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Graphonaute’s GIFs Will Make You Doubt Reality

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These GIFs (yea, I said “GIFs”, I refuse to call them “GIFs”) are a trip. Seriously, avert your eyes unless you’re ready to go on a magic ride down WTF Avenue.

They were created by an 18-year-old artist named Graphonaute, and combine 3D art with some simple photography. This ish is trippier than that time I tripped on a banana peel…while trippin on LSD in the Mojave with that talking goat and the spirit of Gallagher. That is to say, VERY TRIPPY.

Click through to check out the GIFs. And don’t trust no talking goats!

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|  April 17th, 2014

Six GoPros. One Crazy Video.

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The title for this crazy video is: “360-Grad-Video mit 6 GoPro-Kameras” which I believe is German for “Yo my dude, this video is going to rip your lederhosen right off.” OK, that’s probably not a word-for-word translation, hey, I took French in high school.

The vid was created by Frankenstien-ing six, count themem, SIX GoPro cams together, giving the whole video a super distorted view and making it seem like we’re riding on a tiny planet, like "The Little Prince". What do you mean you’ve never read “The Little Prince”? I mean, yea, nah man, neither have I.

You can actually print the camera mount yourself. Now you just need six GoPro cams, which you can’t print. Now check the vid and go read yourself some Little Prince.

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|  April 17th, 2014

Rap Lyrics Become Street Signs

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Some dude who is a huge fan of rap music and street signage (seriously, that Venn Diagram probably has some small ass overlap) decided to make this. The Rap Quotes project involves taking real rap quotes that mention specific addresses or places, printing them out on some signage, and then placing them in the exact spots that were mentioned. Aw yea who knew rap was on that site-specific tip? Damn someone call Marina Abramovic, we’re getting mad artistic in this piece. 

These rap signs are way better than the usual traffic signs I see up on Sixth Street. Best part: these signs won’t tell me I can’t park here.

Culturazzi

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|  April 10th, 2014

Patatap Is The Lava Lamp For Your Browser

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Ey. Remember Lava Lamps? Probably not because lava lamps are from, like, the Seventies and the only dude you knew who had one was that creepy bud smoker in your dorm who never showered. But lava lamps were dope because that ish was like music, made into, like, images, man.

Patatap is like a lava lamp, in that it’s trippy and damn fun to play play with. But unlike a lava lamp you don’t just stare. Tap on your keyboard and sounds and bright pretty things will pop up on screen. There are enough sounds to fill up an LP, from high hats to thrumming basses. There’s even a bunch of effects that sound weird, but have awesome visualizations. DO NOT SMOKE WEED AND PLAY WITH PATATAP. You WILL stare at your screen for hours playing with Patatap rather than studying for that physics test. Then you’llthe creepy guy in your dorm. Far out, man.

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|  April 10th, 2014

Beer Snobs Get Their Own App

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Ya’ll like craft beer? To check if you do, look in the mirror. If you have a ‘creepy but cool’ moustache, or one of those really ugly cycling caps, then you probably like craft beer. That’s a pretty easy test. But what if you want to check if the beer you’re getting from them corner store is real craft beer?

The Craft Check app let’s you check if beer is really from an indie brewer with one easy scan. One fell swoop, my dude, and you’ll know if that ish was made by a guy in overalls or a robot, uh, in overalls.

Bottoms up, suckas.

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|  April 3rd, 2014

The Makers of Scenepast Hate Your Childhood

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The Scenepast app let’s you see what famous movie locations look like now. You can filter by location, year, or look for places nearby. The makers have sat through thousands of clips to find the ones which will crush your childhood memories most efficiently. That famous restaurant in “Taxi Driver”? Now it’s a mattress store. That awesome mall in “Blues Brothers”? Now it’s an empty lot. That restaurant in “Faris Beuhler’s Day Off?” Well, that’s still a restaurant.

Why do the makers of Scenepast hate your childhood so much? Because you were a mean child and peed your bed that one time. Also because technology.

Get the Scenepast app here.

Culturazzi

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|  March 27th, 2014

Herschel: Good Bags for Bad Living

imageImage via Herschel

Hello, my dudes. People always ask me, “Cult, what are you doing here? How did you get past the bouncer?” But as they’re tossing me out of the bar, they invariably follow up with, “Damn Cult, where’d you get that sick bag?”

My secret is Hershel. Herschel occupies that spot where the two circles of “looks dope” and “not hella monie” overlap. Their shit is so old school cool you feel like you’re in ‘Stand By Me.” My favs: the Harvest Tote, because real men are down with totes, and the Novel Duffle, which is the perfect thing for weekend trips home to mama’s house. The Novel’s also got a separate show compartment so your kicks don’t mess up your new Supreme shirt. 

Both are good for school, office, or being thrown out of bars. 

Culturazzi

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|  March 27th, 2014

Get #POP on Your Phone. Now.

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Ya’ll need to download the #Pop app right now. Go Pop takes our love for GIFs and turns it into an obsession. I’m talking like a Glenn Close-style “Fatal Attraction”-level obsession.

The app has two steps: first, you take  a pic or short vid. Then you select a GIF from the #Pop library to go with what you took. You thought that GIF of your girlfriend dancing was coo? Well it ain’t nothing when combined with a GIF of Commander Riker slow smiling. This must have been how Michaelangelo must have felt. Share your creation, tag your friends, etc.

It’s shit load’s of fun, and social as hell. If I could submit this blog as a GIF using #Pop I would. Literacy is dead, yo.

Culturazzi

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|  March 20th, 2014

Kissie Kissie With Ryan Gosling

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Ey this came out during Valentine’s Day but I was too busy YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. “That you were chaperoning your sister’s Valentine’s dance?” Yes.

Kissing Ryan uses a concept so old cave men would relate, but with cultural relevance so hot it’ll be covered in Vice Magazine. The app/website brings you that much closer to the sexiest dude in the world with nothing more than a badly ‘shopped image of Mr. Gosling and your web camera. 

Took me awhile to get my head into the right position, but once I did, well, let’s just say I’ll have the best Valentine’s cards next year. Sorry sis you’ll have to find someone else to watch you and your friends.

Culturazzi

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|  March 6th, 2014

Gettin’ Steezy With Keezy

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I ain’t got any kinds of musical attributions. When God made me he was like, “I finna set Culturazzi’s blogging bonus to +10 but his music points to zero.”

That’s why I’m feelin’ Keezy, pronounced like “Yeezy” but with fewer accents on the insane rap star. It basically acts like a music producer’s control panel. You just boom boom cat into your phone while holding down one of the glowy buttons and Keezy will record it for looping. Go ahead and record up to eight sounds and you’ll be boppin’ like Deadmau5 in no time. Yea, I said boppin, what about it? My nana said it, and she was an incredible DJ.

Culturazzi

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|  March 6th, 2014