Face-Off Projection Mapping

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

In a major development for the future of projection mapping, artist Nobumichi Asa and his team have created Omote, a system that tacks computer graphics to an object that is in motion—in real time. Their demonstration video shows a model gracefully moving her head around, while a real-time layer of animated light changes the image across her face.

Larger Than Life Beats

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

The Roland TR-909 (the iconic 808’s lesser-known successor, as heard on Daft Punk’s “Revolution 909” and tracks by Frankie Knuckles, Phil Collins, Moby and more) turns 30 this year and to celebrate, an Edinburgh-based collective by the name of Ray built a nine-foot-long version of the drum machine—and it can actually be played. Hear them jam out on the gigantic replica, which is actually connected …

The Science Behind Yawning

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

While they can be (at times) embarrassing, and spread like wildfire, a yawn is instinctual and carries practical applications which we are still beginning to learn about. Researchers have found that yawning is not just due to a lack of sleep or oxygen. The reasoning is far more complex, with different causes and functions—one of which is to keep the brain active and cooled. Even …