Solaris

Music

Musicians Hacked Together New Instruments Out of Tattoos and Chess Boards

A London hackathon paired artists with coders to make new sounds.
Victoria Turk
9.21.16
Art

Alien Liquids Shapeshift in This Nightmarish Music Video

denial.of.service returns with the highly hallucinatory "Take This Pain Away," for experimental black metal/harsh electronics act Crowhurst.
DJ Pangburn
9.9.16
Art

Trip to ‘Epsilon,' a Sci-Fi Base Station on an Alien Planet

Animator and designer Maxim Zhestkov tells a science fiction story sans motion, sound, or dialogue.
DJ Pangburn
3.1.16
VICE vs Video games

Space Is, Once Again, the Place for Video Games

These are the off-Earth places I will visit, alone, just me against the vastness of the galaxy (and the occasional killer android).
Mike Diver
7.28.15
Art

A Light Show on a Castle Commemorates a German City's 300th Anniversary

A filmmaker sets Karlsruh aglow with a building-sized lightshow.
Beckett Mufson
7.18.15
Stuff

Cosmonauts and Old Memories Rule Doris Mirescu’s Last Hurrah in NYC

Mirescu's stirring adaptation of Tarkovsky's <i>Solaris</i> is set in an Upper West Side townhouse, blending film and live theater to bring ghosts to life.
Jessica Rizzo
5.10.15
Art

Mind-Controlled Magnets Move A Fluorescent Green Pool

"Solaris" uses a brainwave-reading headpiece called the Emotive Epoc to control a pool of green slime with thought.
Beckett Mufson
9.10.14
Music

Ben Frost Expands His Theory of Machines

With 'A U R O R A,' the composer finds the post-noise black hole lurking under the rave dancefloor.
Michael Byrne
6.1.14
The Weird Science Issue

A Puzzle

This is a short story by Lem that has remained unpublished in English until now. Its subject matter concerns a cyborg doctor of magnetics, robotic theology, “Jelly Brains,” and a lot of other esoteric and interesting topics.
Stanisław Lem
9.10.12