Watch a Cardboard Guitar Come to Life

For their latest experimental project, Signal Snowboards—a company known for previously building a skateboard, push bike and surfboard from cardboard—has ventured into the music world. Teaming up with Fender and Ernest Packaging, they built a custom Stratocaster guitar completely from the paper product and then passed it around to factory workers and musicians to test it out. Watch the cardboard guitar come to life at …

Selfie Jackpot

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

While we laugh, cry and shake our heads in the midst of the selfie craze, a famed Instagram account featuring loads of ridiculous self-portraits is keeping the mania alive. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei—who is also active in the world of hairdressing, music videos, sculpture and general dissidence and protest—generously provides at least one ridiculous selfie a day for his 40,000 Instagram followers. His stream of …

Camera Phone Facelift

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

The days of camera-phones being inferior to their full-sized predecessors are nearly behind us. While music videos and full-length ad campaigns have been shot on modern smartphone cameras, Sony’s new DCS-X10 and DSC-QX100 lens-sensor modules are taking camera-phone performance to the next level. The modular lens and sensor attaches to any phone or tablet and connects via WiFi (and even boast Near-Field Communications capabilities). The …