Do you trust your hand-eye coordination enough to throw your Android smartphone into the air? If so, you can now use it for automated camera toss photography. ThrowMeApp is a new app created by programmer Anton Beitler, a student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Legend has it that Nightmares Fear Factory used to be an old coffin factory in Niagara Falls, Canada. The haunted building is now open to the public but you are cautioned to enter at your own risk… The popular walk-through attraction even includes a Chicken List with over 100,000 names on it. If you’re too scared to walk through the entire experience you can yell ‘Nightmares!’ at any time to be safely escorted out (but not without being added to the list). Below is a hilarious collection of pictures taken from the haunted walls of the Fear Factory. The expressions are priceless! If you want to see more, be sure to check out their Flickr page which has over 300 images to browse!
A look into the past to wedding from 1930s to 1950s
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Contemporary demands in the creation of novel musical instruments
Innovation within the realm of acoustic and electronic instruments has been at virtual standstill for 20 years. In reaction to the scarcity of truly groundbreaking products on the market today, this thesis aims to investigate, find, and compile contemporary demands – founded in technological and societal trends – for the development of musical instruments. The outcomes are then translated into a set of guiding concepts, which serve as a foundation, and act as a leveraging point for a holistic conceptual design that lives up to current needs and desires.
The resulting product, YOUNIQUE unites the guiding concepts of Characteristic Sounds, Accessibility, a Covetable Personality and Functionality. The instrument’s focal point lies in intuitively simple operation, and the facilitation of learning harmonies. Based on the principles of electronic sound generation, the product purposefully pulls away from the physical laws of building acoustic instruments. This breaks the conventional correlation between movement and sound, enabling unconventional chords and harmonies. Without any musical experience, beginners can experience nearly instantaneous success, playing rhythmic and harmonious tones they can concurrently internalize. Mimic recognition allows professional musicians and optimized interplay between man and instrument, thereby also an intensification of emotional expression in their music making.
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