io9 and the American Museum of Natural History hosted a special screening of Dark Universe last night. Neil deGrasse Tyson['s voice] lead us on a journey through the ever expanding universe of dark energy, dark matter, red shifts, and all things that make one feel incredibly inconsequential and scared that something much more advanced than ourselves is somewhere out there.
New York based indie-dance band Estate and Tokyo based band, Liquid Pegasus just released a 3-D gif music video for their single Tendency. The piece was shot by Josh Johnson on a Nimslo, one of the first consumer level three dimensional cameras to hit the market. Each exposure shoots 4 images from slightly different angles across the space of 2 full 35 mm exposures. The end result is pretty cool.
Austin McCormick's Company XIV and The St. At Large have put together a titillating evening of nipple pasties, opera singers, circus performers, jock straps, confetti, and dancers all for the holiday season! Nutcracker Rouge is a Baroque-Burlesque rendition of the traditional ballet that has Balanchine rolling in his grave, and audience members dancing in their pants. The show runs through January 5, 2014, if you are in town you should check it out.
I went to a hootenanny in Ridgewood, Queens on Monday night and it was great. Noah Block-Harley, Hubby Jenkins, Feral Foster, Jackson Lynch, Blind Boy Paxton, Maggie Carson from Spirit Family Reunion, and Sean McMahon, pictured above, gave incredible performances. Here are a couple of videos and audio tracks from the night.