Weekend Thoughts - 6.25.16

Image  by  Stephanie Kraus , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Stephanie Kraus, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. I have been a ginormous fan of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós for the past 10+ years, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the band has released a new song—for the first time in three years! In fact, it's a music video, rather than just a song. Fair warning—the music may be beautiful, but the video is a bit graphic (on the gory side, really). But still, it's worth checking out if you're as big of a fan as I am. If you're brand-new to Sigur Rós, I would suggest checking out their albums Taak and ().

2. For fans of the science fiction film Blade Runner, check out this extremely thorough typographical and design analysis of nearly every frame of the movie. For anyone who is unaware of Blade Runner, it is a movie adaptation of the canonical science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick. Both are very well-known in the science fiction genre, and are well worth exploring.

3. The spontaneous light shows that accompanied artists like the Grateful Dead back in the 1960s were essentially live art experiments that produced never-before-seen visual effects. An interview with one of the prominent visual artists at the time, Bill Ham, explains the environment that these light shows were surrounded by and the techniques that were used to produce the effects. The interview is a bit long (albeit it well worth the read), but it's also worth clicking through to take a look at the art itself.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.