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'Sound Sculptures' Eulogize Old Growth Forest

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Tviga Vasilyeva's "Soundstills" would be pretty cool if we could understand them.

You know the feeling when you look at something and you're pretty sure it's awesome but you don't understand how it works or what it's all about? Such is the case with these "Soundstills" by Russian artist Tviga Vasilyeva. Apparently Vasilyeva recorded audio in the old growth forests along the Russia-Finland border, then went back after they were logged and photographed these......read more

Nick Cave's Soundsuits

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Chicago artist discusses body of work made from found, recycled, and natural materials.

For more, check out the SHFT review of Nick Cave's Fowler Museum show....read more

Lumen Bike by Mission Bicycle

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Shedding a new light on bike design. $1,149.00

By day the Lumen may look like a typical gray bike, but by night prepare to glow. The first of its kind, the Lumen is a retro-reflective bicycle. Custom built in San Francisco, the bike returns any light that hits the frame and wheels directly back to the light source.  No on/off switch, no batteries necessary, this is pure science and a beuatiful thing to witness....read more

Bombay Bicycle Club "Carry Me"

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Unique video pays tribute to stop-motion master Eadweard Muybridge

Prolific London four-piece Bombay Bicycle Club have shared not one but two videos for "Carry Me," the eponymous lead single off their upcoming album. Both videos pay homage to Eadweard Muybridge, the great pioneer of stop-motion photography. One is an interactive clip that allows viewers to create their own stop-motion animations by controlling the band and accompanying dancers' actions......read more

The Cyclotrope

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Brilliant bicycle wheel animation by Tim Wheatley.

The Cyclotrope is a lo-fi animation project from Tim Wheatley, created during his art studies at the University College Falmouth in Cornwall, UK. Borrowing ideas from early motion picture technologies like the Zoetrope, the Cyclotrope is a wheel containing eighteen images spun at a certain speed, creating the illusion of moving pictures. Very cool....read more

Memory Tapes "Bicycle"

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Wild Kingdom on hallucinogens.

In the video for "Bicycle," the standout track off Memory Tapes' 2009 album Seek Magic, director Jamie Harley splices together footage of the natural world, filtering the images through psychedelic, mind-expanding effects. It reminds us of watching Wild Kingdom when we were kids, except on hallucinogens, with the sound on mute, dancing to a hazy, 21st-century pop song. ...read more

America ReCycled

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Crossing the country on bicycle, two brothers search for the American Dream.

As we write, two brothers are making their way across the United States on self-built bikes made from recycled trash, documenting their search for eco-villages, urban farming initiatives, and new ideas for business. America ReCycled, as Tim and Noah Hussin have dubbed their project, is a quest for the lost American Dream. In their own words: "The modern American is so disconnected from those......read more

SoBi Bike-Sharing System

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Stripped-down "social bicycle system" takes a minimal approach to urban bike share.

The good people at GOOD tip us to SoBi, an emerging model of bike-sharing set for test launch in New York City this fall. The "social bicycle system" takes a minimal approach to the idea of public bike share. Instead of custom bikes and an elaborate network of docking stations, SoBi uses a single, mulitfunctional gadget that fastens to the back of any bike and operates as a lock, GPS......read more

10 Best Songs About Bicycles

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A mixtape honoring our favorite form of transport.

Cycling and music are two things we couldn't live without. The others being eating and sleeping. So we're extra hyped that our friends at Flavorwire put together this mixtape of songs about biking, featuring two-wheeled anthems from Pink Floyd, TV On The Radio, Kraftwerk, and more. (But hey, where's "My White Bicycle" by Tomorrow? Classic bike-adelic rock!) Photo via The......read more

E-bikes Propel Chinese Commuters

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Bicycles give way to automobiles, but e-bikes keep two-wheel tradition alive.

In China, where streets formerly packed with bicycles are increasingly clogged with cars, a new two-wheeled vehicle is quickly gaining momentum as an alternative means of transportation. Rechargeable electric bikes, or e-bikes, are growing in popularity as Chinese commuters begin to acknowledge the negative aspects of owning a car, such as gas prices, parking fees, noxious fumes and the notorious......read more

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