Warhol’s screen tests, with a touch of Cobain

An interesting juxtaposition at the Seattle Art Gallery last month: a Kurt Cobain retrospective presented in a gallery alongside a Warhol exhibition, including many of his screen tests. Two long rooms were flanked with neverending projections of these short films, each of which featured a common name like Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed or Nico, or […]

Cutting edge portable music design

New music format. Breakthroughs in portable music technology. A consumer products company effectively integrates technlogical innovation, industrial design and a novel user interface to break open a whole new market segment. Of course, I’m talking about 1974 and a portable 8-track player. Panasonic’s “Dynamite 8” 8-Track player was a choice piece of consumer electronics with […]

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