Chicago Made Music Showcase At SXSW
Choose Chicago, the official tourism organization for the city of Chicago, in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), World Business Chicago (WBC), and the Illinois Office of Tourism will promote Chicago’s music and technology industries at SXSW for the first time.
The Chicago Made music showcase takes place on Tuesday, March 11 at 8pm-2am at Red 7. The music showcase will feature a homegrown Chicago lineup including rising hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, Wilco bassist John Stirratt’s side project The Autumn Defense, high-energy DJ duo The Hood Internet, power-pop band Archie Powell & the Exports, indie rockers My Gold Mask, singer-songwriter Bonzie, and alternative rap artists ShowYouSuck and Prob Cause.
The Chicago Made music showcase is open to all SXSW Music and Platinum Badge holders as well as SXSW music wristband holders.
The group is collaborating on Chicago Made, an initiative designed to educate SXSW attendees about Chicago natives who have made their mark on their respective industries while living and working in Chicago. In addition to an official SXSW Chicago music showcase, Chicago Made events will include an exhibit booth at the SXSW trade show and a private reception for business leaders.
Special shout-out to ProbCause for creating this Mrs. O’Leary-inspired gig poster!
The Bench Of Thought By Alvaro Tamarit
Alvaro Tamarit has collected and repurposed an array of old books to create this awesome Bench of Thought (Banco del Pensamiento). A perfect literary space to inspire reading — or to be purely admired as a sculptural work of art – the curved shape back-rest gives this piece a modern and elegant appearance, as opposed to solid and heavy stack of stories. Read more: Alvaro Tamarit Reuses Recycled Books to Form Bench of Thought Sculpture | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Click here to see more photos of The Bench of Thought!
Happy Friday From The CPL!
Enjoy the weekend, you knuckleheads!
New Spritz Technology Could “Change The Way We Read”
From Paste Magazine:
Technology’s changed the way we do almost everything. But whether you buy an ebook or read an article on the web, the format of reading itself is rooted in centuries-old, left-to-right, boring ol’ text. As methods for consuming music, television and games have shifted drastically, the way we read might also head down a new path.
The software is called Spritz, a tool developed for Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Gear2 smartwatch. Spritz streams words individually rather than forcing your eyes to read horizontal rows of text. It works by using a red letter to pinpoint the eye’s “Optimal Recognition Point,” or the point where the eye can most easily recognize a word. From here, you can stream (and comprehend) words much faster than you’d imagine.
“As smart devices continue to change shape and become increasingly smaller, Spritz enables users to read comfortably and conveniently,” said Frank Waldman, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Spritz. “Our technology can be used to read emails, text messages, social media streams, maps or web content and can be integrated onto any mobile device—the options are almost limitless.”
What are your thoughts on Spritz?
CPL Throwback Thursday - Leo Tolstoy
Pre-beard. Year unknown.
Blue steel long before Derek Zoolander.