Bookmarked Primitive Technology Guy Flirts with the Iron Age (kottke.org)

For the past four years, this guy has been making huts, tools, weapons, furnaces, and other things in the jungle using only Stone Age tools and techniques.

These videos replicating primitive technology is a great resource for digital technologies and appreciating tools over time. It provides a useful provocation for why certain things are done the way they are and what might be the impact of different tools and/or choices.
Watched Holistic Songwriting from YouTube

Free, Commercial Feedback to YOUR songs, Interviews with professional Songwriters, Challenges, Lessons. The Next Generation Of Songwriting Is Already Here!

Holistic Songwriting YouTube Channel is related to the work of Friedemann Findeisen and his book The Addiction Formula. I have not read the book, but enjoy the way he breaks down the work of various artists.

For example, he highlights Taylor Swift’s use of single note melodies. Something that you can not necessarily write on a piano or acoustic guitar.

Why Radiohead’s complexity is not only part of their sound, but who they are.

The way in which Sia takes on different roles through her music. In particular, with her album This is Acting which was based on taking the personas of different artists.

John Mayer’s ability to use space and silence, basically less is more.

Muse (or Matt Bellamy’s ability) to balance between different parts of the sound and songs so that everything is able to fit together.

Bookmarked The Brick Wall (YouTube)

When I taught robotics I would show my students a video involving the use of a simple Lego kit in a science laboratory to create agile experiments. The Brick Wall takes the possibilities to a whole new level. It is a useful collection for thinking about what is possible in regards to programming and robotics.

via Boing Boing