From pioneering German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, this terrific video for their song "Blume" that embodies the underground spirit of the time/scene. The song is on their 1993 album
Tablua Rasa. Einstürzende Neubauten, which means "collapsing new buildings," often fashions their own instruments from scrap metal and construction tools. It makes sense then that the horn-like instrument seen in the video is a recreation of the Intonarumori, a musical contraption built by Italian Futurist artist Luigi Russolo, author of the 1913 manifesto L'Arte dei Rumori ("The Art of Noises"). I used a photo of the Intonarumori in my post on Tuesday announcing our new Boing Boing Music page. Einstürzende Neubauten (Thanks, kawayama and swalbr!)
Information is Beautiful has updated their comparison of artist payments on streaming services, estimating that 2.4 million plays on YouTube will net a whopping $1,472 for an unsigned artist. That’s $0.0006 per play!
As part of the Nicer Tuesdays series, Designer Weirdcore treats viewers to a rare historical overview of his concert visuals for Aphex Twin.
Design firm Dorothy created an alphabet made up entirely of letters from classic rock band logos. I did OK on this one, but the alternative rock one kicked my butt:
The current web development landscape is rife with buzzwords and technology that gets abandoned almost as soon as it’s made. If you’ve never written a line of code before, it can be hard to figure out what’s coming, what’s here to stay, or how to get ahead.This Beginner Web Development Bundle is a great place […]
The Fader Stealth Quadcopter from TRNDlabs packs incredible flight performance into a package small enough to land on your phone screen, and it’s available now in the Boing Boing Store.The Fader’s six-axis gyroscope module gives it perfect balance in the air. This makes the onboard 720p HD camera all the better for shooting amazing flight […]
Although fully autonomous vehicles aren’t yet allowed on public streets, they are poised to dominate the roads in the not-too-distant future. But before that happens, Apple, Google, Uber, and other companies now investing in self-driving tech are going to need talented developers that can account for the dizzying array of factors at play when a […]