Category Archives: Art

renegade craft fair

once again, it’s time for the renegade craft fair. it’s huge. seriously. and there’s so many booths, you need two days to see it all. if you’re in chicago this weekend, you should take some time and go. it’s free. Advertisements

Kutiman Thru-You

If you haven’t seen his stuff yet, you’ve gotta check it out. Kutiman (twitter), a musician/producer/dj from Israel, recently launched a site dedicated to mashups of YouTube videos. In short, it’s effing amazing:

the chicago indie music scene may be in danger

The Chicago City Council is attempting to pass a law that would severely hinder and even prevent smaller and independent music promoters. The ability to book and host shows in bars, clubs, galleries, basements and lofts could soon be quite a costly endeavor if this legislation goes through. That means that any small artists wishing […]

6th annual lake county film festival

the schedule for this year’s running of the lake county film festival is up: last year, a video by my musical alter ego, james collin, was featured as a short. i won’t have anything shown this year, but i still plan on attending. they’re screening over 80 films and shorts from march 4th to […]

stop motion graffiti

this is awesome. where’s my camera?!

E non ho amato mai tanto la vita!

 Opera legend Pavarotti dies at 71 rest ye well, sweet prince.

imb 1401: a user’s manual

prepare for the ultimate in geek high culture. an interpretive dance set to music composed on an ibm 1401 computer:

77 million paintings

this, among other accomplishments, is why brian eno is awesome: read more about it, and the power behind it, at an army of macs powers brian eno’s sculpture of sight and sound

the amen break

once you’ve heard this beat, you know you’ve heard it before. nate harrison gives a brief history of the beat and the impact of sampling technology on underground and mainstream music, pop culture and copyright law. fascinating.

greatest album (covers)

“drawing from memory is one of the most intensive prefrontal-cortex tasks you can accomplish.” – k