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Hyped: The Week In Links 6/8

Hyped: The Week In Links 6/8

This week on the blog we looked at Rick Rubin as our Original Creator, interviewed UK dance musician Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, found out what Creator Mira Calix was up to for London’s Cultural Olympiad, found a robot that could swim and houses that can fly. We also saw how artificial organs could help us in a post-apocalyptic world, were thrilled by a short documentary about projection mapping, and got the lowdown on My Dry Wet Mess’ new video.

While on the network…

· Orvillecopter (above) is a flying dead cat. Dutch artist Bart Jansen turned his dead cat, who’d been run over by a car, into a remote controlled helicopter. “Now he is finally flying with the birds. The greatest goal a cat could ever reach!”

· Author Douglas Coupland and musician Paul Humphreys have made a generative AV piece where digital flowers bloom from your collected online data, like your IP address, location, time of day, and more. It’s called Electric Ikebana. [via]

· An interview with designer Ash Thorp, who helped concept some of the user interfaces on the computer systems in the film Prometheus.

· Watch your life flash before your eyes in A Brief History of Video Games.

· Will automated sweatshops be the future of clothes manufacturing? With Darpa’s help they could be.

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