Posts under ‘found’

Mystery Circuit’s “Drumsette”, a drum machine created from a Tascam 4 Track

I just found this crazy project from Mike Waters, who creates musical devices under the name “Mystery Circuits“. The Drumsette is an experimental drum machine built from an analog 4 track recorder. Basically, he assigned a repeating drum sound to each of the 4 available tracks, and created a gate to allow the user to […]

Superman Lives, Lost in La Mancha and other documentaries about failed movies

As an artist, I had learn the hard way to keep my coffee cup far away from the cup I used to clean my watercolor brushes. As a yo-yoer, I earned quite a few little bruises before I finally landed Spirit Bomb. Making mistakes can be the most painful part of the artistic process, but […]

Closed Captioned Poetry

I happened upon some accidental “closed captioned poetry” hidden in a local CBS affiliate’s broadcast, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites here.

Lessons learned from a “Shirtstorm”

Last week a team of scientist landed a probe on an comet from an orbiting satellite. That’s the coolest sentence ever, right? Like thousands of other nerds across the globe, I watched the whole thing live… on Twitter. During the long wait for the Philae lander to reach it’s target, one of the team’s project […]

Was the Mona Lisa intended to be stereoscopic?

Did you know there are two almost identical versions of the Mona Lisa? No? Me neither. Long story short, some scientists scanned an “insignificant” painting and found that beneath many layers of paint sat an almost identical copy of Da Vinci’s masterpiece. Upon further study, it appears the second version was painted from a slightly […]