Noiselandia – Smart Casual

We’re pleased to announce the release of the first Noiselandia project, Smart Casual. This is a collaboration of Paul Swoger-Ruston and Mikhial Gurarie, mixed in our studio!

Stay tuned for more releases from them!

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Superhost on Vimeo

Unstoppable Urges debuted the trailer for Superhost on Vimeo. We had the pleasure of working with them on the audio post-production.

Religion, Politics and Scientific Literacy

We live in an era when powerful people, responsible for the welfare of others are willfully illiterate when it comes to science.

It is in fact a breath of fresh air when leaders like the Dalai Lama and even Pope Francis embrace the spiritual beauty of science, rather than encourage environmentally destructive practices based on misinformation and disinformation.

The basic question is can we trust leaders who deny scientific reality? Can they make the best decisions for people if their decisions are made out of superstition and ignorance?

H+ magazine has this article that discusses the issue in depth.

http://hplusmagazine.com/2014/10/23/transhumanism-scientific-requirements-hold-political-office/

Humans Need Not Apply

The short film Humans Need Not Apply explores a near future where affordable robots, and robots that create robots take all our jobs. ALL our jobs. Thought provoking and sobering.

Life, Not As We Know It

We’ve tweeted articles about the new generation of telescopes coming online in the near future. Now that we have found planets orbiting our galactic neighbours, and even beyond our galaxy, what could the next great telescope discovery be? According to this Extremetech article, NASA predicts it’s Life.

Life. Not necessarily intelligent, sentient life, or any kind as we know it, but the verification of even any kind of microbial life is proof we are not “alone” in the universe.

Drake’s equation is a means for guesstimating a number of civilizations that could be out there, but the fact of the matter is that if we have evidence of even ONE extra-terrestrial form of life, it means a philosophical paradigm shift bigger than realizing the Earth orbits the moon, and not the other way around.

In fact, one must understand the universe may be full of living organisms, in varieties we cannot even imagine, both in the distant past that we can only now see with the most powerful technology, and the future that will come eons after us.

The alternative belief, that our fragile planet is the only source there was or ever will be, is simply historical.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186321-well-find-alien-life-in-the-next-20-years-with-our-new-awesome-telescopes-says-nasa

Elon Musk, Nicola Tesla and the Oatmeal

ElonTesla

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has open-sourced all of Tesla Motor’s patents. This means a lot to other manufacturers who want to get in on electric vehicle development. And the less we rely on limited fossil-fuel transit, the better for everybody and everything. Compare this to other technology leaders of today such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung who sue each other for millions or even billions of dollars, and spend millions to purchase smaller companies over patent infringement.

What many people who do not know, if they don’t know who he is, is that Nicola Tesla, Mr Musk’s inspiration and namesake of the company (and also of a 1980’s hair band), also let his patents be used freely. Although he was also taken advantage of, he let others use many of his ideas for the common good.

The 21st century may belong to Nicola Tesla. Read about The Oatmeal‘s campaign to buy Tesla’s Wardenclyffe property and appeal to Elon Musk to fund museum construction. Read the Oatmeal’s comic on Nicola Tesla here.

Let’s only hope nobody finds his Death Ray research…

The ehMTee Show

Another show we had the pleasure of recording and mixing, the ehMTee Show is a homegrown, cross-platform, webcast variety program of songs and light comedy. Guests included the composer Mantler, Gemini award-winning comic writer Paul Bellini, and Canadian comedy legend, Scott Thompson. The soundtrack album is available NOW on iTunes, and the DVD is forthcoming…

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-ehmtee-show/id695329284