The Week of the Big Interactive Music Video: Pharrell’s “Happy”

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Fresh on the heels of the interactive video for “Like a Rolling Stone” we posted earlier this week, here’s Pharrell Williams’ with “Happy,” billed as “the world’s first 24-hour music video.” Let the video play all day, or use the interactive clock to skip around, keeping an eye out for […]

A New York Minute

“There are young artists who love irony and rude conceptualism, who like art history jokes, who make art for academics and not for people. I’m not really down with them, and they are definitely a big boring bummer compared to the active community I am a part of.” For a […]

Turning Japanese

So…okay. Takashi Murakami. Kirsten Dunst. McG. Put them together, and what do you get? “Akihabara Majokko Princess,” of course! Murakami collaborated with Charlie’s Angels/Terminator: Salvation director McG to direct what sure looks and sounds like a weird little film of Dunst prancing through Tokyo streets in anime garb while singing […]

Grizzly Bear in the New Yorker

In the upcoming week-of-May-11 issue of The New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones gives a nice little run-down of the much-publicized yet still fun-to-follow Grizzly Bear. Focusing primarily on the group’s inspired use of vocal harmonies, the piece tracks the band’s progress from 2003 to the present as they prepare to release […]

Autumn Story Chalk Animation

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UyHTkQS168 I loved the wall animation by Blu, a large-scale project that spanned both indoor and outdoor walls in Germany and Buenos Aires, so I’m glad to see some more work like it. Thanks to my friend Tom Parks for leading me to this one. Firekites, from Newcastle, is a […]