[Sa. 3.7.15] Liz Revision, BenmeR @ Emporium for Chiditarod 1pm-5pm #rodx

Fight hunger this Saturday and partake in the spectacle of “probably the world’s largest mobile food drive.” Chiditarod is an Epic Urban shopping cart race based on dog sled racing, a charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show, fundraiser and chaos generator all in one. All proceeds benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the CHIditarod Foundation. Donate at least $10 now to help SGC move up the leaderboard (currently 6th place). This is a checkpoint for Chiditarod Chicago, so on Saturday there will be sweaty costumed people running around, food for purchase, arcade games to play, and an an actual race in progress. The soundtrack will be provided by real humans: 1-2:30: Liz Revision (Glitchy techno / arcadetronica) 2:30-5pm: BenmeR (Live visuals) Catch the starting line … Read More

Goldfish: "We Come Together"

Goldfish – We Come Together (OFFICIAL) from Goldfish live on Vimeo. An amusing 8bit / retro take on the latest single from Goldfish.

RIP Benoit Mandelbrot, Fractal Innovator

Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry died at the age of 85 this week. Fractals are a visual representation of an equation that is self-similar and based on recursion, and just so happen to mimic an incredible array of natural processes and formations, from mountain ranges to coral reefs, and interestingly, as the above video explains, explains not only the way branches of a tree are differentiated but how trees in a forest differentiate themselves. Pretty hot. Mandelbrot Set featuring the song “Mandelbrot Set” by Jonathan Coulton Here is a zoomed Mandelbrot fractal set to a song aptly entitled “Mandelbrot Set.” Mr. Mandelbrot also did a lovely TED talk, which you can watch above. For the geek boutique I run, Fractalspin (namesake obvious), I designed a paper … Read More

Syl Kougai: "OpVern"

Syl Kougai _OpVern_HiRes version from sarge grafX DIGITAL_ART on Vimeo. Beautiful IDM and beautiful video

Rent My Boat, Man! Boatman meets Beatman

Here is a goofy character sketch by my friend Kenny that I recorded and edited. Two interesting characters meet at a techno afterhours, Antonio Caldwell (Boatman) and Curtis Filmore (Beatman). Antonio is always on the hustle trying to get people to rent “his” boat that’s docked in Chicago. Curtis is a DJ from Detroit who splits his time between Chicago and the D, depending on where the cool techno party is at. He is also a huge Richie Hawtin fanboy. Music is a DJ Mix by me, Liz Revsion. You can grab it here: Liz Revision: “March Mixness” “Two Birds in One Flight” Boatman quote T-Shirts are available here. Antonio’s website: RENT MY BOAT CHICAGO BOAT RENTALZ.