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Arts & Culture

The Musician in Us: What the Future Will Sound Like

At the 2012 Grammys, the awards for Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronica Album, and Best Remixed Recording went to a DJ who calls himself Skrillex. Electronic Musician described his music as “bass riffs that sound like fire-breathing dragons, vocal melodies that closely resemble Central African Mbenga Mbuti Pygmy music, and deftly placed vocal samples that typically propel huge rave crowds into a frenzy.”   More

Arts & Culture

Is Curating as Good as Photographing? Digital Camera Technology Is Transforming an Art

Aperture Foundation sparked one of the longest, liveliest, and most viral comment threads in the organization’s online history recently when it announced the upcoming publication of Doug Rickard’s A New American Picture. The hardcover collection of “street-photography,” originally published in 2010 and being re-released by Aperture with an additional 40 images, was gathered exclusively with Google’s Street View.   More

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Jeffrey Katzenberg on Achieving Real-time Rendering in Digital Animation

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Jeffery Katzenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG, details how new software that Dreamworks developed with Intel is revolutionizing the way his studio makes moves by allowing animation rendering in realtime. He says the software has the potential to change a number of industries, from design to oil.   More