To create a promo video for his song "I Think You're a Salesman", musician Joshua Van Tassel and director Hiep Vu wanted to see how kindness fared in Toronto. So they suited him up in a cheap suit covered in $2000-worth of ten dollar bills, and had him walk around offering people money.
In exchange, they asked only that the recepients--all filmed covertly and watched by hired security guards, just in cast--pass on the goodwill.
"The results were not at all what anyone expected," writes Joshua, whose 2013 album 'Dream Date' was nomiated 'Electronic Album of the Year' at the East Coast Music Awards.
Joshua Van Tassel is a wunderkind producer/composer/multi‐instrumentalist and counts Great Lake Swimmers, Justin Rutledge, Doug Paisley, and David Myles amongst a top-class list of acts he has played with as sideman. His music has been featured on numerous TV shows, has received critical acclaim from the CBC, Toronto Star, NOW Magazine, and Exclaim! amongst others, and his latest album, Dream Date (also available from Dream Datelimitedrun.com amd iTunes), received a nomination for 'Electronic Album of the Year' from the East Coast Music Awards.
This gadget does exactly as promised: it looks like a thumbdrive (sort of) and fries the circuitry of any computer it’s plugged into. It’s made from camera flash parts, is charged with a standard AA battery, and delivers a 300V zap of DC destruction to the port for all your USB-murdering needs. Note that this […]
The Cobham catalog, exposed by The Intercept, features countless pages of surveillance gadgets sold to U.S. police to spy on American citizens: tiny black boxes with a big interest in you. In the creepily bland feature lists and nerdy product names is a whisper of a dark future; perhaps darker than anyone can imagine.
This image depicts the most commonly-found stylesheet colors on the web’s top sites—Paul Hebert did an amazing amount of analysis and this is just one of the intriguing visualizations he came up with. Most of these are obvious staples, especially HTML red and blue, though it’s interesting how far the blue “cluster” is from the […]
The Pocket Tripod PRO had massive Kickstarter success in 2013, raising almost $85,000 in a single month. But this isn’t just another case of pre-release product hype. This ingenious little device folds out from a credit-card-shaped plastic slab into a sturdy stand with a surprisingly wide range of motion. In portrait orientation, your phone slides […]
Loot Crate is a totally different kind of subscription service that mails subscribers monthly boxes filled with curated geek, pop culture, and gamer paraphernalia. Its cult following awaits a box every month filled with everything from bobble heads to T-shirts to special edition collectibles. But nothing gets Loot Crate fans as excited as the limited […]
The ARMOR-X Mini Flexible Phone Tripod is a smartphone tripod that is designed with flexible legs to rest on virtually any type of surface. Other tripods have proved useless unless I conveniently have a flat surface in front of me, which is why this particular tripod was appealing enough to try out. The ARMOR-X is compact and easy […]