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Listen: Silhouettes by Shadow Show

March 4, 2021 – Blog

Shadow Show - Silhouettes

Scrolling through the infinity of what has become Bandcamp Daily, I discovered a remarkable album of psychedelic rock from a band called Shadow Show. This trio from Detroit delivers a solid 10 tracks album. Kate Derringer (also bass player of the trio) did a great work on the mix (as well as on the bass!). It sounds like it comes straight from the 60s but with a cleaner touch. Vocals harmonics are especially great as well. I can’t wait to hear the vinyl.

Nebula #16

June 8, 2018 – Nebula

The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula in Cepheus.  Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Leshin.


I am still quite unsure how to introduce these weekly collections of links. What do cyberpunk cat-like whiskers for humans, fablabs, a psychopathic A.I. with disturbing Rorschach tests results, infrared macro photography of cactuses, and most-potent-magic-mushrooms trip reports have in common? You tell me.

  1. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Cyberpunk is not about dark future and noir aesthetic. It can be also be cute and fun!
  2. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Fablabs are at the forefront on how to collect data for citizen action. A key tool for smart city projects. How Barcelona shushed noise-makers with sensors. While the finality of the project might be questionnable, it is still remarkable how data can be used by citizens for a change.
  3. πŸ“Έ I published a series on anger. They are all analog photographies, without any editing.
  4. πŸ” A worrying thread on reddit for anybody traveling to some parts of China near the Uyghur population: Chinese border police install software on a traveller’s Android device.
  5. πŸ”‘πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Pinar Yanardag, Manuel Cebrian, and Iyad Rahwan , all working at the MIT Media Lab, created an image-captioning AI and fed it with gore images from a subreddit. Once trained, they asked it to caption Rorschach inkblots and compared the results from a standard AI. Results are a bit disturbing!
  6. πŸ”‘ An interesting idea and point of view by Paul Stamets: β€œPlants and mushrooms have intelligence, and they want us to take care of the environment, and so they communicate that to us in a way we can understand.” Why us? β€œWe humans are the most populous bipedal organisms walking around, so some plants and fungi are especially interested in enlisting our support. Michael Pollan on what it’s like to trip on the most potent magic mushroom.
  7. πŸ“Έ Suprachromacy is a project by Marcus Wendt who used infrared macro photography of cacti to create images questioning our own sense of perception.
  8. ℹ️ The cool people at ThePudding ask this question: Are Hit Songs Becoming Less Musically Diverse? and answer with a hell lot of data. Last year, they were also ranking rappers by their vocabulary.

Happy reading,


Image Credit: The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula in Cepheus by Stephen Leshin.

Nebula #15

June 1, 2018 – Nebula

In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula


Do I want to write an intro? No. So here we go with a very futuristic link selection.

  1. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ”‘ This is the most fascinating article I ever read on Art, AI, and Blockchain: Does AI Art Belong in the Physical, Digital, or Crypto World?.
  2. 🎧 I love this psychedelic groove: Marhaba by Maalem Mahmoud Guinia, Floating Points & James Holden.
  3. πŸ” Oli Frost has put all his personal Facebook data on eBay. Yes, you can really bid!
  4. πŸ” Nathan Toups has wrote a good article on going completely “Unquantified“. He also wrote a censorship resistant deadman’s switch. Do we live in a cyberpunk world? Absolutely!
  5. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ You have to watch the videos/gifs of Madeline Gannon training industrial robots to use body language to communicate.
  6. πŸ”‘ If you’re wondering how I often feel about technology: This is how I feel.
  7. 🎧 For some reasons, I spent a few days only listening to FIP (the best musical radio, and it’s french!). I created a playlist with some tunes I like.

Happy reading,


Image Credit: In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula by ESA, NASA, Hubble, ESO ; Processing: Danny LaCrue.

Links Worth Sharing #8

March 16, 2018 – Nebula

Hey ya,

What’s up? Here are some cool stuff that inspired me this week. A lot of music, some cool videos,

  1. ??? La talentueuse Oli ClΓ©ment commence une sΓ©rie de posts sur le travail pour aider ceux qui en souffrent.
  2. ? Fancy fat rock’n’roll with psychedelic vibes? Sunflowers – Castle Spell is your fix.
  3. ? Describing Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo is a tad hard. Maybe slow chill-out-space-funk? Anyway, listen to it when you need to chill.
  4. ? Chassol is a genius and proves it by ultra-scoring this hilarious Key & Peele’s Cunnilingus Class video.
  5. ? Waymo shows off what it’s like to ride in a truly driverless self-driving car
  6. β„Ή When You Give a Tree an Email Address. The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.
  7. ? Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is now in beta, on the mainnet. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it is.
  8. ? Spike Jones directed the Apple’s HomePod ad starring FKA Twig and it impossible not to think of Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity when watching it.

Thanks for reading!


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