Adding Star Wars characters to thrift-store art

Dave Vancook buys thrift store paintings and adds Star Wars characters to them. Read the rest

Garfield without Garfield's thought-bubbles

You've probably seen Garfield Minus Garfield, a collection of Jim Davis Garfield strips in which Garfield himself has been removed, transforming the strip into a sinister portrait of Jon Arbuckle's descent into irretrievable madness. Read the rest

Phoenix on Lessig and Lisztomania: "We Support Fair Use of Our Music!"

Last August, I posted about a lawsuit brought by Larry Lessig and the Electronic Frontier Foundation against Australia's Liberation Music, who hold the rights to "Lisztomania," a song by the French band Phoenix. Read the rest

My Great Ghost, "Glass Machine"—remixing Philip Glass, with an app

Scott Snibbe, the developer for Björk’s "Biophilia" app, has developed an iOS app for the Philip Glass remix projec: REWORK_.

Carl Sagan's Cosmos: The Meat Planet (with pork volcano)

"A giant planet with a liquid interior full of liquid beef and pork, into which a thousand earths would fit."

Video: Chris Brown+Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" remixed with lyrics from police report for 2009 beating

[Video Link: "Birthday Cake in the Face."]

A quickie remix parody of "Birthday Cake" by Rihanna ft. Chris Brown. Lyrics quoted directly from the police report (PDF). Read the rest

Evil computer just wants to be friends

In the tradition of The Shining re-cut to look like an uplifting comedy, comes this music video, which repurposes scenes from several movies—most prominently 2001: A Space Odyssey—to tell the story of a misunderstood computer that accidentally hurts the ones it loves. Read the rest

Nyan Cat orchestra: composer creates classical music variations on a meme theme

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Craig Davis Pinson, a composer who is a Boston Conservatory student, writes in the liner notes for the video embedded above:

This is a set of variations written on the melody heard in the Youtube video Nyan Cat.

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Every opening of Beethoven's "Eroica" symphony

[Video Link]. YouTube viewer comment: "I liked the part where they played the opening chords of the symphony."

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Comet Lovejoy + Total Recall = awesome

Further evidence that the ability to remix scientific videos and images is awesome: Here's NASA's footage of the International Space Station rounding planet Earth to catch a glimpse of the comet Lovejoy, set to a piece of Jerry Goldsmith's score for the movie Total Recall. Read the rest

Smash TV's Skinemax

Skinemax, described as "Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes," stars Kurt Russell. [Video Link] Read the rest

Android Dreams: Time-lapse Tokyo Homage to Blade Runner

[Video Link]. Boing Boing reader Samuel Cockedey created this lovely short, and explains:

This is a tribute to Ridley Scott and Vangelis, whose work on Blade Runner has been a huge source of inspiration in my shooting time lapses.

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Escher/Portal remix

Here's a nice gallery of video-game-themed fine art remixes, including this curiously appropriate Escher/Portal remix.

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