Digital Ninja. Constant Gardner.
James Wolcott made me hate my computer this week when he put nostaliga in perspective:
In this clip Ryu Fujimoto the human beatboxer uses LEAP Motion technology to become a musical magician.
He weaves. He deflects.
He twists his fingers in all directions to activate sounds to complement a beat he creates purely from his vocal chords.
All in all, it reinforces the notion that a brave new world is already alive and well, at least in the musical sense.
"It runs about ten minutes. There's an intro and an outro with people's interviews, just about their anticipation and their reaction afterwards. When it came to footage, we had an incredible amount of choices every time he sang a line. You know, he did it about 40 times, and we had eight cameras running, so what's the math on that? It was a quite a slog to troll through all that footage to make sure you're not missing some gems, but editing for me is the funnest part." - Mark Romanek, Director
If you've been in New York City anytime in the last few months, you've probably noticed people trying to get a grip on the handle bars of the Citi Bike, a new wrinkle in the Big Apple's quest for cleaner and more versatile transportation.