You Can Visit Your Favorite Musical Festivals From the Comfort of…

Unfortunately, we still can't ban hipsters from music festivals. Thankfully, YouTube and Dell are providing live-streaming four major festivals this summer, including The New Orleans Jazz Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits. Problem solved! Also perfect if you're looking for all the enjoyment of a… » 3/16/12 11:27am 3/16/12 11:27am

7 Tools to Party Like a Pagan

Happy Mabon! Isn't Mabon just your favoritest holiday of the year? Well, maybe not, but perhaps it would be if you were a pagan. Today marks the Autumnal Equinox. Days and nights are of equal duration, so here's seven tools to help get crunk! » 9/23/11 5:41pm 9/23/11 5:41pm

What, you're going to have a pagan party without large amounts of fire?…

Hipster Band Wants to Create a Music Video Out of Your Instagram Pics

Either London band The Vaccines think they're being really clever here, or they're scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas. Whatever the reason, this could prove very comical, with fans asked to hashtag Instagram pics using #vaccinesvideo or upload to a site. » 7/19/11 8:00am 7/19/11 8:00am

The Gizmodo/io9 Giveaway for Robotnik Film Heads

It's pretty much impossible to make a movie about robots that I don't want to see. Well, aside from Surrogates, maybe. But that atrocity isn't playing at this year's Robot Film Festival! Giz and io9 are giving away tickets to the event to the best robot rhymers. » 7/12/11 6:14pm 7/12/11 6:14pm

Japan’s New Waterfront Building Kind of Looks Like Cousin Itt

Is it just me, or does this new building in Aomori look like a rectangular version of everybody's favorite Adam's Family member? » 6/23/11 9:40pm 6/23/11 9:40pm

Tilt Shift Coachella Video Turns Concertgoers Into Tiny Swarming Toy…

Giant music festivals are awesome, but wouldn't it be nice if you could just hover above without any of the packing or mud-caked feet? This tilt-shifted video gives a stellar vantage point, and makes it all look so damn cute. » 10/18/10 10:00am 10/18/10 10:00am

What Spaced-Out Burning Man Revelers All Need: an iPhone App

While I've never done the dropped-acid-and-burnt-wicker-men-alive thing (at least, not at Burning Man festival), from my understanding the event is meant to be somewhat of an escape from the humdrum of daily life. Meaning, you leave the iPhone at home. » 8/27/10 10:00am 8/27/10 10:00am

Drink Cocktails Mixed By a Robot Based on Your Mario and Tetris Gameplay

To me, a festival is a field, a few musical acts, pair of rain boots, and heaps of mud. But then, I do live in England. Roboexotica, on the other hand, is robots and cocktails. Much more civilized. » 12/04/09 1:26pm 12/04/09 1:26pm

Nikon's Twitter-Inspired Digital Film Festival Will Feature Ashton…

Twitter is so hot right now, you guys. It's so hot it influences things totally unrelated to Twitter, like the Nikon Festival—a digital film fest that challenges micro-auteurs to create 140-seconds-or-less digital videos. Obviously, Ashton Kutcher is involved. » 11/10/09 9:27am 11/10/09 9:27am

Maker Faire This Weekend

Reminder to you lucky bastards in the Bay Area: Maker Faire—the world's largest DIY festival—is happening this weekend at the San Mateo Event Center. There'll be huge Tesla coils, battling battleships, cybernetic giraffes, and lots of crazies running around. Like Burning Man, but safe for kids. [MF] » 5/29/09 4:39pm 5/29/09 4:39pm

The Blip Festival: Like Girl Talk and a Game Boy Had a Baby

Brooklyn's Blip Festival 2008, which is taking place this weekend, December 4th through 7th, is a celebration of modders, music, vintage game consoles, and graphics. Artists come from all over the world to perform electronic music created with Game Boys, Commodore 64s, and Famicoms, and it's more than just bleeps and… » 12/06/08 7:00pm 12/06/08 7:00pm

Does Pittsburgh Dream of Electric Sheep? No: It's Got One Already

A six-legged robotic sheep, with grass-mowing teeth and GPS navigation: gotta be inspired by Philip K. Dick, right? Yes, it is: Mower was created by Osman Khan, a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon's School of Art, and is on display as part of the Bigbots exhibit at the Robot 250 festival. Mower roams around… » 7/15/08 5:28am 7/15/08 5:28am