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Wales worry over Roberts and Williams

BBC Sport News Feed - 16 min 13 sec ago
Wales have fresh injury worry as Jamie Roberts and Liam Williams come off in their World Cup Pool A defeat by Australia at Twickenham.

VIDEO: Inside F1: Carlos Sainz crash latest

BBC Sport News Feed - 44 min 7 sec ago
Lee McKenzie is joined by Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost and Eddie Jordan as they look back at Carlos Sainz's crash in third practice and qualifying in Russia.

Fitzpatrick retains share of lead

BBC Sport News Feed - 47 min 22 sec ago
England's Matthew Fitzpatrick shares the British Masters lead with Kiradech Aphibarnrat after three rounds at Woburn.

Co-driver dies in island rally crash

BBC Sport News Feed - 53 min 30 sec ago
A co-driver has died and a driver has been seriously injured at a car rally on the isle of Mull.

Cotter hails 'outstanding' Laidlaw

BBC Sport News Feed - 1 hour 3 min ago
Head coach Vern Cotter lauds his "outstanding" captain Greig Laidlaw after Scotland reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Cotter hails 'outstanding' Laidlaw

BBC News Feed - 1 hour 3 min ago
Head coach Vern Cotter lauds his "outstanding" captain Greig Laidlaw after Scotland reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Duke and Duchess mark mental health day

BBC News Feed - 1 hour 4 min ago
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet young people with experience of mental health problems at an event in London.

Red Bull will not rule out Renault

BBC Sport News Feed - 1 hour 43 min ago
Red Bull will not rule out Renault as their engine supplier next season despite the breakdown of their relationship.

VIDEO: After the Supreme Leader's show

BBC News Feed - 1 hour 55 min ago
A parade held to mark the 70th anniversary of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party features a display of the nation's military power.

Queen o' South 1-0 Greenock Morton

BBC Sport News Feed - 1 hour 56 min ago
Queen of the South claim their first win since August by beating Greenock Morton in the Scottish Championship.

Trapped burglary suspect calls 999

BBC News Feed - 2 hours 15 min ago
A suspected burglar called police and screamed for help after he broke into an Asda filling station and became trapped by a security device.

Russia steps up Syria air strikes

BBC News Feed - 2 hours 20 min ago
Russia is stepping up air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, its defence ministry says.

How Designer Josh Davis Paints With Sounds To see more of...

Instagram Blog - 2 hours 27 min ago






How Designer Josh Davis Paints With Sounds

To see more of Josh’s work, check out @praystation on Instagram. For more music stories, head to @music.

“Without music, there is no Josh Davis.”

Says … Josh Davis (@praystation). Sure, the man himself might exist, but not the New York-based designer and technologist who had a role in making IBM’s Watson, developed visuals for countless DJs and bands, and, as the current media arts director of Sub Rosa, discovers how technology and design interacts with emotions. That guy — well, without music, he might still be doing art the old-fashioned way.

“I was pretty depressed in terms of being a painter,” recalls the 44-year-old creator, about the days before he switched to more high-tech mediums. “I just thought, What’s changed in painting? It’s thousands of years of history and you can look back and just think, Well, f—, what do I have to say now?”

Thankfully, he got his hands on a computer, which completely changed his outlook. “I’m still the painter, it’s just I’m not going to use paint and a brush anymore,” he says. “I’m going to use the medium of programming, the medium of a computer and a connected community, the Internet, to make work.”

For the last two decades, Josh has achieved what he set out to do, dreaming up colorful images and designs through coding. For his latest trick, he’s taking music and running it through a program that analyzes the sound as data — which then spits it back out as a set of moving images. By manipulating the program to correspond to different frequencies — a snare drum, a bass line, etc. — it will start to elicit new shapes and patterns.

Josh has put his Painting With Sound technique to use with artists such as Phantogram, Diplo and Squarepusher. He’ll often write dozens of programs for one project, in the hopes of finding something that fits both his visual tastes, and the band’s sound. Take the video for Phantogram’s “Fall in Love.”

“‘Fall in Love’ was 55 different programs just for that one song,” he says. “Usually, an artist will give me a thing of music and I just need to go meditate and just say, ‘OK, what do I think this song looks like?’ There is no goal in mind. I think that’s another thing that I’ve always tried to tell people, is I’m much happier making mistakes and failing.”

Josh’s digital creations aren’t typically political, nor do they convey any specific message. Instead, he traffics in the abstract. Which gets us back to that “No Music, No Josh” precept. Even when he’s not “painting with sound” he’s still using music as a means of inspiration.

“I will get into a zone, where one week I’ll listen to classical, and then one week it’s salsa, and then the next week it’s EDM,” he says. “And I just sort of listen to that music and my brain sort of visualizes what I think that music looks like.”

That could mean jagged green and red polygons, or fiery sparks, or his face pulsing from the beam of a strobe light. Really, it’s a search for something unique and unexpected.

“That’s really what I’m looking for,” he says. “I’m looking for that moment, where my eyes and my brain go, ‘F—, that’s beautiful.’”

— Instagram @music

VIDEO: Russia pole was guesswork - Rosberg

BBC Sport News Feed - 2 hours 33 min ago
Nico Rosberg admits getting his car set-up right for qualifying was just "guesswork" after claiming pole position in Russia.

VIDEO: Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

BBC Sport News Feed - 2 hours 58 min ago
Watch highlights of qualifying as Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole for the Russian Grand Prix.

@lealovescars: Horsepower, Hot Rods and a Fierce Fiat To add...

Instagram Blog - 3 hours 3 min ago






@lealovescars: Horsepower, Hot Rods and a Fierce Fiat

To add some driving force to your feed, follow @lealovescars on Instagram.

(This interview was conducted in German.)

Lea Perelsztein (@lealovescars) inherited a love for cars from her dad, but it was a tiny blue 1971 Fiat 500 that got Lea’s Instagram account rolling. Last year, Lea bought “Baby Blue” as a birthday present for herself. The duo has been cruising the streets of Hamburg, Germany, ever since, always on the lookout for the next motif. Whether it’s horses in a meadow, giant shipping containers or shiny firetrucks – Lea finds impressive backdrops for her car.

While all pictures of Baby Blue are precisely planned, Lea photographs other automobiles spontaneously. According to Lea, particularly unusual models can be seen at the Oldtimer Tankstelle (Oldtimer Gas Station) – a hangout for car enthusiasts. “People come here in their classic cars to meet up on the weekend,” says Lea. “If I haven’t spotted any interesting cars during the week, I know I’ll find some here.”

Two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 15 min ago
There have been two new stabbing attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem, with Israeli police shooting the attackers dead, Israeli officials say.

Air Force Blue wins Dewhurst Stakes

BBC Sport News Feed - 3 hours 45 min ago
Favourite Air Force Blue runs out a convincing winner of the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Air Force Blue wins Dewhurst Stakes

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 45 min ago
Favourite Air Force Blue runs out a convincing winner of the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Digitising Yorkshire's savannah past

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 49 min ago
Ancient bones from a North Yorkshire cave, including the remains of rhinos, bears and hyenas, are to be transformed into a digital museum.


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