Roller Blade (1986) is one of those movies that makes you believe that anything is possible. Written and directed by B movie powerhouse Donald G. Jackson, this movie does not disappoint. Beginning with the debut of the cosmic order of Roller Blade; a gathering of lithe roller-vixens wearing robes and pointy hats emblazoned with the smiley face symbol of love, justice, and understanding, we see just what has become of our future. Broken, war-torn, toxic, and washed out is the land all around Southern California. The last line of defense between chaos and reason is the cosmic order and their roller “blading” sisterhood.
In the early 1970s, Frank Nasworthy started to develop a skateboard wheel made of polyurethane, calling his companyCadillac Wheels. Prior to this new material, skateboards wheels were metal or “clay” wheels. The improvement in traction and performance was so immense that from the wheel’s release in 1972 the popularity of skateboarding started to rise rapidly again, causing companies to invest more in product development. Nasworthy commissioned artist Jim Evans to do a series of paintings promoting Cadillac Wheels, they were featured as ads and posters in the resurrected Skateboarder magazine, and proved immensely popular in promoting the new style of skateboarding.
A short movie featuring the stylistic subtleties of Mr. Tudor… via Surfermag
FRAMED allows you to showcase an infinite selection of digital artworks in everyday environments.
- Dynamic Display: Gorgeous Full-HD display with IPS technology, 16.7 million colors, ultra contrast, and 180° viewing angle.
- Timeless Design: Hand-crafted walnut frame, perfect for any backdrop, plus additional options for custom colors.
- Interactivity & Sensors: Create reactive works using motion, sound, gestures and various data inputs.
- Smartphone Integration: Instantly display artworks from anywhere in the room, directly from your iPhone or Android.
- Unlimited Media Types: Supports GIFs, video, animation, graphics, Flash, Processing, openFrameworks, and more…
- Publish and Sell Your Artwork: Share your own creations, curate a selection of artists, and get your ideas framed on walls around the world!
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Hey, look: a controller, right in your browser, with drag-and-drop editing. No app needed.
Tablet or phone or touch-enabled desktop computer – now it doesn’t matter. A free tool called (for the moment) Nexus lets you make any browser a canvas for music. iOS, Android, Windows, Mac – if the browser is there, your creations become omni-platform.
Shown at the NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) conference in London earlier this month, Nexus is the most complete foundation for this idea seen yet. And since it’s free, it’s open to others to build upon. Right out of the box, it includes basic interface widgets obviously inspired by Lemur (and apps like TouchOSC), so you get faders and knobs and multi-touch arrangements of balls and keyboards and so on. But because it’s all built with Web tech, anyone can create any interface they imagine – with a custom look and feel, and complete with animations. And even in the browser, it uses OSC (Open Sound Control), for flexibility with a range of commercial or custom-built software.
“Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. It is every bit as mind blowing as cosmology or physics… and allows more freedom of expression than poetry, art, or music… Mathematics is the purest of the arts, as well as the most misunderstood.” -Paul Lockhart