The Trumpholes are so very upset over Moby’s latest, claiming it’s breeding hate and terrorists because, y’know, it’s not all fawning over the Tiny Tyrant. For assholes who love to shout “loser” and “snowflake” at people, they sure are a thin-skinned bunch, coming unglued over any criticism at all. One could say they are rather hysterical.
Take a few moments from your day to get acquainted with Botanica, a blend of music, art, and science.
In 2012, Italian music group Deproducers launched a project of science-related albums, with the first, Planetario, exploring the topic of astrophysics. For their second musical science project, Botanica, Deproducers brought back the design studio Super Symmetry to create a multimedia live performance that highlights the beauty and artistic wonder of plants by merging music and scientific data. All told, there are 30 videos for Botanica, exploring things like plant roots, psychoactivity, and deforestation, amongst other topics, by way of grids, video footage, graphics, information, generative animation, and other visuals. Like Data Garden’s bio-reactive installation, Quartet, Botanica elevates the natural wonder of plants to a plane equal with human creativity.
While Planetario featured a collaboration with astrophysicist Fabio Peri, Botanica includes a collaboration with botanist Stefano Mancuso. During the live show, before the band begins to play, Mancuso gives a brief “science lesson” about the songs, and how each of the topics are interlinked. For each live show, Super Symmetry is tasked with visually integrating the musical and scientific aspects of the project.
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