April 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
Facebook relationship status influencing pop culture in a big way. The idea of finding out someone your seeing is in a relationship from a computer screen is something past generations will never understand. The shock and disconnection you feel from reading news like that on a screen is almost incomparable. Maybe reading the wedding announcement of your true in the newspaper, but I don’t think it was quite the same effect. You can be seeing someone and not know they are seeing someone else, leaving it to facebook to fill you in on the truth. My favorite part of this song is at the end where he realizes the relationship status has been requested to be with him. Good tune!
March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
An Ontario-based band called The Blue Stones has just released their first music video for “I’m a Stereo” using FaceTime technology.
Within the video, the new band which consists of two actors appear to be collaborating on a song using a mobile web conferencing app. We had a chance to speak with the director of the video Gavin Booth, and he told us that he shot the video using a Canon T2i which was used to film the band actually streaming to an iPhone 4 over Apple’s FaceTime application. Booth, says during the shoot, the band members were filmed in the same room and mentioned that since he’d got the iPhone 4 he’d been dying to somehow use it within a music video.