Video by Charles Benoist. “At the DMV and a black crow comes over and said 'fuck you.” More
Becky Stern's created a totally awesome "cyber tank girl" costume based on electronics components from Adafruit, centered around a flexible, LED-lit 3D printed bandoleer. I saw much of her costume in person in NYC this week and it looks this good in person.
Jeremy Bell demos his excellent prototype "ScrubBoard" that enables a scratch-like effect with magnetic audiotape. Here's his Kickstarter to further develop the musical instrument! More
George Pfau writes, "Comedian Dies is a video collaboration between comedian Caitlin Gill and me. Inspired by zombies, slapstick, stock jokes, and the vulnerability that a stand-up comic experiences, we made this with the help of comic/sound artist Drennon Davis." (Thanks, George!)
Captivating montage of playing card flourishes recorded in Singapore. More
Cyberpop assemblage of found textures and fragmented voices. This video from Holly Herndon looks like it came right out of one of Cory Doctorow's novels. More
I love podcasts and radio shows that feature true stories. This American Life is the classic, but there are lots of other great ones. More
Screen Test. Featuring Marganta. Voice: Marga Sardà. Design, direction and animation by Dvein. [via] More
In central Japan's Gifu Prefecture, a man demonstrates the making of sampuru, the fantastic fake food seen in many Japanese restaurants. More
Alex writes, "It features censorship, hangings, dissent and criticism, a whole bunch of state and church control, angry queens, sad Stationers, and, of course, our terrible culprit: the printing press."