Shocklee @ SXSW 2015

shockwebpic_sxswshocklee2015Are you heading to SXSW? Make sure to put these events in your calendar and come on through and link with us – networking, parties, panel discussions, a highly recommended new film on sneaker culture, another one on the drum machine to change it all, an awesome art installation and some exclusive DJ sets from Shocklee plus more all below.

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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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The Future Of Wearable Tech: Download This Free Report

shockleewebpic_wearabletechreportFrom fitness wristbands like Fitbit, to eyewear like Google Glass to the hands free, daily-life capturing cameras like Autographer, the concept of wearable tech is finally gaining ground in our tech hungry societies. You may not be using wearable tech yet, although holding a smartphone in the palm of your hand all day long comes pretty darn close, but chances are you will be incorporating a wearable device into your lifestyle in the very near future. Download and read this report from the folks at PSFK if you are curious to learn more about what’s on the horizon.

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A Ring To Control Your Software: The Hot Hand Wireless MIDI Controller

shockleewebpic_hothandmidicontrollerThis cool new ring device from Source Audio is a wireless USB MIDI controller with a motion-sensing accelerometer that you can use to control your DAW or live-performance software while creating in the studio or performing live.

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People Shouldn’t Go To Prison For Sharing A Video – Stop SOPA – TAKE ACTION!

shockleewebpic_sopaisbackFight for the Future and the Center for Rights are campaigning to get everyone involved to stop the censorship-driven, business-crushing, unnecessarily-criminalizing, horrible-for-web-users-everywhere, SOPA [Stop Onlince Piracy Act] from coming back to life. This affects everyone who uses the internet, so yes this means you too. Get the word out to your friends and help stop SOPA it before it spreads.

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#FutureFrequency News Highlights From Around The Web

shockleewebpic_FF20Around the world, around the universe, the future is now! Tune in to some of the most recent headlines and developments that are coming soon near you.

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The Leap Motion Controller Might Soon Replace Your Mouse

If you thought Microsoft’s Kinect was cool, here comes the next frontier of gestural technology. The Leap Motion Controller is a motion-control software and USB connected hardware piece that plugs into your computer to allow physical human/computer interaction.

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Google Debuts Talking Shoe That Posts Real Time Updates

Google introduces a smart sneaker that talks back and can connect the wearer’s activity to the web. Powered by an accelerometer, gyroscope and bluetooth the shoe translates movements into commentary that can be heard via speakers and it also can post real time updates to Google+ on the user’s behalf.

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Google Glass: The Next Best Game Changer Since iTunes?

Google has released a new video showcasing their forthcoming Goggle Glass, smart eyewear that you might soon be using for some of the tasks your phone is currently handling. Whether taking pictures, video, texting, checking your calendar, email and getting map directions all via voice commands and at a glance, literally. Although hard to believe, Google claims that all the footage in the video below was captured through Glass.

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Your Every Move Will Soon Be Tracked: Biometric Surveillance On The Rise

The U.S. is quickly turning into a surveillance nation as information on millions of Americans is being gathered and stored in huge biometric databases.

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