Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

Linsey Pollak Plays “Mr. Curly”

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

This is an excerpt from Linsey Pollak‘s show “Passing Wind” where he plays a multi-track composition with Mr. Curly, a contra bass clarinet made from a garden hose, and a feather duster clarinet.

Enjoy your day.


Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Toronto Mini-Maker Faire

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Ryan Varga made this excellent mini-doc about the Toronto Mini-Maker Faire which I and my family attended last weekend. It was an awesome display of wit and intelligence and talent – and all of it open and inclusive.

Imma gonna join me a hackerspace, you betcha!

Makers: Mini Maker Fair Toronto from Ryan Varga on Vimeo.

I love the ethos of the Maker culture and wholeheartedly embrace the idea of knowing what the fuck is going on inside our gadgets – so we can make our own and better and more individualized creations.

Time to pump some humanity into the culture of tech which we find ourselves swimming in. If the future is, as Ray Kurzweil suggests, inevitably headed toward a Singularity where our machines become sentient and we become our machines we’d better be damned sure our humanity goes along for the ride.

This is the way that will happen.


I Met The Walrus

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

From the YouTube post:

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short and won the 2009 Emmy for ‘New Approaches’ (making it the first film to win an Emmy on behalf of the internet).


P.S. I’ve seen this before but I heard about it again today on Twitter via the most excellent and awesome Roger Ebert and just had to share.