Benjamin Costantini

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Unwearable Technology

As a whole, wearable technology is slowly, sluggishly, stubbornly becoming a world of devices that are both stylish and useful, gadgets you actually feel good about wearing. Still, many companies continue to flood the market with strange wearables that are neither, gadgets that make us all ponder, …

Wearable Tech

Video: An Animated Explanation Of Why Music Makes You Happy

This animation by AsapScience (no relation to rappers A$AP Mob) uses props like bananas, apes drawn in Sharpie, condoms, steaks, and lotto tickets to demonstrate the basic chemistry of your brain on music. Its approach to educating is kind of like Sesame Street for adults–know going in that the …

Haagen-Dazs Presents a Mini Augmented Reality Concert Atop Your Pint

When you launch the app and point your phone toward a carton of Häagen-Dazs, you will suddenly see a miniature violinist in a diaphanous dress, …

Hacking Hollywood’s Contributors On Martin Scorsese’s Courage, Mel Brooks’s Rebellious Creativity, And More

Hollywood’s complicated relationship with ingenuity is the subject of our new e-book anthology.<p><i>Fast Company</i> has long been fascinated by Hollywood’s relationship with ingenuity; the industry relies on original thinking to create entertainment that captivates and shapes society yet it also …

What Your Brand Can Learn From Today’s Biggest Celebrities

Celebs live and die by their brand–and so does your company. Here are lessons from Bono, Kim Kardashian, Tiger Woods, and other huge stars on reinvention, staying relevant, and remaining true to yourself.<p>From pop stars turned politicians, to underwear models evolving into method movie …

Can Computers Write Music That Has A Soul?

Computer algorithms are at the cutting edge of modern classical music composition and can even write ‘new’ works by Bach and Mozart. Will such music ever be considered authentically human?<p>One day, you bump into your favorite author walking down the street. His works have made an indelible imprint …

MixBit, The New App From YouTube’s Founders, Aims To Turn Everyone Into A Filmmaker

With YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen made publishing videos easy. Now they want to make it just as easy to create them.<p>When Google wanted to boost the quality of YouTube’s content, it gave out $5 million in grants to select creators. YouTube cofounders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who sold the …

What Breaking Bad Would Look Like as a Middle School Musical

Author: Devon Maloney. Devon Maloney Culture<p>Date of Publication: 08.06.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:15 pm. 2:15 pm<p>Remember when you were twelve, fresh …

Algorithms Are the New Content Creators, and That's Bad News for Humans

When the news hit that a photographer was suing BuzzFeed for $3.6 million for reusing one of his images, some on the internet reacted with fear and …

How *Elysium'*s Director Found the Film's Composer — On YouTube

Note to all aspiring film composers: Always read every email you get.<p>A few years ago, musician Ryan Amon was living in Santa Cruz, Bolivia with his …

Rdio Doubles Down on Radio With New 'Stations' Feature

Music streaming service Rdio is adding some new radio-style streaming options today. Users will see a new item in the main navigation labeled …

Russell Simmons

Photography: Webb Chappell<p>Russell Simmons remains a man on the move. Since launching the Def Jam record label, in 1984, the hip-hop mogul has expanded into fashion, financial services, TV, and film. Over a recent 48-hour period he hosted 200 religious leaders at his house, spoke with Al Gore …

The State of Internet Music on YouTube, Pandora, iTunes, and Facebook

“More people are engaged with music than ever before,” said Tom Silverman, founder of Tommy Boy Records and the New Music Seminar. “It’s a hockey stick going up; it’s an incredible opportunity that so far has eluded us.” Silverman was speaking this morning at the New Music Seminar in New York City, …

Ghosts In The Machines: Can A Legendary Piece Of Gear Make Music Magic?

By Paul Myers7 minute Read<p>Dave Grohl made a lot of noise recently with his documentary, <i>Sound City,</i> which was ostensibly about his acquisition of the …

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The Future Of Opera Is An FX Extravaganza

New York City Opera’s latest work reimagines the static backdrop as a surreal LED atmosphere.<p>One moment it’s the Egyptian desert. Another it’s somewhere deep in space, and another an ink drop unfurling in water. Then, the illusion of environments shrinks away completely, framing two people lost …