barely online (for now), even hard to get on twitter until i get my internet access on Monday.

Meanwhile, catch me on my NY blog - but is set up for our homework n research updates.

www.soundandvision.wordpress.com )

I'll get back to this when I do get online at home.

Btw, I stay next to a Jazz bar at St Marks Place. Which is also known as "little japan".

Love my apartment, love the neighborhood.

N oh, my course mates r pretty cool too. ;)

Here's a cut of neverland - Coney Island: