Have you seen the totally insane video for Radiohead’s “House of Cards” that they shot with lasers instead of cameras?

The major difference between this type of 3D-plotting setup and a traditional optical setup is that while a camera basically just absorbs the light coming into it, the lasers digitize a whole bunch of information that can be visually represented in any medium the data will fit. The band’s made that data public, and one of their fans–presumably one with a glut of free time and an inhuman level of patience–has undertaken the insane task of converting part of it to Lego.

Between this and issuing the isolated “stem” tracks to “Nude” for a remix concert, Radiohead is leading the pack of bands turning themselves into public open-source projects. If only some other band would take them on, so I can write geeky technical blog posts without the word “Radiohead” in them.