Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Daft Punk!

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Keyboard

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Keyboard

Now you can play Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger from your keyboard.

Visit this website and make music with your fingers:


The sock covers – Thom Moore.

Forget spending hours with a graphic designer to create the perfect album art, simply throw a pair of old smelly socks at it like these great remakes…


Say Cheese: Rock stars who have been in jail.

Justin Bieber gets in jail

Justin Bieber gets in jail

It’s been a volatile few days for the status of Justin Bieber’s potential jail time, which of course, reminds us of the dozens of other rock stars (is Bieber a rock star?!..)who’ve faced stints in the slammer.
Here’s a look back at few stars who’ve done time behind bars!

Like a rolling stone (3.0) – Bob Dylan.

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Rock icon Bob Dylan’s 1965 hit “Like a Rolling Stone,” deemed one of the greatest songs ever by experts, just received the 2013 music video treatment.

The interactive video, shared first with Mashable, is the song’s first official video. It allows viewers to use their keyboards or cursors to flip through 16 channels that mimic TV formats such as games shows, shopping networks and reality series. People on each channel, no matter what TV trope they represent, are seen lip-syncing the lyrics.


24 hour interactive experience called #Happy – William Pharell.

Pharrell has topped off a huge year with the music world’s first 24-hour pop video for his new single, Happy.


It’s been quite a year for sunny-voiced American producer and singer/rapper and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams.
In June Williams, 40, joined an exclusive club of artists to hold the No.1 and No.2 positions on the US Billboard single charts simultaneously; he co-starred in Robin Thicke’s controversial but popular song Blurred Lines and Daft Punk’s worldwide smash Get Lucky. This week GQ magazine named him its “hitmaker of the year”.
Now Pharrell has topped it all off with the music world’s first 24-hour pop music video, for his new single, Happy.


The video is really 360 separate clips of smiling men, women and children freestyle-grooving to the song as they walk towards the camera in ordinary city locations including footpaths, parks, hotels, laneways and building foyers.
Most of the performers are unknowns, although there are stars: Magic Johnson, Steve Carrell, Jamie Foxx and Jimmy Kimmel, among others. An impressively limber and co-ordinated Pharrell himself joins the fun in one version.

Daft Punk Cappella Medley – Pentatonix


The five singers of Pentatonix — Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola — have won the third season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” and have released several medley covers of popular songs since.
This latest single, titled simply “Daft Punk,” coincides with the release of their new album, PTX, Vol. 2.

Just a Reflecktor – Arcade Fire.


Arcade Fire’s ”Wilderness Downtown” was a massive hit in the music as well as interactive world. “Just a Reflektor” is a worthy follow up: using the latest Google Chrome technology it lets you interact with the music video via your mobile phone.

First you have to simultaneously connect to the site “Just a Reflektor” https://www.justareflektor.com/ via desktop and follow the instructions on how to connect your phone.
Then you can cast a virtual projection on your computer screen by holding your mobile device in front of the computer’s webcam.
Viewers can control all the visual effects in the video by physically moving their smartphone or tablet around them.

See the Behind the Scene video:

And if you don’t remember Arcade Fire’s “Wilderness Downtown”, this is the website.

Heineken Ignite – Heineken.


Heineken Ignite turns the bottle into an interface for a more socially connected drinking experience between people and the club. The bottle literally lights up when people clink any two together for a “cheers”. It sparks when they take a sip, and goes to sleep when left untouched.

The bottles also react to music in the club. The lights can be remotely activated and controlled by specially developed VJ software resulting in the bottles pulsing to the music beat.

The first prototype although a little clunky and still separate from the bottle itself served as a proof of concept.

The next challenge was to minimize the hardware. Everything needed to fit underneath a bottle of Heineken.

With a custom designed board the tech team managed get everything to work in something that was just a little bigger than a 2 Euro coin.

The project went from first brief to prototype in just 10 weeks. I think we’ll see more and more agencies adopt this kind of startup mentality and rapid prototyping. It will require agencies to partner clients in a much more collaborative process that goes beyond messaging, delving into product design.

21 Swings.


21 Swings
Exercise in musical cooperation

Every spring, an interactive installation takes over a high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and sets a collective ritual. The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately.

The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation.

The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre.

Jam with Chrome.

Straight out of Google’s Creative Lab comes Jam with Chrome, an experimental, interactive Web app that lets friends jam together from different locations…directly from their (Chrome) browser.

Tapping the latest Web tech, including HTML5-based features such as the Web Audio API, Websockets, Canvas and CSS3, Jam with Chrome lets you select nineteen different instruments, including guitars, drums and keyboards. You can switch between them at will.

The app defaults to ‘Easy’ mode, and there are four different auto-play functions that puts the instruments in the hands of the machines, while pro mode lets you control any of the musical tools with your keyboard. You can invite up to three other friends to participate in your Jam.


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