Bronnikov Bone Watch

The Bronnikov family from Vjatka, Russia is responsible for this hand-built and hand-carved mechanical watch made entirely of bone (except for mainspring, balance spring and pivots), which sold at auction in 2005 for $25,000. (Click image for detail.) Also the makers of wood and ivory versions, the Bronnikov's earliest model appeared in 1837 and is rumored to have been purchased by the future Czar, Alexander …

The History of Sampling

The History of Sampling is a visual map compiling the history of music sampling from the jazz greats through the latest hip hop sampling, and everything in between. The interface is pretty impressive, it's all an interactive timeline and you can mouse-over albums to see the links between them. It hosts an incredibly impressive amount of data, and equally impressive user interface. via Data Is …

Bring the Noise

At one time the words portable and audio probably sounded akward in a sentence together. Today, that's much different– nearly everyone I know has some kind of portable audio device, or at-least is lusting after one. CBC Arts Online has a great photo essay about the evolution of portable audio written by Matthew McKinnon called Bring the Noise. He takes us through the history starting …