MIDI Sprout: Now You Can Create Music From Plants

shockleewebpic_midisproutThe Sonification of Plants is here. MIDI Sprout is a biorhythm to MIDI converter that will allow you to create music from your houseplants via the power of biofeedback. So basically, this unit will allow you to collect data from your plants or even your own body and convert these readings into MIDI which means that now you can get some inspiration from your green friends.

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High Tech Trash: Your Computer Parts Are Toxic

shockleewebpic_ewasteproblemAs this year comes to a close and you might add a few new gadgets to your collection, here is something to take into consideration when it’s time to get rid of your old ones.

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More Trees Less Assholes

shockleestorypic_moretreesYou know what they say, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words…never been truer.

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Hank Shocklee To Keynote At LOHAS Conference

shockleewebpic_lohas2013Hank Shocklee will present a special keynote and take part in a panel discussion next week at LOHAS [Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability], a forum focused on health and fitness, the environment, personal development, sustainable living, and social justice.

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Meet A 14 Year Old Prodigy Programmer Who Has Created 15 Apps

Santiago Gonzalez is a 14-year old developer in Littleton, Colorado who is fluent in a over a dozen programming languages and has created 15 apps to date. He entered college at age 13 and is expected to graduate with a computer science and electrical engineering degree by age 16 and will get his masters degree at 17.

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The Recycled Orchestra In Paraguay Transforms Garbage Into Harmony

This is truly inspirational…

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash.

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What Are The Secrets Of Creativity? Deepak Chopra Answers The Question

Author and self-help guru Deepak Chopra gives us some insight as to his beliefs on what the mechanics for creativity are. Check out his thoughts including the 9 steps for creativity in this short video diary direct from him.

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How Music Travelled – The Evolution Of Dance Music: 1800-2000

Watch this visual representation of how western dance music spread across continents and developed/influenced the spread of different genres. It’s a huge subject condensed into a cool graphic.

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Everything Is A Remix: The Matrix

Is everything a remix? This piece by Rob G. Wilson of the Everything Is A remix series takes a look at the 1999 film The Matrix and points out similarities to other films like Fist of Legend, Alice In Wonderland and Ghost In The Shell.

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RIP Steve Jobs: Thanks For The Inspiration

February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

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