Link About It: This Week’s Picks

International art news, Africa-centric emojis, architecture, cassette tape clothing and more

Shanghai’s Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project Opens This Week Inside Shanghai’s David Chipperfield–designed West Bund Museum, acclaimed Paris contemporary art museum Centre Pompidou will curate exhibitions and provide work from its own collection (for at least the next five years). According to the Pompidou, it’s an act of “museum diplomacy,” the “largest ever cultural exchange” between France and China thus far. Part of …

Make Beats by Bouncing the Oddball Drum Machine

Funding on Kickstarter now, a product that's part musical toy and part tech device

Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, the Oddball is many clever entities, crammed into a palm-sized sphere. Part toy, part musical instrument and part tech device, this invention is a drum machine that can be bounced to make different sounds. Almost any surface can be used—simply bounce the Oddball (the lighter you bounce, the more delicate the sound) and sensors inside translate noise via Bluetooth to a …

Wired’s List of Gadgets for iPhone Filmmaking

With the iPhone X shooting 4K video at 60 frames per second, pocket-sized capturing capabilities truly rival that of larger set-ups. Still, certain things are missing: from stabilization to various lenses and true sound control. Wired has assembled a list of items that increase the pro-look of iPhone filmmaking, from an app to various stabilizing accessories. The Joby GripTight One Magnetic tripod might be what …