Campbell Robertson of the New York Times wrote an article delightfully titled "A Symphony of Floorboards, Pipes and Stairs" spotlighting a New Orleans musical installation created by Brooklyn-based artist, Swoon, which was borne from his Musical Architecture project. Robertson said "it is a collection of tumbledown wooden and metal structures built on the site, and almost entirely from the remains of a late-18th-century Creole cottage that collapsed a couple of years ago here in the historic, bohemian Bywater neighborhood. Each structure houses an instrument, or two or three. In some cases the structures are musical instruments themselves. There is the thatched-roof hut that is home to an elaborate arrangement of Balinese vibraphones, the shack with amplified floorboards, the rusty spiral staircase that is also a foot-operated pipe organ and the little glass house containing what looks like a giant, bell-lined hoop skirt. They are all clustered together on the narrow lot, like the stage set of a fairy tale that takes place in a junkyard."
Sarah Cobarrubias of Chicagoist gave a shout out to Chicago rapper Psalm One for her project. "Psalm One has been busy mentoring youth across the country and putting out free mixtapes for a while now, which explains why she hasn’t had the time or resources to put out an official LP since 2006....She is currently on tour in support of the mentorship program, ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES, stopping at nine cities to spend some quality time with students and help them write and record their own songs."
Alexia Tsotsias of TechCrunch asks "Want to be notified to turn on the AC when a room reaches a certain temperature? Or when your laundry’s done? Well MIT Media Lab alumni Supermechanical have built Twine, a sleek 2.5″ rubber square which connects to Wifi and allows objects to 'communicate' under certain conditions."
Sabrina Velazquez and Grady Gillan and reported that "Since launching in 2009, Kickstarter has rapidly become the Web’s foremost 'crowd-funding' resource for artists, musicians, indie filmmakers and others seeking financing for creative projects."