These are the dog days of summer. Fourth of July has passed, concert season is upon us and it’s really damn hot outside. So sit back with a cool drink while a burger (or meatless, plant-based, gluten-free, burger alternative of your choice) sizzles on the grill and check out our favorite things from the interwebs this month.
space is the place
The New Yorker profiles the true professor of future jazz Sun Ra, chronicling his fantastical ascent from humble beginnings in 1914 Birmingham, AL through his Arkestra’s ascension taking their jazz to the outer edges of the galaxy.
How Sun Ra Taught Us to Believe in the Impossible
Global VR revenues grow 30% from 2019 to 2020. While it’s still the early days, that growth makes VR the fastest growing market in media and that’s great news. Read up.
VR Is Media’s Fastest Growing Market
here 3D kitty kitty
This billboard takes 3d projection to a whole new place, and it’s pretty darn cute too. (Or, you know, terrifying depending on your reaction to a 50 foot tall cat.)
A Hyperrealistic Giant Meowing 3D Calico Cat on a Billboard Towers Over Tokyo’s Busy Shinjuku Station
sir paul and beck find a way
In the latest release from Paul McCartney’s III Imagined collaborative remix album, the Beatles legend teams with Beck for a surreal music video co-produced by Hyperreal Digital. Thanks to Hyperreal’s crazy realistic digital avatars, we can check out Sir Paul as he goes back in time.
Paul Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before In The ‘Find My Way (Feat. Beck)’ Music Video
salt life…or is it?
Is this a real beach? If you said yes, you’ve just been tricked by an algorithm. How’s that feel? Check out these AI-created beaches that you’d make your next vacation destination and continue to blur the line between “real” physical and digital spaces.
This Beach Does Not Exist.
to one of the all-time great bassists and beard pioneers, safe travels into eternity
R.I.P. Dusty Hill, ZZ Top Bassist Dead at 72