Category Archives: Artists

More iPhone Music

Some folks are doing cool stuff for real with the iPhone and Nintendo DS. Japanese artist Jet Daisuke took his Nintendo DSi, attached a straw, and turned the Korg DS-10 into a talkbox. (Cool enough, but people have been doing this for decades.) Jet Daisuke also does a gadget “orchestra” of the Nintendo DS, iPhone/iPod […]

The Flaming Lips’ New Guitar Hero Axe

NBC got the Flaming Lips (among others) to do their interpretation of the NBC chimes. There’s a video that shows Wayne’s double-neck guitar hack – he’s replaced one of the necks with a Guitar Hero controller. He even says, “there are a lot of kids who think this is how you play guitar now.” I […]

Felicia Day Can Write A Cookie To My Computer Any Day

You saw Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, right? Right??? Everybody and their dog blogged about it. Felicia Day is great as Penny, but she’s also kind of the actress version of Jonathan Coulton – using the internet to promote her work. Her website is a great launchpad for all her various internet presences. Like Jonathan Coulton, […]

Ben Burtt, Electronic Musician

Go see WALL-E. No, really. Do it now. I’ll wait here until you get back, if you want. It’s a brilliant film. I thought Pixar would have trouble topping Cars, which was nothing less than the Great American Movie. WALL-E is drawn on a more expansive canvas, about nothing less than the indomitable human spirit […]

Dandelion

Cory Doctorow has thought more about alternative distribution strategies than just about just about anyone else. His medium is the written word, but the fundamentals are the same. Think like a dandelion, he says. The crux of his point is that mammals expend a great deal of energy to foster each and every offspring to […]