In 1 More Day Everything Changes

October 30, 2009 · Print This Article

Only 1 more day before the switch and at this point we all are done working really. It’s almost Halloween (spelled it right Anna Maria Cerniglia thanks : ) and lets get real many of us are already out downing our second Pabst in anticipation for Saturday. So have a great weekend, see everyone Sunday with a fresh new show among other things. Here is a great music video of David Byrne & BPA’s “Toe Jam” directed by Keith Schofield that is definitely not safe for work [NSFW] but hopefully will get you amped up for a great weekend.

Have fun!

How Hard Is It To Make A Piano Speak Like A Human? Very.

October 8, 2009 · Print This Article

How hard is it to make a Piano sound even remotely like a human voice? Well Austrian composer Peter Ablinger spent a few years to create a sound wave to note translation system that gets pretty close. The video is of the system in action reading text from the “Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court at the 2009 World Venice Forum”. Watch and be amazed at just how many keys it takes in succession to even get close to a single human vowel.

Music File Sharing Debate Creates Music?

September 26, 2009 · Print This Article

Over the last week the music file sharing debate has found new fodder to play with in the form of Pop singer Lily Allen. Lily Allen started a proactive discussion on the net complete with website to address her concern with the negative effects of file sharing. In only a few days the site and most of her postings have been deleted but you can read much of the archives here.

As with any good debate it’s in the light of opposite views that you find informative and interesting contrasts and in this case one of the better opinions came in the form of a new song by artist Dan Bull who sampled Ms. Allen’s song “22” to make an open singing letter titled “Dear Lily”

MythBusters Build a 1100-Barrel Paintball Gun to Paint the Mona Lisa in One Shot

September 25, 2009 · Print This Article

This is the final in the series of posts about Painball works and Pointillism and is a year old but is a sight to see never the less. MythBusters hosts Jamie Hyneman & Adam Savage (Who I always contested reminded me of two other hosts) built and presented at a Nvidia announcement a 1100 barrel paintball gun that illustrated the parallel processing available on GPU’s to make a recreation of DaVinci’s Mona Lisa in one single group shot.

The gun itself is a sight to see and looks like it was removed from the midsection of a Rocket. All this paintball junk video makes me want to forget city wide kickball and start a Bad at Sports paintball league hahahaha. I bet our Meg can kick the butt of your Meg anytime :)

Four 35ft Interactive Installation Art Screens Adorn Microsoft Campus

September 25, 2009 · Print This Article

Mode Studios designed and installed four 35ft long Interactive Installation Art Screens throughout the International Headquarters of Microsoft. The screen is made up of a horizontal series of hanging vertical tubes with LEDs built into them to create a solid image. The visual display is completely procedural without any prerecorded interactions or video. Everything that is shown is a byproduct of multiple variables from room traffic, weather, noise and heat in the focus locations in the room to create the movements or subjects on the screen with the potential of never showing the same interaction twice. The video of the installation is below and apart from the promotion hard sell it is a good example of art installation tech that is growing now.