Mogees

Every morning on my way to work, there would be this part of the journey where the jam would hog up a significant portion of my morning routine. What do I do? I would instinctively turn up the volume and start tapping on my steering wheel, beating away with the rhythmic stereos. This new invention has unprecedentedly caught my attention as I browse through Mashable’s articles today. The device actually allows you to generate music by tapping like what I did. So now, my daily routine has just made me a musician. Neat isn’t it? The device allows users to place a sensor which apparently looks like a circular round detector, on any surface to detect vibrations, forming nice rhythmic tunes. Exciting stuff in my opinion. Of course, you can then plug this device into your mobile headphone jack and enjoy the music you created. Mogees, as the device is called, is created by Bruno Zamborlin, a British musician with dance group Plaid. Check out more of their stuffs from the video and from Mashable’s article here.

– from Mashable –
“I have done several workshops in primary schools in the UK, using Mogees to teach key aspects of sound and music in the national curriculum, and the results have been terrific,” Zamborlin told Mashable. “Kids really learned concepts about vibrations and acoustic properties of materials in a brand new, interactive and natural way. Mogees is not just an instrument for musicians — it’s a tool for music discovery that everyone should have fun in using.”

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Legography

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Boy, have I not been blogging a lot lately, my schedule is getting pretty insane. Nonetheless, there is always time for Lego isn’t it? Andrew Whyte, a photographer from UK has been quite popular with his unique photography personality. As he brings along this little Lego minifig, he travels around taking interesting pictures from the perspective of the little man. Calling this Legography, he has spurred the interest of many and even led to the proliferation of Lego minifig photographers riding the waves of his success on social photography sites like Instagram or Facebook.

 “As an exploration of mobile photography, the project was very enlightening and quite liberating — to know I could be just about anywhere and still keep on top of things,” says Whyte. Check out more of his stuffs at  Long Exposures.

Friday beer time

deskbeers

All of us look forward to friday. Nothing beats gulping ice cold beer down the pipe after a frantic week at work. What’s interesting is that I have came out with the idea of a ‘half-time’ beer for a lager client before, and how it would turn consumers into their brands in the different pubs and now, there is a friday beer. Generally, people tend to get influence into doing things when they get it into their system in a rather sub conscious manner. Here is a good example of how UK’s Deskbeers is leveraging on this psychological theory through their offering of local craft beer to offices on every Friday afternoon. They support local brewers by providing companies with great quality drinks and delivering them straight to the door step. The employees get a taste of a new beer every week. It could be ale, lager, stout or even the traditional bitter beer. Making the working environment a little bit more relax, this could actually be a great idea to get the bottles reaching out to the masses.