To start with, with help from James Martin I discovered French air performance band Airnadette last night. Their energy and stage quality is incredible. Plus, it's the kind of art that can only be born in an ever-more-connected world with a shared nostalgia and a passion for mashups. A glimpse of last night's performance at the 314, footage courtesy of our vigilant music bloodhound Stuart Dredge:
They got French people to dance! That basically never happens. And like a spell being broken, shortly after a handful of ever-more-intense encores the crowd awkwardly dispersed, leaving the music hangin'.
This I found on Engadget this morning: a Kinect hack that turns Barcelona tourists into 3D souvenirs - that is, a statue of yourself, posing like a statue, that you can take home! How meta. And also another really good reason to keep up with what's happening in 3D tech dev right now:
A magnificent mashup of art and science, brought to you by blablabLAB, which made use of three Kinects and a RepRap machine.
And lastly - this is just gratuitous - the music video for Jolie Coquine, the first single off the Caravan Palace soundtrack, 2008, via Murielle Cadiou:
I just love the production in this. And that slow, labyrinthine way of revealing a story ... it's compelling.