Artist Creates Portraits From DNA Found on Gum, Cigarette Butts & Hair To Bring Awareness To Biological Surveillance

shockwebpic_streetdnaArtist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created 3D portraits of complete strangers by harvesting DNA found on the street, like that in the form of saliva residue on gum or cigarette butts, fingernail fragments and hair. She calls this series ‘Stranger Visions’ and it is meant to bring attention to DNA surveillance databases and genetic surveillance issues – a subject that will be increasingly on our minds in the very near future.

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Sampulator Brings Beat Making To Your Browser

shockwebpic_sampulatorCheck out Sampulator, a simple yet fun HTML5 based in-browser sampler. You can trigger and play samples with your computer keyboard [laptop or desktop] and even record and save your track ideas.

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► Laura Mvula – Overcome Feat. Nile Rodgers

shockwebpic_lauramvula_overcomeA stunning production featuring Nile Rogers from England’s Birmingham Conservatoire trained Laura Mvula with a video to match directed by Alex Southam.

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Discussing Sound Quality & Future Frequencies With SVS

shockwebpic_svsshockleeinterviewOur own Hank Shocklee has a conversation with our friends and great speaker manufacturers, SVS on sound, putting together an SVS system featuring the Ultra Bookshelf speakers, how globalization has impacted music and the future frequency.

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The Filmmakers Leading A New Wave Of Iraqi Cinema

shockwebpic_newwaveofiraqicinemaIn this short profile by the Creators Project we are shown the determination to create as we are taken inside war torn Baghdad where rising Iraqi filmmakers such as Mohamed Al-Daradji and Yahya Al Allaq are leading a new film movement that is getting recognition despite their challenges of limited resources and life threatening environments.

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The Ghost In The MP3: See What’s Missing In Your Audio

shockwebpic_ghostinthemp3The Ghost In The MP3 also known as modernist is an experiment by Ryan Patrick Maguire where he collects the bits of data that are erased during the MP3 and MP4 compression processes that make our files smaller and plays them back as a standalone file. This results in a hazy, ghostly audio and video of the discarded bits of data that are erased when a file is compressed that sounds and looks like it’s trapped in another dimension.

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Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise Documentary Trailer

shockwebpic_leescratchperryvisionCheck out the brand new trailer for Vision Of Paradise, a documentary project on Lee Scratch Perry directed by German filmmaker Volker Schaner. The film which was Kickstarted a couple of years ago is now complete and gives us a look into the life and times of one of the most unique dub/reggae artists of our time.

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Making The Sound Of Jurassic World

shockwebpic_soundofjurassicworldSoundWorks does it again with this great profile on the making of the sound for the blockbuster sci-fi, thriller, Jurassic World where we revisit the theme park of genetically engineered dinosaurs.

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► RA Sessions: Howling – Stole The Night / X-Machina

shockwebpic_rasessionshowlingFrank Wiedemann of Âme [Innervisions] and Ry X have teamed up again and are now making music together as Howling. This time their collaboration has been released on Monkeytown Records x Counter Records and their new release Sacred Ground has the potential to be one of the best releases of 2015.

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Ways To Fix The Music Crisis: How Tech Can Help Save The Industry

shockwebpic_musicscrisisandhowtofixitWe all know that the recent digital era has transformed the way we listen to, buy and release music but did you know that the next few years may be crucial in defining the future of the industry and how the music makers and companies that profit from music get paid?

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