GOOD DESIGN IS FELT

Posted in Art, FULL FEATURE, VISUAL with tags , , , , on August 6, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

APKNR

aka Nicolas Richard is in the process of articulating his perspective….

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CODEORGAN

Posted in AUDIO with tags on August 6, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

What would a website sound like? We’re not talking about the choice of music for ambience. Instead, we’re talking about the actual sound that the website would make…if it had a musical voice, that is.



CODEORGAN is a very 1980’s style website that analyses the “body” content of a given site and translates it into song. It first analyses the websites’ qualities, stripping through all codes not found in the A to G scale…qualifies the most frequently used ‘note’…determines which type of synth to use depending on the complexity of the site…chooses a drum loop depending on the ratio of formulas, aaaand a few other things to whip up unique song for your website of choice. Check out the “About” for a more detailed description. Check out the website to ‘synthefy’ like its 1985.

IN THE DARK

Posted in Videos, VISUAL with tags , , on August 6, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

Here is a followup to a previous post on Mark Wojda and the peak into the underground rollerblading world. The video posted below is a trailer for an upcoming documentary on top rollerbladers from the East Coast U.S.A & the world. The trailer is sure to grab your sentiments!

MOTION

Posted in Art, VISUAL with tags , on August 6, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo


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CHANSON

Posted in Food For Thought, TEXT with tags , on July 30, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

Quel jour sommes-nous

Nous sommes tous les jours

Mon amie

Nous sommes toute la vie

Mon amour

Nous nous aimons et nous vivons

Nous vivons et nous nous aimons

Et nous ne savons pas ce que c’est que la vie

Et nous ne savons pas ce que c’est que le jour

Et nous ne savons pas ce que c’est que l’amour


Jacques Prevert

MARK WOJDA

Posted in Food For Thought, FULL FEATURE, Music For Your Eardrum, TEXT, Videos, VISUAL with tags , , on June 7, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

For the interest of full disclosure, the following isn’t about the current state of rollerblading’s industry or the lack of media exposure…It’s simply about what rollerblading has given me and the positive culture and community behind it…Not to mention how badass it’s become…

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HAIKU

Posted in Food For Thought, TEXT with tags , on June 7, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

There is some…contention…surrounding whether contractions are appropriate to use in haiku. To that I can do nothing but attest to the bizarre nature in which this Biblical piece came about – being what you might call the opposite of religious – and so I find myself loathe to change anything.

Sodom (our Lot in life)

don’t look back,” he says

strong hand taking mine, we run

but i have to know

It’s probably garbage. When I woke up this morning, for whatever reason, I was thinking about curiosity – so strong as to defy logic – and the haiku poured forth in the ensuing seconds before I fully had time to really grasp what was happening.


By James Simone