Gamelan in James Cameron’s Avatar

GB: That’s interesting about the created or altered instruments. Could you be more specific?

JH: There were a lot of vocal sounds I took from various places. These were odd vocal sounds that I would manipulate digitally and there were interesting flutes, for instance, from South America and Finland that I wanted to be more abstract. I also have instruments invented from scratch. They were programmed. There were a lot of instruments that sound like flutes of different sorts, but they were combined with gamelan-sounding instruments. The gamelan is Balinese. The word itself means “orchestra.” The individual gamelan instruments are these bell-like sounds. A lot of the percussion for “Avatar” is gamelan-based or sounds gamelan-based. So this has this sort of quality of ringing bells, like Indonesian music. It’s a very pretty fusion of different worlds that gives the place itself a quality that is magical. Using it for percussion, rather than drums or other things, gives a sort of magical glow to everything. And as I said there were a lot of instruments that I invented and worked on with my programs. I was very particular.

Check out these awesome collaboration of @ParkourID (represented by @FerdiThe13th) and @ilightthis. Go street arts!

@ParkourID – http://www.parkourindonesia.web.id

Parkour adalah seni bergerak dan metode latihan natural yang bertujuan untuk membantu manusia bergerak dengan cepat dan efisien. Parkour mengunakan beberapa gerakan seperti berlari, memanjat, meloncat untuk melatih kemampuan manusia untuk melewati segala bentuk rintangan di berbagai situasi dan kondisi di lingkungan urban atau rural.

Untuk berlatih parkour seorang tidak membutuhkan perlengkapan spesial. Hanya menggunakan sepatu lari, kaos, dan celana yang nyaman untuk lari. Parkour adalah cara hidup, cara belajar untuk menguasai kemampuan diri kita dan terus berkembang ke level fisik yang lebih sehat.

Komunitas parkour di seluruh dunia itu adalah komunitas anti kompetisi yang berarti bahwa kita berlatih bukan untuk menjadi lebih hebat dari orang lain, tapi untuk menjadi lebih baik dari kemampuan diri kita sendiri di hari kemarin.

 

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@ilightthis – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=145001841616

“Lighting graffiti is a new wave in urban art”

dengan campuran dari beberapa elemen dari art & visual, dan fotografi maka terciptalah sebuah aliran dalam seni urban yaitu Lighting Graffiti.

kegiatan kami selalu dilakukan pada malam hari (terutama malam minggu) dan kami selalu berpindah-pindah area di dalam kota Jakarta.
kami sangat senang kalau teman2 bisa bergabung dengan kami dalam melakukan kegiatan rutin kami ini.
…we’re just Tagging and Bombing the sky of the city…

Light2Light1

Strength from Adversity

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.

Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we could never fly.

 

They’ve got my first name on the top 20 commonly used passwords. Cool!

Top 20 commonly used passwords and number of users with it

1. 123456 (290,731)

2. 12345 (79,078)

3. 123456789 (76,790)

4. Password (61,958)

5. iloveyou (51,622)

6. princess (35,231)

7. rockyou (22,588)

8. 1234567 (21,726)

9. 12345678 (20,553)

10. abc123 (17,542)

11. Nicole (17,168)

12. Daniel (16,409)

13. babygirl (16,094)

14. monkey (15,294)

15. Jessica (15,162)

16. Lovely (14,950)

17. michael (14,898)

18. Ashley (14,329)

19. 654321 (13,984)

20. Qwerty (13,856)