Filed under: COOL SHT, Feature | Tags: Adam Yauch, Android, Apple, Art, Beastie Boys, Coldplay, comScore, Discovery, Draw Something, Facebook, Hollywood Bowl, MCA, Mike D, MOCA, Nielsen, Revision 3, Sothebys, Tagged, The Scream, Transmission LA, Turntable, Zynga
THIS WEEK: REMEMBERING MCA
“as you can imagine, shit is just fkd up right now. but i wanna say thank you to all our
friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support.
i’m glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him.
– Mike D
Coldplay Tribute 5/4 at the Hollywood Bowl “Fight for Your Right to Party”
It is with great sadness that I dedicate this post to one of my heroes, Adam “MCA” Yauch from the Beastie Boys. He died last week at 47 years old from cancer in his salivary glands. Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz in 1979, one year after I was born. The Beastie Boys started as a punk rock group and quickly merged over into hip hop. Paul’s Boutique defined my college experience and laid groundwork for a connection to music which has motivated and pushed me forward in the darkest of times. He was one of my heroes. He will be missed.
For more videos to remind you of the Beastie Boys genius, click here.
In other news, Nielsen reported another drop in TV viewers, the Apple OS vs. Android deathmatch continues, The Scream sells at Sotheby’s for a cool $120MM, Turntable tries to get its mojo back, Facebook sets its IPO at $28 – $35 a share, Discovery buys Revision 3, ComScore names Tagged as the most engaged social network, and Zynga sees massive decline from its recent acquisition Draw Something.
Some more Cool Sh-t:
Photo Credit: Daily Marauder
Filed under: Feature | Tags: Art, Artist, David Adickes, David Sutherland, Graffiti Research Lab, GRL, GRL Houston, Houston, Installation art, James Powderly, Kirk Moreno, Sculpture, Subcultures, Visual Arts
TEXAS BIG FACE: GRAFFITI RESEARCH LAB BACK AGAIN
Graffiti Research Lab is a group of pranksters, graffiti writers and hackers devoted to having fun in public. One part mayhem mixed with a side of interactive art installation. You may remember them from their work with LED Throwiesor their graffiti laser tag which projects graffiti onto buildings.
For this edition, GRL Houston brings us Texas Big Face, the projection of a person’s face onto a piece of sculpture or even another person’s body to transform that object into a piece of interactive art. In short, hella cool.
Kirk Moreno and David Sutherland from GRL Houston sought out artist David Adickes, a Texas sculptor, known for his all-sculptures. All-white makes the perfect backdrop for a piece of interactive projection.
In this video, Sutherland and Adickes present the project and give a how-to instructional for those wanting to build one at home.
I’ve noticed that there is no GRL LA. Here’s a how to on building a GRL in your city. Head’s up LA!
Filed under: Feature | Tags: Art, Brooklyn Museum, Contemporary art, Good Morning, Graduation, Kanye West, Louis Vuitton, MOCA, Murakami, Takashi Murakami
ONLINE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: KANYE + MURAKAMI = AWESOME
Takashi Murakami directed this music video from Kanye West’s latest album. Why does it feel old? Because it is. This song, Good Morning, is off of West’s album Graduation which released last year around this time. This video originally premiered last year in the Los Angeles at the Museum of Contemporary Art but never received an official release. So, here you have it.
If you’re not familiar with Murakami, he is a very talented Japanese artist and animator. He designed the cover art for Graduation along with this music video.
Most recently, his artwork was showcased over the summer at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
But, you may remember him best for his collaboration with Louis Vuitton on a line of popular handbags. Whatever you remember him for, he’s one amazing animator. Peep this.
JUMP!!!: THE MOMA NYC
When asked what I did this weekend, I’m happy to respond, “Ah, you know. I went to the MoMa with some friends, jumped in front of some art. . .”
Why you ask?
Well, it happens that I was inspired by something that a dear friend sent me via e-mail about a month ago. Let’s just call her Nita. Nita sent me an e-mail with a link to an amazing web site: http://jumpinginartmuseums.blogspot.com . Being a girl who likes to jump and be photographed doing it, I found this site intriguing.
So, what’s a fellow blogger to do? I e-mailed the site mistress Allison, explained to her my intentions of planning a jumping excursion in my home city of NYC and asked if she would post. She responded hell yeah and warned me about the MoMa security guards.
Hence, Jump!!! came to be this past Saturday at the MoMa. We jumped for hours and I have joint issues to prove it. We were microcelebrities for a few hours inspiring a gathering of paparazzi to take our pictures and watchers to laugh out loud. It felt good. It felt like we had truly inspired happiness in the few passers by that day.
So what did I learn? Apart from the fact that some of my friends have cheerleading background, I learned that the power of the internet comes not only from the ability to consume, but from the ability to create as well. And given the power to create, its amazing what we come up with. For a gallery of the remaining photos, click here. I’ve sent the photos off to Jumping in Art Museums and hope to see the photos posted in a few weeks there as well. I’ll update when I have that link and post here. Big thanks to all of my crazy jumping bean friends for producing some really amazing photos. You guys rock.
Live it loud.