A list of things that robots, other than Johnny 5, probably say. Compiled by Jeff Crouse and Steve Lambert.
This song has had me hypnotized since I heard it on the Bumrocks podcast, but I just came across the lyrics and they are an amazing stream-of-consciousness stack of cut-up rhymes and imagery. (Listen: Post-War Glamour Girls) expresso bongo snaps of rome – in the latin quarter of the ideal home – fucks all day [...]
Final Technology Demo from Scott Hobbs on Vimeo. These touch-screen turntables by Scott Hobbs are visually impressive, although the concept is basically just the logical next-step from Serato Scratch: Removing vinyl-simulation from the equation entirely and directly manipulating waveforms. As someone who learned to DJ using Serato and then tried, with great difficulty, to transfer [...]
User Labor Markup Language (ULML) is described as “an open protocol for sharing the value of user’s [sic] labor across the web.” User labor is defined as the work that people put in to create, improve, and maintain their existence in social web: generating assets (e.g. user profiles, images, videos, blog posts) creating metadata (e.g. [...]
Nice TED video of Yochai Benkler describing the factors behind the emergence of social production. One of the interesting points he makes is that Google’s most critical innovation has been to essentially “outsource” the decision of relevance to the web community as a whole by counting links to determine page rank. Wouldn’t normally think of [...]
For The Wire’s excellent Jukebox column, an interviewer plays songs for an artist to identify, which in turn serve as a jumping off point for discussing musical influences and interests. In this month’s issue, Philip Sherburne tries to stump Carl Craig. The whole interview is great, but I particularly loved this quote about learning to [...]
I finally got up to MoMA last weekend to see the exhibit Design and the Elastic Mind. While there were a number of interesting pieces, overall, the show seemed to lack curatorial focus. Ostensibly it is about the accelerated pace of change that technology has fomented in the past decade, and the necessity of human [...]