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Microsoft’s HoloLens

Microsoft's HoloLens

Do you remember when Microsoft first introduced the Kinect? It was one the first times where I thought to myself that The Jetsons way of life may actually one day be a reality.

Well things just got a little more closer to that reality with Microsoft’s HoloLens. Instead of products like Google Glass and Oculus Rift, which put the user in a virtual world – the HoloLens puts you in a virtual environment by taking elements from a digital world and making them an interactive part of your world.

Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times had a chance to use it with Minecraft:

“In one demo, a Minecraft scene was displayed over a real living room. A Microsoft minder asked me to select a virtual hammer (a tool in the game) and start smashing the coffee table in the room. She wanted me, in other words, to use a digital object to interact with a real one. I did so and was stunned by what happened: Before my eyes, the real coffee table splintered into digital debris, and then it was no longer there. HoloLens had perfectly erased the coffee table from the environment.”

Here’s what Nick Statt of CNET had to say:

“Using real photography from the Curiosity rover, Microsoft was able to re-create a Martian landscape and overlay a 3D-map around a small, conference-room-size environment. I can walk around, bend down and look at rocks. I can even see NASA’s Curiosity rover, which is larger than a standard motor vehicle.”

“With HoloLens, I’m not just able to see what it’s like to walk around on Mars, but I’m also able to interact with the contents on the surface. Using a finger gesture called Air Tap, the HoloLens lets me mark certain spots on the surface for investigation and even lets me talk with another floating figure and collaborate on examining the surface.”

You can read more about Windows Holographic and the HoloLens on The Verge.

- Chad Kamenshine

CHVRCHES By Chad Kamenshine

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Lauren Mayberry - CHVRCHES

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Martin Doherty - CHVRCHES

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CHVRCHES

Lauren Mayberry - CHVRCHES

Iain Cook - CHVRCHES

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Lauren Mayberry - CHVRCHES

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Martin Doherty - CHVRCHES

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Lauren Mayberry - CHVRCHES

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CHVRCHES at Union Pool

CHVRCHES

I first bumped into a bubbly CHVRCHES at Firefly Festival in 2013 on a shoot with SPIN Magazine. After this random encounter came countless live shoots and I even had the opportunity to spend a day with them in Brooklyn.

Throughout the tour, photographer Rachael Wright captured some great, intimate footage including a snippet from the Star Wars shoot that can be seen in the video for “Get Away” above.

As they head into the studio to record the followup to ‘Bones’ – here’s a look back at some of my favorite moments from the past couple of tours.

Check out and follow more of my work on Instagram and Facebook

-c

Premiere: 10 Years of Moodgadget

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We’re celebrating our 10th year of “exposing the diversity in electronically made music” at Moodgadget Records with Dynamo, our 100th release. Offering a 22 track compilation of emerging new talents among our current roster which includes exclusive tracks from Dusty Brown, Kyson, Howlings, AceMo, and many more.

Made it real cheap over at iTunes if you want to support, $6.99 for 22 songs.

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lauren Mayberry by Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado is an illustrator based out of Recife, Brazil. I first came across Lucy’s work when CHVRCHES posted an illustration she crafted of Lauren Mayberry on Instagram.

After trading emails back forth we talked about the possibility of collaborating on a project for The Artistree. We came up with the idea of illustrating elements from some of our favorite releases of 2014 and mashing them all together for what would become the imagery for our end of the year pieces.

Check out and follow Lucy’s work on Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram

-Chad Kamenshine

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