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BTR's Timothy Dillon gets us stoked for season three of HBO's "Game of Thrones." Plus, How Old Saint Nick keeps up with new technology.
Disavowing "death of the (insert cherished musical tradition here)" town criers and the "headphones album."
The future is the ruling state for fashion - it often seems as though the industry is living 6 months ahead of everyone else. S/S 2013 came out in September, and even as we prepare to see F/W 2013 in February, many major labels are launching their pre-fall collections now. It might feel strangely out of synch to be thinking about fall of 2013 when we're barely into December 2012, but as trendsetters, possibly *the* trendsetters, fashion's earliest birds catch the consumer. But there are other respects in which fashion rushes boldly ahead, including innovations. Today's guest, Francesca Rosella, and her partner Ryan Genz are forces of invention, leading the technological revolution into fashion with their company, CuteCircuit. Together, Ryan and Francesca create what they call "wearable technology" - futuristic designs, from t shirts to red carpet gowns, that feature a slew of unique digital technology. Creating patterns with LED lights, Francesca and Ryan offer CuteCircuit customers the opportunity to do everything from make a cell phone call with the sleeve of a dress, to display tweets and iPhone photos on the front of a t shirt. Through CuteCircuit, the future has already arrived, and on today's show Francesca will talk about how she and Ryan met and began this one-of-a-kind enterprise, the architecture and production process behind their creations, and future plans for their line. Plus, I have tracks on today's playlist page from the future albums of Radar Bros., Lonesome Leash, and YACHT, as well as an epically long, epically great track off the new Sufjan Stevens Christmas album. All that and more in this hour of radio, so stick around for a glimpse into fashion's crystal ball...
Will drones ultimately settle the foreign disputes of tomorrow?
How one company is learning to analyze all the buzz around new and future technologies.
Is imitation the highest form of flattery or the lowest form of creativity?
Check my conversation with Nathaniel & Connor of I Guess I'm Floating, recorded outside Pianos a few weeks back
The long-term effects of adult films in a high-speed internet world.
Murals. Four Tet. DJ Food. Daphni. Styles P. Currensy. Cliff Dweller. Port St. Willow. Andy Stott. ShowYouSuck. Conveyor. And more...
Wyst is a new mobile app that enables users to share cool moments, random musings, unique tidbits and interesting experiences by capturing them on a photo or text note and tagging them to a location for others to find. BreakThruTV spoke with Wyst co-founder and chief product officer Yago Amerlinck Huerta to find out more and to give the app a trial run in Madison Square and Washington Square Parks.
What's the right age to expose children to technology?
iPhone fever is at an all time high with the release of the latest smartphone from Apple. Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in the first 24 hours -- more than double the amount of its predecessor, the 4S. Making up two-thirds of the company's profits, the iPhone is Apple's best selling product and has helped it to become the most valuable company in the world. This week on BTR Pulse, we visit Apple specialty store TekServe to find out more about this latest iPhone and ask people in New York about their use and thoughts on smartphones.
[blip]video2[blip] On August 6th, 2012, NASA’s Curiosity Rover landed on Mars after a 352 million mile journey. The 2.5 billion dollar mission will help determine whether Mars has ever been capable of supporting life and will also study the geology and climate by collecting samples of rock, soil and air. Two-thirds of missions destined for the red planet have previously failed, which makes this successful journey that began two years ago even more exciting. This week on BTR Pulse, we ask people their thoughts on this latest space exploration.
A collective of musicians and composers are using looping and software to push classical music into the present.
Black Box Revelation is a garage rock duo from Brussels that’s been playing together for more than ten years. When they recently visited us for a session of BTR Live Studio, they spoke with us about recording their latest album in LA and being able to travel worldwide, as well as how they came to play garage rock -- a genre not native to their Belgian homeland.
Dustin Wong. Beach House. Magik Markers. Hot Chip. Chad Valley. Laurel Halo. Yung Life. Grass Widow. BlackStar. Shannon and the Clams. And more...
Jon DeRosa’s ambient chamber-pop, featuring his uniquely deep and crooning voice, moves beautifully and tenderly — often building up in all the right places with the help of sweeping orchestral arrangements. Based out of Brooklyn, he’s participated in other musically-styled projects in the past, such as Dead Leaves Rising and Aarktica, but A Wolf In Preacher’s Clothes is the first album released under his own name.
BTR talks to the creators of a new e-paper watch funded through a record-setting $10 million Kickstarter campaign.
Clothing, accessories, household items and even medications are currently in development or already available instantaneously due to advances in 3D printing technology.
Ever wish your cocktail gown could glow in different colors and patterns? Ever need a hug when no one's around? Or maybe you're always looking for your phone, and wish you could just wear it. Whatever your technology fantasy is, chances are good that the forward-thinking team at CuteCircuit can tackle the problem! Two years ago, CuteCircuit made a splash on the red carpet fashion radar when Katy Perry wore one of their exclusive couture designs to the Met Gala. On first glance, the dress is a beautifully-constructed chiffon gown, with appliqué flowers and a flirtatiously high slit. That is, until Katy turned on a small power pack in her bustier, and… the dress was suddenly glowing! CuteCircuit have created several special project designs with their LED fabric technology, but also recently launched a ready-to-wear street fashion collection! In addition to LED textiles and garments, Francesca and Ryan have created other prototypes of what they call "interactive fashion," fulfilling the CuteCircuit motto "future fashion now." On today's Sew & Tell, Francesca talks with me about how she and Ryan started CuteCircuit, the hard work and patience they've put into their inventions, and exactly how you can use your dress to make a phone call… Plus! New music from the Ty Segall and White Fence collaboration, Best Coast, Twin Shadow and more. So prepare to take notes on the future of fashion, because it's here!
Internet has changed the way we listen to music. Mobile devices and access to online networks has led to some very innovative ways of consuming, experiencing and sharing sound.
Everyone remembers watching Back to the Future for the first time and wondering if time travel really could be possible. What happened to the technologies that were supposed to be here by now?
The novelty of a phone allowing you a variety of new abilities, however arbitrary, is undeniably delightful. Here is a list of some of the most absurd to date.
In a new exhibition, up now at On Stellar Rays Gallery in New York, curator Toke Lykkeberg, has assembled an international group of artists who explore the"state of the face today." In the 21st century, Toke says, the face has become something "we avidly manipulate, perform, display, distort, detect, scan, enhance, blur, veil and avoid."