Category: Gadgets & Gears

Spinal Cord Implant




Joshua Kissi : In the digital age there is a tendency no matter how grand, or minuscule for information to get lost in the cracks of the World Wide Web. The B.I Doc series were inspired by the simple conversations we have from day to day with people who we are inspired by and encapsulating this feeling, texture, tone in it’s raw format.  Thank you to those of you who viewed/supported the first doc series featuring designer, and style connoisseur Kevin Stewart.

We’re excited to present our second installment of our Black Ivy Docs series featuring Ali of A Noble Savage. You may have already followed his notable blog, which gives a plethora of artistic expressions through a stylistic eye. Ali, a frequent collaborator, colleague, and mentor his studio has made appearances from the home aerial shot for Jesse Boykins III’s “Light to Dark” video, to more recently the layout installment for our recent Del Toro shoe collaboration.

During our early blogging years Street Etiquette was based on combining clothing and the historical context behind each piece. Well, Ali’s ever-evolving studio is a time machine within itself, with vintage 1950s LEVIS jeans randomly placed accompanied by antique ceremonial wear from 1920s Ghana; his studio never mirrors the same layout you happen to see it that particular day. Ali contains a wealthy knowledge of the past; while he pursues the future with his very own personal installations he builds from scratch.

Black Ivy Doc:  Story – This all started out as a stem from the Black Ivy editorial, which we premiered over a year ago. Black Ivy featured 25 or so friends, creating an experience that we may have underestimated ourselves. Ideally based on a documentary format solely using images, voice and ambiance, we wanted to tell stories visually through people we’re inspired by. We thought that conversations and stories have been told since the genesis of time – then, stories of hunting on cave walls, and now, descriptions of going to the grocery store told in under 140 characters. Same sentiments..

Ending note: We would like to thank Cleon Grey of Layonbone who provided the visuals for this project, Ali for inviting us to his private studio, and you guys for continuing to support our endeavors.  There is more to come!

Icarus’s dream

Yves Rossy is a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast. His jet pack has led to his being nicknamed Airman, Jetman, Rocketman and, later, Fusionman, according to his project steps.

Born in Neuchâtel, Rossy served as a fighter pilot in the Swiss Air Force, flying Dassault Mirage IIIs, Northrop F-5 Tiger IIs and Hawker Hunters. He flew Boeing 747s for Swissair, and later for Swiss International Air Lines.[2]

Rossy developed and built a system comprising a back pack with semi-rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings with a span of about 2.4 metres (7.9 ft), powered by four attached Jet-Cat P200 jet engines[3] modified from large kerosene-fueled model aircraft engines. Later in 2008, he made a flight over the Alps, reaching a top descent speed of 304 km/h (189 mph) and an average speed of 124 mph.[4][5]
Jet-powered wing

In November 2009, Rossy attempted a crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar, hoping to be the first person to fly between two continents using a jetpack. He leapt from a small plane about 1,950 m (6,500 ft) above Tangier in Morocco in the direction of Atlanterra in Spain. The flight was expected to take about a quarter of an hour but, due to strong winds and cloud banks, Rossy ditched into the sea, to be picked up ten minutes later by his support helicopter three miles from the Spanish coast. He was flown to a hospital in Jerez, and later released unhurt. The Spanish Coast Guard later retrieved the jetpack (which had a parachute and a float).[6][7][8][9]

On 5 November 2010, he flew a new version of his jet-powered flight system and successfully performed two aerial loops before landing via parachute. He launched from a hot air balloon piloted by Brian Jones at 2,400 meters (7,900 feet). [10]

Press releases by sponsors claim that on 7 May 2011, Rossy flew above the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The United States Federal Aviation Administration classified his flight system as an aircraft, waived the normal 25 to 40 hours of flight testing time, and granted him permission to perform the flight. Reporters and a Swiss news website, who had been waiting since the original flight on the day before had been canceled, were not informed so there are no independent witnesses or reports of the flight. [11][12]

He was featured on an episode of Stan Lee’s Superhumans.[13] He has also appeared on the BBC’s Top Gear where he raced Richard Hammond and Toni Gardemeister.

Gryphon’s Next-Gen Parachute System Dresses You In A Stealth Wingsuit, Lets You Fly In Undetected
Remember how cool Jetman Yves Rossy looked on his jet-powered wing? Soldiers may soon be zooming across the sky on a similar-looking wingsuit with Gryphon’s new Next Generation Parachute System.

Described as a modular upgrade for parachute systems, it can help soldiers glide across the sky during high altitude jumps. On a typical 30,000 feet drop performed by US Special Forces, the wearer can glide stealthily for up to 30 miles at around 60 mph, allowing the team to launch much further from the target destination. When fitted with a small jet engine like Rossy uses, that can easily double up to 60.

The Next Generation Parachute System consists of a 6-foot wing that provides a glide ratio of 5:1. All equipment can be hidden in a lifting body, allowing the soldier to fly in with a very low chance of showing up on any enemy radars. The wingsuits will include a guidance system and display navigation – after all, it doesn’t make sense to float up in the air with no clue where you’re going.

While it will allow soldiers to glide in undetected, there’s a problem: they’ll still need to launch a parachute in order to land. You can fool all the radars in the world as you enter the territory, but if you’re falling from the sky with a big-ass canopy, someone’s bound to catch you all the same.

According to the Gryphon, they’re trying to develop ways to perform landings without the aid of a parachute to overcome the obvious problem. Now, when they do manage that, these soldiers will literally be swooping down like Superman. Or Mighty Mouse, since his size makes him stealthier.

Regardless, I want one.

Getting excited about this one here !
Hope that This new Premiére  CS6 will not consume to of the cpu power to render

FCP X does !?

Le questionnement via Google:

La solution via youtube:

Finger drawing like you never seen it before !!

Quartz Composer

Tutorial 1: How to Install Quartz Composer

Syphon input in Modul8

( Well from now on…no need to bring an extra DVD player, because the Sponsor or the promotor or the Artist need to add extra footage any Quicktime, VLC, Itunes will be able to be played as a sequence inside Modul8 or Resolume !!)


Les World Trade center aussi connu sous le nom LES TWINS.
Presentement à Montreal …si vous ne les connaissez pas …à voir .
Enjoy !

Fountain-of-Youth Mobiles Cars:

Wacom today announces the launch of the second generation of nextbeat – an interface device aimed at professional DJs, that provides a new way of creating and performing music. Nextbeat MK2 will be available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Finland, Romania, UAE and Lebanon from September,10.
Nextbeat MK2 is a fully integrated professional DJ system, incorporating intuitive touch sensor controls and innovative live performance functions. Its wireless portable control unit enables performers to move free from the main device, resulting in more dynamic and energetic live performances, contrasting to the traditional style of DJs performing inside booths.

Nextbeat MK2 introduces some exciting new features:
– BPM Sync
nextbeat MK2 makes the mix easier thanks to a function which provides automatic BPM matching of the 2 tracks playing.
– 16GB Storage capacity
Nextbeat MK2 allows the DJ to store thousands of tracks.
– Multi-format
Nextbeat MK2 fully supports WAV, AIFF, MP3 and AAC-LC music file formats.

Others features
All in one machine
nextbeat MK2 combines two digital players, a two channel mixer, an effects processor and sampler in a single, lightweight and record-sized unit.
Its 3.5-inch LCD panel displays information such as the track information, waveform, cue points and loop points providing all the functionality a DJ needs for playing music. In addition, nextbeat MK2 does not require a PC like many other DJ systems allowing DJs to quickly setup their gear and to reduce the necessary equipment.

Intuitive touch controls
Nextbeat MK2’s touch controls provide an intuitive and direct way to interact with the system, modify and control sounds and samples or add effects. Its circular touch sensor allows users to quickly switch between an analogue style turntable, an effects processor and a sampler.
Nextbeat also provides separate, independent touch sensors for controlling pitch fader, volume fader and crossfader.

Fully digital
All digital Audio files are downloaded to the system either directly from a computer using a USB connection or stored on CF cards. Nextbeat MK2’s sampler function can be used to directly record digital sound sources, allowing sampled sounds to be incorporated into performances and modified.
The effects processor features six types of effects, which can be assigned to channel A, B or Master.

Pricing and availability
nextbeat MK2 will be available in the network of nextbeat authorised dealers including pro-sound dealers and music stores. It is priced at 999€ (£869) including VAT and comes with a two year warranty.
More information on nextbeat can be found at